venerdì 25 agosto 2017


She looks at the forest around us in wonder. "So does this mean we won't have to lose something in exchange?" she asks.  "I don't know" Ivy says. "I don't know. Maybe it depends on the things we want found. Maybe it depends on the things we lose. the bigger the thing we ask for, the more we lose. The more other people lose." 

 ~ INFO ~

Titolo: The spellbook of the lost and found
Autore: Möira Fowley-Doyle
Casa editrice: Corgi Childrens
Prezzo:   cartaceo £ 7.99
                e-book  £ 5.67
Trama: One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about.

Then Olive meets three wild, mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel and Rowan. Like Rose, they’re mourning losses - and holding tight to secrets.

When they discover the ancient spellbook, full of hand-inked charms to conjure back lost things, they realise it might be their chance to set everything right. Unless it’s leading them towards secrets that were never meant to be found . . .

~My Wandering Thoughts ~

Ora: guardate quella cover e ditemi che non lo volete leggere solo per quello. 
Se ci riuscite...complimenti! Siete persone migliori di me. 
Poi lo volevo troppo leggere perchè come nel caso di Non Pratt, ho incontrato l'autrice allo YALC ed era troppo carinissima. Mi ha fatto i complimenti per i miei occhiali e abbiamo parlato di come tutti gli abiti debbano avere le tasche. E' semplicemente troppo dolcina.
Tornando al libro.

martedì 15 agosto 2017


◮ " Do not judge people on the things they cannot choose for themself", Mum sais, as much of her attention on Amir as on me. "A person cannot choose pretty. They cannot choose the colour of their skin or the fact that they need glasses." "They could wear contacts." I was trying to be clever. "But they cannot choose that they need help to see." She looked at me very seriously then. " Judge people on what they have control over. Judge them on the way they treat their friends, or whether they persevere when they can't do something." "Be careful not to confuse a beautiful face with a beautiful heart"  

 ~ INFO ~

Titolo: Truth or Dare
Autore: Non Pratt
Casa editrice: Walker Books
Prezzo:   cartaceo £ 7.99
                e-book £ 3.04
Trama: A powerful and moving novel about bravery from the Guardian's "writer to watch" Non Pratt, perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell, John Green and Holly Bourne. How far is too far when it comes to the people you love? Claire Casey hates being the centre of attention. But if it means getting Sef Malik to notice her, it’s a risk she’s happy to take. Sef is prepared to do anything to help his recently disabled brother. But this means putting Claire’s love – and life – on the line. Because when you're willing to risk everything, what is there left to lose?

~My Wandering Thoughts ~

Ho avuto l'immenso piacere di conoscere l'autrice allo YALC.
Non è una di quelle persone solari e troppo carine e gentilissime. Soprattutto la cosa che mi ha colpito di più è stato il suo famosissimo taglio di capelli allo YALC.
L'autrice si era ripromessa di rasarseli davanti a tutti per beneficenza una volta raggiunta una certa
somma. Epica è stata l'entrata in scena di Benedict Cumberbatch e la sua faccia quando ha visto cosa stava succedendo al piano sopra il London Film & Comic Con.