April 21, 2012

Read-a-thon Post #2

It is now 3:30, and all I have accomplished for the Read-a-thon are finishing the "required reading" for Midnight's Children which will be posted on April 30 and the first 80 pages of Baltasar and Blimunda.

You mustn't think that I've been only sitting in my chair with a bone china teacup filled with Darjeeling, though. I've been to see my dear parents, read my emails from work, tidied the kitchen while preparing for dinner and wondered how it can possibly be mid-afternoon with so much as yet unread.

Interestingly enough, there are many similarities between Midnight's Children and Baltasar and Blimunda. While the former is set in India, and the later in Portugal, they both tell of the woes of a nation through spectacularly creative eyes. Bravo, Rushdie! Bravo, Saramago! But, more on that later. For now, it's back to my nook.


  1. All that matters is that you're enjoying yourself.

  2. Hi Bellezza, glad to see you're enjoying Saramago & here in my capacity as cheerleader, so yeah Bellezza
    Give yourself a bravo
    With your rushdie &

  3. Your comments are so very apt, Parrish, both in cheerleader and poet capacity.

  4. Good for you, Bellezza! I haven't participated in a Read-A-Thon for quite some time. I didn't even realize it was this weekend until a few days ago! It sounds like you had a nice balance of reading and living. All I accomplished yesterday was a few chores and a long bike ride.

  5. I guess the readathon didn't go exactly as you had planned? As long as you enjoyed your reads, all is well! :) Unfortunately I wasn't able to participate at all this time, so I'm already looking forward to the next. That's the only thing making worth looking forward to autumn! LOL

  6. I loved Midnight's Children so I must try Baltasar and Blimunda. I have never read anything by Saramago and I know next to nothing about Portugal, so it will be something very new.

    Thanks for the recco.