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review 2022-08-10 03:48
THE LOST DAUGHTER by Elena Ferrante
The Lost Daughter - Elena Ferrante

Lena goes to the Ionian coast for vacation. She plans on getting her class work ready for the next semester. While there she meets Nina and Elena, a young mother and her daughter, and takes an interest in them and their extended family. She also reflects on her daughters and her mother and their lives.


This is a character study of Lena. She does not come across well. She is mean and selfish. She should not have had children (her ex-husband either.) I found her hard to like and I wanted to be sympathetic, but I couldn't. She was not nice. I could relate to some of her experiences with her mother. I could not relate to why she kept the doll (there are a couple of dolls in the story.) I did not like her and that is rare for me. I finished it because of book club. Not sure I would have otherwise.

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text 2020-12-16 10:37
How To Select a Tour Company

Today many people are counting upon the tour companies for going places. There are lots of great things about dependant on a vacation agent for planning and arranging your trip. Typically, a tour company offers packed trips that save yourself plenty of amount of time in planning for the journey and creating necessary concerns and arrangements. Moreover, packed trips are economical than unplanned or home in the offing tours. Aside from being economical with regards to income and time, a tour company requires a proper care of one's ease and ease so your journey becomes satisfying and memorable for you. Booking a packed tour also preserves you from the worries of experiencing to cope with things such as reserving buses and hotel booking. One significant advantageous asset of dealing with a tour company is that the vacation agents could chalk out the best itinerary that performs for you personally and ties in well within your schedule.


A tour company makes a visit economical


A reputed journey organization could fetch you attractive discounts and offers on concerns and bookings. Thus, by selecting a Hidden Lake Town in northern Italy offer you can save yourself plenty of money. Moreover, these visits tend to be in communities which will make the journey enjoyable. The cost of accommodation, and rentals for buses and other conveyance is divided amongst many, which reduces the cost of holidaying for each traveler. The associates of a vacation organization may get you to visit optimum amount of places at minimum expenditure.


A tour company makes a visit memorable


In the event that you attempt to plan for a visit to a new position on your own you'll usually realize that there are lots of mistakes leaking in the plan. You may wind up staying in a poor region, might not manage to organize for the comforts that you had looked at, or might end up paying a fortune unnecessarily on the trip. That's the reason why you ought to let a vacation agent do most of the planning and concerns while you just settle-back and enjoy your trip. By counting upon a reputed vacation organization you'd manage to get sufficient time in making the journey memorable and engage in most of the fun a spot has to offer.


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text 2020-07-09 13:48
Historic Places: Venice

I am supposed to be on my way to Venice with my family today. Instead, it is just one more COVID cancellation. Don't even get me started on cancelling travel & dealing with vouchers & nonrefundable fees.... Let's just enjoy a little virtual taste of Italy.


Source: samanthawilcoxson.blogspot.com/2020/07/historic-places-venice.html
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text 2020-06-30 10:56
Biolife Keto Recensioni Italia Prezzo, Truffa & Dove Comprare


Biolife Keto integratore è un'ottima alternativa alla liposuzione e ad altre procedure invasive per le persone in sovrappeso. vuoi prendere sul serio la perdita di peso, ci sono molti integratori sul mercato tra cui scegliere. Trovare il prodotto giusto da acquistare può sembrare una vera sfida a causa di tutte le diverse opzioni esistenti. In questa recensione daremo uno sguardo da vicino e a cosa ha da offrire. Il supplemento giusto può fare miracoli per i tuoi sforzi di perdita di peso, ma devi fare le ricerche necessarie prima di prendere una decisione. 


Questo integratore presenta una formula unica per ridurre la fame e aumentare i livelli di energia. Accelera il metabolismo, che è il modo in cui il tuo corpo trasforma il grasso in energia. Ciò semplifica la riduzione del peso in eccesso in modo da poter dimagrire il più rapidamente possibile. L'estratto di caffè verde in questo integratore contiene alti livelli di acido clorogenico, che influenza il modo in cui il corpo elabora lo zucchero. 

Numerosi studi hanno dimostrato di essere efficace con la perdita di peso. Una delle grandi cose di questo integratore per la perdita di peso è che contiene una formula naturale al 100%. La combinazione di ingredienti presenti Biolife Keto in queste capsule è molto efficace per accelerare l'intero processo di perdita di peso. C'è anche l'estratto di foglie di tè verde, che ha potenti proprietà antiossidanti che possono rendere il tuo corpo più sano nel suo complesso. Per maggiori informazioni visita qui: http://www.italianiintegratori.it/biolife-keto-italia/

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review 2020-06-23 22:39
Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe by Monique Frize
Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe: The Extraordinary Life and Role of Italy's Pioneering Female Professor - Monique Frize

This is a lazily researched, poorly-organized and poorly-written book, that nevertheless proved interesting to me by covering the biographies of 18th century female Italian scientists, which I have not found elsewhere. Biographies available in English are overwhelmingly Anglocentric and a historical biography of a non-English speaking woman without an adventurous sex life is a rare find indeed.

But unless you have a strong interest in that subject, you probably shouldn’t read this book. First of all, it’s poorly researched. The author apparently cribbed most of it from the dissertation of a researcher who died prematurely, and that researcher appears to have done much more work on it than this author, who regularly cites to Wikipedia (!). Second, she seems to run out of material about halfway through after already having covered Laura Bassi’s biography and some background on science at the time, so spends the rest of the book summarizing letters Bassi exchanged with various men (unclear why this isn’t simply incorporated into the biography portion) and providing mini-biographies of other Italian women active in science.

Third, the writing is just bad; I think the author is a science professor who is interested in the subject but very much not a writer. She struggles with appropriate prepositions, capitalization, and hyphenation, and there’s frequent awkward sentence structure and word use (words like “obtention” and “embracement”). She also frequently reminds readers of things we’ve already been told, going so far as to use Bassi’s full name and remind us of basic facts such as the city in which she lived well into the book, giving the impression that no final read-through was conducted to streamline the writing. Overall, it’s just rather awkward and jagged.

That said, it definitely is an interesting subject: Laura Bassi was a professor of science in 18th century Italy, which was quite an achievement for a woman at the time, and if the book doesn’t exactly bring her to life, it definitely introduces a lot of facts about her. As it turns out, Italy offered somewhat more opportunities for educated women in the 18th century than other European countries, largely based on the notion of the “exceptional woman,” whose brilliance reflected well on her family and city because since women were assumed to be less intelligent than men, if a woman was that smart, how brilliant must their men be? In general, these “exceptional women” were expected to adorn civic occasions rather than make actual careers, and to be very much the exceptions to the rule: the father of one of them, who had championed his own daughter’s advancement, argued successfully against the same university granting a degree to any other woman on the grounds that it would somehow cheapen his daughter’s achievement. Bassi managed to turn her degree into an actual career though, with some help from unexpected places, namely the Pope, an old friend of hers who wanted to improve the state of science in Bologna at the time.

I would love to see someone write biographies of the women discussed here for a general audience; there’s so much rich material that would be new to most English-speaking readers, and the information included here certainly expanded my understanding of history a little. That said, it is very difficult to recommend this particular book.

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