You Are Beautiful ~ inside and out



A Book For A Smile


Un Libro Per Un Sorriso – Gemona del Friuli (UD) Italy – the local hospital waiting room at the 3rd floor, stair C

It’s been a while since I wrote my last post, due to major family events. It seems I needed some time for me, it is no mistery that blogging takes a lot of time. Which I highly enjoy, as much as I enjoy reading my best bloggers’ posts. However, now I am back. During the upcoming week I hope to join the SYW challenge by Cee, and hopefully to write a book review.

Today,  just want to share with you a wonderful social promotion by our Local Health System, which I didn’t know as a) I don’t read the newspaper daily (alas!) b) I have the great luck not to visit hospitals so often. But, last week, due to a minor medical operation to my child, I was waiting at the waiting room and observed with interest a nice “book corner”. So I discovered this initiative promoted by our NHS (ass3 Friuli), called: A Book For A Smile. In short, there is a small library in every patients’ waiting rooms in our area, where while waiting you can pick up a book, start reading it and then, if you’d like to, take it home and finish it. When you have finished reading it, you take it back to one of the local health organizations (hospitals and not only). The book will be replaced in another waiting room. And, moreover, if you have some book at home that you want to offer, you can give it as a donation so someone can enjoy the reading while in a waiting room. So you give a book for a smile.


I find this is a great promotion! I am a very keen reader, and so I’ve really appreciated this idea. Now, I know who I can donate my books to.

All the best to you all in this pre-Christmas time!



Not Just Another Book Festival

Maybe you live in Europe. Better in Italy. Or else you are planning a journey to the old Continent. Are you even a keen reader just like I am? One of those who jumps on a book the moment he/she reaches for the bed at night? So maybe you shouldn’t miss this festival. Not just because it is an awesome, accurate, well-organized event that deals with books and their authors, but also because it reveals one of the most beautiful but strangely undiscovered and unnoticed cities in Italy: Pordenone. Come and visit if you can! Take a break and sip Beauty in books and in this incredible setting.


14 > 18 September 2016

a Book Festival
with the Authors

{ -49 days } (that means pordenonereads) is one of the most important Italian literature festivals. It is held in September in Pordenone, a small but nice town situated less than sixty kilometres from Venice, in the region Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Pordenone, with its characteristic medieval centre, boasts the presence of an extraordinary audience keen on culture and literature every year.


PS I couldn’t find a program written in English… sorry, maybe it is my lack of time or I am just tired. I promise I’ll go and search for it and attach it here as soon as possible.