Saturday, April 5, 2014

Going to Italy!! Book Recs Please...

I'm always going on and on giving my excuses on why I've been less than present and less than a good blogger friend.

Here's excuse #1,439,385...  I have a part-time job called planning a two week trip to ITALY!

I'm super excited but the trip is literally right around the corner and less than a month away.  Eek! And... Yay! It's all so confusing.

BUT as always I need some help (I'm always begging, aren't I?).
If you have any book recommendations for Italy themed reads or great books to read on very long international flights that also happen to have an even longer layover, please post away.  You can leave a comment or you can link up a review if you've written a review on a book I'd be interested in.  PLEASE HELP!!

Thanks everyone!

P.S.  If you have traveling and/or packing tips, I'd appreciate that as well.
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  1. Super exciting! I would recommend reading travelogues about Italy, and maybe not just the touristy places. So that even though you won't go to those places, you would kind of get a feel and an idea for the place you're going to :)

  2. Ooh yay! I have no recommendations but sending you good vibes that you'll have a wonderful trip!

    Tanya Patrice

  3. Realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly? Wow. I'm simultaneously jealous and proud of you. Please please please take a zillion pictures for us, k?

    Which cities are you planning to visit?

  4. Wild, on my list of places to visit. WIld!! no reading, just picture taking, eating, and picking up those nice Italy nick-nacks. No tips other than passport, light suit cases, check for weather, take blanket, planes so darn CCOOLLDDd. be care about eating NEW foods, not on empty stomach and have a wonderful time. How is your brother doing these days?

  5. Awesome!!
    I've only been to Europe once but it was a great trip. I recommend catching as many zzzzs as you can whenever you can because time-difference is a b***ch, and jet lag can ruin a perfectly good vacation. Also, pack some socks and sneakers, if you are going to be doing some serious walking you don't wanna be on sandals, trust me (even if the weather is warm, sandals offer no support to the ankle).

    Also, look around for the non-touristy restaurants and bakeries, they often have the best stuff and at much cheaper price than in the tourist traps (which can be fun too).

    And take lots of pictures. For books, I suggest you take an old favorite of yours and enjoy it in a new scenery. For plan books? I recommend Meg Cabot, I usually wind up reading her books in planes because you can get through them fast an easy, :P

  6. Oh cool! I love traveling and I've never been to Italy. I must remedy that at some point. Hmm books...I'm thinking My House in Umbria by William Trevor and Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. Have a great time and post pictures :)

  7. How exciting! I'd recommend a chunkster that you've been wanting to tackle, maybe Le Miserables? ;)

  8. I dont have any recs but WOW< you're going to Italy??? A dream come true.


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