mercoledì, ottobre 31, 2018

Review: Mensagem

Mensagem Mensagem by Fernando Pessoa
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

É necessário conhecer bem a história de Portugal para apreciar plenamente estes poemas, mas eles são bonitos mesmo assim.

È necessario conoscere bene la storia del Portogallo per apprezzare in toto queste poesie, ma sono belle lo stesso.

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martedì, ottobre 30, 2018

Review: Kiss Me at Christmas

Kiss Me at Christmas Kiss Me at Christmas by Valerie Bowman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Another book where love is found out of the ton, so another good plot from one of my favorite author in one of my favorite series. Regina and Daffin are two good people and together they seem to be a good couple, but sparks are hidden under the ash and between the handcuffs ;)

Un altro libro regency dove l'amore si trova al di fuori dell'alta società e questo porta ad una storia in un certo senso innovativa, da parte di una delle mie scrittrici preferite. Regina e Daffin sono una bella coppia, ma le scintille si nascondono sotto la cenere e tra le manette ;)

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Review: A True Cowboy Christmas

A True Cowboy Christmas A True Cowboy Christmas by Caitlin Crews
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was not sure about the reason that made me chose this book to read, but in the end I understood: it packed so much drama that I was so happy.....I really am a sucker for love stories with a lot of drama in it, and this was full: bad childhood, terrible parents, stepmother to an adolescent, practical marriage and so on, and in the end I enjoyed this reading :)

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Los que vigilan desde el tiempo by H.P. Lovecraft

Los que vigilan desde el tiempoLos que vigilan desde el tiempo by H.P. Lovecraft
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Probablemente uno de los peores colección de historias de Lovecraft, aunque soy un amante de este tipo no ha sido fácil para terminar este libro.

Probabilmente una raccolta dei peggiori racconti di Lovercraft, nonostante io sia un'amante del genere non é stato facile finire questo libro.

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domenica, ottobre 28, 2018

Succulent Sexcraft by Sheri Winston

Succulent Sexcraft

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An anatomical and spiritual vision of sex and all its possible shades and techniques, written by a wholistic sexual teacher, whatever that means.

Una visione anatomico-spirituale del sesso e di tutte le sue eventuali sfumature e tecniche, scritto da un'insegnante olistico sessuale, qualsiasi cosa significhi.

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venerdì, ottobre 26, 2018

Ultimate Sins by Lora Leigh

Ultimate Sins (The Callahans, #4)Ultimate Sins by Lora Leigh
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Usually I'm a lover of Lora Leigh and are also quite used to her constant use / abuse of sex scenes, this time however I think she exaggerated because in addition to the typical alpha male and female ultra beta (unbearable) the book completely lacks a plot worthy of note because the story is constantly interrupted by the sex scenes more or less justified or justifiable only to mask a complete lack of ideas. Maybe it would be to go back to writing less books, but better.

Di solito sono un'amante di Lora Leigh e sono anche piuttosto abituata al suo costante uso/abuso di scene di sesso, stavolta comunque credo che abbia esagerato perché oltre al tipico maschio alfa e femmina ultra beta (veramente insopportabile) manca completamente una trama degna di nota perché la storia viene costantemente interrotta da amplessi piú o meno giustificati o giustificabili se non come una completa mancanza di idee. Magari sarebbe il caso di tornare a scrivere qualche libro di meno. ma migliore in termini assoluti.

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Review: People of the Book

People of the Book People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked this book a lot, even if in the middle of it I just got a little bit bored. The story of a book trough almost 600 hundred years, from the first painter to the last owner, was really brilliant and it showed the world and its story from a different point of view. I think I will try to read some other books from this author.

Questo libro mi é piaciuto un sacco, anche se verso la metà ha avuto un leggero cedimento, ma poi si é ripreso alla grande. La storia di un libro attraverso quasi 600 anni di storia d'Europa, dalla prima pittrice a l'ultimo proprietario, permette di vedere il tutto da un differente punto di vista. Credo che leggerò altri libri di questa autrice.

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mercoledì, ottobre 24, 2018

Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom

Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of PsychotherapyCreatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a collection of clinical cases of dr. Yalom and I would recommend it to all my colleagues because sometimes even psychoanalysts are able to be emphatic ;) Apart from this, the theme of the book is death and the various mode that people use to deal with it, whether it is real or imagined. Stunning and interesting.

Questo libro é una raccolta di casi terapeutici del dott. Yalom e lo consiglierei a tutti i miei colleghi perché a volte anche gli psicoanalisti riescono ad essere empatici ;) A parte questo, il tema del libro é la morte e le varie modalitá che le persone mettono in atto per affrontarla, sia che sia reale sia immaginata. Impressionante ed interessante.

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martedì, ottobre 23, 2018

Review: A Snapshot of Murder

A Snapshot of Murder A Snapshot of Murder by Frances Brody
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book seriously disappointed me due to the fact that mostly is not well written, it seems to me in serious need of a good editing. The story is flat and boring and the culprit was pretty clear to me since the beginning, also because the introduction lasts fast half of the story if not more....I do not know what happened because I really like Kate but this novel is a failure.

Questo libro mi ha proprio deluso, prima di tutto perchè scritto male e sembra aver decisamente bisogno di un buon editing, inoltre la storia é piatta e noiosa, il colpevole chiaro dall'inizio e l'introduzione dura quasi metá del libro se non di piú....Non so bene cosa sia successo, anche perché di solito le storie di Kate mi piacciono molto, ma questo libro é un totale fallimento.

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Review: Batman and the Justice League Vol. 1

Batman and the Justice League Vol. 1 Batman and the Justice League Vol. 1 by Shiori Teshirogi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am a purist and I have some problems concerning this manga version of the Justice League, but it is my problem and probably for all the other people it is just another manga....

Mi considero un purista e ammetto una certa fatica nell'apprezzare questa versione manga della Justice League, ma sono sicura che per altri non sará che un altro manga....

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Review: Duchess by Design

Duchess by Design Duchess by Design by Maya Rodale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is quite new regarding to the plot as far as regency romances go, mostly because I think that I have never read about the marriage between a Duke (even if impoverished) and a seamstress, so I enjoyed it even if I thought that it was not particularly well written.

Questo libro per essere un regency romance ha una trama piuttosto innovativa, perché non ho mai letto di un duca che si sposa una sarta e quindi tutto sommato mi sono divertita anche se secondo me non é che sia scritto particolarmente bene.

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lunedì, ottobre 22, 2018

Sombrero Fallout by Richard Brautigan

Sombrero FalloutSombrero Fallout by Richard Brautigan
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I could not finish it.

Non sono riuscita a finirlo.

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sabato, ottobre 20, 2018

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings by Marc Kushner

The Future of Architecture in 100 BuildingsThe Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings by Marc Kushner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm a little bit disappointed because it showed less than 10 buildings and is 14 pages long.

Sono delusa perché invece di 100 palazzi ne fa vedere meno di 10 ed é un libro di 14 pagine.

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giovedì, ottobre 18, 2018

Review: The Shortest History of Germany: From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel—A Retelling for Our Times

The Shortest History of Germany: From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel—A Retelling for Our Times The Shortest History of Germany: From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel—A Retelling for Our Times by James Hawes
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This is not an history book, it is propaganda. It is based on some crazy idea of the author and I am wondering how could a publisher decided that it was worthy. I gave up after a while because there seemed to be no point in keep on reading rubbish,

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Review: Der siebenfache Flügelschlag der Seele: Leben mit dem Rhythmus der Woche

Der siebenfache Flügelschlag der Seele: Leben mit dem Rhythmus der Woche Der siebenfache Flügelschlag der Seele: Leben mit dem Rhythmus der Woche by Wolfgang Held
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Alle diese Anthroposophische Dinge, scheint zu esoterisch zu mir.

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Review: 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List by James Mustich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As I said before, books about books are some of my favorite because they gave me the opportunity of finding new titles to add to my never ending "to read list".

Come ho giá detto in precedenza, i libri sui libri sono tra quelli che prediligo, perché mi danno l'opportunità di allungare la mia giá infinita lista di libri da leggere.

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Review: Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day

Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day by Clemency Burton-Hill
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A little piece of classical music for every day of the year with some explanation and the best purpose or situation according to the author. It was a way to find out new music, but it is a real pity that there is only the apple link to the music.

Un brano di musica classica per ogni giorno dell'anno, corredato da una breve spiegazione e dai consigli dell'autore per meglio gustarlo. Un modo simpatico per scoprire nuova musica, peccato che però ci sia solo il link all'apple store e non uno a spotify...

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Review: Zenobia

Zenobia Zenobia by Lars Horneman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In this era where racism seems to have won, it is always a good idea to remember that it could have happened to us also.

In questo periodo storico in cui sembra che il razzismo abbia vinto, fa sempre bene ricordare che sarebbe potuto succedere a noi.

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Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: War Cry by Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: War Cry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Terrific, fantastic, exciting both the history and the designs, also Harry Desden has been in my TBR list for years!

Bellissimo, fantastico, entusiasmante sia la storia che i disegni, inoltre Harry Desden é nella mia TBR list da anni!

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martedì, ottobre 16, 2018

Taken by Lora Leigh

TakenTaken by Lora Leigh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As a longtime reader of Lora Leigh, I already knew some of these stories, while others have been pleasant surprises. As usual, the author is able to describe alpha males and females in a very nice and smooth way, tying them together in stories of great effect.To be read also because they open the doors to some of her best series.

Come lettrice di lunga data di Lora Leigh, conoscevo giá alcune di queste storie, mentre altre sono stati piacevoli sorprese. Come al solito l'autrice é in grado di descrivere maschi e femmine alfa in modo molto piacevole e scorrevole, legandoli insieme in storie di grosso effetto. Da leggere anche perché aprono le porte ad alcune delle sue serie migliori.

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domenica, ottobre 14, 2018

Review: The Shortest History of Germany: From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel—A Retelling for Our Times

The Shortest History of Germany: From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel—A Retelling for Our Times The Shortest History of Germany: From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel—A Retelling for Our Times by James Hawes
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This is not an history book. is propaganda. It is based on some crazy idea of the author and I am wondering how could a publisher decided that it was worthy. I gave up after a while because there seemed to be no point in keep on reading rubbish,

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Review: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I haven't made my mind up on this topic, but I find it very interesting and I also agree that the studies about mind and psychedelics has to go on, in a very controlled way but it cannot be stopped. I will try to stay updated on the subject even if there is my Ego that strongly disagrees :)

Non mi sono ancora fatta un'opinione certa sull'argomento che prevede lo studio del cervello alla luce del'uso controllato delle sostanze psichedeliche, ma sono comunque certa che le ricerche debbano continuare e debbano essere effettuate in modo strettamente controllato, in modo da poterne verificare la veridicitá dei risultati senza tema di essere smentiti. Cercheró di rimanere aggiornata sull'argomento, anche se il mio Ego non é assolutamente d'accordo.

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Review: Territory of Light

Territory of Light Territory of Light by Yūko Tsushima
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this book, but in a way was so similar to some of my experience as an expat, that I didn't enjoyed as much as I could, because it was raw and too near some very bad memories of mine that even if it was pretty short, I couldn't read it in one setting. This was also ok because I read that it was originally published in a monthly magazine, but this didn't help the disconnection I felt between the chapters. A good book for the wrong person.

Questo libro mi é piaciuto, ma siccome era in qualche modo troppo simile ad alcune delle mie esperienze da expat, non mi é piaciuto tanto quanto avrebbe potuto, perché era troppo vicino ad alcuni dei miei peggiori ricordi.
Anche se piuttosto corto, per le ragioni precedentemente espresse, non sono riuscita nemmeno a leggerlo tutto di seguito, peró questo era anche il modo originale, in quanto ho letto che era uscito su una rivista mensile, il che spiega peró come mai i capitoli sembrano comunque tutti estremamente slegati tra di loro.

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Review: It's Saturday Morning!: A Look Back at Four Decades of Animation, Pop Culture, and Tradition

It's Saturday Morning!: A Look Back at Four Decades of Animation, Pop Culture, and Tradition It's Saturday Morning!: A Look Back at Four Decades of Animation, Pop Culture, and Tradition by Joe Garner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I knew most all the cartoons that were shown in this book, even if in Italy there were more Japanese Anime compared to U.S., Still it was a journey in some very good childhood memories and I enjoyed it a lot!

Conoscevo la maggior parte dei cartoni animati in questo libro, anche se in Italia la parte del leone la facevano gli Anime giapponesi. Resta il fatto che questo libro mi ha permesso di fare un salto nel passato e ricordare la mia infanzia "televisiva" e questo mi é piaciuto molto.

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Review: Quand on aspire à l'amour

Quand on aspire à l'amour Quand on aspire à l'amour by Marie Force
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ce livre était amusant, mais absolument pas inoubliable, surtout parce qu'il y a trop de références à des personnages que je ne connais pas. Il s'agit du septième d'une série qui a atteint 19 ans, si je ne me trompe pas, mais je n'ai lu que ceci. Cela semblait aussi assez rapide et presque tout passé au lit. Je préfère les autres séries de l'auteur, celle de la policière et de l'homme politique.

Questo libro é stato divertente, ma assolutamente non indimenticabile, soprattutto perché ci sono troppi riferimenti a personaggi che non conosco, essendo questo il settimo di una serie che é arrivata a 19, se non mi sbaglio, ma io ho letto solo questo. Inoltre mi é sembrata piuttosto rapida e passata quasi tutta a letto. Preferisco l'altra serie dell'autrice, quella della poliziotta e del politico.

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Review: Ein schönes Paar

Ein schönes Paar Ein schönes Paar by Gert Loschütz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wenn ich früher gewusst hätte, wie dieser Schriftsteller einen ähnlichen Stil wie Modiano hat, hätte ich ihn wahrscheinlich nie gelesen; denn wenn ich am Ende eines Buches angelangt bin, muss ich wissen, dass das, was ich lese, der Geschichte entspricht. Hier gibt es zu viele Lücken und der Erzähler ist nicht zuverlässig, so dass am Ende mehr als ein Foto von einer Situation, ich habe eine vage Vorstellung von dem, was passiert ist.

Se avessi saputo prima quanto questo scrittore abbia uno stile simile a quello di Modiano probabilmente non l'avrei mai letto perché io ho bisogno, quando arrivo alla fine di un libro, di sapere che quello che ho letto corrisponde alla storia che é scritta. Qui ci sono troppe lacune ed il narratore non é abbastanza affidabile, tanto che alla fine piú che una fotografia di una situazione, ho una vaga idea di quello che é successo.

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Review: Hysteria

Hysteria Hysteria by Eckhart Nickel
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Zu viele Wörter, zu viele Beschreibungen und zu viele Situationen, die vielleicht Metaphern und Allegorien sein wollten, aber ich bin nicht sicher. Es war nicht eindeutig der Roman für mich..

Troppe parole, troppe descrizioni e troppe situazioni che forse volevano essere metafore ed allegorie, ma non sono sicura. Non é stato chiaramente il romanzo per me.

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Review: Sültzrather

Sültzrather Sültzrather by Josef Oberhollenzer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ich hätte wissen müssen, dass, wenn ich den Titel nicht verstehe, die Situation nur schlimmer werden könnte. Für mich zu schwierig.

Avrei dovuto saperlo che se non capivo nemmeno il titolo, la situazione non poteva che peggiorare. Per me troppo difficile.

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Review: An Understandable Guide to Music Theory: The Most Useful Aspects of Theory for Rock, Jazz, and Blues Musicians

An Understandable Guide to Music Theory: The Most Useful Aspects of Theory for Rock, Jazz, and Blues Musicians An Understandable Guide to Music Theory: The Most Useful Aspects of Theory for Rock, Jazz, and Blues Musicians by Charles Bufe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This guide is very understandable, what I found difficult is Music Theory in itself :) I tried again and maybe now I learned a little bit more, but there are still things that I will not ever understand and will left me forever at the hobby level.

Questa guida é davvero molto comprensibile, cosa che non si puó dire della teoria musicale in generale, ma continueró a provarci anche se ci sono delle cose che non capiró mai e che mi condannano, come farebbe Dante, a rimanere nel girone musicale dei musicisti per hobby :)

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Review: A Daring Proposition

A Daring Proposition A Daring Proposition by Yoshiko Hanatsu
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I find the manga version of some old Harlequin old romance novel, the best way to go back in time a remember my adolescence when I thought that love was what they were talking about :)

Penso che queste versioni manga dei vecchi romanzi d'amore Harmony, siamo il modo perfetto per tornare indietro nel tempo alla mia adolescenza, quando pensavo davvero che l'amore fosse quello.

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Soppy: A Love Story by Philippa Rice

Soppy: A Love StorySoppy: A Love Story by Philippa Rice
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This graphic novel shows how little is necessary to describe real love when one is inspired. Beautiful and sweet.

Questa graphic novel dimostra come ci voglia poco per descrivere l'amore quando uno é ispirato. Bellissima e dolcissima.

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Review: Among Others

Among Others Among Others by Jo Walton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked this book a lot even if I found the plot quite lacking, still the love of Mor for the sci-fi books for me were more than worthy a whole book whiteout plot I have to admit. Witches or not, fairies or not, what I sorely missed is a list of all the titles in the book to start going trough it in my sci-fi reading time. I hope that somebody on the web did it for me!

Questo libro mi é piaciuto molto anche se la trama é piuttosto scadente secondo me, ma l'amore di Mor per i libri e quelli di fantascienza in generale valgono piú di alcune lacune nella storia secondo me. Streghe o no, fate o meno, quello che piú mi é mancata é una lista di tutti i titoli nominati nel libro in modo da leggerli a mia volta; spero che qualcuno in internet l'abbia giá fatta per me!

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venerdì, ottobre 12, 2018

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie ProjectThe Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The history of this professor of genetics and its various projects, which somehow led him to the woman of his dreams, it's fun. Maybe it is not as fun as everyone seems to think, because sometimes it seemed to me repetitive and some situations are definitely excessive, but it certainly is a fast and easy read.

La storia di questo professore di genetica e dei suoi vari progetti, che in qualche modo lo portano poi ad assicurarsi la donna dei suoi sogni, é divertente. Magari non é divertente come sembrano pensare tutti, perché a volte mi é sembrata ripetitiva ed alcune situazioni decisamente eccessive, ma sicuramente é una lettura facile e veloce.

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mercoledì, ottobre 10, 2018

Review: The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Some parts went fast, some other I was dragging trough but the first plot twist took me completely by surprise, not the second though. Anyway what really bothers me is that this book is the first in a series and I am pretty sure it would have been more packed and fast paced if it were a stand alone novel, which I would have preferred. But of course this is only my opinion.

Alcune parti di questo libro le ho lette molto velocemente, altre sono state faticosissime, comunque la prima rivelazione mi ha colto completamente di sorpresa, mentre la seconda era piuttosto chiara a quel punto. Purtroppo peró, la cosa che mi dà particolarmente fastidio é che questo é il primo volume di una serie, penso peró che sarebbe stato un libro molto piú avvincente se fosse stato un unico volume, perché cosí é piuttosto chiaro come ci siano delle parti unicamente riempitive e prive di utilitá per la trama.

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Sorako by Takayuki Fujimura

SorakoSorako by Takayuki Fujimura
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The story is cute without being particular and drawings are perfect for that.

La storia é carina senza essere particolare e i disegni rendono bene l'idea.

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martedì, ottobre 09, 2018

Review: She Sheds Style: Make Your Space Your Own

She Sheds Style: Make Your Space Your Own She Sheds Style: Make Your Space Your Own by Erika Kotite
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Nice illustrations for a very cozy house where I would love to live. Also clear explanations keeps everything easier to do.

Belle illustrazioni e facili spiegazioni rendono il tutto molto piú fattibile, almeno in teoria.

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Review: Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Crystal Chan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I knew the story but I loved rereading it trough this manga because there is nothing better than "Tom, Huck and Jim", it took me back to my childhood and the adventures hidden in a Twain's book!

Conoscevo la storia ma mi é piaciuto molto rileggerla perché non c'è niente di meglio di "Tom, Huck e Jim", che mi hanno riportato, con le loro avventure, alla mia infanzia!

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Review: Manga Classics: Macbeth

Manga Classics: Macbeth Manga Classics: Macbeth by Crystal S. Chan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was a little bit strange to read a manga written in Shakespeare's English, but still, if you want to read a good story or if you want your kid to read Macbeth without complaining, this seems to me a good compromise..

Era un po' strano leggere un manga nell'inglese di Shakespeare, ma tutto sommato se volete rileggere una bella storia o se vostro figlio deve leggere Macbeth, ma non ne ha voglia, questo mi sembra un giusto compromesso.

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Review: Vampire Hook

Vampire Hook Vampire Hook by Annie Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love this series and I was so happy when the author kept m writing it after a long pause. This time is even better because we are back to our original threesome where Connie, Rurik and Tane are struggling trough a normal life. But things are not easy and they are getting even worse, and I so loved the fugitive duo and the meeting with Tane. I am also looking forward to the next book!!!

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lunedì, ottobre 08, 2018

Quasikristalle by Eva Menasse

Quasikristalle

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Ein Buch zu schwer für mich, der ständige Wechsel der Erzähler, die verschiedenen Stile in die Geschichte erzählt und die emotionale Distanz jedoch, dass so weit es mich betrifft dringt durch das ganze Buch, haben mich von zu schätzen, was sicherlich gibt es gut verhindert dieser Roman, aber vielleicht sollte ich in der Übersetzung zu warten um diese Buch zu lesen.

A book too hard for me, the continuous change of the narrators, the different styles in telling the story and the emotional distance, however, that as far as I'm concerned permeates the book, have prevented me from appreciating what surely good is in this novel, but maybe I should have wait to read it in translation.

Un libro troppo difficile per me, il continuo cambio dei narratori, i diversi stili nel raccontare le vicende e la distanza emotiva, che comunque per quanto mi riguarda permea tutto il libro, mi hanno impedito di apprezzare quello che sicuramente c'é di buono in questo romanzo, ma che forse avrei dovuto aspettare in traduzione.

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sabato, ottobre 06, 2018

Mindful Intentions by Schwartzberg

Mindful IntentionsMindful Intentions by Schwartzberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wonderful pictures and nice sentences.

Belle immagini correlate alle frasi.

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Review: A Gentleman’s Promise

A Gentleman’s Promise A Gentleman’s Promise by Penny Hampson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It was not bad, but way too long and the plot didn't convince me so much in the end. The author should have also find another way to convey the characters' thoughts in my opinion, because in the end I was reading only the italics...

Non é che questo sia un brutto libro, ma é troppo lungo e la trama non mi ha convinto piú di tanto alla fine, specialmente la redenzione di tutti e scordiamoci il passato. Inoltre credo che l'autrice avrebbe dovuto trovare un altro modo per scrivere i pensieri dei personaggi principali, alla fine leggevo solo il corsivo...

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giovedì, ottobre 04, 2018

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Easy and very nice book, just in the style of John Green and David Leviathan. Tiny is a character not easily forgotten and Will Grayson is his perfect supporter. The musical, however, was not y cup of tea ;)

Un libro lieve ma molto carino, proprio nello stile di John Green e David Leviathan. Tiny é un personaggio difficile da dimenticare e Will Grayson é la sua spalla perfetta. Il musical comunque, me lo sarei risparmiato ;)

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martedì, ottobre 02, 2018

Review: Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure

Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure by Torben Kuhlmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm pretty sure I will never be disappointed by a Torben Kuhlmann book, he is such a great painter and writer and even if his stories follow more or less the same pattern every time, they are such a pleasure for the eyes that the story matters till a certain point.

Sono abbastanza sicura che difficilmente potrei non apprezzare uno dei libri di Torben Kuhlmann perché lui é un grande disegnatore e anche se le sue storie seguono spesso la stessa trama, sono un piacere per gli occhi tanto da far scivolare tutto il resto in secondo piano.

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Review: Consumed

Consumed Consumed by J.R. Ward
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this story and even the three short stories that the author published before this one mostly because is really totally different from the bacl dagger brotherhood that I quit reading ages ago. I don't know if I will keep on reading this series because mostly I am fed up with series but it was still a nice reading.

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Review: Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat

Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Another tale of Prince Lestat, that I really think you should read only if you love Lestat and all the old friends we got to know in years, like Marius, Armand and Louis of course. Another big problem for the prince of the undead and his court, another brillant solution, another story.

Un altro racconto che vede come protagonista Lestat e sinceramente vi consiglio di leggerla soltanto se siete grandi fans delle croncache dei vampiri e avete voglia di rivedere i soliti personaggi come Marius, Armand e Louis ovviamente. Un altro problemone per il principe dei non morti e della sua corte, un'altra brillante soluzione e in finale solo un'altra storia.

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Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds by Marie P. Read

Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar BirdsInto the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds by Marie P. Read
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great book, with wonderful pictures and interesting information about birds currently living in the U.S.

Bel libro con delle fantastiche fotografie dei piú comuni volatili degli Stati Uniti.

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lunedì, ottobre 01, 2018

Review: Der siebenfache Flügelschlag der Seele: Leben mit dem Rhythmus der Woche

Der siebenfache Flügelschlag der Seele: Leben mit dem Rhythmus der Woche Der siebenfache Flügelschlag der Seele: Leben mit dem Rhythmus der Woche by Wolfgang Held
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Alles diese Anthroposophische Dinge, scheint zu esoterisch zu mir.

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Review: Lethal White

Lethal White Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is by far the worst of the 4 novels about Cormoran and Robin. Convoluted, too full of useless people and situations, I didn't enjoy the book so much and it was, in my opinion, long without having a real reason for all these pages....

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Review: Cross Breed

Cross Breed Cross Breed by Lora Leigh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have been waiting for this book for ages, and even if I cannot say that I am disappointed, I can not even affirm that I am happy, thing is I also do not have to give up reading because in a way I was not ready to leave the Breeds behind...

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