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My 2012 Fall/Winter reading list

reading list winter 2012

First off – Auguri e Buon Anno Nuovo – Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you all had a great night and look forward to what 2013 brings :D. It’s no secret that I absolutely love to read, since I was old enough to hold a book in my hands I was trying to read it. Books cover my house both here in Italy and back in America. Probably I have annoyed many many people throughout the years by choosing to…

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American in Italy, books, expat, italy, Uncategorized

My 2012 Summer reading list


In honor of summer reading, I decided to post some books that I have devoured so far this year. I also bookmarked a list of what I would like to read in the future here if you want to take a gander. I would love to hear your top picks this summer. I pretty much like any genre as long as it’s well written and interesting – heck I once read “Battlefield Earth” in its entirety because I wanted to understand…

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Book review : Interrail by Alessandro Gallenzi


After posting about this cool contest offering two lucky winners InterRail tickets to travel all over Europe, I figured I should probably go ahead and actually read the book based on the book of the same name : InterRail by Alessandro Gallenzi.  I received my copy last week on Thursday so I decided to take it with us to the seaside for the weekend and lose myself in the adventures of a young Italian man traveling Europe when the lire currency still…

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American in Italy, books, china, expat, history, travel

A torrid love affair with an inanimate object


sounds so much more exciting in the title.. But what I am referring to is books.. Or rather my love affair with them.. the other night I picked up one of the many books I read at the same time ( is it weird to read many at one time?) and read myself to sleep, normally I get sleep after a short time if in bed but this book was so good I actually went to bed about an hour or…

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