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Dual Italian/English language blog; exploring life & language one blog, podcast & YouTube Video at a time (by a crazy linguist)
Dual Italian/English language blog; exploring life & language one blog, podcast & YouTube Video at a time (by a crazy linguist)

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The hottest days of summer are called the dog days of summer. In Italian, the expression is La canicola estiva. Find out reason why!
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The hottest days of summer are called the dog days of summer. In Italian, the expression is La canicola estiva. Find out reason why!
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New video up! Anna Maria explains the art of merletto al tombolo - Italian lace making
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Italia – I love your contrasts! Adoro i tuoi contrasti - Learn Italian in Italy with me still spots for the 2018 program in Arezzo this September

http://www.studentessamatta.com/italia-love-your-contrasts-adoro-i-tuoi-contrasti-learn-italian-italy-montepulciano-arezzo/
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REVIEW of Waking Isabella by The Book Snake:

One of the things that I loved most about Walking Isabella and the author's writing style is her ability to transport readers to the beautiful country of Italy. From art and culture to the people and language, one could easily be lost in the pages of the book. Even though I'm not very knowledgeable about art, the way Melissa Muldoon talked about it in her novel, with so much passion and detail, I can't help but appreciate the beauty of it, especially its rich history.

Walking Isabella takes us on an interesting journey when one woman, Nora, decides to move on with her life after a failed marriage. She visits a small Tuscan town named Arezzo and that's where she started her path to uncover a mystery that will change her life. The story jumps through different timelines and different personas -- we have Nora, Margherita, and Isabella, different women whose lives are intertwined in some ways.

Before I started reading, I feared that the story may be boring at one point which can sometimes be the case with adult fiction (at least with my experience with them). However, that's not at all the case with Walking Isabella. Muldoon gave her characters so much life, and every scene was described in so much detail that it's impossible not to hang on every word. It's obvious that the author's personal background with art and design seeps through her writing as well.

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Walking Isabella is truly a wonderful read. It's not a one-dimensional story. There's a lot of layers to the plot and a lot to uncover and learn. I'm also now more inspired to visit Italy and learn the language and culture because of this book -- that's how good it is. This book is definitely one to be enjoyed by women who are looking for more than your average romance novels. I highly recommend it.

http://thebooksnakeetc.blogspot.com/2018/03/review-of-walking-isabella-by-melissa-muldoon.html
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