Godzilla (aspetta che arriva)

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Alla fine siamo andati a vedere Godzilla, perché i trailer sembravano ben fatti, perché vuoi non andarci nel 60enario, perché c’è sempre la speranza che prima o poi i mostri riescano a essere i protagonisti dei loro film.

E ancora una volta, no, niente di tutto ciò.


E` interessante perché tutte le cose per cui questa recensione dice che questo non è il solito blockbuster, per me invece sono proprio quelli che lo rendono il solito blockbuster.

Nel senso: … (Read more)

Review: Valour and Vanity

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Valour and Vanity (Glamourist Histories, #4)Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Poor Jane and Vincent cannot get a break.
On the trip to Venezia their ship is assaulted by corsairs and all their goods are stolen, their host Lord Byron is nowhere in sight, and they’re now forced to face the city penniless, without documents nor a letter of presentation.
So begins the latest Glamourist book, a tale of deceptions, financial struggle, and heists. With nuns. And racing … (Read more)

Review: File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A brief respite from the main series, these are 13 short and fairly easy mysteries to solve in Stain’d-by-the-Sea, with the solutions in a separate section at the end of the book. Except the solutions seem to come with some extra information that seems to firm another mystery altogether…

Delightful as usual, this book gives a little more insight to the characters and location of the … (Read more)

Review: The Well’s End

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The Well's End
The Well’s End by Seth Fishman
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

There are so many things I don’t like about this book that I’m not even sure where to start.

First, the minor: I found out about this book because of several illustrations that Kate Beaton made for it. Most of the articles about these illustrations fail to mention that they do not appear in the end product.

Second, the characters. Only a couple of them are more or … (Read more)

Inaugurazione “Into the trees”

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Tronchi come gabbie, rami come cornici, foglie come veli. La città cambia sguardo attraverso il filtro degli alberi che trasforma case e palazzi, ne ridefinisce i contorni e ci costringe a fermarci per osservare con occhi nuovi l’opera dell’uomo.



Siete cordialmente invitati

Dal 2 maggio al 5 giugno 2014
presso Mascotte Cafè
via Ariosto 2, Reggio Emilia

Orari di apertura: 7.00-20.00 dal lunedì al sabato

Apertura straordinaria domenica 4 maggio(Read more)

Review: Newt’s Emerald

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Newt's Emerald
Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a fun, fast read but as, other commenters have said, the best word to describe it would probably be “cute”.
The plot is set into an alternate-history regency with magic, and is pretty much a fast-paced action romp with simple but relatable characters.

The most distracting issues is that, because of its macguffin nature, one of the main plot points (the main character disguises herself as … (Read more)

Green fields and a Guinness

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In two days I’m finally taking a plane to Dublin for my first and very belated trip to Ireland. We’re going to make a grand round tour of the nation and touch all the major tourist spots: Galway and Connemara, the Ring of Kerry, Cashel, Kilkenny, and, of course, the capital. (Yes Dazzle, we are stopping at the Guinness Storehouse)

Weather permitting, I plan to come back with a cartload of pictures to share with you all.


My new … (Read more)