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A Florence Diary | Diana Athill
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I read this short (64 pages) book tonight for #ReadingEurope2020 -Italy. This was a pleasurable read, and one that I‘d recommend, but it did feel a bit insubstantial- she is in Florence for less than 2 weeks, and there are fairly limited descriptions of the city. This is maybe not the best book to choose in order to learn more about Florence or Italy, but Athill is a wonderful writer and I enjoyed my time with this book.

Librarybelle Nice! Glad this was a good read! 7h
BarbaraBB Sounds good! 4h
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Tianarose
The Scribe of Siena | Melodie Winawer
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The bones of this book are much like Outlander. But I have always been enchanted by Italy!

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LauraJ
The Monster of Florence | Douglas Preston
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I know there‘s corruption everywhere, but I had no idea it was so bad in the Italian judicial system. And the machismo! It‘s like Florence is 50 years behind the times. Fascinating unsolved serial killer case, with larger than life characters. Another great book from the #NewYearWhoDis list.

vivastory Such a fascinating read! One of the strangest true crime books I've ever read! I don't remember if I mentioned this, but I also really enjoyed Preston's 1d
LauraJ @vivastory I chose that for my book club and everyone liked it. Such a good book. I need to read more of his stuff. 1d
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jen_the_scribe
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Italy has been on my bucket list since I was in 5th grade. My teacher returned from her honeymoon regaling us with photos/tales of Venice. I imagined well known places; Rome, Venice, Florence, etc. Mayes' book has opened up many other possibilities. She's traveled throughout the country, and says it never ceases to surprise her. I guess it's like anywhere; I've lived in several states in the US, driven cross country. There's still so much to see.

Scochrane26 I wish I had enough $ to not work for a year or so. I want to see everything! 1d
jen_the_scribe @Scochrane26 Same! A year of wandering sounds amazing! 1d
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Cinfhen
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If you‘re a foodie, romantic, #armchairTraveler, mother or caregiver this book will fill your heart with a swell of emotions. In the most soothing voice Tembi Locke shares her short but intense love story. Audio includes authentic recipes from Tembi‘s kitchen as her husband, Saro was an acclaimed chef. #InfiniteTissueRead
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👇🏽challenge prompts

BarbaraBB These prompts! Amazing! You will be finished by March 😉🥰 2d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! I‘ve seen this a few times and wondered about it. ♥️📚👊🏻 2d
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Librarybelle Way to stack the challenges! Awesome! ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
Amandajoy Foodie, romantic, arm chair traveler? You have me sold! Adding it to my audio queue. 1d
Cinfhen I hope you love the audio as much as I did @Amandajoy hearing all the Italian & Sicilian was extra special 1d
Cinfhen So wonderful how all my books are fitting so many challenges @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I REALLY ENJOYED this one @barbarathebibliophage 1d
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theladygreer
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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For the next 99 days, I'm sharing recommendations from fellow authors on my blog in a series I'm calling #read99women! Kicking us off is Diana Giovinazzo, author of the upcoming THE WOMAN IN RED, with a recommendation for Elena Ferrante's THE LOST DAUGHTER. Enjoy! http://www.greermacallister.com/blog/2020/1/19/read99women-diana-giovinazzo

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kspenmoll
August Heat | Andrea Camilleri
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#Booked2020 #Winter #Finishinaday #ReadingEurope2020 #Italy

The author in the link below sings Inspector Salvo Montalbano‘s praises.(Well deserved!)The food,the commentary on Sicily‘s politics, mafia, crime,social justice, the sea, the heat, the landscape, city life, relationships, sardonic humor,the imaginative murder mysteries, shocking twist- this is book #2 for me & I have fallen in love.

https://www.pulcetta.com/2007/07/montalbano.html

Librarybelle Nice article! I bought the first in the series awhile ago...I‘m hoping to read it soon! 4d
Crazeedi Oh Katherine, my most favorite series in the whole world! I'm holding on to number 24 because I dont want it to end! I hear there are a couple more not translated, but Camilleri passed last year 💔 thanks for posting the link!! Enjoy this series, it is delightful, makes me laugh and love it. 4d
Crazeedi I listened on audio to the first 17, and the reader, Stephen Sartarelli , did Catarella so well I heard his voice as I read the rest!! 4d
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Crazeedi I love how he loves his meals adelina prepares, I love "Montalbano 2" I love I love I love!! 4d
kspenmoll @Crazeedi The ending of this book got to me, “He swam and wept.” ❤️ Does reading in order matter? Got this from library & I know it‘s mid way thru series-wanted to read a second one so badly I did not care. (edited) 4d
Cinfhen So glad you found a new series you love! I will check it out / thanks for sharing 💕 4d
Crazeedi @kspenmoll well I'm a stickler for reading series in order, and as I said the library had the first 17 on audio so I did. But i think you'll be ok. The characters develop over the series. I love Montalbano, his heart, his love of food, his quirks. I have the last 7, but I will eventually but the ones I listened to. Just enjoy because they are all magnificent 4d
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rwmg
Numero Zero | Umberto Eco
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Although it's less than a third of the length, this is basically a rehash of “Foucault's Pendulum“ with conspiracies to restore Fascism in post WWII Italy playing the role of the Templars and other occult groups in the earlier work. The occultists held my interest much better than the fascists.

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August Heat | Andrea Camilleri
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#Booked2020 #Finishinaday #winter
#ReadingEurope2020 #Italy #coffeeandbooks
Today‘s lunch, broccoli cheddar soup & croutons, coffee, & a book.

4thhouseontheleft Looks lovely! 5d
Cinfhen Great mug!!! And lovely candle 🕯 💚 5d
BarbaraBB The book is looking good! 5d
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Librarybelle Nice! 4d
Crazeedi Yummy soup! I plan to make this week!! 4d
Crazeedi @BarbaraBB the series is the best ever!! 4d
BarbaraBB @Crazeedi Really? I‘ve never heard of it but will check it out. 4d
Crazeedi @BarbaraBB omg, I fell in total love with it. Listened on audio to the first 17 from library then went and bought the rest since they didnt have. @Andrew65 turned me on to it and I'm forever grateful 4d
Andrew65 I love this series. Although the August Heat book leaves you feeling quite hot! @BarbaraBB @Crazeedi @kspenmoll 4d
Andrew65 @BarbaraBB This Series is great for the August leg of #ReadingEurope2020 4d
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jen_the_scribe
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Since this is a library book and I can't highlight and annotate to my heart's content, I'm taking notes. One day I'll make it to Italy.