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So, it's January. The second half of January, to be more precise.
And, even if I've been reading a lot- 4 books, started the 5th already- and I've done some catching up with shows and docu-series and the likes (RAI4 is airing American Crime Story: the people vs. OJ SIMPSON, and I LOVE IT!)... I haven't written a line that's one of fiction.
Which means...PROMPT ME ALREADY!
Anything from:
NCIS and related fandoms
X-FILES
MARVEL (COMIC/CINEMATIC)
DC (COMIC/CINEMATIC/ARROWERSE related shows, Constantine Included)
DOCTOR WHO and related fandoms
The Librarians
Scorpion
The Mentalist
MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE (Ghost Protocol/Rogue Nation)
STAR TREK (even if cross-overing with Green Lanterns. Those minis are AH-MA-ZING!)
GIRL MEETS WORLD (yes. I know. But cut me some slack.)
HART OF DIXIE
NEW GIRL
TRANSFORMERS (movies)
Ugly Betty
Jurassic Park
Major Crimes/The Closer
Blindspot
Marmelade Boy/Marmelade Boy Little (again: cut.me.some.slack.)
The Temperance Brennan Novel Series by Kathy Reichs (not related to the Bones tv-shows)
Haven (No Duke/Nathan or Audrey/Nathan/Duke. Not because I've got soemthing against it. I just don't like WRITING it.)
McGyver (2016 version)

And yeah- you can cross-over multiple proprieties, too.
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  1. As of the first, I'll be in vacancy. Yay, you say? Well, I guess it may be right- even if I've got so many things to do, that I don't know how I'll manage to do all of them in two weeks. I swear.

  2. I've finished finally my goodreads challenge for this year! 60 books-as in novels, essays and biographies- plus a good amount of graphic novels. And the whole Full Metal Alchemist Collection, all the 27 volumes (which I devoured in, like, 3 or 4 days this summer).

  3. Amazon Prime Video just got in Italy! And, as I've got Prime membership, it means unlimited videos for a year at less than 20 €. Which is what I apy monthly for my Mediaset Premium subscription (even if there's also soccer there, too. The reason I signed with them in the first place. For Drew and dad, mind you. I couldn't care any less about soccer).

  4. I'm updating my end-of-the year masterpost for all the fics I've written. Over 30 of them, if I'm not mistaken. The majority of them over 2k.

  5. I'm re-watching NCIS:New Orleans. New Episodes are gonna air in a week or so, but I was missing it, so, yep, grabbed my dvr and I'm been rewatching teh show since the NCIS dpuble episode pilot. I'm alsmost finished with season 1, which is kind of sad, because, well, the second part of season one was kind of all shades of sad.

  6. I'm thinking about posting all the books I've been reading over the course of the year,  sort of like a master post- Who knows. maybe, just maybe...

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(AKA I've read so many graphic Novels I'm almost ashamed of myself...)


Wallace, Barbara- A millionaire for Cinderella
Wilson, Scarlett- A bride for the runaway groom
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor- Kubla Khan
Wallace, Barbara - Beuty & her billionair boss
Gilmore, Jessica- Expecting the Earl's baby
Pembroke, Sophie- Falling for the Bridesmaid
Cornweel, Patricia- The front




Hiromu Arakawa- Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 0-27
Jeph Loeb/ Liefield - Onslaught Reborn
Wells, Zebb/Caselli, Stefano- Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways
Bendis, Brian Michael/Coipel, Oliver- House of M
Lemire, Jeff/McDonald, Andy- Teen Titans Erath One Vol. II
Byrne, John with Claremont, Chris/Ordway, Jerry- JLA: The Tenth Circle
Johns, Jeoff/Smith, Matt_ Day of Judgment: The Fall and Redemption of Hal Jordan
Dazego, Todd/Ramos, Humberto & McKone, Mike & Nauck, Todd- JLA: World Without Grown-Ups
Meltzer, Brad/Molrales, Rags& Bair, Michael- Identity Crisis
Johns, Geoff/Van Sciver, Ethan- Green Lantern: Rebirth
Meltzer, Brad/Benes, Ed- Justice League of America VOL. 1: The Tornado's Path
Loeb, Jeph/ Turner, Michael- Superman/Batman vol.2: Supergirl
Jul. 10th, 2016 03:06 pm

June Books

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A bit late- but it's here. Mu June Books list.

Love to hate you- by Anna Premoli
Joanthan Livingston, Seagull - By Richard Bach
Truth or date.com By Nina Harringhton
Inverni Lontani, By Mario Rigori Stern
Tutto quello che volevate sapere sui gatti... - By Detlef Bluhm
The Saturday Supper Club, By Amy Bantley
The Old Mariner's ballad/Kubla Kahn, by Samuel Coleridge

Graphic Novels:

Villains for Hire: Knight Takes King, By Dan Abbnett and Renato Arlem
Marvel Max: Hellstorm, son of Satan- by Alex Irvine (story) and Russel Braun
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May. 31st, 2016 10:18 am

May Books

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Novels/essays....


Gli effettic speciali dell'amore, by Angela Izzi (new)
Let's explore diabets with Owls, by David Sedaris (re-read)
The secret life of dresses, by Erin McKein (re-read)
The Silver Lining palybook, by Matthew Quick (re-read)
L'amore non è mai una cosa semplice, by Anna Premoli (re-read)
L'importanza di chiamarti amore, by Anna Premoli
La nostra folle vacanza, by Anna Premoli (short story)
Ti Odio con tutto il cuore, by valaeria Luzi
Ti Odio troppo per dimenticarti, By valeria Luzi
Graphic Novels:
Marvel 1602, by Andy Kubert (art) and Neil gaiman (story)
Marvel 1602: a new world, by Grek Pack (story) and Greg Tocchini (art)
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May. 1st, 2016 06:58 am

April books

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Books:
Covers )

Bianca Marconero- la prima cosa bella
Cecile Bertod -Tutto ma non il mio tailleur
 Tanya Paxia -The Woden's day
Linda Goodnight - The Memory House
Chevy Stevens - Still Missing

Graphic novels:
Covers )

Civil War. Story byMark Millar, art bySteve McNiven
World War Hulk, Story by Greg Pak, art by John Romita Jr.
Daredevil: Guardian Devil, story by Kevin Smith, art by Joe Quesada
Daredevil: Father, story and art by Joe Quesada
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Allesia gazzola- Sindrome da cuore in sospeso (italian, crime novel)
Victory Storm- Ogni tuo desiderio è un ordine, bastardo (Italian, romance novel)
Claire Ashby- La libreria dei desideri (original title "When you make it home", novel)
Kristan Higgins - If you only knew
K.A. Tucker- Cinque Ragioni pèer odiarti (original title "Five Ways to Fall", novel)
Cecile Bertod- Nessuno tranne te (italian, short novel)
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(I'd rather not count tv-shows- too many of them, and Movies- too little, not enough, and besides, I haven't signed them down.)

Lori Foster- Annie, get your guy; Janice Kay Johnson: Open secret/Lost Cause/Kids by Christmas; Kristan Higgins- Anything for you
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 1. Your main fandom of the year:  Uhm. I think it's win-win-win between The Mentalist, Arrow, and Stargate Atlantis, which I discovered in April, when it first started airing for free in Italy.
2. Your favorite film this year: Gotta say, I didn't saw a lot of movies this year; BUT I loved Guardians of the Galaxy. Because it was so much like Star Wars meet Indiana Johns meets Friendship is magic, and the 80s soundtrack, man, a girl from that time gotta love it.  
3. Your favorite book this year: I read a lot (less than the other years, tough), but mostly old books. But I loved, like any other year, Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan novel, and I'm quite fond of that silly little thing that Bluhm Detlef's book "Everything you've ever wished to know about cats" sort of made me happy...
4. Your favorite album or song this year: Oh, dear... One Republic's Native from last year, but the singles "I lived" and "LOve runs out" were both released this year. And I loved I lived. I really do.
5. Your favorite TV show this year: I'm sorry, but it's Major Crimes.
6. Your favorite LJ community this year: The Haven't really followed any this year, sadly, with maybe the exception of the X-Files one...
7. Your best new fandom discovery of the year:  Stargate Atlantis
8. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year:  the new season of Doctor Who.
9. Your TV boyfriend of the year: Lance Hunter from Agents of Shield. 
10. Your TV girlfriend of the year: Teresa Lisbon from The Mentalist, forever and ever
11. Your biggest squee moment of the year: Jane and Lisbon again like last year- the whole episode finale fo season 6. maybe even the plane scene, despite being a bit of clichè.
12.  Your most missed old fandom: The X-files. 
13. Your fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?   The Fall or Outlander
14. Your biggest anticipation of the New Year:  The second Season of Broadchurch
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Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] tromana because I am an avid reader and I couldn't help it :)

Looking back, did you read more books than you thought you would this year, less than you thought, or about what you predicted?
A bit less, I guess. Unfortunately, as much as a rapid and avid reader as I am, by need to read increase and decrease according to my feelings. So, when I am down, there is nothing, nothing, I can do to bring me to read. And this year, it's been on the low side of things.

What was your favourite book this year?
It's Italian: Una piccola Impresa meridionale by Rocco Papaleo. He wrote the short novel and wrote, directed and starred  the movie based on the book; it's his debut novel, but wow, wasn't it great? I think I'll try to catch the movie as well- just to see if, as he did it himself, he was as close as possible to the story.

What’s your least favourite book this year?
The homwcoming by C.Starud. Niceville's novels had lost their appeal, apparently. But I'd also say 40:Love by Madeline Wicham (that was released in Italy only this year).

Book that was better than you expected?
Uhm. The Donovan Brothers novels by Victoria Dahl. Sexy, but also full of reality as well, with a great insight in the chracters.

Book that could have been better?
Uhm. Destined by A. Pike.

Characters you liked
ah, the whole ensemble of Una piccola impresa meridionale. And The Donvan Brothers. Especially jamie. I love the guy. I swear.

Characters you disliked
All the characters from 40:Love, and the majority from Destined. And, as I am admitting that I read 50 shades... Anastasia. 
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Borrowed by [livejournal.com profile] lothiriel84

For each of your favorite fandoms, please state:
1. Which character would you like to be your boss/supervisor/whatever
2. Which character would you like to be your best friend
3. Which character would you like to be your boyfriend/girlfriend


(Note that I am doing this only with the fandoms I am reelay fan-girling about. Otherwise...)
Let's start with the oldest ones- tv shows that are not even airing any longer:
Answers )
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Stolen fro [livejournal.com profile] lothiriel84

The BBC thinks you will have read 6 of the books on this list. Copy and paste your bolded books read, italicized books not completed, and then sum up with a head count, so to speak.

BBC LIST )
sO,  it looks like I've red 25 of these books, and there is a couple of them I never warped my head around finishing them...which I could do one day, as I thought I would have enver finished The Da Vinci Code because I didn't like it at the time I started reading it, but two months later It was kind of nice...

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[day 1- day 16]

17 - Close your eyes and get any book from your shelf

Stephanie Meyer’s “The Host”, my favorite book of hers. And for today, I’ll just share this. Sorry, but I’m quite in an hurry….

 

18 - Book with the most beautiful cover

“Remember me?” By Sophie Kinsella, the Italian Version, though; it was just plain lovely, simple but yet marvelous, white with two black silhouettes (him and her), and, between them, golden stylized sunflowers. I don’t know why, but I find it really marvelous. Special Mention to the Italian version of the Lord of the rings, all 3 volumes, where there is a drawings of few places  portrayed in the books.

Day 19 - Book that you never wanted to read

There is so many of them I don’t even know where to start, and mostly, which one I should chose…  I guess… Alexandros, from Valerio Massimo Manfredi; it was a novelization of Alexander the great’s life, and I was supposed to read it for school, and despite doing it, I hated every single page of the book… despite being a great fan of the later works from the author, but that book was just… it was too commercial, desperately trying to follow, somehow, into the footsteps of Christian Jacq’s “Ramses”. I didn’t want to read it, but had to. And I… well, I didn’t like it, at all.


Day 20 - Book that you read at school

I think that for this, I’ll go, instead, with a book I actually loved: “Elena, Elena, Amore mio!” and “Nessuno”, both from author Luciano De Crescenzo. The books are novelizations from Ancient Greece “Iliad” and “Odyssey” from an external point of view, and while the first one was compulsory, I got my teacher to give me to read also the following one. Why? Easy: Professor Ricca (Adolfo, while his brother was called Benito. I think we know where their parents stood) had given us the book as part of the monthly assignment;  unfortunately (or maybe not) I liked “Elena” so much that I read it in a couple of days, and when I told him, and told him I had bought the following book as well, he agreed to let me work on that as well.

Yes, I’ve always loved reading…


Day 21 - Most stupid book you read at school

Oh, uhm, well, I don’t know… wait, I got it! Does  a ply count, if I just read it for a class?  At the time, I think it was Harold Pinter’s Birthday party, but I guess it is because it is theatre of the absurd, and because at the time I wasn’t so fluent in English. Maybe, looking at it right now… who knows.


Day 22 - Book on your shelf with the most pages

An edition of The Bible with over 2000 pages, a gift from my mother for when I got my Confirmation.


Day 23 - Book on your shelf with the least pages

It’s the short novel “Inverni Lontani” from Mario Rigoni Stern, about his youth in Itaky during the Second World War, only 44 pages.


Unfilled days )





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[day 1- 15]

DAY 16 - 9th book from the right on your shelf

My shelf? Which one? I’m surrounded by them! Anyway, since you asked and didn’t specify a shelf, I’ll have to nominee them all….

“King Lear” By Shakespeare

“Shopaholic & baby” by Sophie Kinsella

“Zorro” By Isabel Allende

“Breakfast at Darcy’s” by Ali McNamara

“Rembrandt –life and works”

A high school text book about History

A high school text book about Italian Literature in the 1800s

An Ancient Greek-Italian dictionary (a Silhouette novel and dictionaries of dead languages, quite the shelf…)

Another Dylan Dog comic book (“Dylan Dog: historieta”)

“Tom Sawyer” By mark Twain

“The holy bible for kids: the new testament, part II)

“X-Men-children of the atom” (graphic novel)

“Fullmetal alchemist vol. 19” (manga)

“Titans/young justice: graduation day” (graphic novel)


Unfilled Days )



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[day 1- 14]

 DAY 15 - 4th book from the left on your shelf

My shelf? Which one? I’m surrounded by them! Anyway, since you asked and didn’t specify a shelf, I’ll have to nominee them all….

“Ellery Queen- 5 novels” By Ellery Queen

“The mummy: the return” from max Allan Collins

“Introduction to computing” by various authors

“Love in mid-air” by Kim Wright

“Matisse- life and works”

 A high-school textbook about sports

A high school textbook about Geography

A Silhouette romance novel

A Dylan Dog comic book (“Il baule delle meraviglie”)

“The fellowship of the ring” by Tolkien

“The Holy Bible for kids: David”

“Spider-man: one more day” (Graphic novel)

“Fullmethal alchemist vol. 4” (manga book)

“marvel’s 1602: brand new world” (graphic novel, Italian version)   


Unfilled Days )


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again, sorry for the delay, but writing and other stuffs got in the way. I'm terribly behind also in replying to your comment to every post I've made in, I think, a week or so, but I'll try to do better, I promise. Meanwhile, let's carry on!

[Day 1-13]

14 - Book from your childhood

Uhm. Picking one here it’s really, really hard, but I guess…. Let’s see, I’ll say…. “Fairytales” a huge volume, blue and gold, with this huge  collection of fairytales, I’ve been gifted with when I won an artistic award aged 6 (with a drawing portraying the city skyline). That day, it was around Christmas time, and the award was sponsored by my mother’s factory, Ferrero – every year, they provided a canvas to the children of their workers, and gave a theme, then, selected two winners for each age category, and the prizes were books. That year, the first of three in a row -yes, I was that good at drawing. But mostly, I remember the jury saying that it was something that I did, and not something done by a parent trying to make it pass like child’s art. I remember a mother saying that what I’ve done was plain horrible, and didn’t deserve winning, while what she had done for her own son, copying it from a newspaper…


unfilled days )

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(bows her head begging fro mercy and exucvisng herself for having yet disappeared again for a while, although short lived...)
[day 1-12]
DAY 13: Book that makes you laugh

Well, definitely “The undomestic Goddess” by Sophie Kinsella. Best laugh of ever, I swear, and it happens every time I read it! Special guest, Massimo Gramellini’s “Buongirono- 10 anni” (“Good Morning- 10 years”), from the name of his short daily article of the La Stampa daily newspaper; it’s a collection of few of his articles, portraying in a funny, but sadly true, way, the world of today.


Unfilled Days )
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[day 1-11]
Day 12: book a friend reccomended

Well, there are many. I’m going to start reading Hunger games, suggested By tromana, as soon as the whole trilogy will be completed in Italian; I read “Sara’s key” (by Tatiana De Rosnay) suggested by Miss Peg (worth it, definitely worth it) and “The Lord of the rings” by Michela, my BFF.


unfilled days )

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