Monday, July 20, 2015

High Summer Read-a-Thon

I'm participating in my first official read-a-thon, though my family tells me my life is one big read-a-thon, but then it takes one to know one!

Michelle at The True Book Addict is hosting the High Summer Read-a-Thon.  And since I plan on reading all week, when I'm not working, gardening, or cooking goes.

I've just started The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri as part of my Reading up on Italy project. It takes place on Sicily and is a murder mystery.

In the same vein, I'm also reading The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone. Michelangelo is just heading back to Florence from Rome in order to win the commission to carve David. I am absolutely loving this book!

I'm also listening to Demelza, by Winston Graham, trying to keep ahead of the PBS/BBC mini-series currently airing. Loving it, just like I loved book one, Ross Poldark, in the series. If you haven't joined the blog tour for both books, check it out here...fabulous prizes at stake!

If I finish The Shape of Water this week, I'll most likely start The Italians by John Hooper although I hear Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes calling to me. Just rewatched the movie Saturday night and I'm not sure I have ever actually read the book.

Looking forward to hearing what fellow read-a-thoners are reading.

Read on!


  1. Read-a-thon look like such fun events. I have not participated in any but perhaps I will someday.

    I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on The Agony and the Ecstasy. I remember the film being very good.

    1. I can't decide whether to watch the movie or not. Just not a fan of Charlton Heston!

  2. I stopped by your blog today. I'm loving the Poldark series and intrigued by the Italian books. I'll look them up.

  3. Omg Poldark is so good! The show has me completely hooked and Im dying to get my hands on the books! This giveaway opportunity is great!