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text 2018-03-17 00:57
Reading progress update: I've read 94%.
The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through the Hidden Villages of Sicily - Theresa Maggio

Independent, unmarried, childless women like Enza, Rosaria, and Antonietta are rare birds in Sicily. They all say it irks some Sicilian men to see them succeed. Maybe their discomfort is the reaction of insecure men to proof that they are not indispensable.

 

Sad to see this shitty, sexist behavior thrives in other islands around the world.

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text 2018-03-17 00:23
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The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through the Hidden Villages of Sicily - Theresa Maggio

64%

Any meal is to a Sicilian what a madeleine was for Proust, a gateway to reverie.

 

66%

In Sicily, where food is love ad the street is a stage, street food is more than a cheap meal, it's Communion.

 

I really love learning about food culture in other cultures. It's fascinating.

 

68%

In the market I watched one man stop at what looked like a plate of glass splinters. He grabbed a fistful, threw his head back and swallowed them. They were neonati, transparent newborn fish that Sicilian women steam and sprinkle on pasta but men just eat raw—for virility, the man told me.

 

D:

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text 2018-03-13 02:34
Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through the Hidden Villages of Sicily - Theresa Maggio

A look is a powerful thing in Sicily, where people believe in the Evil Eye and love is declared with a furtive glance in church.

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text 2018-03-08 00:12
Reading progress update: I've read 12%.
The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through the Hidden Villages of Sicily - Theresa Maggio

6%

The passengers always applaud when we touch ground.

Good to know islanders from all around share this peculiar trait.

 

12%

Her favorite snack was a dollop of fresh sheep's-milk ricotta mixed with sugar, lemon zest, and chocolate shavings squeezed between two sugar cookies--a Sicilian Oreo.

Yuuuuuuum.

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text 2018-03-07 23:55
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Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan

pg 70

So far it has been hard to follow who everyone is without flipping back to the family tree which is to be expected. I really care for Astrid, Nick and Rachel.

 

pg 76

I KNEW IT. I WILL STAB SOMEONE.

Poor Astrid.

 

pg 208

Michael can suck on a cactus.

 

pg 243

Dog fighting *is* cruel and I am already hating Bernard with a passion.

 

pg 392

Team Fiona all the way.

 

pg 398

What is a "Latin" accent? O_o

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