[PDF/EBOOK] (Tolstoy and the Purple Chair My Year of Magical Reading)
Sh Nina well on that road that all of us take if we live long noughI was deeply troubled by parts of this book I was upset that the author she casually mentioned could not bring herself to attend her husband s sister s funeral I seriously could barely read from beyond that point Here she was Der verpasste Mann expecting herntire family to pick up the slack over her year long The Korean Intercept exercise in griefspecially her husband and then could not give him a fraction of the same support she Freizeichen expectedveryone to give her I saw this selfishness repeated as almost a theme Throughout The Book There the book there her son s illness which seemed to be in the way of her reading various times when her children would call to her and while as a parent you can t always be there for your child s Travels in the Kalahari every whim she seemed to throw out gestures to assuage like what one might use to put off a pesky pet Another time I felt incredulous was when I read about an occasion where she was with her sister and Anne Marie was lamenting how unfair it was that her life was to be cut short Nina buried her face in her sister s sweater which she still has and wears but did not listen to anything her sister said She wished later she had heard those words of her sister s incredible struggle to accept her own death Who was thatvent about not Anne Marie s apparentlyI have lost loved ones but never a sibling so maybe I would feel differently but I doubt it I can t imagine Your Pregnancy Bible expecting the world to stop because I grieved or my responsibility as a parent to go on sabbatical for a year Yes we should get all the time we may need to grieve but most don t have the luxury to burdenveryone around them with that sorrowI think it is great that she found solace in books and her advice to search for wisdom there is right on The book list is astounding and her accomplishment is admirable I just struggled with several aspects of at what cost her own needs were met Tolstoy and the Purple Chair is the disjointed memoir that nobody asked for There s not nough substance in this book to warrant a novel The author has a husband and a home so do lots of other people She popped out some kids also something lots of people have done Her beloved sister died Condolences Sankovitch but many of us know that pain too And She Read One Book A Day To read one book a day to with her grief while sitting in a purple chair that smelled of cat pee Since most of us don t read than one book per day and we tend to avoid chairs that reek of urine Sankovitch decided she was just different nough from the rest of us to justify writing a personal memoir Every once in a while the cat would pee just a tiny little bit on the purple chair Alas this book didn t work for me because the subject of it was completely overpowered by author s The Harrowsmith Pasta Cookbook ego and it was almost unbearable to me And since I picked it for my reading challenge I just couldn t drop it So while it s not a bad book it s well written and intellectual and very interesting sometimes I couldn t relate with author and her attitude towards life andverything in general So 25 stars and call me bitchy P Three years after her sister Anne Marie died Nina Sankovitch was living a helter skelter life making a mad dash away from the grief and pain unable to accept her loss She knew she needed to ditch the hectic schedule hold still reflect and make some sense of her feelings A year of reading and reviewing one book The Bald Headed Princess: Cancer, Chemo, And Courage every day was the method she chose to give herself that healing time andscape back into life In Tolstoy and the Purple Chair she shares her William Eggleston experiences while living that year the memories it sparked and how it allowed her to accept the unfairness of her sister s death and feel whole again If you believe in books as therapy or you re working through grief of your own or you just want to breathe new life into your reading program this could be a book for you It doesn t fit neatly into any category It s a grief journal and a fam. Of her sister a mother of four spends one year savoring a greatbookvery day from Thomas Pynchon to Nora Ephron and beyond In the tradition ofGretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project and Joan Dideon’sA Year of Magical Thinki. ,
Ily history around observations on a year of maniacal reading while maintaining a household with a husband and four young sonsThe narrative doesn a household with a husband and four young sonsThe narrative doesn always follow a logical progression and the structure can be confusing but once I adjusted to that looser style I Astrobiology: The Search for Life in Space enjoyed all the anecdotes There are moments of sweetness and humor that will make you wish for a big sister like Anne Marie There are fascinating and sad stories about their Belarusian father and Belgian mother And there are the universally recognized book lover bonding stories such as the book she stole from the library and still has or the friendship thatnded because she badmouthed someone s favorite bookThis is a difficult book to rate and review because it describes such a personal journey She has lost a sister I have not She is an overachiever whereas I am a sloth If I thought I had to read and review a book A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian every day it would feel like a ball and chain For her it was a healing path Her reading tastes are very different from mine and I didn t buy a lot of her conclusions But when I visited her blog and saw her review of The Tomb in Seville by Norman Lewis I felt an instant connection I thought I was the only person in the whole country who cared about that book I wanted to call her up right away and ask if she d also read Naples 44 and what did she think of it And THAT for me is what Tolstoy and the Purple Chair is really all about Books are a bridge and an anchor They can bring us new friends with whom we may have nothinglse in common and they can give us a lasting connection with those we have loved most deeply whether they are still living or not Sail on sweet Anne Marie Your little sister has done you proud words are alive and literature becomes an Saying Uncle escape not from but into living Cyril ConnollySince book memoirs are among my favorite books to read I wasnthusiastic about reading Tolstoy and the Purple Chair My Year of M I feel bad for not liking this I mean I liked it butI was just hoping it would be a bit bookish After losing her sister to cancer Sankovitch decided to read and review one book a day for a year as a way to cope and deal with her grief The parts where she did discuss what she was reading and her book filled childhood were actually really good There were a few she talked about that I hadn t read but she did well balancing out not giving too much away yet making me feel like I wasn t missing somethingThe other parts were well written but sometimes just got to be too much Like a Hallmark card or those inspirational pictures with uotes that people share on Facebook God I m horrible Although finding out what her father s Three in one night comment was about was heartbreaking I did add a few books to my to read list because of this and actually would recommend it as a uick read I just wanted to be smitten with it 45 starsIn anticipation of immersing myself in the reading this book I began reading my first selection of Tolstoy War and Peacewhich I haven t finished but do Dysfunction Junction enjoy and tried to finish a book a day for a week All three are worthy ofxperienceContrary to the dust jacket Tolstoy and the Purple Chair My Year of Magical Reading is not strictly a book about a year s worth of reading Actually it is a remarkably candid portrait of the author s uest to heal and obtain balance in her life after her sister s death She does this through reading a book a day for one year and chronicling the healing she receives from many of the books Woven in the story are reminisces of her father s WWII Untergrundorganisation (Deutschland): Weisse Rose, Bewegung 2. Juni, Rote Armee Fraktion, Weisse Rose Hamburg, Militante Gruppe experience which lends color to Sankovitch s journey Accentuating my journey through this book was a good GR friend Mikki who read along with me A time of sharing of our own life storiesnsued which doubled an already positive reading Petualangan si Kembar Tiga (Müller hoch Drei) experience Mikki s insights and pointing out of uotes that I had somehow missednsured this will be one of the best books I read this year. Ng Nina Sankovitch’ssoul baring and literary minded memoir is a chronicle of losshope and redemption Nina ultimately turns to reading as therapy andthrough her journey illuminates the power of books to help us reclaim ourlives.
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wonderful reviews and recommendation of Tolstoy and the Chair It was Patti Franz and Toni Clark s comments that gave me the final push to read this It didn t hurt that I also learned that the author resides in Connecticut my state of residence This is a book about grieving by using the power of words books and reading to comfort the author in the death of her forty six year old sister Ann Marie Not knowing how to cope Nina Sankovitch turns to books as these had always helped her in her life She likens this to the glue that keeps her immigrant family together and offers comfort Herr Müller, die verrückte Katze und Gott escape and introspection Nina Sankovitch decides to read one book a day for a full year and to write aboutach of them The logistics of Nice writing notwithstanding I couldn t get through this book not The Manchester Man even the suggested 50 page minimum before deciding to drop it It s kind of ironic here I am on goodreads constantly keeping up with what several people are reading and their various reactions to the books You would think I d love a memoir of someone s year spent reading a book a day and the various reactions the booksvokedBut this is the second book I ve read like this my first was So Many Books So Little Time A Year of Passionate Reading and I can honestly say that despite my love of books and reviews the genre just doesn t work for me It s one thing to read your friend s book reviews on a sporadic basis specially if your friend is someone you know and care about It s another when you have a sporadic basis specially if your friend is someone you know and care about It s another when you have personal connection with the author and are putting other things aside to read a book length treatise on the various books she s read integrated with a variety of loosely associated recent and not so recent memories I m sure Nina Sankovitch is a nice person and her description of the pain at losing her sister actually choked me up With that said I don t know her and Sind Tote immer leichenblass? Die größten Irrtümer über die Rechtsmedizin even though she can write she couldn t make me carenough to sit through 207 pages of her Vierteljahreshefte Fur Freie Geschichtsforschung experiences There are a few authors who can she unfortunately is not one of them Tolstoy and the Purple Chair is a book for people who love to read From the first chapter with the author s description of a day spent on a bench by the sea reading Bram Stoke s Dracula ultimately finishing the last of its 400 pages in her hotel room that night I was totally caught up in her story After Nina Sankovitch s beloved older sister Anne Marie dies of cancer at age 46 Nina spends the next three years cramming as much as possible into her days not just toscape the pain of losing her sister but also to try and live life double for her sister and all that she missed as well as for herself Exhausted with grief unabated Nina decides to use the love of books that she shared with Anne Marie as an Leben Mit Demenz escape back to lifein her words tongulf herself in books and come up whole again She decides to read a book a day for a year She started a web site titled Read All Day whose motto is Great good comes from reading great books What lover of books couldn t identify with thatAnd so Nina begins her year on her own 46th birthday not looking to assuage her grief but as she puts it hoping for answerstrusting in booksto answer the uestion of why she deserved to live and how she should live Delving into not only the books she read but also her memories of her family specifically her sisterThe author s love of the written word is vident in her finely chosen almost poetic prose Her year of magical reading is itself a magical read InTHEIR WONDERFUL REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDATION OF TOLSTOY AND THE
the author s honor I read it all in one day Highly recommended So glad to findauthor s honor I read it all in one day Highly recommended So glad to find some others felt as I did while reading this book I almost uit reading it because of the author s seemingly selfish approach to life Let me first say that when someone is grieving they need to take care of themselves and that there is no timeline for any one person s grief or road to healing I wi. “NinaSankovitch has crafted a dazzling memoir that remindsus of the most primal function of literature to heal to nurture and to connectus to our truest selves Thrity Umrigar author of The Space Between UsCatalyzedby the loss.