book tag, meme

The Rapid Fire Book Tag + Happy Birthday to me!

Hello readers! I’m back today with a new post because today is my birthday!! I will thank Soph @BookBlog&Candle for the tag!

Sorry for the lack of posts this month, I’m constantly worried about the health of one of my cats, Gomez. Now he’s slowly improving, we pray for the better.


E-Book or Physical Book?

Physical!! I like e-books because they don’t take up a lot of space, and when I finished or DNF and e-book I can simply delete it, but I’m frustrated when I want to read and I forgot to recharge the battery.

Paperback or Hardback?

Totally agree with Soph here, I’m a paperback girl! Hardback books are difficult for me to carry with me and to handle them in my hands.

Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

Online when I made shopping from my country, because 85% of my books are in English, and I live in Italy, so the bookshops/bookstores don’t sell English books here.

When I am on holidays, usually in the U.K., I love to visit every bookshop/Waterstones /charity shop I can find.

Trilogies or Series?

Uhm, it depends… This time I will say series, because my favourite series, like The Ministry of Curiosities or Harry Potter are composed of more than 5 books.

Heroes or Villains?

A great hero against a great and complex villain. But I prefer the villain. (And they slowly fell in love)

A book you want everyone to read?

The nowhere emporium because it’s so underrated but it was just magical to read it, you really fell to be in the emporium. I love it so much.

Recommend an underrated book?

I read a lot of underrated booksXD (and then her mind goes puff, totally blank) Constable & Toop is really underrated, but recently it goes to reprint, so now you can easily find it on Amazon or Book Depository!!

The last book you finished?

Paved with good intentions by Keith Durrell.

The Last Book You Bought?

Creatures of Will and Temper and I’m totally in love with the cover!!

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

An oven mitt. I was cooking.

Used Books: Yes or No?

Yes, they are cheaper! But they need to be in excellent/good condition, not covered with highlighter or drawings or missing pages.

Top Three Favorite Genres?

Historical fiction



Borrow or Buy?

Buy! I don’t use the library, and I don’t have friends to borrow books from.

Characters or Plot?

Plot. I love when I can connect to a character, or when there is a great cast of characters, but if the plot is boring, I’ll totally lose interest in the book.

Long or Short Books?

Again I agree with Soph: short books! I need time and the right mindset for long books.

Long or Short Chapters?

Short chapters! I usually read in the evening, and my eyes are already tired because I work at the pc all day, so I prefer short chapters.

Name The First Three Books You Think Of:

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Time stops for no mouse by Michael Hoeye

The cure for dreaming by Cat Winters

Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?


Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional worlds! I mean, Middle earth, you know?

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

No: I listen to a couple of audiobooks in Italian, and they were pretty boring, but in general I’m easily distracted or I fell asleep. Shame on me.

Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

Of course. I’m a really bad person.

Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

Tv adaptation, I think they have more time and more episode to better develop the story, like Good Omens.

A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?

The Maze runner. I can’t stand the book, but they made the Maze really well in the movie.

Series or Standalones?

Standalone, if they had a good ending.


And that’s the tag, everyone who wants to do it is welcome!


challenge, meme

Demonathon TBR

Hello readers!

Today I want to share with you my tentative TBR for a readathon that will run from February 14th to February 28th called Demonathon!!


You can find all the info on the Twitter page or on Youtube. There is also a wonderful website set up for the readathon that is fantastic!!

The reading tasks are:

Incubus/Succubus: read a steamy romance or a book with a s*x scene.


Ally Rose la quinta vittima

Shetani: read a book that is weird, or outside your confort zone


Ella, the slayer

Wekufe: read a book with secrets or lies


Greenglass house

Eudaimones: read something inspiring!


This is going to hurt

Djinn: read an adventure/action-filled book


The time hunters


And that’s my tentative TBR! Before the readathon begins, you can also choose your demon and write a little story about him/her!

Hope you enjoy my TBR, tell me in the comments if you are participating!

5 star, meme, wrap up

Wrap Up: January 2020

Hello readers, how are you?

Welcome to the first wrap up of 2020! In January I managed to read 9 books, with one DNF.

As always, I will include also the books I read in Italian, with the translated title, if exist.

5 stars:

Look, 2 books with 5 stars rating! How it is even possible?

Arbrook Huxley & the star crossed lovers is another short story from The Celestial Isles series. It was so funny and delightful!

Bewitch me: I love this cover so much, even if it doesn’t suit well for the story, a funny and supernatural adventure with witches and demons.

3 stars:

Ok, also the cover of The strings of murder is beautiful, right? Every single cover of this series is amazing, unfortunately I couldn’t stand the main character.

I’ve found The book of general ignorance in the house I rent in London, and it was a light read.

I didn’t know the history of Belle Gunness, so it was interesting to read Hell’s Princess, my first book finished in 2020. It became a little boring past the middle.

2 stars:

I discovered that also manga, comics and yaoi manga (m/m) are included in my Kindle Unlimited, so now on you will see it more frequently on this blog. Tricky Prince 1 is yaoi, but was pretty plain for me.

How disappointed I was when I finished The boy, the bird & the coffin maker! I don’t know if I am too old or too cynic, but it gave nothing to me.

1 star/DNF:

See what I have done is my first DNF of the year. I’m really interested in the Lizzie Borden story, but the writing style was awful and so weird.

Please, don’t hate me, I’m not a bad person, but I don’t comprehend and don’t like the kind of story where you can’t identify if there’s really something paranormal or not. Also, the ending of The boy who could see demons was terrible.

And that’s all, have you read some amazing books in January?

Tell me in the comments!