Monday, July 16, 2012

High Summer Read-a-Thon

High Summer Read-a-Thon This is a week-long Read-a-Thon sponsored by Michelle at True Book Addict. This time, there appear to be no challenges—just plenty of reading and communicating about reading. Primary site of discussion will be at Twitter using hashtag #HSreadathon. Since I'm still feeling like a bit of a looser from the Christmas in July Read-a-Thon at BookObsessed, I'm hoping to accomplish more during this particular event. Of course, since my travel will take place during the Read-a-Thon, I know I will have a much higher chance of completing at least one book during the week. And, I can tweet about my progress even when I'm not able to be connected to the Internet!

Starting Position

A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell I'm currently reading A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell. On Monday morning, I started reading at page 269. I intend to complete this book early in the week since I need to mail it off to a fellow BookCrosser in Missouri.

This is a fascinating historical fiction set in 1943-45 in northern Italy. It's the story of the Italian Catholics and the Jews—both Italian and refugees from all over Europe—whom they hid from the occupying German forces. It's the story of ordinary people responding to extraordinary challenges. I heartily recommend it.

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt In the car, I'm listening to Keturah and Lord Death by Martin Leavitt. I started it this morning, listing to the first 8 tracks of disk 1 on the way to and from the dentist office. This is a charming fairy-tale type of fantasy novel which I received from a BookCrosser in Florida. When I've finished listening to it, I will be passing it along to another. I'm heading to Rhode Island tomorrow—flying into Boston and driving to Providence—so I'll have plenty of time to "read with my ears" this week.

Come back periodically to see my progress and what I choose to read next.


Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Number of pages I've read today: 76
Number of books completed today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Total number of pages I've read: 76
Total number of books completed: 0
Books: A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

1 comment:

  1. Welcome, Elsi! So glad you're joining me for the read-a-thon. I have Thread of Grace. I will get to it someday. ;O) Don't you just love listening to audio books in the car? I can't wait for the boys to go back in two weeks. I'll be driving a lot more and will be able to listen in the car again. But I digress...have fun reading with us this week. Hope you accomplish any goals you set for yourself!

    The prize/giveaway page is up at the blog if you'd like to check it out.