So I think that Italy should be famous for her pretty insane translation.

Would you imagine that these two books up here are actually “Attachments” and “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell?

So, in case you don’t know, “Per l’@more basta un clic” means “A click is enough for love” and basically. Not. That’s just ugly and sounds like a title for cheap cliché romantic comedies.

But “Eleanor & Park”. I think “Eleanor & Park” is one of my favorite books ever. If I found it in an italian book shop, I’d never buy it. LOOK AT IT. Emo people on a railway… BY THE WAY, what does the railway mean? There isn’t even half a mention of trains in “Eleanor & Park”. And why does Eleanor have a shatush?

And do you know what “Per una volta nella vita” stands for? “Once in a lifetime”.

I just. If they had read the plot, they wouldn’t had called it this way. I mean, I think Rainbow Rowell hasn’t written “once in a lifetime” in “Eleanor & Park” even ONCE.

Just. Maybe they have some marketing strategies I’m not aware of, but they are totally going to make her books completely ignored.




These are some of them, most were golden retrivers and labradors, but also included german shepherds and other breeds. Sadly most are dead now, while many people forget them and don’t spare them a thought. 

As people lay dying, trapped and hurt, a team of nearly 100 loyal and courageous search dogs put their lives on the line to help humans. Without them, many more would not have survived, yet few people consider them. 

In such a chaotic, terrifying, hot, acrid-smelling, smokey and loud environment, countless human lives depended on their ability to focus, listen, respond to their handlers, and work tirelessly. Stepping over cracked glass, hot tarmac, through flames and thick smoke, being winched over deep ravines, they battled on to seek out survivors and bring them aid. 

They worked around the clock, day and night, searching, sniffing, over and over. Not only did they search, but they comforted - many eyewitnesses speak of how the dogs would stop and sit by newly-recovered victims, giving them a sense of hope and relief, before moving on to look for the next. As the situation became desperate, and the rescue workers and fire teams became utterly distraught at the amount of people who were recovered dead, these dogs brought them comfort, sitting with them on breaks, letting them grieve.

Many of these dogs are old, and have passed away. Let us remember the courage and loyalty they showed at such a horrendous event. They didn’t have a choice, but nonetheless they did what was asked of them and helped save countless lives. Don’t let their bravery be forgotten today either, or their determination to be a ‘good dog’ despite the scary and dangerous environment around them.

And let’s not forget that these dogs actually became depressed when they kept finding dead bodies; they thought they were failing to save people. The workers helping had to hide in the ruble just to let the dogs find a living person and lift their spirits.