Reading goals of 2019

Happy new year, everybody! 01st of January means two things: recovering from a long New Year’s Eve and the start of new year resolution lists. I was quite satisfied with myself when I reached my 2018 goal of 15 books, in December, so that I decided to aim a little higher for the new year: 20 books. With the busy life that I lead, I would say that these many books would make me really happy. So, here is the list of what I plan to read: Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg (Birthday gift that I already started

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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 to work and my routine, but it’s from today that I want to start with my new year’s resolutions. My main focus is not to ever be bored. Every time I will feel like I’m wasting time, I

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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 not. Bornholm This is a place people mention all the time in Denmark, and from the fantastic pictures, definitely worth a visit. Oslo Crossing danish borders, I can’t wait to see the norwegian capital city (I’m

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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 on the cake. Well, the Alessandra who’s writing to you is about to turn 23. I know, 23! You always think “23 is the age my parents got married, it’s adult life in its depth, I

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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 introduction is quite self-explanatory. This article is about the environment, our poor planet. Since I started writing my novel, and the idea developed and expanded in my mind, I realized that my plot was taking a

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