Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I have just bought the book Pinocchio - in Italian! Reading it may be a little ambitious of me, but apparently it is reasonably simple as, apart from being written for children, it was initially written as a serial, so the writing is (I am told), less complex. The original version, written by Italian Carlo Collodi, was first published in 1881 - long before Disney made it a film in 1940. I will have to have my trusty Italian dictionary directly beside the book as I, very slowly, make my way through it. No doubt I will be utilising every inch of white space on each page for the note taking. It may be awhile, but I will let you know when I finally get to the end of the 205 (!!!) pages!