LinkLove: interesting reads from the www this week #2
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LinkLove: interesting reads from the www this week #2

January 28, 2018 Here’s what has caught my attention recently… Italy/Travel Gorgeous Florence summed up in one simple photo at Timeless Italy High on my Italy wish list is the Basilicata region, featured at Calabria: The Other Italy Books/History/Art So many heavy-hitters of positive psychology on one list? Yes please, to all of them: The Top 10 … Continue reading

LinkLove: interesting reads from the www this week
Books / Happiness & Joy

LinkLove: interesting reads from the www this week

Here’s a round-up of posts which caught my attention this week, and I thought you might enjoy them too! Italy/Travel Ancient Roman board game found in 4th century tomb: The History Blog The most instagram-able spots in Rome: Italophilia Taxi therapy for young Italian cancer patients: The New York Times (thank you to Jenny’s Lark for leading me … Continue reading

Reads for Renaissance Lovers
Art, History & Culture / Books

Reads for Renaissance Lovers

Whether categorized as a collection or a fascination/obsession, one topic which is well represented in my home library is the Renaissance. I tend to purchase a book or two during my travels, sparked by something amazing I’ve seen and unable to resist the always strategically placed gift shops. Examples: Above: Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King is a must-read … Continue reading

Reads for Renaissance Lovers: Just the Lists
Art, History & Culture / Books

Reads for Renaissance Lovers: Just the Lists

For an extended version of this post which includes book summaries and thoughts from your reviewer, please click here. 15 Renaissance Reads Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered by Dianne Hales Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King Leonardo and The Last Supper by Ross King Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King (detecting a pattern, here?) … Continue reading

BookLove: Thomas Jefferson’s Library
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BookLove: Thomas Jefferson’s Library

Tucked behind a completely unrelated exhibit on the second floor of the Library of Congress hides a treasure: Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Here, in a circular display which quietly tugs you into its literary vortex are gathered approximately 5,000 volumes recreating Jefferson’s personal library.  Of these, 3,000 are books which match titles (of the same era … Continue reading