Welcome 2018!

Welcome 2018!

Popping a virtual bottle of champagne (Or prosecco, as every self-respecting Italian) I here wish you an amazing new year! It’s been a while since I’ve felt this happy about a new year starting, and I want to writtenly record this moment on here. In exactly one week I will be back to Copenhagen, the place I feel like home. I will go back

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12 places I would like to visit in 2018

12 places I would like to visit in 2018

Helsingør Since I moved to Denmark in July, I’ve been thinking about visiting the amazing Kronborg Castle, the home of the Shakesperian character Hamlet. Aarhus I’ve only hear nice things about the second largest city of Denmark, and from the pictures I’ve seen, it will definitely be a hyggeligt stay. Odense Can a H.C. Andersen obssessed like me not visit the author’s hometown? Of course

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Letter to my 17 year old self

Letter to my 17 year old self

Dear Alessandra of 2012, what a weird year has been for you. And more weirdness is about to come in just 3 weeks. Yes, in a little more than 20 days, you will be 18 years old. Seems amazing, huh? Finally, the beginning of the adult life. Just on the paper; we know that your adult life started way long before the 18 candles

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Home is where the Earth is

Home is where the Earth is

-Where do you live? -I have an apartment in the north of Italy -And how do you take care of your apartment? -Well, I clean and tidy it up, I fix things when they are broken, I repaint the walls… -Okay, now think bigger. Where do you live? -Italy, Europe…? -Even bigger. -On the Earth?! -Great. How do you take care of that? This

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The Book Jar

The Book Jar

Yesterday I was coping with the fact that there’s not enough time in a human life to read all the book we wish to read. But maybe, it’s not time the thing that lacks. Not in my case, anyway. I stared at my shelves with defiance, waving “hello” to the few books I have read from first to last page, and approching cautiously towards

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I already failed my reading list…

I already failed my reading list…

Almost 4 months ago, I published an article about my Reading List of 2017; all the books I had planned to finish and read during these 12 months. Now, thinking about it, I realized I completely failed. And because I failed, I deserve to publicly humiliate myself about it. I had 9 new books to read and 6 books to finish, on my list.

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New Projects!

New Projects!

Hello everyone! This post is just a brief introduction to what I’m planning on doing with this blog, from now on. I have 5 main ideas I want to develop.  #1: A F. Scott Fitzgerald Series It’s quite useless to say that Fitzgerald is my favourite author. So, why not writing a series of post about him and his work? I’m planning on reading his bibliography in

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Intervention from the inside

Intervention from the inside

Unfortunately, through the screen, it’s not possible to hear the different voices that populate the multiple spaces full of characters that our eyes scroll every day. The multitude of tabs the average young human being opens every day on his computer are always silent, when he reads them. Of course, there’s a voice in his head. It’s his own, a voice that quickly browses

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Reading list of 2017

Reading list of 2017

Hello everyone! With the new year come new books, new readings and new stories. As you might already know, I’m not the kind of person who sticks to just one book, reads it from start to end and goes on with the next one. No, I’m the kind of reader who starts a book, then buys a new one and starts that too, and

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Nice to meet you, 2017!

Nice to meet you, 2017!

It’s 1 o’ clock in the morning while I’m starting writing this, and my mom and I are having a break on our monopoly game. Yes, my New Year’s Eve was quite low key this year, celebrating with a last movie night in the local movie theatre (Passenger was a-m-a-z-i-n-g!) and now eating, drinking and paying rent on fictional houses on our first morning

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Welcome to the future of our world

Welcome to the future of our world

In 2010, 6 long years ago, I discovered the pleasure of watching TV shows on the internet. I was 15 years old and that September, I enter my English speaking video world. The beginning of all. Before that, I always thought I would have lived in a not yet clear place, working a not yet clear job. I basically didn’t know what to wish

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73 Questions With Alex

73 Questions With Alex

Hello everybody! So, yesterday Vogue US uploaded a video on their YouTube channel that I’ve been waiting for ages: “73 Questions With Emma Stone“. Yes, she’s my favourite, and after this video I love her even more. (In my opinion, considering their whole “73 Questions With…” playlist, this  is the #1, followed at #2 by “73 Questions With Blake Lively”.) So, listening to her answers, I

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Library stream of consciousness

Library stream of consciousness

15th September 2016 I’ve come to the library today. It’s an amazing place, full of books and quiet. The silence in here is almost heavy on the shoulders. I, of course, run to the American Literature section as soon as I got here. There was just one Fitzgerald book. I borrowed it. I borrowed a second book too, by Raymond Carver. It wasn’t on my list,

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Authors Anonymous – Movie Review

Authors Anonymous – Movie Review

“Six writers, four romances, one overnight success. Good thing they’re only armed with pens…” Authors Anonymous Do you know those movies that, when you’re watching them, you hate almost every character in it, the story feels weird, the actions predictable and yet, when it comes to and end (With a  cliffhanger, damn it!) you think: “What? Already? I want some more!” Yes? Well, this

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(IN)securities

(IN)securities

Hello everybody! I never would have guessed that my first post on my personal blog would have been this, but it’s my way to celebrate a new achievement: by writing about it! We all have insecurities, even the most beautiful Victoria’s Secret Angel must have something that she doesn’t really like about her body (No, they are not perfect, they are just humans, like the rest

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