Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov has been a pleasant read. But stop reading this review now if you haven’t read the book yet, as it contains spoilers! … you have been warned! I basically just read “Once upon a time… Life”, a.k.a. “Micro Patrol” for grown-ups. It wasn’t bad, it was just weird and sort…

Let’s visit Mars!

“The Martian” by Any Weir is a brilliant book. It describes the life of an astronaut left alone on Mars after a storm almost killed him and who has to stay alive until someone tries to bring him back to Earth. The majority of the book is told from the point of view of Mark Watney,…

101 Dalmatians

I just read the book “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith (with illustrations by Alex T. Smith) and I couldn’t wait to write my review. Cruella de Vil is enough to frighten the spots off a Dalmatian pup. But when she steals a whole family of them, the puppies’ parents, Pongo and Missus,…

The silver linings playbook

There’s not much to say about this book, except that I enjoyed it very much. I finally found a book with a mental unstable main character that thinks like I do when I’m anxious. The flow of thoughts and connections is very similar and I liked that. The story is also very nice and you’re…

Out of my comfort zone in Marrakesh

Last year in May, I went to Marrakesh with my brother and it has possibly been the most interesting trip of my life. I have been able to discover another place, another culture and step out of my comfort zone, defying both my anxiety and first impressions. We stayed there 4 days, wandering around the…

The 100 – books vs. TV series​

I love dystopian novels. I also love dystopian movies and TV series, like The 100. I have been watching the TV series The 100 since forever and when I discovered there were books, too, I was so happy that I bought the whole boxed set! I’ll leave you the direct links at the end of this…

Kyoto Garden in Holland Park

Even if Holland Park is smaller than the other parks around London, as Hyde Park or St. Jame’s Park, it is as good as them. You’ll also find squirrels in there! The Kyoto Garden, inside Holland Park, is a Japanese garden donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in 1991. It is a peaceful and tranquil…

Neal’s Yard

As you already know, I have been to London and I tried to see some of the things on my bucket list. One of these was Neal’s Yard, a very nice little corner not far from Covent Garden. Walking from Covent Garden you just go straight along James St, cross Long Acre and continue along…

We were liars by E. Lockhart

We were liars is a nice book. The plot is sort of boring until the very end when a huge plot twist occurs and you get to understand everything that happened and the reasons behind some of the characters’ actions. I can only recommend this book: even if at the beginning it seems a normal teenager’s…

Peculiar things around the world | Gas street lights in London

In London there are still some gas street lights. I’ve read about them in an article on the Daily Mail some time ago and when I went to London I couldn’t miss them! These glowing sentry posts are among the last Victorian gas lamps in London. In a city blazing with electricity, with office lights…

Wall decor @ Saal Digital

Today I’m here for a different review. I was kindly given a voucher for the purchase of a wall decor on the Italian website http://www.saal-digital.it (there’s also the English version www.saal-digital.com) and I’m writing my review on the product right now. I could choose between six different types of wall decor and I chose something I’ve…

Chips & chips at Hipchips

There’s a place in Soho, London, where you can taste 7 different types of fresh crisps with pudding or savoury dips. It’s called Hipchips and I totally recommend you to try it! I love potatoes in all their form and colour and being able to taste the difference of the various type of potatoes it’s so interesting!…