“Alice, the Other One”

Why did I like it so much? The answer is simple: the author is at her debut but I feel like I’ve always known her! Since the beginning I found myself absorbed in the story and getting to know the characters as if I had always read her books. It Being able to get intothe story from the very first lines, was relaxing and satisfying. I literally devoured this book, I started it on the train on a Saturday and on the subway on Monday I had already finished it.

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The definition of a “heavy” or “light” book always reminds me of the image of a large tome written on 90 gr / m2 paper or, vice versa, on sheets of tissue.
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I know very well that, instead, it refers to the plot, and I also use this term sometimes, but this misrepresentation continues to come to my mind.

What is that makes a book  “heavy” or “light”? Surely neither the length, nor the number of machinations, perhaps the type of narration?

For me, it is subjectivity.

I do not deny that there are books that are objectively more difficult than others, written in refined language, very convoluted, but I think that if you are zealous, even those become suddenly light.
I’m not digressing, however the book that I would like to recommend was defined by the critics as “light” and “sparkling”, but I would not want this to belittle…

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“The snow does not care…”

In Rome it does not happen often, and in those rare occasions when it falls, unfortunately it is a big problem because the city gets paralyzed.

But when it happens it is an extraordinary sight, an example of how nature is amazing.

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tumblr_n8opg8pmkr1t19jpho1_500Winter is a strange seasonwhich lasts exactly like all the others but it seems longer, it might be for the cold, because we mount up so many commitments, because the days are shorter and you are likely to leave the house when it’s dark and returning after dark.

The sky is dark, blue-grey, the streets are busy, parks are empty if we not count some unfortunate person who has no other place to go.

But there is a moment when everything disappears, everything seems muffled and beautiful, almost magical: when it snows.

tumblr_nxk7a30sjs1u5121zo1_500In Rome it does not happen often, and in those rare occasions when it falls, unfortunately it is a big problem because the city gets paralyzed.

But when it happens it is an extraordinary sight, an example of how nature is amazing.

In meteorology the snow is a configuration of atmospheric precipitation in the form of crystalline water…

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“Braggot, Rain and Magic”

I would love writing a huge, fabulous, musical about Avalon. As big as Broadway production, but for now, I need to stay grounded and withmy eyes on the books.
The version of Marion Zimmer Bradley, “The Mists of Avalon”, is, at the moment, the one I prefer, because it revises the legends of the Arthurian Cycle from a womanly point of view.

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The first Fall’s rain after the Summer is like a shattered mirror, reflecting every little emotion, from the relief of the first fresh air to melancholy for the sunny days we leave behind. From the horror of the shrinking hours, to the comfort of a season full of prospects.

It is the season of grapes, pumpkins, and more intense colours.

And good books.

Actually, every season is right for good books, but you will agree with me that the rain and the first breezy is the ideal type of weather for a genre in particular: fantasy, with its magical atmospheres, supernatural beings, overwhelming mysteries.

Fantasy is the broader and more variegated literary genre, I guess, there are so many sub-categories to spin your head, but there are some hotspots that you can not neglect: the hero, the villain (very often one confused with the other), and magic!

There are so…

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“Better the Devil (in a Prada dress) you know”

As I am not the classic girl who goes into raptures at the prospect of an afternoon of shopping , in fact, more than once I pretended being influenced to avoid them , I must admit that reading this book made me want to dress better, cure details, manicure , buy jewellery , hats , handbags, shoes … ah shoes …… ..

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Yes, once again, I find myself talking about a book that roughly certainly most of you will have seen in the movie version ! And once again I invite you to follow the advice to go back to the source and read the Lauren Weisberger novel[1]; because , despite a stellar cast that…

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“A Bouquet full of Emotions”

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“Your behavior is a choice; it isn’t who you are
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The turn of the seasons brings us back toSpringin its full glory of life and rebirth after the long, cold winter . The skirts are getting shorter ( well, they are if you had  to go to the beautician! ) , fashions change , it comes the inundation of ceremonies that increase all in the same short period in which it is assumed there is enough sun to enjoy it but not too much to curse the celebrated … and theflowers bloom .
Being allergic to pollen and associated I always made sure that on special occasions instead of flowers people send me chocolates , books or other types of gifts . But on the rare circumstances that I received the floral tributes I have always had the curiosity to go to discover the…

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“Ricciardi: Hunger and Love”

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<< Hate is still an emotion deeply coloured, not as affection , which is painted with watercolors. >>[1]

largeLuigi Alfredo Ricciardi, son of Baron Ricciardi Malomonte and Mrs. Marta , was born in 1900 in a small town of Cilento . Both parents died when he was a baby and he was raised by the loving nanny Rosa , relying financially on the family fund profits .
He opts for Law at the University, after which he enters the police command centre in Napoli . Become one of the youngest inspector , he lives in Via Santa Teresa where he continues to be cared by Rosa .
Since Luigi was a child he realised to be different , in fact, he had visions. He sees and hears the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has…

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Classics: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

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“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” [1]

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<< This book speaks with me ! >>
How many times have we thought that, in front of a novel? A story that really seems to get closer to our daily life , or that for some mysterious reason awakens an emotion , a memory, a smell …
Perhaps the truly biggest benefit of the ” classics ” is to always bring back this wonderful feeling of belonging , of truth . Even if the stories may be distant in time and space , they can remain ever present without delay and find that reader that will exclaim << This book speaks with me ! >> . WITH me, not TO me . There is a difference .
It happens to me every time I read “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. ”

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“Power, Seduction, Wine… other Wiiiine!!!”

Tomorrow!!!!

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Winter is coming.

Ok , not quite, we’re just in July, but I like to be prepared .
And since , unlike the Summer, Winter is very long , it is better to care for themselves with all 6 ( for now, but is supposed to be 8 ) seasons of Game of Thrones, a nice wool blanket andlovely warm old-fashioned dish* , refill the glass and get ready for a long and exciting battle for power fought with secrets , conspiracies , seduction and wine, a lot, a lot , and a lot more, wine !

mtm5mjkwotmymdk1nzu1nje11The TV series is a result of the transposition of the fantasy saga by George RR Martin , but from the fifth season it is standing apart so much that it can now be regarded as an autonomous work. Both versions are still work in progress , but for the books’…

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“Hannibal, Crusted Fillet And Red Wine”

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giphy2Winter,strictly . Late afternoon , when the sky is still not entirely cloaked in blacks clouds but still retains some shade of blue, and a few more overbearing stars come out .

In this atmosphere , make sure you locked the door and windows ( or on first draft which makes it slam you will leave your heart on the floor ) , and open a bottle of a good red winegiphy3 not a cardboard swiped at the supermarket , a really good one, not too sweet , I recommend theBarolowine from Piedmont: pronounced garnet colour red, at times ruby and presenting orange hues with the progress of aging ; its aroma is intense , complex and very persistent.

Pour yourself a generous glass ( not plastic ! ) and , after having prepared a delicious beef tenderloin crusted * tumblr_inline_nfxeddi3rd1svk9zc, sit on a soft…

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“Down in the mind”

"Sarah Kinmount: <<What? >> Justin Donnelly: <<There's nothing to be afraid of. In fact, it's quite remarkable. A child powerless against abuse often creates other personalities or alters to survive the trauma.>> ”[1] The phenomenon of multiple personality has always fascinated and frightened me, the idea that a person can "host" various and numerous individuality (from two … Continua a leggere “Down in the mind”