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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! 24h
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. 23h
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!! 23h
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Crazeedi I love how he loves his meals adelina prepares, I love "Montalbano 2" I love I love I love!! 23h
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) 22h
Cinfhen So glad you found a new series you love! I will check it out / thanks for sharing 💕 21h
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 13h
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rwmg
Numero Zero | Umberto Eco
Mehso-so

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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kspenmoll
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! 1d
Cinfhen Great mug!!! And lovely candle 🕯 💚 1d
BarbaraBB The book is looking good! 1d
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Librarybelle Nice! 1d
Crazeedi Yummy soup! I plan to make this week!! 23h
Crazeedi @BarbaraBB the series is the best ever!! 23h
BarbaraBB @Crazeedi Really? I‘ve never heard of it but will check it out. 20h
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 13h
Andrew65 I love this series. Although the August Heat book leaves you feeling quite hot! @BarbaraBB @Crazeedi @kspenmoll 8h
Andrew65 @BarbaraBB This Series is great for the August leg of #ReadingEurope2020 8h
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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.

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rwmg
Numero Zero | Umberto Eco
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Cell phones, the view in 1992

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TheSpineView
Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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#AuldLangReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
#BasedonaTrueStory

This was a fabulous book. True story of a young Italian boy who helped Jews escape to Switzerland over the Italian Alps and after turning 18 and being drafted became a spy for the Italian resistance.

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rwmg
Numero Zero | Umberto Eco
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rwmg
Numero Zero | Umberto Eco
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Bklover And a comfy seat! I hate coffee shops with uncomfortable seats! 3d
rwmg @Bklover I always feel a comfy place is what I'm really paying for rather than the coffee 3d
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jen_the_scribe
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Just picked this up in the library (took my kiddos to borrow some books). I loved the movie Under the Tuscan Sun (hadn't read the book unfortunately), and Italy is at the top of my bucket list. Normally, I wouldn't borrow a book in large print in case someone else needs it (cause I don't), but it was the only copy they had.

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liahavula
Perhoskerj: romaani | Joel Haahtela
Pickpick

One of the first books from Finnish author and definitely a good choice. Interesting plot, the intrigue is on till the very last pages. Somewhat humane and realistic book in some aspects.