Free Time Fridays – August 29, 2014

LadyReadingFTFFree Time Fridays is a weekly meme created and hosted by eatupmyfreetime.

On Fridays we will recap how we spent our free time during the week + our plans for the weekend! ie. Did you read? If so, what books? Did you shop? Listen to any cool tunes? Binge watch any cool TV shows? Take any trips lately? I want to hear all about it! You can either mention ALL of the ways you spent your free time that week or focus on one activity. Whatever your heart desires!


My free time this week was spent reading (as it should be!) and catching up on some odds and ends. I needed to get as much as possible done because, with two group reads starting soon, the next two weeks will be busy. I’m looking forward to them.



The discussion of Katia aka Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy begins Sunday at the 19th Century Literature group.




The discussion of Balzac’s Omelette by Anka Muhlstein begins Monday at the French Literature group.



Anyone interested in either of these two books is welcome to join us.


That pretty much sums up my free time (so-called) for this past week. It’s your turn now. How did you spend your free time this week or what are you looking forward to this weekend?


6 comments on “Free Time Fridays – August 29, 2014

  1. Shannon says:

    I like the idea of a group read. It would be a good way to motivate me to read more! Katia by Leo Tolstoy sounds really interesting! I’ve always wanted to read some of his works, especially Anna Karenina. Have you read it?

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    • Yes, I loved Anna Karenina. I’ve read it twice. I was surprised the first time because there is so much more to the novel than just her story which I knew from the movies. If you decide to join us for Katia, we will be discussing it for two weeks. Just click on the link for 19th Century Literature. It’s a Yahoo group, hopefully you have a Yahoo ID. Thanks for coming by.


  2. FictionFan says:

    I haven’t heard of that Tolstoy but the idea of him writing a book called ‘Family Happiness’ makes my mind boggle! Was he being ironic? 😉

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  3. LOL, I haven’t read it yet. It’s not long, just under 100 pages and free at Project Gutenberg.


  4. Fred Runk says:

    Madame Vauquer,

    I shall be reading _Family Happiness_ with the group. It’s been a while since I’ve read anything by Tolstoy, so I’m looking forward to this one.

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    • Great news, Fred! It’s short, so only two weeks. The segments are fairly short too. If it had been a mystery or adventure story, we probably would have gone for the entire thing in one week, but with Tolstoy we weren’t sure. Hopefully there will be plenty to discuss.


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