Tag Archives: Rome

It’s In There

The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra had been sitting on my bookcase for the longest time. Encountering it recently while sorting books prompted me to read it! I’ve read similar stories based on hidden messages in Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces … Continue reading

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Bella

Four Seasons in Rome: On twins, insomnia, and the biggest funeral in the history of the world by Anthony Doerr provided a nice, lighthearted read after my previous undertaking, SPQR. As many of you may know, Doerr authored Pulitzer prize-winning … Continue reading

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Omens

The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George is an ambitious attempt at retelling the history of an infamous emperor whose legacy was more than previously depicted in literature and film. Remembered as a mentally imbalanced leader who fiddled as … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

After years of procrastination, I’ve finally read Michelangelo & the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King. As the title indicates, this book is a history of the great Michelangelo and the painting of the Sistine Chapel in Rome during the early … Continue reading

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