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Halloween ? No, I think it’s already Christmas !

24 Ott

Today I woke up with the interphone ringing … I run down the stairs still in my pajamas and then I opened the door. A smile broke across my face. A big package for me ! I was expecting a package, yes, from Amazon.uk, but not until October, 27th ! So, it was a big surprise. I thanked the carrier with sparkling eyes and then I rushed back into the house, knowing perfectly what I would see but still … I opened the cardboard box with impatience, the heart pounding in my chest. Yes, all the three new books were there, in their magnificent covers. (And I paid less then £10 for each one!)

Well, I am still a bit disappointed because they’re here, in my shelves, but I could not pass my time with them, not so much. The everyday life is a bitch. Also, I have a stack of books that I AM READING already, and I have to finish them first. I am almost finished with The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro. A strange, interesting, slow reading, a little frustrating but also very profound in his thoughts. Like a river, with a calm but misty surface. I will talk about The Buried Giant very soon.

I am also listening to the audiobook of The Golem and the Jinny by Helen Wecker. I wish I had also the book or the ebook with me, but the Audible performance is great as usual, and I can’t wait to know how it will end. Too many point of views, and yet the story is so vivid, so detailed the setting, so incredible and realistic the characters, that I find myself in awe.

Other books in my reading list are :

  •  Roverandom by JRR Tolkien
  •  Trigger Warning : short fiction and disturbances by Neil Gaiman
  • S. by J J Abrams and Doug Dorst ( if you are reading it, maybe you could take a look here )

I wish to have the strenght to give precedence to them, but I know that it will nearly impossible to resist to the call … See below, that is what’s expecting me since this morning :

my hardcovers copies of HP illustrated ed. by Jim Kay, Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

my hardcovers copies of HP illustrated ed. by Jim Kay, Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

So, yes, finally I hug my copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay. I love this book so much, I love Jim artworks and I can’t wait to reread Harry Potter, this time in english.

Say Hi to Career of Evil, the number 3 in the Cormoran Strike novels ! I have read the first pages from the official website of Robert Galbraith, and I was left horror-struck ! I fear for Robin, really !

Finally, Keep Calm and … Carry On ! Baz and Simon, their fights, possibly their love story. A lot of magic is in the air ….

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World Book Day … in the UK !

5 Mar

I was a little confused and surprised this morning, when I opened my pc and found Twitter in a book fever ! This calendar thing is curious, isn’t it? Every nation can decide its own date to celebrate whatever it needs to be globally celebrated. In the UK today is

#WorldBookDay

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… and I was very happy to discover this wonderful celebration. Firstly because I love books, obviously ! Secondly, because I love the United Kingdom. And thirdly  … because all over the world people are tweeting, posting bookish status and talking about books, and they dress up as the characters they love, and they READ ! So, in a certain  way, we can talk really about a global celebration, even though this is a national one. Everyone, in every part of the earth connected by internet, feels in need to share their love for books, today. They are not waiting for the 23rd of April. Or May. I opened this blog because for me every day is dedicated to books, to reading and to writing stories, to share emotions and opinions about them. When all over the world this kind of book fever happen, it doesn’t matter why, or when, or who. It’s always good. And I love it ! So thank you guys, thank you, today I feel part of something big.

I’m Italian, but seen what I’ve just written, I want to celebrate in the best way I know, with three lists :  #amreading, #toread, #justread !

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I. I am reading :

Trigger Warning : Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman 

Gala Cox : il mistero dei viaggi nel tempo by Raffaella Fenoglio

The Changeling / Il bambino scambiato by Kenzaburo Oe 

The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey

Grey Mountain by John Grisham 

 II. To read

Anansi Boys and Good Omens by Neil Gaiman

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Earthsea cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Carry On, Landline and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

The land of painted caves (Earth’s Children #6) by Jean M. Auel 

III. Just Read

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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