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Summer Books

Believe it or not, I do not spend EVERY moment in the kitchen baking or cooking! Between pool time and several hours of work a week, I have enough time to read.

In July, I read these, and a few more books I have passed on to others.


One of my book clubs is off for the summer, but the other read this last month:

I really liked Double Bind, as it is a novel that deals with psychological issues, with quite a twist at the end. There was a very lively discussion at our book club, as there are three therapists and a psychiatrist in the group!

This month we read


This was a novel about a bi-racial east coast family, with quite interesting characters, that I also enjoyed.

Of course I have been thumbing through these, before our Italy trip!


And I always hoard up a few books I really want to read to take to Italy with me. I figure I can get through these in three weeks and two long flights! Brad will pack two to save the weight in my luggage, and two will be in carry-ons.


Right now I am half way through Simple Genius by David Balducci.
It's got something of interest for both Brad and Palmabella... murder and CIA/military secrets for him, and a mental institution and an autistic child for me.


Happy reading everyone!

Comments (5)


I am so glad you are taking "That Summer in Sicily" to read! I loved it!


Palma, I thought Playing for Pizza was fun, I always love Donna Leon, and I found We Need To Talk About Kevin was devestating. What did you think about it? I was utterly gobsmacked by the ending. That is, when the book opens you know the basic story, but the details were unbelieveable.

Cool to see your stack of books, Palma.
I'd like to offer another title for your 'take to Italy' reading.
The Food of Love by Anthony Capella. ISBN:0670033227

Thanks, Deborah

I'll check it out!

Of those I have read only Leon's "Suffer the Little Children." I am so envious!

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