Where the Crawdads Sing

Genre: Mystery Fiction - BildungsromanAuthor: Delia Owens Quick Look It’s like reading poetry: a rhythmical lullaby that makes the reader think he is on a boat moved by a gentle tide. The end will make you wonder: is it an happy ending or not? Score: 4/5 Good to know Synopsis Kya is just a girl… Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing


Genre: Cosy MysteryAuthor: Julie Wassmer Quick Look A cosy mystery set at Christmas time, to fancy mince pies and mulled wine every time of the year. Score: 4/5 Good to know Synopsis Pearl, the owner of the well-renowned restaurant The Whitstable Pearl, has promised not to take over any case at her detective agency in… Continue reading Murder-on-Sea

The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Genre: Psychological/Domestic Fiction Author: Ruth Hogan Quick Look When the music ends for someone you love you don't stop dancing. You dance for them as well. Score: 4/5 Good to know Synopsis Masha, Alice, Sally, Kitty... this book is all about women. The main character is Masha, she loves her dog, works as a psychologist,… Continue reading The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

The Colour of Magic

Genre: Fantasy Author: Terry Pratchett Quick Look Reading The Colour of Magic is like eating an entire bowl of ice cream just a little too fast...sure, it may cause your head to hurt at times, but the sweet rewards make it all worth it! (I haven't written this, I saw it on GoodReads and thought it was… Continue reading The Colour of Magic

A Gondola as a bookshelf… why not?

Who doesn’t love Venice? It is said to be as romantic as Paris, and, if you think about it, is there anything better than a stroll along the canals in a gondola, with the gondoliere humming “O sole mio…”. Well, if you ask me, there is something else that any book lover should do in… Continue reading A Gondola as a bookshelf… why not?

When the going gets tough, the Cosy Mystery get going

The incipit of my post may seem not at all original to the untrained blog reader, but if you resist till the end, I promise you will change your mind. In this period of uncertainty – here I am with the not so original stuff – we all need to find our comfort zone, both… Continue reading When the going gets tough, the Cosy Mystery get going

Once upon a time, there was Hay on Wye, the City of Books

Here is the tip for those of you whose Zodiac Sign, like mine, is Bibliophile with ascendant Traveler… your next trip, whenever will be, should be to Hay on Wye, the amazing Town of Books that, every year, organizes an even more amazing Book Festival. It was with tears in my eyes that, a couple… Continue reading Once upon a time, there was Hay on Wye, the City of Books

The Secret World of Bookstores

When I travel, while my boyfriend picks our itinerary, the first thing I do is to open Google and type the magical words “best bookshop in...”. If this was not enough, on Google Maps I have a “Bookshops” list and, wherever I go, I always buy a book written by a local author. I guess… Continue reading The Secret World of Bookstores

The 2020 "I've never" Reading Challenge

I know, Reading Challenges are supposed to begin in January, with New year’s Resolution. Why in April, then? Well, the reasons why I have decided to start now are two. First of all, given the really bad situation we are leaving right now, I had more time than usual to think about a lot of… Continue reading The 2020 "I've never" Reading Challenge