Journey to the South

by Annie Hawes | Travel |
ISBN: 014101752x Global Overview for this book
Registered by iwanttobeinital of Belvedere Marittimo, Calabria Italy on 11/16/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by iwanttobeinital from Belvedere Marittimo, Calabria Italy on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Having read Annie Hawes first two book about her experiences of living in Italy I was excited to find out that she had written a third about Calabria as we have just bought a house there.
I have to say that I enjoyed the first book most of all but this did give some insights into the mindset of Southern Italians and a bit of history which was very enlightening.
A good easy read.

I am sending this book to Italy to the lovely lady that introduced me to Book Crossing 8-)))

Journal Entry 2 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Arrived safely today from fellow Italy lover iwanttobeinital and now a Bookcrosser as well. Thankyou for your kind words! When we have both read this we will journal and send on its travels again, hopefully to another Italy lover. Thankyou for your kindness in making this a RABCK.

Journal Entry 3 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, January 05, 2006
I am moving this to the top of our TBR mountain as have had a request from another lover of Italy to pass this on to her, which only to delighted to do as soon as we have both read. I think iwanttobeinital will be pleased as it will get some more journal entries...always fun to see ones books travelling.

Journal Entry 4 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 11, 2006
I really enjoyed this latest offering from Annie Hawes. Her wonderful descriptions of the people she met in Calabria are so realistic. Maybe it is because I now live in Italy but much of her writing seemed relevant to life here in Lazio. I have to say though I do wonder how some of the personalities featured would react if they were ever to read about themselves!!
I have decided that when my husband has read this that I will send it off on a bookring as other bookcrossers and friends have shown an interest and I know that iwanttobeinitaly would like it shared with other lovers of Italy.

Journal Entry 5 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, February 09, 2006
I have at last organised the bookring, the order is as follows.
1. Surfergirl Parma Italy
2. Rainbow83 Parma Italy NO LONGER REQUIRED 23.02.06
3. Satnam USA
4. Hellie UK
5. Safrolistics UK
6. YowlYY UK
7. Anglersrest UK
8. Maireen Italy Here March 07
9. Anna Austin Italy An Italy Mag Forum Member who would like to read this, hope to encourage her to become a Bookcrosser!
10.LindyLouMac Italy Home to me after its travels!

Hope you all enjoy this book. Please try and read and pass on within a few weeks so that everyone gets a chance to read it this year! Thanks.

Journal Entry 6 by LindyLouMac at on Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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Will be mailing this to Surfergirl tomorrow as she is first for the Bookring.

Journal Entry 7 by Surfergirl from Trento, Trentino Alto Adige / Südtirol Italy on Sunday, February 19, 2006
I got the book yesterday! :-)
I'll read it as soon as possible, and then I'll give my feedback about the book:-)

Journal Entry 8 by Surfergirl from Trento, Trentino Alto Adige / Südtirol Italy on Monday, February 20, 2006
Wow! I read it in a couple of days...I enjoied this book because when I've been to Calabria I was too young to remember something about this country.

I really liked the way of Annie Hawes to tell the story mixing Italian names and trying to explain in English, and of course I liked all the part about the food (because I am very golosa :-) )))

And at last but not at least I am always curious to know the point of view of foreigner people about il Bel Paese :-)

I raccomended this book to my friends abroad that would like to come in italy but for the moment they can't...

I'll send this book asap to the second person on the list

Bon voyage:-)



Journal Entry 9 by Satnam from North Augusta, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, March 29, 2006
First I need to apologize for not making a journal entry when I received this! I haven't been able to go online at home for a few weeks, so have been trying to sneak things in at work.

Now for the good news... I finished it last night !! And I've PMed Hellie for her address.

I really enjoyed this book, mainly because of all the information and the little bits of Italian mixed in. It has inspired me to start learning Italian!! I have definitely fallen in love with Italy. I have been there briefly a few times when I lived in Germany, but can't wait to go again now that my interest has deepened. I read A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena De Blasi last year, and have since gotten quite a collection of books set in or about Italy. I have a list on my bookshelf if anyone is interested (Fiction and nonfiction). I had a bookring with The Miracles of Santo Fico, but it stalled. I love this book SO much, that I've bought 2 more copies!! I need to restart that ring soon, if any of you are interested let me know. I'm sure you all would love it.

Back to Annie Hawes... I can't wait to read her other books! And what she said about the "de" prefix has made me even more curious about my son's geneology. Our last name is DeLuca (unfortunately, his Dad is the Italian one, not me). I want to research his family history, and I'd love to go with my son to the town of Luca (or is it Lucca?). I was very excited to see it's in Tuscany! I loved the movies Under the Tuscan Sun and My House in Umbria. Well, sorry for going on and on. Thank you so much LindyLouMac for organizing this bookring. And fellow Lovers of Italy, let me know if you want to read any of the other books!! Ciao!

Journal Entry 10 by Satnam from North Augusta, South Carolina USA on Monday, April 10, 2006
I actually mailed this on Thursday. I sent it surface. Hopefully it won't take too long! Since my last journal entry, I've been to a used book store and discovered the travel section loaded with some of the books on my wishlist. I walked out with 6 books for my Italian collection (plus a few others) and MUCH poorer!! I also just found out that a girl I work with had her wedding in Italy! I'm so jealous!! Oh! I also found Extra Virgin by Annie Hawes on Audiotape! I can't wait to listen to it! Hope you enjoy this Hellie!

Journal Entry 11 by Satnam from North Augusta, South Carolina USA on Saturday, April 15, 2006
If anyone is interested, I have my list of Italy books with links on my bookshelf now.

Journal Entry 12 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, July 08, 2006
Three months in the mail even surface from the USA to UK seems rather excessive. So sadly this maybe another(I am not doing very well)stalled Bookring. Unless someone knows differently. Still keeping my fingers crossed that this eventually reaches Hellie as I hate disappointing people further down the list. I have sent everyone still waiting a pm explaining that this has stalled!!

Journal Entry 13 by Hellie from South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, July 17, 2006
Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!

Guess what was waiting on my doorstep when i got in this evening..after a partucualrly naff, hot day at work!!!

How excited am i???

I have a couple ahead of it and Dad may want to read it after me, but I will make sure if he does we both get to it very soon.

Hope everyone is well.....

Journal Entry 14 by Hellie from South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, October 28, 2006
I loved this....it continued the style of the previous two really well and painted a great picture of a place and its people.

Dad is reading now and it will be in the post very soon....I am still awaiting the next address......hopefully I will have it by the time Dad has read it.

Journal Entry 15 by Hellie from South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, October 28, 2006
I loved this....it continued the style of the previous two really well and painted a great picture of a place and its people.

Dad is reading now and it will be in the post very soon....I am still awaiting the next address......hopefully I will have it by the time Dad has read it.

Journal Entry 16 by Hellie from South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Sunday, November 12, 2006
Checking in to say I've not fogotten at all...I am still awaiting next person's addy...maybe someone else could pm them too..incase mine arent reaching?

soon as I get it it will be in mail.

Great book..continued story well.

Helen

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on its way.....

Journal Entry 18 by Safrolistics from Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Monday, December 04, 2006
Received in the post this morning. As I already have a bookring in front of this, won't be reading it straight away.

Journal Entry 19 by Safrolistics from Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Whoops, totaly forgot to journal this to say I'd read it. It was a good read, but I agree that the first book was the best. And it didn't exactly make me want to visit the South in a hurry!

I'll get this in the post this week to YowlYY

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Journal Entry 21 by YowlYY on Monday, January 15, 2007
Just landed on my doorstep! Thanks so much for starting this ring and to all who helped to move it along ... I have just start reading another ring, but this one will be the next on my TBR pile :) I look forward to reading it, as it is just the lightweight type of book that I am in need of now!

Journal Entry 22 by YowlYY on Wednesday, January 31, 2007
A nice light read, but somehow my expectations after reading the journal entries were not met.I expected it to be a bit... more interesting? I have "Extra Virgin" on my TBR pile but won't read it straight away...maybe it is just not the right time for me to come to terms with Ms.Hawes' writing! LOL!
However, I will be very interested in reading the comments that AnglersRest will be making...I don't know anything about Calabria, and although I am from the "Deep South" - Sardinia - I did not see many parallels between the two regions. I have a good knowledge of the life of common people in the 20th century, mainly from what my grandma told me, and what my parents added to her stories, but it is not very similar to the life of Francesca and her family.

The book leaves today to head to Devon...happy reading, and thanks again to LindyLouMac for sharing :)

Journal Entry 23 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Sunday, March 11, 2007
To my horror, I have gone to make an review of the book, and I have realised that I omitted to journal when it arrived. (I've slapped my wrists severely!)

Like YowlYY, I could not see any comparisons between Calabria and Sicily where my own family hail from. I would comment though that certainly in rural communes it would be unusual to marry outside of the commune of residence. Like Satnum I was also interested in the "de" prefix. Researching genealogy in Italy & Sicily is hard, and you certainly need to be aware of the commune that the family came from.

Written in a comfortable style, which made it a pleasant read. I have the address for Maireen, so this will be in the post on Monday.

Journal Entry 24 by Maireen from Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Friday, March 30, 2007
PM'd Anglers Rest when the book arrived but forgot to journal. Shouldn't be too long before it's off to to Anna Austin. Gosh I see this bookring was started in Feb 06!

Journal Entry 25 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, June 11, 2007
I thought it worth making another journal entry about this title! I have heard from Anna Austin that the book reached her safely and that she has now read it. It should be returning home to me in the not too distant future. Anna is not a Bookcrosser, so I am not sure if she will make a journal entry? I have explained and asked her to do so if she possibly can.I was hoping that she may even join us?

Journal Entry 26 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, July 21, 2007
This title arrived home safely today after 17 mths of travelling. It has been from Italy to the USA and back again via the UK.
Thanks everyone for taking part. I will let it have a short rest while I decide where it should go next!!

Journal Entry 27 by LindyLouMac at on Thursday, August 09, 2007

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En route to Finland as a surprise RABCK.

Journal Entry 28 by Elina from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Juhuu, the book is here! Thank you so much LindyLouMac for this lovely surprise Rabck, this little book has traveled a long way already.


Edit. March 27th
I've now started to read the book and it's reserved to Chania after me.

Journal Entry 29 by Elina from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, April 28, 2009
It took me way too long to get to this book, but now I've finally read it. I had really hard time getting through the beginning and the mid-part of the book, but then the last part was going by really fast. I didn't enjoy this as much as Extra Virgin, but still enough to want to read the next book in the series.

I promised this book to Chania earlier so I'll pop it in to the post later today.

Journal Entry 30 by wingChaniawing from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Thanks so much! I am sure I will enjoy this book! Maybe I'll wait for the summer and warm weather before I start it!

Journal Entry 31 by wingChaniawing from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Unbelievable - this book has travelled already 4,5 years! :)

I enjoyed it,not as much as the first in series, but more than the 2nd one. It was nice to get to know new people - all the new relatives - and of course I always enjoy reading about Italian food! :) Also the history and the local customs and way of life is always interesting.

Now I have to find another reader to this well-travelled book! :)

Journal Entry 32 by Annelis from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, January 11, 2010
The book travelled towards the South and arrived in Kerava. Annie Hawes visited Calabria and I would like to do the same. Maybe someday...
Thanks for the book, Chania!

Journal Entry 33 by Annelis at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, January 22, 2011
It is very difficult to read this book as it makes me so hungry and wanting to leave for Italy right away. Well, I can find something to eat in my fridge but it is nothing like they eat in this book. They seem to use chili more than I would like, though. But olives dried in the Sun! Aah!

Sadly it is impossible for me to fly to Italy in near future. Sigh!

Journal Entry 34 by Annelis at Messukeskus in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, January 22, 2011

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