Morning Ladies!
Here we are for the second Books Cafè!





I've told you the theme is "Summer Reading". So you can talk about a book you've read last summer, or a book you want to suggest to someone who's packing her/his luggages for holidays or a book you've read during a very special summer.

I will talk about a book very special to me. I've read it during Summer 2008. At that time I was 4 months pregnant...yes just at the beginning. Me and little Sofia (well at that time I didn't know she was a girl...I used to call her "French bean") had just got over a critic period and went to the mountains for rest.

The book I read in August 2008 was "The Orange Girl" by Jostein Gaarder.
"La ragazza delle arance" di Jostein Gaarder, for my italian friends.






Jostein Gaarder is one of my fave writers!
"The Orange Girl" is a book about a fifteen years old boy, Greg, who discovers a letter from his father who is passed away when he was too little to have memories of him.

In this letter the father tells Greg the magical love story between him and "The Orange Girl". How he felt in love with a girl who was carring a bag of oranges in a cold day of autumn in Oslo, Norway. How he tried to found out more about her and how they incredibly met in Sevilla, Spain.



Thanks to this letter Greg learns to know his father and also his origins.
But this letter, written by a man who knows he is about to die and leave a son alone in the world, is also an incredibly concentrate of love for life.
With this letter Greg's father wants to teach his son how to live with joy every day, how to be always curious of the world, how to understand that life is a misterious gift so full of opportunities...


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I couldn't read a better book while I was expecting! When I finished it I promised to myself: I want to teach to my little French Bean that life is wonderful ....with its successes and mistakes....
.... that our world is a mistery that we have never ever stop to try to understand!


RULES TO ENTER THE BOOKS CAFE':



 1. Link up a post of yours talking about a book with the theme "Summer Reading". You can talk about a book you've read last summer, or a book you want to suggest to someone who's packing her/his luggages for holidays or a book you've read during a very special summer.


2. Post can be in english or italian;


3. Link back in to this Books Cafè post, so that people can find out this little books friends corner!






 
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