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Netflix series review: The Good Cop

The Good Cop

Cast: Josh Groban, Tony Danza, Monica Barbaro, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Bill Kottkamp

Executive Producers: Andy Breckman, Howard Klein, Randy Zisk

Episodes: 10

Release date: 21 September

Rating: 4/5

I only watch the first 2 episodes, so this will not be a review of the entire season 1.

I’m a great fan of Josh Groban, so obviously I was expecting this series. Groban is the son, Tony Caruso Jr, and Danza play the father. The son is the good cop, the too much good cop, so stickler for the rules. The father is a corrupt cop who is now forced to live with his son. I read a lot of nasty comments and reviews online, written by “famous website” who didn’t reccomend this series, because it’s boring.

Well, I admit it’s not like “CSI” or “Criminal minds”: there isn’t blood on the crime scene, no violence or s*x scenes (for this 2 episodes!) and I really like that.

I really enjoy crime series, but I don’t want to watch constantly gruesome shows. The news are bad enough, thanks. This is the perfect show to watch with all the family: it’s funny, quiet and the episodes are about 21 min long. There’s only a mistery for episode, so they’re pretty simple, but original and the other characters contributes to the light and easy atmosphere.

There was a scene in the first episode that makes me laugh so hard. And I really like the father/son scenes. I will definitely watch all the 10 episodes.

I hope for just a little “sing a song” scene with Groban in the next episodes. This will be perfect.


Any other fan of Josh Groban out there?

Have you watched this series?

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My summer book haul

All-focusHello to everyone!

This post is a little different from the others, because it shows my summer book haul.

As the last August, I spent 10 days of vacation in the U.K. so I have buy one book. Or maybe two or…13.

Strange Star by Emma Carroll: love this cover! I’ve never read a book by Emma Carroll but every one of them seems interesting.

Bedlam and Necropolis by Catharine Arnold: I recently finished “Underworld London” and I really liked it. I was always fascinated by the dark history, so when I found this two books at half price, I took them!

Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell: give all the horror books to me!! Want to know what I’m really scared of? Dolls. So it’s a good idea to buy a horror book about dolls. High five to me.

The silent companions by Laura Purcell: love the cover, and the plot seems really my ideal book. I didn’t like Jackson’s book, but Susan Hill has written my favourite ghost story. And I found it for 2£!!

The invisible library by Genevieve Cogman: this book was on my wishlist for years!! Found it near The Silent companions, for 2£. God bless the charity shops!

The ghost hunters by Neil Spring: this was on my wishlist, and it was in a little bookshop of Tenby, Wales, with a promotion 2×1 (buy 2, pay 1) so I took this and…

The Brief And Frightening Reign Of Phil: (Includes The ‘In Persuasion Nation’ Collection) by George Saunders: never heard about this book, but seems strange and funny.

The wild robot by Peter Brown: again, this book was on my wishlist for years. Love the illustrations!

The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horwitz: I always like a good Steampunk book! Buy it at Blackwell bookshop, Oxford!

My best friend’s exorcism and Horrostor by grady Hendrix: the first was on my wishlist, because everyone seems to love it. I really like the cover like a 80’s VHS. The second was a surprise. I was in a little bookshop in Sidmouth and my dad says: look Diana, a book that seems an Ikea catalogue! And I was: omg, I want it! I didn’t know that they are from the same author!

Circe by Madeline Miller: The song of Achilles is one my fave read of 2018, and I’m not a person who want a specific edition of a book, or a fan of hardback books. But then I saw this beautiful edition of Circe, and I decided that I want it. I’m so happy to have found it!

Oh, and don’t forget the Niffler plush! Love it, so cute!

And this is my August Book Haul!! What do you think?

Have you read one of this books?




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When translation goes wrong: Eng Vs Ita #2

Hello and welcome back to this meme in which I compare the original english title of a book with the translated one.

Today I want to show you a bestseller book that I love so much: The martian by Andy Weir.

I love Mark! This book is hilarious, funny, and it’s probably the only sci-fi book that I like.

This is the original cover.


And this is the italian one:


I know what are thinking right now: omg Diana, this is the exactly same cover, and even the title (The man of Mars) is pretty good, so why are you writing this post?

Because the problem here is that when the movie was out, they decided to change cover (with the movie tie-in, of course), to change title of the book, and spoil everyone with the title of the movie too!!


You can’t name it “Survivor: the martian“!!!! This is a spoiler as big as Mars!!


And I know some people that don’t even know that “l’uomo di Marte” and “Sopravvissuto: The martian” are the same book!

I loved the movie too, but I was so disappointed when I saw this title.

What are your thoughts? Do you saw this movie?


wrap up

August 2018 Wrap Up

Sorry, I’m late, but I’m currently moving into my new office.

Wow, this month I read a total of 9 books, but I DNF 2 of them.

The Hare’s Not-So-Spiky Hedgehog by Lee Hayton: a strange retelling of the turtle and the hare. The cover is original. 2 stars.

Ghost writer by Nick Wisseman: I received this horror novella for free, but it’s not good. It’s a little scary, but without explanation and a proper ending. 1 star

I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan: the first DNF of the month. One of the worst book I ever read. At page 6 was horrible enough to make me regret the decision to read it.

The care and feeding of a pet black hole by Michelle Cuevas: Lovely little middle grade with an original title and a metaphor of life. 3 stars.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Seek by Anthony O’Neill: a “sequel” of The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but with more action, more mystery and with a lovely cover. The ending was disappointing. 3 stars.

The benefits of being an octopus by Ann Braden: I received it from Netgalley, this contemporary is sad and well written. And I love octopus. 3,5 stars.

The song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: I fell in love with the cover of Circe, but I never read a book of Miller, so I try with this. I was reluctant first, because I know that this would be a sad story. And it was, but was also heartbreaking and wonderful and this book is perfection. A million stars.

How was your reading month?