no one may build their happiness on another’s pain

Recently I fired up my DailyLit account again and subscribed to Many Thoughts of Many Minds and, after consulting Oprah’s Book Club’s past selections, Anna Karenina.

Everyday, a chapter of each pops up in my inbox. I was quite moved by chapter 1 of Anna Karenina and sought it out on Wikipedia:-

Anna Karenina is commonly thought to explore the themes of hypocrisy, jealousy, faith, fidelity, family, marriage, society, progress, carnal desire and passion, and the agrarian connection to land in contrast to the lifestyles of the city.

Translator Rosemary Edmonds wrote that…a key message is that “no one may build their happiness on another’s pain,” which is why things dont work out for Anna.

Now I need to get my hands on an actual hardcopy of the book.


I haven’t actually seen a Kindle around these parts, but I don’t like the idea of it, for sure. No way can paperbacks be replaced. There’s much to be said about the musky-musty smell of books and libraries.
But perhaps Kindle would be useful for reference & research books. Definitely not something one would want to be lounging on the couch holding with a cup of tea.

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