The Joy of Inner Conflict in Tolstoy’s Writing

One thing I love about Tolstoy’s writing is with how much insight and empathy he’s making the characters of his novels come alive. I learn so much about myself, and humanity in general by reading Anna Karenina, a novel written more than 100 years ago—much more than I’ve gained from reading a hundred books on …

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The Beautiful Wisdom of Anna Karenina’s Derailing Marriage

I’ve been reading Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina recently, and absolutely love this book for the sharpness with which he looks at relationships, and how people communicate. There’s so much wisdom within these pages, about misunderstandings beyond repair, painful truths and the convenient lies we sometimes hope for. TRANSCRIPT[00:00:00] okay. So. I am currently reading Anna Karenina …

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They Both Die at The End

Here’s a book recommendation. A very quick and easy read, but one that moved me nonetheless and that I gifted to my nephews and nieces. TRANSCRIPT [00:00:00] I read the both died at the end[00:00:02]and it is a recommendation. I recommend you read the book. I shall do so for sure. Yes. You asked when …

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The wild wisdom of Zorba the Greek

Nikos Kazantzakis

One of my favorite reads of this year was Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis. I love Zorba’s practical wisdom and zest for life. He manages to see the everything and everybody as a miracle worth celebrating, while also recognizing that we’re all just sacks of bones and flesh and flaws, and that everything we …

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