In my country, Indonesia, Idul Fitri is the biggest national holiday. This year, we would have nine days holiday, from 26th July to 3rd August (yay!), and so, I think it would be a perfect time for another (long) personal readathon…
There are two books which I am very excited to read from my August schedule:
The first one is obvious, because it’s another Zola! :) But the second book would be my first encounter with Edith Wharton. Like Zola, she was a naturalist, so, it will be very interesting to read them one after the other.
Right now I am in the middle of Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire and Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum, but I think I would have finished both before the holiday. As Zola’s The Debacle would be my first choice for the readathon, I might start it earlier, if I have finished my present reading before the 26th. I don’t have any reading target, and will just enjoy the readings; I’m so… excited!
What about you? Will you be on holiday too at the last week of July? Are you planning on having a personal readathon?