Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year, New Challenge

Happy New Year everyone!!

My first challenge this year is taking part in Darcy's Artful Readers Club.

We have to choose 12 books for the year, one for each month - the intention being to  post a review of the book we've read (by the end of the month) and also to produce a piece of art work inspired by the book.

Here are my 12....from the pile of at least 50 books beside my bed...I read a LOT but have been using my Kindle whilst still buying hardbacks of my favourite authors.....I decided I had to do something when the latest "Scarpetta" arrived and I realised I had the two previous books still to read....




And here is the book I've chosen to read first: 



"Le Champ du Potier" by Andrea Camilleri.

Camilleri is Italian and his books are written in Italian with a large pinch of Sicilian dialect. My copy is in French (sadly I don't speak or read Italian).....why French you ask? Well....I have a problem with the English translations...they're done by an American who has used the Bronx as Sicily.....and they just don't read right.

Follow the link above if you'd like to join in with this challenge!

22 comments:

Diane said...

Hiya Sue,

Hope all is well with you and very good luck with this one !!

hugs Diane xx

Big kiss for Max X

San @ Made in Hem said...

Oh, in French? I won't dare... Maybe just a children's book and that's all I can grasp of that difficult language. Looking forward to the reviews! Good luck! ♥

Gina said...

Woo hoo clever clogs! Like a reading and arting challenge wasn't hard enough, your reading in a different language lol :D always knew you were special :D XXX

Sarah said...

You can read a novel in French? Impressed! Have fun with all your books :)

Maz said...

Great list - I love the Kathy Reichs books.

DoodlesDumpkins said...

I love the Scarpetta books, I have just read the latest one.
Might have to did them all out of my wardrobe and start right from the beginning again

Enjoy the last 3 Susie

craftattack said...

Have fun with the challenge, and keep on reading! Hugs, Valerie

Darcy said...

I have quite a few Patricia Cornwell books, one is on my list. I haven't read any from your list, not hear of most of them, so looking forward to the reviews.

Carmen said...

Ooooooh getchoo! Showing us all up and reading in French... I have what I highly suspect is a children's book on my list, about as good as it gets with me ;)

Will be interested what you think of the new JK Roewling, am undecided if I fancy it or not.

Joanna said...

This is a great challenge, Susie and it'll be really interesting to read your reviews (in English please!) and see your artwork :)

xxx

Alison xx said...

Blimey, I live in france and haven't picked a book in french !! Hope you enjoy and look forward to your review. A xx

Virginia said...

Oh I could read that book too - I wouldn't have a clue what it said but I could read it LOL. An Italian book translated to French because the American couldn't turn it to English mmmmmmmmmmm I await your review of how good the French translation is. And someone else reading JK Rowlings book - yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My first book is proving an interesting read!

Stefi J said...

i love Kathy Reiches books, on the look out in the charity shops for the last 3 bones books, i also like Faye Kellerman and her hubby and sons books x

Janet said...

Great reading list! Enjoy the journey.

Janet xx

Gina Shillitani said...

Wow, I wish I could read another language well enough to read a whole book in it! Way to go!

Shirley said...

A lovely selection of books, looking forward to reading your reviews.
Enjoy the challenge.

Kelly M. Myers said...

I am a huge "Bones" fan...

Jez said...

Don't know any of these, though I have a feeling I have read a Paretsky book some time.
It's so good to see the wide range of books on the booklists, and to note down ones to think of buying. Looking forward to the reviews and artwork.

P.J. said...

I haven't read any of those books, but hopefully some will intrigue me once I see your reviews!

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Jenny said...

Good for you... in french... awesome... know what you mean about translations... look forward to hearing what you think of the books you have chosen...

Jenny ♥

Helen said...

Look forward to your reviews & art

laurie said...

your first choice looks like such an interesting read! i can't wait to hear (and see) what you think of it.