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rachelk
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Bailedbailed

Unpopular opinion here. I really tried to like this since it‘s so highly acclaimed but I found it awkward and a little boring. I don‘t know if it‘s me, the translation or the writing style (telling rather than showing) but I felt nothing pulling me into the story. I will say that Ferrante does give a feel for 1950‘s Naples, which I did appreciate.

I gave up less than halfway through. 🙁

Julsmarshall I didn‘t like it either 😬 21h
rachelk @Julsmarshall Glad to know I‘m not the only one! 20h
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rwmg
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Pickpick

A world famous conductor dies at La Fenice opera house in the interval between the 2nd and 3rd acts after drinking some poisoned coffee. Commissario Brunetti investigates.

A good first installment with interesting characters and location. I did get part of the solution right even if I didn't get the full context. I had my doubts about one aspect but Google tells me it's true.

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rwmg
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Ann_Reads Oh gosh. That's horrible. :-( 1d
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rwmg
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giulia.mosna
La figlia oscura | Elena Ferrante
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Mehso-so

3,5/5⭐
Poca trama e molta introspezione nei disagi della protagonista, che proietta il suo senso di inadeguatezza su chi le sta intorno. Ben scritto, ma per me non al livello di altri libri di Elena Ferrante.

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Emma_PK
The Savage Garden | Mark Mills
Mehso-so

I enjoyed some aspects of this book but others really irritated me and I can't quite figure out why! I have an Art History degree, but even I found the descriptions of artworks and Greek myth a bit long winded (if beautifully written). The love scenes were also a bit cringe. Can't quite make my mind up!

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Sungirl79
Love and Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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Pickpick

This was such a cute book!! Really enjoyed it!! It‘s about loss and finding love. I loved that it took place in Italy!! It brought me back to when I visited there. Such a beautiful place and a beautiful story.

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actualdisneyprincess
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Just finished working on February in my planner, time to dive into the next read. I watched the first episode of the show on Netflix, but wanted to read the book before I finish the series. (The food. THE FOOD. 😋🥰) #fromscratch #tembilocke #memoir #food #italy #italianfood #sicily #sicilianfood #booksforfoodies #grief

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Shemac77
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Benefit to delays at hospital? Reading time.

tpixie Well wishes ❤️‍🩹 2w
Shemac77 @tpixie I‘m a paramedic so it‘s my job to be there but thank you for the well wishes! 1w
tpixie @Shemac77 ❤️❤️❤️😊 Perfect! 1w
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throwmeabook
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Mehso-so

One Italian Summer was a light, breezy read perfect for a lazy day and easily finished in one sitting. I enjoyed living vicariously through Katy while she was exploring beautiful Positano and now want to visit the Amalfi coast even more than before! #netgalley

Book sleeve by @mapleleafstitching. Use code BOOKLOVER10 to save 10% on your purchase in their Etsy shop!

TheLudicReader Amalfi is definitely worth a visit. 2w
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