It took me about six weeks to get through Kristin Lavransdatter — the first time. But as soon as I finished, I started over. That was in 2019, and so far, I have not stopped re-reading it. I don’t ever plan to stop.
Yes, I do read other books, but part of each weekend is turned over to Kristin. I listen to the audiobook (so I’ll know how to pronounce all the Norwegian names) and read the giant tome, which is full of pencil scratches and bookmarks. And then I write poems. I can’t stop. I don’t ever want to.
Kristin is not the kind of book I expected to love. I don’t like long books, and Kristin is over 1,100 pages. I don’t like romance, and Kristin has romance. I’m not into historical books, and Kristin takes place in the 14th century.
Two things keep me coming back. Two things, and a third.
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