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Demonathon + ReadToBreath TBR

Hello readers, how are you?

Tomorrow will be September, I don’t know why but August has last like a week for me…

Anyway, today I’m here to present to you my TBR for the two readathons I’ll participate during September.

Demonathon, the Grand Hotel is the second round organized on Twitter by Yumi where you need to gain the contract with the demon of your choice.

Here you can find the website, I’m always impressed by the effort and the ideas behind this readathon.

The prompts are:

  1. A book featuring the dead
  2. A pretty book
  3. Re-read a favourite/Confort read
  4. Middle grade or children’s book
  5. Intense love or friendship
  6. An indulgent read

ReadToBreathe is a readathon created by Ash on Instagram. 

You can find the informations also on her website.

The prompts are:

  • A book you’ve had longer than 6 months
  • A book over 400 pages
  • A stand-alone novel
  • A book with a sidekick (this is a personal favourite)
  • A novel with magic
  • A book outside your comfort zone

Here’s my tentative TBR, do you see a title you’re interested in? Are you participating in some readathon this month?

Tell me in the comments!

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Magical Readathon TBR

Hello readers! I’m back during these difficult times to share with you my tentative TBR for the Magical Readathon or O.W.L.s of 2020!

It’s my first time doing this readathon, so I’m pretty excited! I chose Culinary sorcerer for my Career, you know, because there’s food!XD

For my career, I need to complete Arithmancy, Charms, Herbology and Potions (Oh no, please, not Snape!!)

 

Arithmancy: A book outside your favorite genre

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Wool

Usually, I don’t read dystopian/post-apocalyptic novels.

Charms: a book with a white cover

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Goddess of the hunt

This cover is great!!

Herbology: a book that starts with “M”

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Mountain of the dead

Another book of the World’s scariest places series!

Potions: a book under 150 pages.

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Clockwork Gold

I don’t have a lot of books under 150 pages…

 

And that’s my TBR! Do you participate this year?

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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!!

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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.

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Ally Rose la quinta vittima

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

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Ella, the slayer

Wekufe: read a book with secrets or lies

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Greenglass house

Eudaimones: read something inspiring!

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This is going to hurt

Djinn: read an adventure/action-filled book

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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!

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Reading Challenges 2020

Hello readers!

As the new year approaches, I was searching for new reading challenges to do in 2020. These are the chosen, all very simple.

For the Love of Ebooks 2020

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The lovely Tina of As Told by Tina has a bunch of great reading challenges, and also a post where you can list all the reading challenges of 2020. I chose For the love of ebooks, a challenge where you can read all the ebooks you want, since now I have a subscription to Kindle Unlimited too. I will participate for the Pro Status, 20-29 ebooks.

Mount TBR 2020

Mount TBR

The Mount TBR challenge is back in 2020! This challenge is to read a certain number of book to reach the top of one famous mountain. Next year I will climb Mount Ararat with 48 books.

The A to Z reading challenge 2020

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I love making lists, especially lists of books. So, I’m super happy to participate again to the A to Z reading challenge! The goal is to read a book for every letter of the alphabet.

 

And that’s all for now, do you participate in reading challenges? Do you like them?

Tell me in the comments!

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The ABC Book Challenge (J)

Hello! How’s everyone doing?

The challenge is to post some books that I loved and some books that are still on my TBR (please TBR, don’t hurt me), corresponding to each letter of the alphabet.

Personally, I found this challenge on A Book. A Thought. Go and check this great blog!

Please remember that maybe some books will be in Italian. I will write the English title too.

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The ABC Book Challenge (A)

The ABC Book Challenge (B)

The ABC Book Challenge (C)

The ABC Book Challenge (D)

The ABC Book Challenge (E)

The ABC Book Challenge (F)

The ABC Book Challenge (G)

The ABC Book Challenge (H)

The ABC Book Challenge (I)

Memorable books:

Junjo Romantica: a super cute yaoi (boy x boy) manga! One of the first I ever read!

Jack lo Squartatore (Jack the Ripper): well, you can see that I gave a little obession about Jack The Ripper. This one is written by the author of Psycho, and it’s very good.

James e la pesca gigante (James and the giant peach): it’s still one of my favorite book of all the time. And the movie? Wonderful! Have you seen it?

Books on my TBR:

I’m so intimidated by the lenght of Jonathan Strange! >__<

 

And that’s all, have you read some of these books?

Tell me in the comments down below!

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The AtoZ 2019 challenge: completed!

Hello readers!

i finally finished the A to Z reading challenge 2019 organized by Ginger Mom and company!

So let’s take a look of what I’ve read for this challenge, please be aware that some titles may be in Italian, but I wrote the original/translated title too. You can read the synopsys or the review by clicking on the title.

I hope to not offend anyone with this post: it’s just a reminder of what I’ve read and a suggestion for who wants to participate in this challenge, I’m not the kind of person who wants to show and be better than others.

 

A) All that remains, by Sue Black

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B) Bedlam, London and its mad, by Catharine Arnold

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C) A curious beginning, by Deanna Raybourn

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D) Dolly, by Susan Hill

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E) The elsewhere emporium, by Ross MacKenzie

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F) Fairy eyeglasses, by Emily Martha Sorensen

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G) The Gauntlet, by Karuna Riazi

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H) Hunting Prince Dracula, by Kerri Maniscalco

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I) Ink and Bone, by Rachel Caine

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J) Just one damned thing after another, by Jodi Taylor

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K) Karma, by Donna Augustine

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L) Lettere a Theo (Letters to Theo) by Vincent Van Gogh

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M) La moglie del califfo (The wrath & the dawn) by Renèe Ahdieh

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N) The nowhere emporium, by Ross MacKenzie

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O) Old Dark, by Michael La Ronn

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P) Il profumo (Perfume) by Patrick Suskind

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Q) Qualcosa di molto speciale ( A little something different) by Sandy hall

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R) The raven’s tale, by Cat Winters

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S) Il sogno d’argento (The silver dream) by Mallory Reaves

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T) Thornghost, by Tone Almjhell

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U) UnEnchated by Chanda Hahn

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V) Vengeance road by Erin Bowman

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W) When Dimple met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon

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Y) The Yard, by Alex Grecian

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Z) Zombie boy, press start by Val O. Morris

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I didn’t found a book with the letter X, have you some suggestions?

Have you read some of this book?

Tell me in the comments down below!

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The ABC Book Challenge (I)

Hello! How’s everyone doing?

The challenge is to post some books that I loved and some books that are still on my TBR (please TBR, don’t hurt me), corresponding to each letter of the alphabet.

Personally, I found this challenge on A Book. A Thought. Go and check this great blog!

Please remember that maybe some books will be in Italian. I will write the English title too.

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The ABC Book Challenge (A)

The ABC Book Challenge (B)

The ABC Book Challenge (C)

The ABC Book Challenge (D)

The ABC Book Challenge (E)

The ABC Book Challenge (F)

The ABC Book Challenge (G)

The ABC Book Challenge (H)

Memorable books:

Inuyasha, by Rumiko Takahashi: I had to include Inuyasha to this challenge, it was one of my fave manga when I began reading it, nearly 10 years ago.

L’isola della paura (Shutter Island) by Dennis Lehane: my fave thriller of all the time, the movie is so well done, I absolutely love Di Caprio role.

Io Uccido (I kill) by Giorgio Faletti: one of the first thriller/crime books for adults I ever read. It was mindblowing.

Intervista col vampiro (Interview with the vampire) by Anne Rice: one of the best vampire book on the planet. And have you seen the movie? The costumes are fabulous.

Books on my TBR:

Come on, I know we think the same thing…

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and that’s why I added that book on my TBR.

 

Have you read some of this book? Did you know Inuyasha? Tell me in the comments!

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End of Summer Recap Tag

Hello readers! Here at my home town, Turin, summer is officially ended, right now we have 16° C. It was sudden, but I’m happy that it’s colder than August.

So it’s the perfect time for this tag! I found it on Books and Dachshunds, but the tag was created by You Are What You Read.

For summer, I intend the months of June, July and August.

The Questions

Which book can you not stop thinking about?

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Her Majesty’s necromancer is even better than the first volume in the series!

 

Which book would you rather have not read?

Frankly, a lot of them. The Orion Rezner chronicles is the first that comes to my mind, with a disgusting scene during an exorcism.

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What genre did you read the most?

I’ve read a lot of fantasy and middle-grade!

Which book surprised you the most?

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The Wingsnatchers, the first volume of the adventures of Carmer and Grit. I was expecting a Steampunk middle-grade, but it was much more. A solid 5 stars read for me.

Which book disappointed you the most?

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I have a soft spot in my heart for strange/macabre non-fiction books, and, naively, I was expecting that all of them were good as All that remains. I was wrong, and Smoke gets in your eyes was so disappointing that I talk about that to everyone I know.

What was your favorite cover?

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Honestly, this cover is everything.

Which books did you plan on reading, but you never got around to?

I was planning on beginning the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series this summer, but I get distracted.

Which books do you plan on reading in the fall/autumn?

Usually, I read mainly horror/gothic/spooky during the end of September and October, so The Five seems the perfect book. I need to read also The Carnelian crow because the last book in the series, The Zeppelin Deception, is been recently released!

I tag everyone!!

Feel free to tag me in your post if you are doing this tag, I’m happy to read your answers!

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The ABC Book Challenge (H)

Hello! How’s everyone doing?

The challenge is to post some books that I loved and some books that are still on my TBR (please TBR, don’t hurt me), corresponding to each letter of the alphabet.

Personally, I found this challenge on A Book. A Thought. Go and check this great blog!

Please remember that maybe some books will be in Italian. I will write the English title too.

Previous Post:

The ABC Book Challenge (A)

The ABC Book Challenge (B)

The ABC Book Challenge (C)

The ABC Book Challenge (D)

The ABC Book Challenge (E)

The ABC Book Challenge (F)

The ABC Book Challenge (G)

Memorable books:

The Hound of the Baskerville by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: still my favourite adventure with Sherlock Holmes!

Hour of mischief by Aimee Hyndman: a funny adventure, one of my first Book Blog tour!

Honey and Clover by Chica Umino: this manga series of 10 volumes is a bittersweet tale of friendship and love, art and human relations. I love it so much.

Holy cow by David Duchovny: it seems that the only person who liked this book is me. I don’t care.

 

Books on my TBR:

It seems that The Hanged Man is the first in a series that is incomplete.

And Hag-seed? Everyone talks positively about it!

Have you read some of these books?

Tell me in the comments!

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The ABC Book Challenge (G)

Hello! How’s everyone doing?

The challenge is to post some books that I loved and some books that are still on my TBR (please TBR, don’t hurt me), corresponding to each letter of the alphabet.

Personally, I found this challenge on A Book. A Thought. Go and check this great blog!

Please remember that maybe some books will be in Italian. I will write the English title too.

Previous Post:

The ABC Book Challenge (A)

The ABC Book Challenge (B)

The ABC Book Challenge (C)

The ABC Book Challenge (D)

The ABC Book Challenge (E)

The ABC Book Challenge (F)

Memorable books:

Gone girlgirl was an amazing thriller, but I didn’t like the movie so much.

Global garden is a really strange and original manga, but it’s also sweet.

Godchild is a work of Kaori Yuki, less famous then Angel Sanctuary, but with a great plot.

Il Grande Inverno is the second part of A Game Of Thrones. They printed the books all separated, then decided to re printed them with better covers and reunited.

To Be Read Books:

I’m totally in love with the cover of Ghost Talkers, and I can’t wait to read Greenglass House!

Do you know some of these titles?

See you for the next post of the ABC book challenge!