to russia with love

I am quite obsessed with The Book Depository of late.  Probably because I am eagerly awaiting a delivery, but mostly because it is an extension of my love of Russian writers (who I am awaiting delivery of!).  I have long had a fascination with Russia, particularly its political history and it’s many literary genius’ (bias much?!).  I just finished reading Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Kiss and Other Stories’, which was beautiful.  Chekhov simply tells you the story, in great detail, observing what most of us would dismiss, and he does it without passing judgment or offering an opinion.   I have now moved on to Fyodor Dostoevsky’s ‘The Idiot’, which I am loving.

Reading Dostoevsky or Chekhov or Tolstoy or any of them, feels like pure escapism, which is a lovely option at the moment!

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