So glad that today was the day I took this book off of my shelves. Four strangers split the rent on a house in Italy for the month of April. Their time together heals them all in different ways as they find friendship and love. So lovely and charming.
4⭐️ Four ladies, dissatified with their lives, decided to spend a month in a small medieval Italian castle. They became friends, and found new perspectives of love and life. Funny and light-hearted, I enjoyed this novel so very much. What a perfect escapism!
I‘ve never felt that I could read this book in any month other than April, and this year was finally the right time. Lovely story of 4 very different English women renting an old castle in Italy. They each go through their own journeys of self-discovery while also drawing closer together. Adored it!
I really enjoyed this charming book. Set in Italy in spring, it is full of beautiful descriptions and lush atmosphere. The four ladies are interesting and feel like friends. My only complaint is the ending. After so much emphasis being put on the women escaping their day-to-day lives and being independent, it kinda bugged me that it then turned into a ‘men to the rescue‘ ending. Still a wonderful read tho. 👍
I'm massively behind on everything in my life but fitting in this delightful audiobook when I can.
#BookSpin The Satapur Moonstone (book-2 the third one is coming this year). #2021Goals- complete more series
#DoubleSpin The Green Mile (this book is also part of another challenge-yearly buzzwords by #BooksandLala (YouTuber) but using Stephen king books #Bingereader (YouTuber). This is the February book (color in the title)
And my enchanted cat, who likes the blanket in the empty Tupperware.
3.75? It was very delightful in both its luscious prose parts and its cutting humorous observations but it ties up too neatly and not deeply enough for me to feel it to be really Excellent. What do y‘all think?
Ahhhh, my first walk without the kids tagging along for months.....! It was peaceful bliss and spring is in the air. 😃 🌸 🌳 🐣
I finished The Tsar of Love and Techno. Really great read. This is next up.
“This was the simple happiness of complete harmony with her surroundings, the happiness that asks for nothing, that just accepts, just breathes, just is.” ~EVA
This is just the reading i needed for my brain & heart during these times. Four English ladies – complete strangers to each other – set off for a medieval castle in Italy to get away from their lives in London and spend the month of April in – as the author says – "the colour, the fragrance, the light, the soft lapping of the sea among little hot rocks". And, what a satisfying read from a literary angle too – well rounded characters, accurate ??
Such a lovely & amusing story ✨✨✨✨✨
This is a breath of fresh air , I feel light & breezy & amused with the characters. This will have to be for #ArmChairTravel as I feel as if I‘m on holiday myself.... charming book , I‘m laughing away at all the undercurrents ✨✨✨✨✨ brilliant!
Thank you so much @BarbaraBB for this surprise in the mail today! I was having a bad pain day so this cheered me up right when I needed it. It‘s a beautiful edition as well, plus those gorgeous book plates! I had a bit of a chuckle about getting the NSW state flower(the waratah)all the way from Amsterdam☺️They‘ll definitely be going in some of my special editions. Thank you again lovely lady😘❤️❤️❤️ #LitsyLove #LittensAreTheBestPeople
Pretty good month considering I‘m still working so not a ton of reading time....
I loved Night Boat to Tangier and Trust Exercise in print, plus a fabulous French cookbook...
Poet X, She must be mad, Turn of the Screw & BFG were all great on Audio....
My favorite read was hands down The Enchanted April.... what a delight! 😍💕
Right book, SO the right time. Written in the 1920‘s, 4 women, perfect strangers, make a wonderful escape to a castle in Portofino, described so beautifully you can almost smell the garden full of flowers. This book is gently funny, so truly joyful, I felt so happy every time I picked it up and got lost in it. It‘s about friendship and empathy, about being gentle with others, sharing joy and magic. This book has definitely won my heart forever....
I‘m loving my #nyrb current read, The Enchanted April.... it really is charming....
A couple of recent hard covers that have quite a bit of buzz, and both seem to be polarizing readers, so I‘m intrigued!
An audio for #booked2020 #summer #yanovelbyapoc
Such a sweet little story. Four women spend a month at an old castle in Italy. They are able to forget their humdrum British existence and learn to cherish their lives through love.
#PopSugar20 - book set in the 1920s
#ReadingEurope2020 - Italy
Not a bad week, considering I was working all week... Down to 3 days next week so hoping for more reading time! 😊🤞🤞
- 2 great audiobooks, both for #booked2020 ... #thinkpink and #gothichorror
- A fun little mystery, nothing special but nicely distracting...
- I‘m loving this delightful #NYRB book... thank you @BarbaraBB for recommending! 😘💕
And there they were, arrived; and it was San Salvatore; and their suitcases were waiting for them; and they had not been murdered.
Reminds me of my first solo trip. I flew to NYC to go to an educational retreat. By myself for the first time in a plane. My plane landed around midnight. I didn't know what to do so I decided to wait till everyone left. A driver came to me and asked if I needed a ride.
He went on talking, however, while he piled the suitcases up round them, sure that sooner or later, they must understand him, especially as he was careful to talk very loud and illustrate everything he said with the simplest elucidatory gestures, but they both continued only to look at him.
Have a sick cluster headache, but here is my reading selfie with Princess at her favorite spot. RIGHT BY MY FACE!! I received her when my precious Nanny died last November. Knowing how much Nanny loved this cat makes me so happy!♥️♥️
#InteractionIsolation #keepLitsyPositive @TheKidUpstairs @LoverOfLearning
This is our Spring Break so I have been lenient on the girls and their schooling.
Not my best week but I did manage to read three books. I only loved one, the tagged one. The other two are probably the worst I‘ve read recently to be honest.
This is a lovely read about four English women who share a medieval castle in #Italy for a month. They don‘t know each other at first but during the month they become close and as a reader it‘s a joy to be there for the ride. All four characters are great and unique and their conversations made me often laugh out loud. Last but not least, there is romance ❤️.
A real feel good book!
#ReadingEurope2020 🇮🇹 #classicschallenge2020 #NYRB
‘A gentle and romantic comedy of manners set against the backdrop of a country still reeling from WW1.‘ Four frustrated Hampstead women set off on a #holiday, a journey of self-discovery to Italy. ‘Together under the Mediterranean sun, the women clash and then begin to bond and bloom, until men once again upset the balance.‘ The novel has been adapted to various films and Broadway.
I have stacked that pretty edition. 💙