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Blogging from A-Z ~ Bee Version ~ V wie Vaporetto

I was looking for a posh or unusual word to do something for your education today. Found lots of those. Many had to do with cows or emptiness. 170 more words

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Friends in High Places by Donna Leon

When Commissario Guido Brunetti receives a visit from a bureaucrat from the Ufficio Catasto (at his home on a Saturday, no less!). 208 more words

Quadrille 6


The taste for the superfluous holds sway
over those who are still unacquainted
with the necessary.
Twist and turn as we may,
true contentment
will remain out of reach for… 46 more words

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Book Reviews: Two Novels by Donna Leon

The Waters of Eternal Youth (2016)
Falling In Love (2015)
by Donna Leon

The latest two novels from prolific Donna Leon are the first of hers that I have read. 271 more words

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Recommendation Wednesday - Donna Leon & Commissario Brunetti

First of all, I love a good mystery. Second of all, I love Italy. And look what we have here, a mystery series set in Venice, Italy. 83 more words


Back to Venice...at least in my reading...

I read about Venice a lot.  There’s something about all that water and all those boats and the absence of cars and the complex history and the crumbling, sinking buildings and the Byzantine influence and the mosaics that just keeps pulling me back.  641 more words