Santa Lucia

Today is Saint Lucy!

The tradition says that Saint Lucy will bring toys to kids during the night between the 12th and 13th of December, but not everyone will get them. Only in certain part of Italy we have Saint Lucy, for example the main cities of Rome or Milan, don’t have her.

Traditionally a bouquet of hay is put outside of the house for Lucy’s Donkey and food in the house for Lucy to refresh them after the long night bringing gift to every kid. In small towns, a parade with Saint Lucy is held the evening of the 12th when she goes through the main streets of the town launching sweets and candies from her cart, always together with her donkey.

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What’s happening in December?

Christmas is close! I’ve been talking about it since September and I can’t wait to build my Christmas tree and decorate my house so for December I’m going to post about my tradition and photos from previous Christmas for the TBF. I will hold the book reviews for now since I actually need to read to review books (I’ve been reading the same book since September, I find it so slow and annoying but I never stop reading so I must finish it…)

Let’s the Christmas feel going!

My Trip to Amalfi Coast – Part 3

Here’s Part 1, Part 2.

Today I’m posting the last part of my Amalfi Coast trip. We’re not on the coast anymore, actually we aren’t even in the same region as before but for continuity I’m going to call this post with the same title as before.

We left Ischia in the middle of the sea and we’re back in the continent. Today it’s a Friday and we need to move towards Viterbo. While traveling we stopped to have lunch in a restaurant near Rome, close to Colli Albani. We arrived in Viterbo late in the afternoon.

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The Still Kiss

The Steel Kiss Book Cover The Steel Kiss
Lincoln Rhyme, Book 12
Jeffery Deaver
Crime, Female Detectives, Mystery, Thriller
Hodder & Stoughton
March 8th, 2016
Hardcover
448

Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity --and discover his mission-- before more people die.

About the Book

As said previously, I love this series. I did have an heart attack when Nick Carelli came back at the beginning and Rhyme and Amelia were at odds, I usually hate when exes come back (ask all the TV series I left because of this) but at the end I did an happy dance.

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