Read N Review: Midnight in the Piazza by Tiffany Parks

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If you are not already familiar with my ‘RNR’ series here on the blog, it’s a monthly series where I read and review a book that I have recently read. This way, I am holding myself accountable to read at least one book a month, and although I haven’t done such a great job at it recently, it’s the effort that counts right?

This month I am reviewing a very special book, and the first one where I personally know the author! Tiffany Parks, the author of Midnight in the Piazza, is editor at Where Rome magazine and co-host of the podcast, The Bittersweet Life. I thankfully had the chance to work with Tiffany on the The Bittersweet Life podcast this past winter/spring.

Tiffany’s book, Midnight in the Piazza, was published on March 6, 2018. I ordered mine off Amazon and was so excited to finally have received it. With that being said, I normally don’t go for fiction books. I’m one to usually read books in the genre of “self-help” or “self-improvement”, but Midnight in the Piazza was just the change I needed.

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Positano Travel Guide

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Three years after traveling to Positano for the first time, we finally made it back and took a weekend trip there from Rome over the holiday weekend. Positano was my favorite place we traveled to during our first vacation in Italy in 2015. I always knew we would be back eventually but I never could have imagined that the events would have unfolded in the way that they did and we would be making our return to Positano after coming up on 2 years of living abroad.

Positano is a special place and one that I’m quite fond of. It’s a cliffside village in the south of Italy, located on the Amalfi Coast, very well-known for its insanely beautiful and picturesque landscape. You have probably seen many photos on Instagram of this town with its colorful houses perched among hills with stunning mountains and beaches alongside it. Let me just tell you…photos do not do this place justice and you will just have to check it out for yourself to really appreciate its beauty in person.

If you are planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast, here are some suggestions on what to do, where to eat and stay while you’re there.

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Read N Review: Beauty in the Breakdown by Zoey Arielle

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Back when I started my blog in 2015, I came up with this super creative plan to do a series called ‘RnR’ or Read N Review where I would review books I have read. Sadly, my last Read N Review was April of last year. You could say I lost track of time as well as my fulfillment in reading. During this time, there was also a pause on my blog as I was getting ready to move overseas so I had more important matters occupying the space in my mind. The situation was similar to what I’m experiencing now, as I am heading back home soon and similar thoughts and anxiety are creeping up about what’s to come next.

Fortunately this time around though I have reignited the habit of reading after discovering I can read any book I want directly from my phone on the Kindle app. Part of the reason why I stopped reading to begin with is because I just didn’t want to accumulate books while abroad. Zoey is the one that introduced me to the Kindle reading app and is also the author of the book that I will be reviewing today, which is called ‘Beauty in the Breakdown‘.

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