Book Review: A Thousand Days in Venice

Book Review: A Thousand Days in Venice

A Thousand Days in Venice is the first novel I've read by Marlena de Blasi. In fact it was even given to me as a gift. However, I was hooked immediately by her use of eloquent prose, vivid imagery, and, of course, Venice itself. Never having been to Italy, de Blasi brings the unique city [...]

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A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller by Frances Mayes

A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller by Frances Mayes

Every novel Frances Mayes has written immediately whisks you away, and A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller is no exception. Mayes' descriptions of traveling along coastal Europe kept me in a dream state, imagining only the vibrant colors, beautiful cities, and vivid flavors she described. But what impressed me the most is her capacity to describe [...]