Bookish Mid-Autumn Festival Tag

I’m back with another tag. Yeahie. No surprises there, right? I think everyone now knows that I enjoy doing these posts, especially when I’m super busy without access to a personal computer because Lappy the Laptop 2.0 is sick again :|. I think I’ll need to give up on him soon (though he’s pretty new) and get myself a shiny new Apple laptop. Apple won’t pass out on me while we’re in the middle of something exciting, or have hiccups when I push it too hard. It has stamina.

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This looks exciting!

Anyways, I’m here with the Bookish Mid-Autumn Festival Tag, which I discovered on Drizzle & Hurricane Books. I can never tell when autumn ends and winter begins, but there are still leaves on the ground and it’s not very cold, so I believe it’s about mid-autumn now so perfect timing for this post!

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New BFF: Zeezee with Books

I was featured on Inge’s blog, the Belgian Reviewer, in one of her BFF posts. Check it out! 😝

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Ready to meet another blog friend of mine ? I’m really happy to welcome Anais @ Zeezee with Books today on my blog. She’s a real Potterhead, and if you don’t know that yet I don’t know how you missed it ;-), but also loves fantasy and comics. She’s received 21 awards already, she loves quotes and if you are looking for inspiration you can find them here, she listens to audiobooks… hates vegetables, loves tea, her fave celeb is Joe Manganiello (because of the Magic Mike scene) and has a silly sense of humour (her words, not mine to be clear). But I’m giving too much away already, I’ll let you find out the rest by yourself:

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Name:Anais, but I go by Zezee on here

Age:28, but I keep forgetting. I had to double-check my ID.

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Weekend Reads #62: This Is My Genre, Tell Me Yours, Book Tag

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend. Since I can’t think of anything, I’ve decided to do this tag created by Drew, the Tattooed Book Geek, which asks us to discuss our favorite genre.

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Shelf Control #2: “Under the Tuscan Sun”

shelf-controlShelf Control is a weekly meme created by Lisa at Book Shelf Fantasies where bloggers feature books they own and would like read. It’s a way for readers to take stock of what they own and get excited about the books on their shelves and on their devices.

This week’s book was made into one of my favorite movies. I bought it shortly after reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.


My pick for the week:

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Title: Under the Tuscan Sun

Author: Frances Mayes

Genre: Nonfiction, travel memoir

Published: 1996

Length: 291 pages

Goodreads overview:

Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.  Under the Tuscan Sun

How I got it: Barnes & Noble

When I got it: July 2013

Why I want to read it: I bought it shortly after reading Eat, Pray, Love for the first time because I wanted something similar to Gilbert’s book, another story in which I could experience new places vicariously though the author. When a co-worker told me the Under the Tuscan Sun movie was based on a book “that’s way better than Eat, Pray, Love,” I went to B&N and bought a copy. But when I got home and read the first page, I wasn’t as entranced as I was with Gilbert’s book so I didn’t continue reading. However I’d like to revisit Under the Tuscan Sun to see if I prefer it to the movie.