book quote, book tag

3 Quote 3 Days – Day 2

I want to thank Kay Wisteria @HammockOfBooks for this tag!

Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Post a new quote for three consecutive days.

Nominate three new bloggers each day.

For day 2, I had choose a very popular quote from one of my fave books, The Hobbit.

It’s a beautiful quote, perfect even for our modern times. But it comes from a very sad scene.

โ€œThere is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.โ€

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Nominations:

Ashley Rae @ThriftyBibliophile

Perpetual Fangirl

Melanie @MelToTheAny

 

best book, Senza categoria

Best Books of the Year

Hello and welcome to the first Best Books of the Year of this blog!

Photos made by me. Please attention: some titles are in italian! If you click on the title, you can read the summary on Goodreads.

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Lo Hobbit: un viaggio inaspettato, cronache dal set I: I’m a huge fan of the Hobbit movies and book, so I buy 5 of the books that illustrates how the movies were made, with photo and interviews of the cast. Yes, Richard Armitage, you know what I mean.

L’albergo stregato (The Haunted hotel) by Wilkie Collins: I know Collins for The woman in white, that I need to read in 2018, but in 2017 I read The Haunted hotel and it’s amazing! Gothic and spooky and mysterious!

Mano di Ferro (Ironhand) by Charlie Fletcher: The second book in the Stoneheart series, this book has lost a little potential from the first book, but I love the characters. They are intense and realistic and dramatic. I have to buy the third book in english, because they never translate it in italian.

The Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard: I buy this book this summer, in Oxford, and I beagn to read it on the train back home, few days later. It’s darkly funny, like Christopher Moore, and I will read more adventures about Johannes Cabal.

La detective (A spy in the house) by Y.s. Lee: a wonderful YA set in London in 1858, featuring a kick ass girl and a funny romance.

 

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The “Vampyr” book is my copy of Dracula by Bram Stoker: I made this dust jacket for the book for a vampire hunter cosplay that I made some years ago, and I re-read Dracula because in summer I went to Whitby.

Un lavoro Sporco (A dirty Job) by Christopher Moore: Moore is one of my favourite authors, and I re-read A dirty Job because sometimes I need to read or re-read something written by Moore.

Buona apocalisse a tutti! (Good Omens) by Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett: Gaiman and Pratchett are my favourite authors, so I read Good Omens and it’s amazing. #TeamCrowley forever! Can’t wait to see the tv adaptation!

Flights and Chimes and mysterious times by Emma Trevayne: OMG this book is amazing!! Steampunk London with fairies and mechanical parts of human body, mysterious fracture in the wall, a poetic and magic middle grade book with a wonderful cover.

Holy Cow by David Duchovny:ย  I buy this book in Brasov, Romania, the past summer. I was curious about David Duchovny written a book and Holy Cow is a book that made me cry, and laugh and think a lot.

In the shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters: This book is everything for me. I cried a lot after finishing it. Cat Winters is one of my fave authors, thanks to this book.

Percy Jackson racconta gli dei greci (Percy Jackson’s greek god) by Rick Riordan: It’s Percy and it’s written by Riordan, I need to write more?

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The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer: with an amazing gothic cover and fantastic characters, the first book in the Ministry of Curiosities series is a 5 star read! Review soon!

And you? What’s the best book you read this year?

Happy New Year to all of you!