Happy Friday! 🙂
Finally, I finished the book, The Agony and The Ecstasy, written by Irving Stone. It’s a book of Michelangelo’s life story. It is a bit old since it was first published in 1958. However, a good book never gets old.
This book took me the longest period to read, almost a month. Part of the reason was that I have been very busy for the past few weeks. I only had a little bit of time to read before bed time. Other than that, I found myself stopping in the middle of the reading very often, just chewing on the words, imagining the scene, and digesting the emotion.
If you are interested in Michelangelo’s art and the story behind it, it is a book for you. I wish I had read it before we visited Florence and Rome. I have learned a lot from the book, the story behind his famous David, the way he learned the anatomy, his involvement in politics and popes, and so much more. Michelangelo is not just an artist. He is a poet, an architect, and a defence engineer. His family was as old as the Medici family.
Anyway, not a book review. I enjoyed reading this book so much that I want to share with you guys here. We share good things, don’t we? 🙂
Other random things:
We actually got this book from Lifeline Bookfest. Lifeline is an Australian national charity, which provides suicide prevention services and personal crisis support (not an ads!). They have a bookfest every year in different cities in Australia. We pretty much get 30-40 books from the bookfest every year. After we finish reading the books, we would donate some of them back. If you are in Australia, it is really a good way to buy books and contribute a little back to the community. I found the books are always in a good condition, and there are all sorts of book available there.
I have been really busy for the last three weeks. My blog post has dropped to one post a week. Now, I am back. I am planning to post more recipes, beauty product reviews, travel stories, and some other topics.
If you are reading this, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. 🙂