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Come little children, the time’s comes to read all this spooky books!

I love books with original and strange titles, and I love to adapt the lyrics of songs to something more bookish.

Here’s my recomendation of horror/spooky books:

I try to including more genres, so we have Death or Ice Cream? that’s a Middle Grade (and I love the cover so much!) and The Woman in Black, still my favourite classic ghost story. Shutter Island is the best thriller that I ever read; Coraline is fantastic. The Other Mother scares me a lot, even if I am 31 years old.

Underworld London is a non-fiction book and it’s scary and very gruesome; The Last Necromancer is a fantasy/historical/gothic, the first of a series with gorgeous covers and last but not least The Uninvited by Cat Winters: she can writes about ghosts and paranormal like no other.

I know that are more and more horror books out there, so stay tuned for my horror TBR books and my favorite horror movies!

Do you know some of this books? Who else love Peter Hollens? I adore him!!*_*


When translation goes wrong: EngVsIta titles #1

Hello! Here’s another little meme of my own, in which I confront the original English titles of the books with the Italian translated ones.

Why? Because a lot of times, I didn’t know/comprehend that a new release in Italian it’s the same book I put on my wishlist, because of the absurd/weird/wrong title it has.

Or because I’m stupid and out of vogue, I don’t know.

The first example will be with (obviously) with the book after this blog is named:

Fortunately, the milk by Neil Gaiman.


I personally own this hardback edition: it’s so shiny and colourful, and it’s my preciouuusss.

But I really like the white hardback edition too.


The dinosaur is pretty different, but it’s okay.

And then BAM, we have the italian edition:


The cover is pretty plain and simple, and I didn’t dislike the “newspaper” style. But if you are wondering, “L’esilarante mistero del papà scomparso” means “The exhilarating mistery of the missing dad”.

“Fortunatamente, il latte” will be the exact translation of the original title, but as the author made a parody of the famous quote “Where there is life(milk), there is hope”, maybe a title referring to this quote will be better.

I’m not creating this post to discredit the italian editors/graphic, and I’m curious about other editions too. What title this book had in your country?

What’s your favourite cover?

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My most read authors

I saw this post on a couple of different blogs, so I check my goodreads page and here’s my Most Read Authors!

If you click on the name, you can find the Goodreads Author page.

In the past years I read a lot of mangas. And I means a lot. 499 books, to be honest.joey-not-even-sorry

And that’s why the first 7 authors are all mangaka. The first 2 are:

1) Clamp with 56 books.


56 books???!!! I’m surprised too! My favourite series are Kobato and Chobits. The characters in the Clamp books has always beatiful costumes.

2) Kazuya Minekura with 39 books.


Saiyuki, and the spin-off of this series are my fave series of all the time. I discovered mangas and all the world of comics (cosplay and comic conventions, etc…) thanks to this manga. I love with all my heart, but it’s Saiyuki Gaiden that has break my heart in tiny little pieces.

The first author of books in my chart is:

R.L. Stine with 28 books.


I still have at my home my collection of Goosebumps books. At elementary school, I was the only girl who was reading horror and mystery books. I hated the “classic books for girls” like Pollyanna and The secret garden.

Neil Gaiman with 21 books.


Sorry Mr. Gaiman, I tought I read more books written by you, but you are 11th in my GR chart. (But I love your books, you know!)

Coraline and Neverwhere are my favourite books!

Banana Yoshimoto: 10 books.


I’ve read and loved a lot of Yoshimoto’s books, like “Umi no futa” and “Arcobaleno” (sorry, I can’t find the translated title!), but I didn’t like all her books.

What are your most read authors?

Do you read manga too?


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8 books I’d rescue if my house was burning down

Hello everyone!

I found this post about a months ago on Expresso Reads and I love the idea. So I pick up my phone, check my bookshelves and decided who win and who die in the game of thrones.

I cheated a little, because the original post was the 7 books to rescue, but I added one.


I’m not doing this post only to show my best books, or to create envy. I’m not an arrogant person, at all, I just want to share with you some of the stories behind my beloved books.

So, for the books:

Extinct monsters by Hutchinson: I found this book in a little bookshop in U.K., and now I tell you a secret. I collect old books, the one who attracts me, maybe with a strange title or beautiful illustrations, so most of the times are cheap and forgotten books, but I really love them. And I love dinosaurs too. This is a copy printed in 1893.

Here’s an illustration:


The other old book is on the right: How the plants grow by Gray, it’s a scholastic book from 1853 (american, I suppose) about botanic and plants. I love the illustrations too.


Most of the other books are signed, so they are really precious to me, or they are my fave books.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters, Boo by Neil Smith and Il vangelo secondo Biff (Lamb) by Christopher Moore are 3 of my fave books of all the time. The first and the second had literally break my heart, the third one is a hilarious and dramatic book.

Yesternight by Cat Winters, 2012 la fine del mondo (2012 the end of the world) by Roberto Giacobbo and The Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman are all signed books. I won the first one on a twitter giveaway; I partecipate in a tv show with the author of the second one; and I travelled from Turin, Italy, to Portsmouth, U.k., for the third one. One of the best memories I had.

And that’s all folks!! Have you read this books? What books you will save from your house?

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3 Quotes 3 days – Day 1

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


Thank the person who nominated you.

Post a new quote for three consecutive days.

Nominate three new bloggers each day.


The first quote will be one from Neil Gaiman, my favorite author and the ispiration for my blog title.


“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”


Susy @SusysCozyWorld

Amber @StepIntoABookWorld

Theresa @TheCalicoBooks