Of Books || Top Ten Tuesday – Ten books’ travel location

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Hello, hello bookworms! I would love to start with a cheerful introduction but I’m more on a mood of: OMG EXAMS WHY I’M SO SLOW.

Really, I’ve few things to do but everything seems to sleep away so easily! Why and why, that’s my question. Also, this is one of the reason why I decided to a Top Ten Tuesday after such a big time. I really need something more relaxed instead of focusing on heavy discussions

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I should be this cat. Why am I not this cat?

Little introduction: this post is a bit different, meaning that I wanted to be creative the mess is coming and I decided to do a thing. I literally turned to see my bookshelves and picked up ten random books that I will proudly represent, like I’m trying to sell you a ticket for such places.

Does it sound brilliant? IT’S NOT 

P.s: By the way, I know I’m a day late XD

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TINDER

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Tinder by Sally Gardner offer an ancient location for every history lovers who likes to being throw inside battle and gore! Do you love creepy fairy tales? Go to Tinder universe!

You will find decadent castle, murderous dames and pretty melancholic princesses that will fall in love with you just for the sake of the plot!

Are you a lover of high risk and that type of terror that makes your heart explore? Don’t worry, Death will get a passion for stalking you. All the ghosts from your past will got along, keeping you company as creepy apparition. Their smiling zombie faces will give the cold sensations you were waiting for.

This amazing vacation package also include: semi human man who you might sell your soul or get souvenirs, magical things that might steal your souls too, magical wolves that will never make clear if they want to kill you, eat you or be your friends. Handsome princes are included.  Continue reading

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Book Review || An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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Review day for you all, bookish folks! Or old review. I wrote this one on my italian blog quite a time ago, but during this week I wasn’t in the mood for writing some new review. Instead, I decided to re-seen this one and translate it for the blog.

I noticed that a lot of people was really interested in the reviews of the Raven Cycle, even if it was an old series. I hope that is going to be appreciated this one too.

TWAn Ember in the Ashes contains torture, rape and slavery. General violence too.

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An Ember in the Ashes
Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Series: An Ember in the Ashes #1
Punlisher: Harper Voyager
Pages: 464
Rating: ★★★  

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death.

When Laia’s grandparents are brutally murdered and her brother arrested for treason by the empire, the only people she has left to turn to are the rebels.

But in exchange for their help in saving her brother, they demand that Laia spy on the ruthless Commandant of Blackcliff, the Empire’s greatest military academy. Should she fail it’s more than her brother’s freedom at risk . . . Laia’s very life is at stake.

There, she meets Elias, the academy’s finest soldier. But Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined – and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

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I think that when I read this book, it was still the time in which A Torch Against Time wasn’t already out. It was a record for me, to actually read a book before the sequel was published. At the first read I though the novel was okay. Is with the second book that I started to be really into it.

But yes, at the end of this novel I was like: yeah, it’s fine, it entertains, it has a story but… why all the hype? On a general level I still don’t get. I see this series has a beautiful one that kept the readers near but still is not something I would feel in love behind repair. If you get what I mean.

First of all let my start with the world building. I liked the mix of desert and the inspiration from Roman Empire, but I remember that when this book was published, many people were really in love with this one. And yes, at the end of the novel I liked it (as I already wrote) but at the same time left me with a lot of doubts. Continue reading

From bookshop to readers || June 2018

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Hello, dear bookish people! Today is Monday, I’ve tons of things to do for the exams but this will not stop me from writing a post I forgot about and for sure isn’t this one.

To be honest, I’d to write a discussion post but yesterday I draw all the day and during night too, so I was really too much tired for writing it. In the end, I chose to list you some interesting release for June.

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SO BE HAPPY AND CHEERFUL AND SSE YOU TBR BECOME BIGGER AND BIGGER AND ALSO THANKS ME

 

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Save The Date || I got a headache just reading the blurb. Sounds like one of those American or North Europe comedy that some Italian channels by like there’s no tomorrow and then.. well, you watch them because you’re not in the mood for dramas. And this is probably summarize my future relationship with this book

Smoke in the Sun || Hope I’m allowed to scream, because I was waiting for this one. Okay, a bit of hype went down during the waiting, but it’s here! It will probably take time before I reach out for this one, but… I’m worried. I’ve strange relationship with duologies. (Flame in The Mist #2)

City of Bastards || I’ve been attracted but the first book since it was published, but I never got a chance to buy it 😦 Anyway, I read many happy reviews and the sequel is finally out (Royal Bastards #2) Continue reading

Watching… Dirk Gently || Season 1 & 2

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Hey, everyone! This is the second time that I use this features dedicated to film and tv series. I know that the blog is mainly bookish but sometimes I talk about film stuff and video games (I’ve still to write things about it). I’ slowly adding more and more things I’ve watched and I should review more often, but I’ve a good memory so I feel safe at taking my time for those. Or I’m shameless going to read a recap to remember what I liked and what I didn’t like.

Ps: do you like the little header for this feature? It took me time to find the perfect watercolor cinema themed clipart. Freepik doesn’t have so many!

DISCLAIMER: this post may contain spoiler… if you consider talking about the character’s diversity and how themes were handled as such. Also, trigger warning: sexual assault, ableism, offensive lgbt+ trope

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Today I’m gonna expose to you Dirk Gently series. You can probably find it on Netflix, if your country distributed it. It’s composed by two seasons and probably is never going to get a third one, also because I recently discover that the creator, Max Landis, was accused of sexual assault 😠

As usual, I want to remind whoever is going to come here and say: “we should separate art from the artist” that is not that easy, especially if this comport the fact to put women. who may works with Landis in danger. Don’t be like the Italian fandom that wanted to save the show but not caring about to see Landis get substitute by another creator/writer.

So, in this case I’m gonna talk about this show mostly on matter of representation, especially because many things seemed promising… but didn’t end up being so good. Basically, if you’re planning to see this one, I want you to let you know some things, including Landis accusation.

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May’s Recap and June’s goals || Or the story of “why am I failing at this?”

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Hello, bookworms! Can we all scram together? Because today is the second day of June. I cannot believe that at least half of the year is gone. I don’t even know that time passed. Like, how it happened? Just how?

I don’t have much to say this time, so I will keep this recap short, but here we go.

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Well, how can I say that…  I DIDN’T READ AT ALL. Like zero books. I started Ruin and Rising and Fawkes (an upcoming book) but I really failed at finish both of them.

Also, my whole YALC tbr crushed because after some budget counts I noticed that I will not attend at it. Yeah… not the good notice I needed. It’s such a big let down to skip this year too, but I’m kinda “okay” there there were a lot of authors I wasn’t interested into it. But yet I will miss the occasion to meet Tomi Adeyemi 😦

My mood during this period

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ON MY SIDE

Do you remember when I was all like: “let’s reach 300 followers by June”? Well, I reached 256, which is really better than nothing. I liked to see that even if I took an unplanned hiatus, people went and followed my blog anyway.

Anyway, even if I skipped a lot of posts, I wrote things I’m quite happy about what I published. First of all, I did a lot of tags! I’m sure I was tagged to other during the month but I’m probably going to skip those. So, during May I did:

On the reviews’ side, I wrote down three of them and you all seemed quite interested:

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