From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity
It's TVUKDB (Ti Voglio Un Kasino Di Bene) by Valentina F.
Since Stephanie had enjoyed my 'Why do I own Said book' part, I thought I might as well do it with all my FTRP entries.
So, why do I own it?
I was in Italy two years ago, not for anything glamorous sadly, when I realized they must have a hell of a lot of Italian books here. It had been very hard trying to find anything in Italian back in Egypt, heck even in Kuwait, and I am a strong believer in reading helping you with a language you're learning - it had done wonders for my English.One day my Italian friend took me touring around Florence and showed me a lot of stationary with TVUKDB on it and asked me if I knew what it meant. I didn't. So she explained that Ti voglio bene in general is another way of saying I love you or I wish you well. Kasino means a lot - but it's slang not an existing Italian word, since the Italian language doesn't have the letter K... or X or J or W either. Anyhow, I had already spent most of my money buying books from the bookstore and my parents weren't going to allow me to buy anymore when I walked by this stand selling used books and voilà I found this book! It was being sold for like 1 euro! So yeah, I bought a bunch of other books too, but I like this book and want to read it.