I went to the laundromat this afternoon where I think I left the book. That was the last place I remember reading it. I thought I had put it in my car as always. After a year of carting it in my car, in and out of the office, doctors' offices, Starbucks, restaurants of every type and variety, I can't find my War & Peace.
It's addled me. I am at Volume IV, Book I, Chapter 4. I only have the last volume and two epilogues to go - only about 250 pages. I could go out and buy another copy, but it doesn't feel right. I'm giving myself another week or so to find it.
Obviously more than a year as the title indicates, but very close to finishing. I have to know what happens. And I miss everyone.