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Top Ten Tuesday – Books recently added to my TBR list… even if I don’t have it!

Hi!

My second post about this weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

Today I’m going to talk about my TBR list… oh, wait, actually I don’t have any TBR list!

So… what am I going to do?

I’ll randomly talk about ten random books I’m looking forward to read!  Since I don’t know practically anything about them apart from the title and MAYBE a general plot, I’m not going to write comments, gomen ne!

Today, I was reading some wrap-up posts here and there and I took note a book and a series that have impressed me judging by the plot. Here we go:

1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

2. The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

Then eight random books!

3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

4. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

5. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

6. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

7. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

8. Misery by Stephen King

9. 1984 by George Orwell*

10. Fahrenheit 451 by Rad Bradbury*

*I studied those at school and I was very intrigued. However, I’m a little worried because maybe they are a difficult read. Well, I’ll read them in italian, so I think it won’t be the same

This post is a bit… empty, isn’t it? 2z4g01k I’m sorry.

However, if you have some considerations about those books, please let me know in the comments! I would be happy to read your opinions!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books from my childhood years I’d like to revisit

I decided to join this weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (if you don’t know what is it, check it here!). This week’s theme is really interesting for me. I started reading when I was just 5 years old, so I have a lot of sweet memories about books null

Without further ado, here is my list!

1. Tutte le fiabe by Luigi Capuana – This is a storybook and was a present from an acquaintance. I was five and at first I didn’t want to read this book for anything in the world. Why? Because there were no pictures in it. null As soon as my sister read me a pair of them, I fell in love with it. I read it again and again during the years, until I broke it null Now I’ve lost all the pieces, but a little time ago I found the entire work on internet. I was so happy! null

2. A Little Princess by Frances H. Burnett – This is the very first book I’ve ever read. I wasn’t five yet and I remember clearly I read it five or six times consecutively  This book is my sister’s and I still have it in my shelves 3. La bambina della Sesta Luna by Moony Witcher – I can’t explain with words how much I loved these books. I completely fell in love with the entire series. I was about ten and the main character had the same age as me, so I felt really connected to her. At that time, the series was composed by 4 books. Recently, Moony Witcher published two more books and I immediately bought them (I hate to have incomplete series)… but of course my emotions reading it are no longer how they used to be. null
null4. La piccola Lady Jane by Cecilia V. Jamison – I can’t count how many time I re-read it. It was a lucky buy among the classics. I loved EVERYTHING, from the characters to the setting. I really love historical fiction (I don’t know if this is the proper term, but whatever), especially when there’s an enigma and orphans are involved. Actually it’s quite similar to “A Little Princess”!
5. Polenta Fritta by Gianni Rodari – A collection of funny stories, similar to fairy tales. That was another present by an acquaintance and at the beginning I looked at it with suspicion (as usual ). In the end, I loved it as well. I’d really like to read it again.
6. The Baby Sitter Club by Ann M. Martin – A completely casual purchase. At the beginning I bought only two or three books from the series, then day by day I enlarged my collection. Unfortunately, here in Italy they weren’t really common, so I currently have only 10-15 books
7. Goosebumps by R. L. Stine – I grown up with them. I have a decent amount of printed books and they would be a lot more if they had not disappeared from the shops  some of my favourites are “Welcome to Dead House”, “One Day at Horrorland” (the first book of the series I read), “A Night in Terror Tower” and “The Haunted School”.
8. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter – I borrowed this one from the library. I love the story of this cheerful and optimistic girl, especially in the sequel, when her willpower is severely tested due to her accident. For a certain time I tried to apply her principle to my life, without significant results. I should try again…
9. The Lottie Project by Jacqueline Wilson – Jacqueline Wilson was one of my favourite authors when I was younger. I have just a pair of her books, but I liked all of them. In particular, I fell in love with The Lottie Project, because it involves the Victorian Age, a period that I really love.
10. Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine – This was a present from my father. Another period I really like is that around the Second World War, especially concerning the Holocaust. It was a short story, yet emotional. Unfortunately I lent it to an acquantaince and I doubt I’ll ever see it again.

I decided to put the italian covers because I have an emotional bond with them. For some of you I’m sure it will be strange seeing a different cover from usual tumblr_m4i9c7j9OB1qdlkyg There are also a lot of books from italian authors, I’m surprised, actually!

That’s all for today!~

Melacchan

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I’m back!

After a short hiatus, here I am! null

Today, I took a break from my obligations and I spent the whole day watching anime and drama!

I saw “Kare wa, imouto no koibito”, starring Michishige Sayumi  Such a cute drama! Sayu, or better, Haruka was the cutest devil ever null The other main actors were great too! I think they all were perfect for their role.

Yesterday, I saw Hello!Pro Station #107. There, you find a preview of two new MV: “Ima Koko Kara” by Morning Musume ’15 and “Itooshikutte Gomen ne” by Country Girls.

About the first one, it’s so strange seeing those new faces! Last time a member was introduced, I still wasn’t really into the group, so I didn’t notice so much, but now… wow! My hoshi in the 12ki is Ogata Haruna and she didn’t disappoint me at all: she looked as cute as always  but in this preview, who amazed me is Maria-chan. I didn’t care about her really much; okay, she’s cute and she seems funny, but I wasn’t impressed at all. At first glance, I didn’t like her and as time flew by I couldn’t find anything special in her. Well, it’s not like my opinion suddenly changed, but when I saw this…

… I couldn’t help but loving her for a moment null I think she will quickly climb my ranking~

As for Itooshikutte Gomen Ne, I loved the initial shot to Momoko, it really made me laugh null As for the MV itself, I think there’s too much Uta Dx I love Uta, but she’s simply everywhere! It’s a bit annoying, in my opinion 

Last but not least, my readings! In february, I finished “Vanity Fair” and read “10 regole per far innamorare”, “Non ti lascerò mai solo” and “50 Shades of Grey”! They all belong to my 2015 reading challenge:

– A book with more than 500 pages: Vanity Fair by William MakepeaceThackeray: this was an interesting reading. I really like those kinds of novels, but I didn’t read anything written by a man before. I took a really long time to complete it, but overall I liked it.

– A funny book: 10 regole per fare innamorare by Guglielmo Scilla: an italian book this time! A friend lent me her copy and I decided to include it in the challenge. It was an easy non-fiction reading and it has torn a few laughs from me.

– A book a friend recommended: Non ti lascerò mai solo by Giorgio Panariello: guess what? Another italian book from the same friend of mine! This story is about a man and a dog and it’s kinda sad. It isn’t the best book I read, but I enjoyed it anyway.

– A book with bad reviews: 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James: actually, it was better than I thought. The plot is simple and sometimes stupid, the female protagonist is… stupid as well. But I didn’t hate it, maybe because I had low expectations. At the end, I was even enjoying it! Not a masterpiece for sure, but overall nice.

Right now, I started “La coscienza di Zeno” by Italo Svevo. It seems interesting, but as every classic it takes his own time to be read.

I think that’s all for today. I’ll try to be more active from now on 

Melacchan