The other day while browsing my blog reader, I came across a rather lovely looking summer readathon. Now I know that with the number of books I have waiting for me, and the reading challenges I already have underway, this was something I needed like the proverbial hole in the head. However I was instantly taken with the idea. So there I was sipping my tea and messing around with my phone during a break at work and suddenly I had ordered the book I would need to get started. So it would appear I am in.
Bloggers the literary sisters and Those little words are jointly hosting a Truman Capote readathon, concentrating on some of his lesser known works and short stories. I read Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood – years ago and remember them with great fondness so I am looking forward to getting started. I think Truman Capote is one of those writers I had always planned to read more of, but hadn’t got round to. Now I have the perfect excuse. I have ordered A Capote Reader – quite expensive although I get a lot for my money, it contains short stories, two novellas and some travel writing. The final book for the readathon is a novel Summer Crossing which I have yet to buy – but no doubt I will.
Summer really does seem like a fantastic time to read a writer like Truman Capote, I’m already thinking I will have to re-read In Cold Blood – it’s such a long time since I read it yet I remember the opening of it quite clearly.
This is the schedule – whether I keep up with it exactly remains to be seen, but I will have a lot of reading time when I break up from school in two weeks – so I just might.
Novella – The Grass Harp
Short stories – ‘Miriam’, ‘My Side of the Matter’, ‘A Tree of Night’, ‘Jug of Silver’, ‘The Headless Hawk’, ‘Shut a Final Door’
Novella – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Short stories – ‘Master Misery’, ‘Children on Their Birthdays’, ‘A Diamond Guitar’, ‘House of Flowers’, ‘Among the Paths to Eden’, ‘Mojave’
Novel – Summer Crossing
I hope some of you will think about joining in with this lovely summer readathon, as I think it’s going to be great. I am looking forward to my new book arriving.