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“Skipped Christmas with Cookies and Margarita”

When I watch the TV series set in warm places like Australia or California and I find the Christmas episode, I get a great envy. I can’t tolerate the cold, and as much as I like the snow, hot chocolate and the front of the fireplace, I would exchange all this immediately and without regret… Continue reading “Skipped Christmas with Cookies and Margarita”

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“A Saturday afternoon with Bonita Faye”

"After all, I killed only once every forty years. I had time to die, before the urge returned."[1] https://youtu.be/IJvI0WNihyM   Saturday afternoon in October, uncertain weather, neither hot enough to play outdoors, nor so cold as to want to take refuge inside, that weather that makes you go around dressed like a fool with snow… Continue reading “A Saturday afternoon with Bonita Faye”

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“Three writers: One story”

” ‘In our society, Marcus, the most admired men are those who build bridges, skyscrapers, and empires. But in reality, the proudest and most admirable are those who manage to build love. Because there is no greater or more difficult undertaking.'”[1]   Perhaps 779 pages are too many, he could have cut here and there… Continue reading “Three writers: One story”

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“A tree, a plaid and Battenberg cake’s smell”

  “I like autumn. The drama of it; the golden lion roaring through the back door of the year, shaking its mane of leaves. A dangerous time; of violent rages and deceptive calm, of fireworks in the pockets and conkers in the fist.” [1] https://youtu.be/XpqjEnRU6uM   Do you believe in magic? I'm not talking about hand… Continue reading “A tree, a plaid and Battenberg cake’s smell”

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“Sometimes the only way to stay Sane is to go a little Crazy”

“In a strange way we were free. We'd reached the end of the line. We had nothing more to lose. Our privacy, our liberty, our dignity: all of this was gone and we were stripped down to the bare bones of our selves” [1] I do not often see the film first - beautiful, exciting, attractive:… Continue reading “Sometimes the only way to stay Sane is to go a little Crazy”

Libri & Altri Rimedi

“London Calling: La Trilogia di Cormoran Strike”

Londra è una delle città che preferisco al mondo. Ci sono stata 9 volte, in tutte le stagioni, ci ho anche vissuto per un po’: l’ho vista nella nebbia di Ottobre, sotto la neve di Gennaio, nella pioggia di Agosto e nell’afa di Giugno. Ho esplorato la parte turistica e quella di chi ci vive,… Continue reading “London Calling: La Trilogia di Cormoran Strike”

Un tuffo nel Classico

I Classici: “Il ritratto di Dorian Gray”

"Gli piace indubbiamente" rispose Lord Henry. "A chi non piacerebbe? È una delle migliori opere dell'arte moderna. Vi offro in cambio tutto quello che vi piaccia chiedermi. Desidero possederla." "Non mi appartiene, Henry." "E di chi è?" "Di Dorian, naturalmente" rispose il pittore. "Fortunato mortale!" "Com'è tragico" mormorò Dorian Gray, gli occhi fissi sul suo… Continue reading I Classici: “Il ritratto di Dorian Gray”