A few weeks ago, I attended the Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference. It was very informative and I enjoyed learning about the ins and outs of book blogging. One of the perks of this conference was the free book giveaways from the various publishers sponsoring the conference.
Above is a photo of the books I requested and received from the giveaways. I love getting books in the mail! It includes:
- Un Amico Italiano: Eat, Pray, Love in Rome by Luca Spaghetti
- Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger
- The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
- Winter Bloom by Tara Heavey
- A Dog Named Slugger by Leigh Brill
The one I am looking forward to reading the most is Un Amico Italiano: Eat, Pray, Love in Rome by Luca Spaghetti. First of all, I have to say that I was one of the few people it seems that did not enjoy the book Eat, Pray, Love. In fact, the only part of Eat, Pray, Love that I did enjoy was the "Eat" part that took place in Italy. All the different foods she ate seemed delicious. I enjoyed his "character" in the book. In fact, I liked him much more than Elizabeth Gilbert, which is why I am hoping to enjoy hearing the story from his perspective in this book.
Here is a synopsis from Goodreads:
When Luca Spaghetti (yes, that's really his name) was asked to show a writer named Elizabeth Gilbert around Rome, he had no idea how his life was about to change. She embraced his Roman ebullience, and Luca in turn became her guardian angel, determined that his city would help Liz out of her funk.
Filled with colorful anecdotes about food, language, soccer, daily life in Rome, and Luca's own fish-out-of-water moments as a visitor to the United States-and culminating with the episodes in Liz's bestselling memoir, told from Luca's side of the table-Un Amico Italiano is a book that no fan of Eat, Pray, Love will want to miss.