Book Review: Florence and Me by Elaine Bertolotti

This Is My Truth Now

Florence and Me (...And Me #1)Florence and Me by Elaine Bertolotti
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an adorable and fantastic memoir. Florence and Me, the first in the ‘… And Me’ series by Elaine Bertolotti brought back tons of memories for me today. July 2019 is a month of memoirs and autobiographies for me… as I’m trying to choose at least half of my reads this month in that genre. I visited Florence last year, as well as other places in Italy, and this was the perfect book to take a trip down memory lane.

Elaine went there over forty years ago on a whim to start new after school. She knew no one. She barely spoke any Italian. It was a very different time period. Through ~12 chapters, she shares with us how she learned the language, cooked meals, took public transportation, and made friends. Written in a simple but immersive manner…

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Book Question Monday



Happy Monday book lovers! So I have been thinking about a new post series to start as part of my vow to blog more this summer. Finally I realized that a weekly question post, where I pose bookish questions to all of you would be a really fun thing to try out. I welcome any feedback from you guys as well as any questions you might have for me.

For Today’s question I thought I would ask something that has been on my mind recently after a few discussions with my friends.

How do you read?

Let me explain what I mean by this. For me when I read a book it is like seeing a movie in my head. It actually has gotten to the point where I have been surprised that the weather in the book was not what was happening outside my window. One time after hours…

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Bionic Book Worm

DEV1AT3 (Lifel1k3 #2)

Written by Jay Kristoff

Published by Knopf books for young readers, June 25, 2019

My star rating – 4 stars


Lemon Fresh has seen better days.

After the climactic battle in Babel, she finds herself separated from Ezekiel and Cricket in the wastelands. Lemon’s abilities to manipulate electricity mark her as a deviate, and deadly corporate operatives are hunting her to use as a weapon in the war between BioMaas Incorporated and Daedelus Technologies. Instead, Lemon finds herself falling in with a group of fellow deviates—a band of teenagers with astonishing abilities, led by an enigmatic figure known as the Major, who may hold the secrets to Lemon’s past.

Meanwhile, Cricket finds himself in possession of the puritanical Brotherhood, a religious cult set for a head-on collision with the Major and his band. Searching for Lemon, Ezekiel finds a strange ally in an old enemy…

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