Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Venice in February. I'm in!

Venice in February is a new Reading Challenge not unlike Paris in July. It's all about reading books about Venice, a doomed but magical place. The challenge is hosted by Snow Feathers and Dolce Bellezza, who already put a lot of work into this project as they created a site for the event with book suggestions. For all of us readers who wouldn't know where to look for books about Venice that's the place to go.

So I'm planning to participate in February. But what am I going to read? It turns out I already have a book in my tbr pile that would fit.

In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant

And this one sounds intriguing. It's about a woman who leaves her grown up kids and job as a food critic to follow her love. My library has it, too.

A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi

If there is time and a way I can lay hands on this book, I would love to read this one, too.

A Venetian Affair by Andrea de Robilant

What do you think? Are you going to participate? Have you read any of the books mentioned above?


  1. This is going to be a fun challenge. I love the books you chose for it.

  2. So glad you are doing this too :)
    I think we might be reading the same books (I've still not quite decided), so it'll be interesting to compare notes.

  3. Yeah, I'm really excited about this challenge. And I'd love to compare our reading experiences.

  4. I have read A Thousand Days In Venice; one of the best parts of that book is how her story really happened! It made me feel that anything is possible. I'm with you in wanting to read A Venetian Affair and In The Company of Courtesans. Won't we have fun?!