“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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“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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“Wind, Violin And Spices”

Still my favourite

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graphic by: Gioia

<<Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.>>[1]

 

The wind howls it creeps under the porticos, raises her skirts, ruffles the hair, creates vortices in the meadows, taking with it yellow, red and brown leaves; it drives the clouds and thickens the seas. Then suddenly it stops and it comes the rain, slow, bored, it fills the spaces with its smell of Autumn by sliding the drops on the windows, getting the objects dirty  and washing away the sins.

fall-leaves-autumn-gif-1In this atmosphere, you have to find the nearest library, one of those with the smell of old books that you can already feel…

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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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“Una Domenica, io e la mia famiglia, ci siamo persi ne IL BOSCO e…”

Se ci avete fatto caso la gran parte delle serie tv che guardo sono di matrice statunitense, con qualche spruzzo di tv canadese, e un q.b. di serie europee: quasi tutte made in UK. Ora, tolta l’ovvia ragione che ne sfornato dieci al giorno, è che le trovo molto più avvincenti delle altre. Ma, un … Continua a leggere “Una Domenica, io e la mia famiglia, ci siamo persi ne IL BOSCO e…”

“Benvenuti ad Hawkins, dove accadono le cose più strane”

* Patate speziate con maionese al basilico (la ricetta è della mia cara amica, Anna)   Ingredienti per le patate per 4 persone: -8 Patate rosse. -150g Parmigiano -1 Cucchiaino di Paprika forte. -1 Cucchiaino di rosmarino secco -1 Cucchiaino di pepe -30g prezzemolo -Sale q.b -50 ml Olio extravergine d'oliva Ingredienti per la maionese … Continua a leggere “Benvenuti ad Hawkins, dove accadono le cose più strane”

“Chi ha ucciso Laura Palmer?”

Sarà perché a breve uscirà la misteriosa nuova stagione[1], ma mi è venuta una gran voglia di rivedere Twin Peaks! Non so cosa aspettarmi da questo ritorno a Twin Peaks[2], ma sono decisamente curiosa di scoprire cosa ha in serbo per noi quel genio di David Lynch![3]   Chi non conosce LA serie tv per … Continua a leggere “Chi ha ucciso Laura Palmer?”