Ho comprato dei libri per la prima volta in due anni

Tanto tempo fa, in una galassia lontana lontana, questo blog era nato con un intento ben preciso: dimostrare che è possibile parlare di libri online senza necessariamente potersi permettere tutte le nuove uscite a prezzo pieno. Al tempo (A) ero una studentessa squattrinata e (B) vivevo in Italia dove sembra che i libri vengano copiati…

TimeOut New York City Guide | Review

The holidays are fast approaching and I usually consider this the perfect time to start thinking about trips for the new year. First of all, because you get to spend lots of time with your family and friends and travel is a great topic of conversation (also a good way to stop relatives you’ve never…

TransPitch #2: Istruzioni per diventare fascisti, by Michela Murgia

Let’s not beat around the bush: we are experiencing the rise of a far right neo-fascist wave throughout Europe as well as globally. What does that have to do with books and why am I suddenly getting all political? Well, because books help us investigate and understand the world we live in, and because if…

Mid-Year Book Tag

June rolled around and hit me in the face like a truck hitting a mosquito on the motorway. Anyone else? Good. To feel less useless, I thought I’d do the Mid-Year Book Tag to try and have an overview of what I’ve read so far this year and make sure I stay on track. For…

3 LGBT+ Books I Read and 3 Books I Want to Read

It’s finally June! The sun is shining (well, not in the UK, but I’m assuming it must be somewhere), days are getting longer and longer, but most importantly… it’s Pride Month! Happy Pride to everyone in the LGBT+ community, and thank you for your support to all the allies out there. And what better way…

“Motherhood” by Sheila Heti

I wish this review could consist of me quoting the entire book to you by screaming it at the top of my lungs. Alas, that would be a bit dificult (not to mention mildly frightening) so we’re stuck to pen on paper – or… bytes on screen, I guess? “Why are we still having children?…

“Lacci”/”Ties” by Domenico Starnone

[Scroll down for my review in English 👇] Appena ti sforzi di dire con chiarezza una cosa, ti accorgi che è chiara solo perché l’hai semplificata. Una delle prime cose che ho pensato dopo aver finito la lettura di “Lacci” è che sarebbe bastato descriverlo come “l’autopsia di una coppia”. In realtà, però, il romanzo…

#GraphicNovelApril

It’s almost the end of April, the weather in the UK is awful only like half of the time, and I decided anyway that it’s spring time so I’m wearing spring clothes, regardless the outside temperature. So you know what that means…

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, by Emily Danforth

Oh boy. Ooooooh boy. Where to start. Well then, let’s start by saying I didn’t think I’d like this book so much. Which is saying something, because I started reading it with fairly high expectations. Make no mistake, I was not expecting this book to completely change the way I see the world or to…