Thursday, December 8, 2011

2012 Challenge: Venice in February

February 1 to February 28, 2012



FINISHED

Snow Feathers and Dolce Bellezza, are hosting a short, simple, and marvelous reading challenge: read one, two or how many books you would like and have the time for, that are related to and/or based in Venice.

They chose Venice "because it's a unique city, with a dreamlike atmosphere and yet, with secrets to discover. Whoever visited Venice once still wishes to go back and this challenge may be the next best thing."

Like so many people, I love Venice.  And since it doesn't look like I'll be going back any time soon, I am always in the mood to read books about La Serenissima.

Ideas

I made this list of Venice books a while back.  There is also a list on the Venice in February site.  And there is a much lengthier list of Venice books on a great website called Fictional Cities.

BOOK POSSIBILITIES AND REVIEWS

I ended up reading two books for this challenge, but I only reviewed one of them:
One will also count as my Italy book for the European Reading Challenge.



8 comments :

Bellezza said...

So glad to have you! Thanks for posting your lists and suggestions, they open my eyes to even more possibilities! (I have a feeling I'll be reading a lot longer than February for this challenge. ;)

Rose City Reader said...

Bellezza: Thanks for hosting! And I am very pleased to find your wonderful blog.

Ally said...

I too have to thank you for joining us, and for such incredible lists, full of inspiring books :)

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

I'm doing this challenge too, I think it's going to be a great one.

A Thousand Days in Venice is on my list too :)

JaneGS said...

Well, you can't go wrong w Donna Leon--I love her stories. For my bday my brother got me Peter Ackroyd's Venice, which I can't wait to read.MaybeI'll join the challenge too.

Rose City Reader said...

Ally: Thanks for hosting! I am really excited about it!

Sam: That Thousand Days book has been trying to get my attention for a while now. I am really looking forward to it!

Jane: Hope you sign up too! You always read such good books.

Nancy Cudis said...

Thank you for this list. I've bookmarked it so I could use it as a reference for future readings. For this challenge, though, I decided to read The Aspern Papers by Henry James, which is, for me, a vibrant depiction of Venice.

New follower (by email),
Nancy

Rose City Reader said...

Nancy: Thanks for visiting and following! Aspern Papers is a great choice for a Venice book! I forgot that one.

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