Thank you, thank you to Knopf for the opportunity to read the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation of The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Other Stories by Tolstoy. All else will be taking a back seat – save Water for Elephants, which I'm officially listening to in the car – until I read the almost 500 pp. in this brand new translation.I'm absolutely thrilled!
An official SWOON.
I don't want to rush, but I do want to get through it while it's still so young and fresh. The feel of it! Such heft in the hand; creamy, pristine pages. It's a beauty. And soon it'll have my notes and underlinings all over the interior.
Yes, I'm a librarian who writes in her books… But in this one, only pencil. I promise.