Irish Hunger Memorial in NYC

While in New York City I was introduced by my cousin to the Irish Hunger Memorial near Battery Park. The memorial – designed by Brian Tolle – represents the rural Irish hills, with an abandoned cottage, grass and flowers and is a metaphor for the Great Irish Famine. I recommend you to visit this memorial…

Life update

Well, hello everyone! You barely even noticed I was away, I bet! But I’ve been away for almost 3 weeks: I went to Switzerland (where I slept in a former jail), then to New York City, New Orleans, Key West, and Miami. I have been home again for one week and I really have little…

Emerald Green

Emerald Green is the last book in the Ruby Rred trilogy by Kerstin Gier, which I’ve read in its original language (German). Despite the second book, Sapphire Blue, being a bit disappointing in comparison to the first one, Ruby Red, this last book has been fully satisfying! The plot has a couple of nice twists, the…

Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue is the second book in the Ruby Red series by Kerstin Gier, which I’ve been reading in German – its original language. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first one, but I didn’t dislike it as well. Of course, this is a teenagers’ book and I can’t expect the teenager…

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red is the first novel in the Ruby Red trilogy, a series by Kerstin Gier about time travel, originally written in German. Gwendolyn Shepherd at 16 discovers that she’s the one in her family – not her cousin Charlotte, as expected – to have inherited the time travel gene. Fully unprepared, she starts to…

May 2018 wrap-up

May has been my most productive month in terms of book readings. I’m very proud of myself!

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie​

Do you know when you don’t like one character and it’s ruining all the reading experience for you?! Yeah, that’s what happened here for the first half of the book. At one point I was really tempted not to finish it, as I really wasn’t enjoying the story, but I pushed myself to get through…

Our souls at night by Kent Haruf

This book was recommended to me by my grandma who had the copy of her sister at home. When I needed some moral support, I went to the bookshop and found the English publication, with its beautiful cover, and bought it. Some days after I also found the Italian publication in a secondhand bookshop and…

10 things to do in NYC

I managed to pick 10 things of what I want to see just for the sake of this post. In fact, my list is huge!

April 2018 wrap-up

Here we are again with our monthly appointment: these are the books I’ve read during the month of April. This month I’ve got a short list, because I started reading multiple books, but couldn’t finish them. If I’ll read them at last, I’ll include them in another wrap-up, I promise. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and…