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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 ❤️‍🩹 4d
Shemac77 @tpixie I‘m a paramedic so it‘s my job to be there but thank you for the well wishes! 2d
tpixie @Shemac77 ❤️❤️❤️😊 Perfect! 2d
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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. 1w
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AnneCecilie
A Tuscan Childhood | Kinta Beevor
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Pickpick

Firstly, the blurb on this book feels a little misleading. D. H. Lawrence and other writers and painters are hardly a part of this story.

Secondly, this feels like a love letter to the employees her family had and their farmers. To the Italian food. The way they make olive oil and wine.

Kinta came to live in her parents castle when she was 5 and it was after WWI. And we follow what happens over the next couple of decades well into the 50s.

AnneCecilie This was also a reminder that I need the books by her son, Anthony Beevor, that I have standing on my shelves. #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks #1993 #192025 @Librarybelle 6th book for #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65 1w
Andrew65 Looks a good book. Well done 👏👏👏 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
Librarybelle I was not aware of the familial relationship with Anthony…thanks! 1w
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AnneCecilie
A Tuscan Childhood | Kinta Beevor
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John Sparrow, the Warden of All Souls, would bring reading parties from Oxford. Vittorio, who had a profound reverence for learning, was intrigued to know what books these great intellectuals had brought with them to read. So one day, on the roof-garden after lunch, he discreetly peered over their shoulders as he served them coffee. He returned to the kitchen, his illusions shattered. ‘Just imagine‘, he told Maria. ‘They were all reading Agatha

AnneCecilie Christie.‘ 1w
kspenmoll I love this!!! 1w
Ruthiella 👍 1w
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AshRaye
Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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Pickpick

This was so cute. I listened to the audiobook in one sitting. It had some sad moments, but ultimately stayed lighthearted. I don't know how I didn't know about this book until just now.

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xicanti
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Pickpick

I have complicated feelings about this time travel story. I enjoyed it for the setting and its depiction of a woman coming into her own, but I found the mother Katy grew up with (as opposed to the mother she meets in her time slip) extremely controlling, and the novel leaves minimal space for her to unpack the toxicity there. I appreciated how the book dealt with grief; I wanted more nuance from the wider relationship.