NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Sunday, November 30, 2008

2009 Art History Reading Challenge



I have to do it. How can I not? It's just too interesting. If you would like to join in, click here.

Completed: 6/6 as of October 10, 2009
**FINISHED**

1. The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears
2. Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
3. Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
4. The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber
5. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King
6. Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Ideas:

Leonardo's Swans by Karen Essex
The God of Spring by Arabella Edge
Needle In The Blood by Sarah Bower
The Agony & The Ecstasy or Lust For Life by Irving Stone
The Raphael Affair by Ian Pears
Something by Tracy Chevalier
Somthing by Susan Vreeland



12 comments:

Nymeth said...

I'm tempted to join this challenge just to have an excuse to read more Tracy Chevalier. I have my eye on her newest one, Burning Bright, about William Blake.

Lezlie said...

Nymeth ~ That one does look good! I'm going to have a hard time deciding. But then again, none of the rules say they all have to from different authors. ;-)

Lezlie

joanna said...

ha ha, no self-control, eh? ;-)

Lezlie said...

Joanna ~ None whatsoever. :-)

Lezlie

Robin said...

That's a great reading list! I'm really curious about the Karen Essex, and I'd love to read Needle in the Blood. I'm looking forward to your reviews!

Lezlie said...

Robin ~ Thanks! I read Stealing Athena by Karen Essex a few months ago and enjoyed it. This Challenge gives me a great excuse to read another one by her.

Lezlie

Heather said...

I'd like to join this challenge, if only to re-read some of my art history text books. I'm going to give this one some serious thought.

Lezlie said...

Heather ~ This Challenge struck me as very unique. I'm looking forward to it, and I hope you decide to join us!

Lezlie

Sarah G said...

Thanks for joining the challenge - I have been wanting to read A Needle in the Blood, so I'm interested to see what you think of it!

Lezlie said...

Sarah ~ I've heard nothing but good things about it, so I'm looking forward to finally getting to read it.

Lezlie

Booklogged said...

Looks like there's more than 1 Art History Challenge. This isn't the one I joined. I have Raphael Affair on my list so I need to read your review.

Lezlie said...

Booklogged ~ Yes, I think there are. I noticed a new one that cropped up recently. This one started way at the beginning of the year. But they both get the job done! :-)

Lezlie