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He was ready
to break that woman
made of steel.

Her soft hair
falling down, black and
long and
curly.

Her hope silent,
on a mountain top.

- M.I.Marquis-

STEEL MADE

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 London, United Kingdom



He was ready
to break that woman
made of steel.

Her soft hair
falling down, black and
long and
curly.

Her hope silent,
on a mountain top.

- M.I.Marquis-

I don't know if any of you is aware of the fact that Italian blood runs through my veins. Yes, you've heard that right. I am Italian: I was born and raised in Italy.

Now, I know what you guys may think: "how cool is that!?" or "OMG I luuuuurv Italy!" and yes, Italy is great (not all of it is that dreamy as you may think, though!) but let me tell you, growing up in the capital country of mouth watering food is hard, especially if you're trying a diet and people pass in front of you at 8:00 a.m. with fresh bread to take home that leaves that awesome smell of everything you love, or when, in the middle of the night, you're out with your friends they decide to go for some gelato, something that obviously you can't eat because #diet.

I'm a binge-eater. I like to eat and honestly, Italy truly is the most amazing place when it comes to food (you people think New York does the best pizza, but try the Italian one and you'll be shocked at how goodelicious it is! Yes, a new term, deal with it.)
Pasta, bread, pizza, arancini, gelato, everything is a total reminder of how good food is and how miserable you look with that salad (not Caprese salad) and grilled chicken on your very sad table.

But I need this. I need to start a new and fresh relationship with food that does not cause me shame or sadness, that is why I decided now it's the right time.

I don't know about you people, but I find it hard to start a diet in winter. I don't know what it is, maybe it's because it's so cold that I need some comfort food or maybe it's because my mood shifts so much during winter that I need food to feel better. I don't know but it's hard.
Summer is different. As the days are brighter I feel like I need some freshness inside me, as in, in my belly. I need to start taking care of me, my body and what's a better way than start eating clean and fresh?

I remember three summers ago I lost 15 kilos. I know, shocking! And it really was shocking but most of all it felt good! I was able to put on some clothes that didn't fit anymore, and I was able to buy new clothes two sizes down, how amazing! Also, I was in love with someone so that really helped, but anyway, I felt beautiful and active and fresh and on top of the world.
I want to do that again. I want to feel amazing again. I want to look in the mirror and see myself and not every single part of my body I want to change or the fact that I don't have a jawline anymore.
That is why starting next month (cause I have therapy to start and finish this month) I am going to try to improve my body and this is exactly how I am going to do it.

NO SUGAR. NO BREAD.
Correction: no white bread.
And with that I am including pasta and pizza and everything similiar.
Now, why white bread and not bread in general?
Simple, because I need bread. I need carbs but I know that white bread is not good for my body, so I am not going to eat it.
Also, it's crazy how good I feel whenever I don't eat bread or potatoes or anything that has carbs but my body need those.

SALADS SALADS SALADS
Do you remembe that episode of Gilmore Girls in which Lorelai is at the coffee shop (after arguing for the millionth time with Luke) and asks for coffee coffee coffee and the barista brings her three coffees? Well, that will be me every single day.
I love salads. Every kind of salad, I'm a huge lover of and I feel like summer is the best season to fuel your body with every type of salad existing in the world.
They are fresh, good for your body and honestly so delicious!
Carrot salads are the best if you need your belly to be full; they give you vitamins, fibers, and the feeling of being full the whole day!
How great!

WORKOUT
Is that a boooooo I am hearing? No? Well, meybe is just my brain reminding me how I actually hate working out. But my body needs movement, my muscles need to be more involved and even if it's just a walk every single day, I am going to do it.
Gyms for me are the devil's caves. I hate being stared at, I mean, I know people don't stare at me, my body is overall fine, but I hate the feeling of suspect that people are watching me while I do stuff.
It makes me super conscious of the fact that I don't like how I look right now and I don't need that reminder, my mirror is mean enough.
What I discovere recently is that, there are so many workout course online, especially on Youtube that if I just stop for 30 minutes to watch book hauls I could seriously get my body back together and finally be happy with it.

WATER
I don't drink enough. And it's crazy how sometimes my mum asks me: "How much water have you been drinking today?" I would ask her "I drunk at luch!"
What? I know, right?
I don't drink enough, or for someone it may seems like I don't drink at all and it's true, I'm guilty of that and my headaches hate me for that.
Water is important and I have to remind myself of that.


GET OUT MORE
I love staying home. I love my couch, my blog, my books.
As a writer I do spend the majority of my time at my desk, stending up just to go to the loo or to eat (which sometimes happens at that same desk)
The fact that my friends are away for Uni or work or travelling the world has translated for me into staying home, talking to friends online (mostly Twitter) and writing.
I always thought that I needed a reason to get outside: grocery shopping, book buying, seeing friends. But lately I have been thinking about it and I slapped myself in the face. I don't need reasons to get out, what I need is fresh air and a nice walk around the neighborhood. These days walking outside alone (especially for women) has become dangerous in Italy, so I tremble at the only thought of walking out the door but I can count on my mum, she's always there for a walk or window shopping. Mostly window shopping.

Overall I'm cutting things that are bad for my body, things that helps my weight gain and eat everything that helps me lose whatever I have to lose. Sugar in general is banished, so no candies, no sweets, no chewing-gums. I am also following my blod type diet, which basically tells you what you should eat based on what your needs are.
Remember: your body tells you everything you need to know, just start paying more attention and give it what it needs.

These are all the changes I am planning to make to my lifesyle this upcoming Summer. Some of those may sound drastic, some easy but really hard for me. I will try and come out of it alive and victorious.
Are you too trying to get your body in shape? Do you have any advice? Also, I am no nutrician at all! So everything I write on this post is mainly with the help of a doctor or someone who knows about health and food.
If you want to try this, please keep in mind that we all have different bodies and different needs, so I suggest you to consult someone who knows more!

A FEW CHANGES I'M MAKING TO MY DIET THIS SUMMER SEASON

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 London, United Kingdom


I don't know if any of you is aware of the fact that Italian blood runs through my veins. Yes, you've heard that right. I am Italian: I was born and raised in Italy.

Now, I know what you guys may think: "how cool is that!?" or "OMG I luuuuurv Italy!" and yes, Italy is great (not all of it is that dreamy as you may think, though!) but let me tell you, growing up in the capital country of mouth watering food is hard, especially if you're trying a diet and people pass in front of you at 8:00 a.m. with fresh bread to take home that leaves that awesome smell of everything you love, or when, in the middle of the night, you're out with your friends they decide to go for some gelato, something that obviously you can't eat because #diet.

I'm a binge-eater. I like to eat and honestly, Italy truly is the most amazing place when it comes to food (you people think New York does the best pizza, but try the Italian one and you'll be shocked at how goodelicious it is! Yes, a new term, deal with it.)
Pasta, bread, pizza, arancini, gelato, everything is a total reminder of how good food is and how miserable you look with that salad (not Caprese salad) and grilled chicken on your very sad table.

But I need this. I need to start a new and fresh relationship with food that does not cause me shame or sadness, that is why I decided now it's the right time.

I don't know about you people, but I find it hard to start a diet in winter. I don't know what it is, maybe it's because it's so cold that I need some comfort food or maybe it's because my mood shifts so much during winter that I need food to feel better. I don't know but it's hard.
Summer is different. As the days are brighter I feel like I need some freshness inside me, as in, in my belly. I need to start taking care of me, my body and what's a better way than start eating clean and fresh?

I remember three summers ago I lost 15 kilos. I know, shocking! And it really was shocking but most of all it felt good! I was able to put on some clothes that didn't fit anymore, and I was able to buy new clothes two sizes down, how amazing! Also, I was in love with someone so that really helped, but anyway, I felt beautiful and active and fresh and on top of the world.
I want to do that again. I want to feel amazing again. I want to look in the mirror and see myself and not every single part of my body I want to change or the fact that I don't have a jawline anymore.
That is why starting next month (cause I have therapy to start and finish this month) I am going to try to improve my body and this is exactly how I am going to do it.

NO SUGAR. NO BREAD.
Correction: no white bread.
And with that I am including pasta and pizza and everything similiar.
Now, why white bread and not bread in general?
Simple, because I need bread. I need carbs but I know that white bread is not good for my body, so I am not going to eat it.
Also, it's crazy how good I feel whenever I don't eat bread or potatoes or anything that has carbs but my body need those.

SALADS SALADS SALADS
Do you remembe that episode of Gilmore Girls in which Lorelai is at the coffee shop (after arguing for the millionth time with Luke) and asks for coffee coffee coffee and the barista brings her three coffees? Well, that will be me every single day.
I love salads. Every kind of salad, I'm a huge lover of and I feel like summer is the best season to fuel your body with every type of salad existing in the world.
They are fresh, good for your body and honestly so delicious!
Carrot salads are the best if you need your belly to be full; they give you vitamins, fibers, and the feeling of being full the whole day!
How great!

WORKOUT
Is that a boooooo I am hearing? No? Well, meybe is just my brain reminding me how I actually hate working out. But my body needs movement, my muscles need to be more involved and even if it's just a walk every single day, I am going to do it.
Gyms for me are the devil's caves. I hate being stared at, I mean, I know people don't stare at me, my body is overall fine, but I hate the feeling of suspect that people are watching me while I do stuff.
It makes me super conscious of the fact that I don't like how I look right now and I don't need that reminder, my mirror is mean enough.
What I discovere recently is that, there are so many workout course online, especially on Youtube that if I just stop for 30 minutes to watch book hauls I could seriously get my body back together and finally be happy with it.

WATER
I don't drink enough. And it's crazy how sometimes my mum asks me: "How much water have you been drinking today?" I would ask her "I drunk at luch!"
What? I know, right?
I don't drink enough, or for someone it may seems like I don't drink at all and it's true, I'm guilty of that and my headaches hate me for that.
Water is important and I have to remind myself of that.


GET OUT MORE
I love staying home. I love my couch, my blog, my books.
As a writer I do spend the majority of my time at my desk, stending up just to go to the loo or to eat (which sometimes happens at that same desk)
The fact that my friends are away for Uni or work or travelling the world has translated for me into staying home, talking to friends online (mostly Twitter) and writing.
I always thought that I needed a reason to get outside: grocery shopping, book buying, seeing friends. But lately I have been thinking about it and I slapped myself in the face. I don't need reasons to get out, what I need is fresh air and a nice walk around the neighborhood. These days walking outside alone (especially for women) has become dangerous in Italy, so I tremble at the only thought of walking out the door but I can count on my mum, she's always there for a walk or window shopping. Mostly window shopping.

Overall I'm cutting things that are bad for my body, things that helps my weight gain and eat everything that helps me lose whatever I have to lose. Sugar in general is banished, so no candies, no sweets, no chewing-gums. I am also following my blod type diet, which basically tells you what you should eat based on what your needs are.
Remember: your body tells you everything you need to know, just start paying more attention and give it what it needs.

These are all the changes I am planning to make to my lifesyle this upcoming Summer. Some of those may sound drastic, some easy but really hard for me. I will try and come out of it alive and victorious.
Are you too trying to get your body in shape? Do you have any advice? Also, I am no nutrician at all! So everything I write on this post is mainly with the help of a doctor or someone who knows about health and food.
If you want to try this, please keep in mind that we all have different bodies and different needs, so I suggest you to consult someone who knows more!


Since starting blogging (years ago!) I knew it was something I truly enjoy doing. I liked the idea of coming back home from a very stressful day at school and being able to spend that hour writing about the things I loved and wanted to share with an audience. Although I didn't have a huge following (I still don't) I thought it was important for me to just write my heart out, even if there was no one reading what I had to say, I did it for me, I'm still doing it for me.

Over the years, blogging has become something so massive that people are actually starting blogging to earn money and not for the sake of it. When I first started, there was no way you could make money blogging, so that is not why I started; I had an opinion, whether is was about my stressful day at school or that book I read, I felt the need to share it, I needed my voice to be out there.

Today, if someone starts blogging it's mainly because that person wants to make "easy money" but they don't know that in order to write about something, first of all, you have to feel the need to share it which goes beyond the money making.

I've been blogging for almost eight years (although under different blog names) and I still don't make money out of it. This means that I do it because it's fun, because it's something I enjoy, because it makes me rich in ways money don't. With that, I'm not saying that whoever is blogging now, is doing it for the money, because I know awesome bloggers who actually are the biggest inspiration when it comes to my journey in this field and they do make money thanks to their blog. And that's fair. I'd do that. In all honesty, I'm thinking about making money from my blog but I came here for the fun of it and staying for that same reason.

Today blogging is important. Having a presence online is the step you need to land your dream job or to take those chances you've never imagined.
If I had to give one single career advice to someone, that would definitely be START A BLOG!
Now, let me tell you why.


ONLINE PRESENCE
I have said it before and won't stop repeating. Having a blog assures you an online presence which makes people aware of the fact that you exist. Let's say you want that job in Publishing, yeah, that degree is important and whatever but you know what happens as soon as you walk out the door after your job interview? They google your name. That's right! And who do you think will get the job? The one with a degree or the one with an already existing following? You answer yourself.

LEARN NEW SKILLS
Whoever tells you they tried messing up with some codes and always got it right is a big fat liar. Nobody knows stuff at first try. You need to make mistakes and learn from them. I did it. I can't even count the times in which I tried playing with my blog layout to end up messing the whole thing up. But you know what? Yes, I've messed up big time but every mistake taught me something, every HTML code with red writing on it taught me that maybe I should have left that layout be or maybe I should have made more mistakes in order to get it right. And I did it. Today I know where to look for when I need to change something on my blog and I know how to schedule my posts and tweets (although I'm still not very good at it, but there's still time)
Blogging teaches you a lot and every day it's a new skill in your pocket. Take and bring home.

BUILD A FOLLOWING
This goes hand in hand with having an online presence: if you don't have that, you can't build a following. Let's say you've finally decided to start a blog, the next step you want to do is create a profile online. Long gone is the era of MySpace and MSN. Even Facebook is now "old" and you can actually tell! There are more parents and grandparents signing up trying to connect with long lost cousins from Australia (hi, mum!) than teenagers and millennials sharing their infinite roll of pictures. Twitter is your friend. The first time I signed up I had no idea of what I was doing. I only knew the boys from One Direction were on that so I said, why not? I didn't even know how to use it, but I had t and although the first few followers were all One Direction fans making very vivid comments about what they would have done to Harry Styles, I had them and that was enough. Over the years I started falling out of love with the band so I deleted the account to start a new one, more professional and focused on me and my writing. I don't have a huge following but I adore every single person who tweets me and engages with me (Lucy, Alex, Bianca, you're the best!). To build a following means being part of a community of like-minded people and that brings you humans who inspire you and friends. And we all need friends, don't we?

BETTER YOUR WRITING SKILLS
I am a writer. Now, you may think "how pretentious of you!" but listen: I write every single day, whether it's poetry, blog post, a chapter for my book. I write. Therefore I'm a writer. And writers need experience and chances to get better at the art they are pursuing. Writing is hard. I've learned it in elementary school when teachers always asked us to write what we did during summer and that is totally normal but for someone who wasn't used to do something special, that essay was the hardest thing of the entire school year. I knew mine was destined to be boring and pretty much very similar to everybody else's so I started making things up.
Year after year, my papers ended up being the coolest ones and my classmates were so jealous of my adventures they wanted to spend the summers with me. If they only knew!
But my point is, I had no idea of what to write until I did it once and did it again, making my childhood summers something that looked like out of a Jonathan Swift's book and I loved it. But II had five summers to practice that skill that made me think clearly about what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Blogging is no different. Whether you want to become a writer or you just enjoy this craft, practising every day will benefit you and your blog and your following. 
Write, write, write!

HELP OTHERS
Based on what your blog is all about, you can actually help people. If you like sharing advice on blogging (thank you, Helene! You are my lighthouse when it comes to blogging!) on writing, or you like travelling and want to share your experience with people, you are, in fact, helping them.
I spend hours every day learning new stuff from other bloggers and I'm so grateful there's someone out there who could teach me how to play the guitar if I want to, or that could recommend a fantastic book to read (Cait, you're my go to, you awesome piece of chocolate cake!)
Write for you but write for others. It's a win-win kinda situation here.

HAVE FUN
I will never stop repeating this: if you have a blog, the first thing you want to think about is having fun. It sounds stupid, I know, and obvious, but people tend to forget that and they think about putting out content for the sake of having something out there or something they can make money from. No. First thing first, you have to actually LOVE whatever you are writing about, you have to be passioned and I assure you, people notice. If you're writing just to write and you don't believe a single word you're typing, people will know and they will feel betrayed and maybe they'll never come back. 
If you don't feel like blogging for a day, or two, a week, a month, just don't. And you don't need to apologise for it. We're humans, we need breaks from time to time, that's okay.
The key to this amazing yet very frustrating and stressful and very very rewarding blogging thing is to have fun! 



So, now that you have some sweet advice from your truly (see? Helping others!) I would love to hear from you what your experience with blogging has been and if you don't have one, would you ever consider starting one? Why? Let's chat about it!

WHY I DECIDED TO START A BLOG AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO

Monday, May 22, 2017 London, United Kingdom


Since starting blogging (years ago!) I knew it was something I truly enjoy doing. I liked the idea of coming back home from a very stressful day at school and being able to spend that hour writing about the things I loved and wanted to share with an audience. Although I didn't have a huge following (I still don't) I thought it was important for me to just write my heart out, even if there was no one reading what I had to say, I did it for me, I'm still doing it for me.

Over the years, blogging has become something so massive that people are actually starting blogging to earn money and not for the sake of it. When I first started, there was no way you could make money blogging, so that is not why I started; I had an opinion, whether is was about my stressful day at school or that book I read, I felt the need to share it, I needed my voice to be out there.

Today, if someone starts blogging it's mainly because that person wants to make "easy money" but they don't know that in order to write about something, first of all, you have to feel the need to share it which goes beyond the money making.

I've been blogging for almost eight years (although under different blog names) and I still don't make money out of it. This means that I do it because it's fun, because it's something I enjoy, because it makes me rich in ways money don't. With that, I'm not saying that whoever is blogging now, is doing it for the money, because I know awesome bloggers who actually are the biggest inspiration when it comes to my journey in this field and they do make money thanks to their blog. And that's fair. I'd do that. In all honesty, I'm thinking about making money from my blog but I came here for the fun of it and staying for that same reason.

Today blogging is important. Having a presence online is the step you need to land your dream job or to take those chances you've never imagined.
If I had to give one single career advice to someone, that would definitely be START A BLOG!
Now, let me tell you why.


ONLINE PRESENCE
I have said it before and won't stop repeating. Having a blog assures you an online presence which makes people aware of the fact that you exist. Let's say you want that job in Publishing, yeah, that degree is important and whatever but you know what happens as soon as you walk out the door after your job interview? They google your name. That's right! And who do you think will get the job? The one with a degree or the one with an already existing following? You answer yourself.

LEARN NEW SKILLS
Whoever tells you they tried messing up with some codes and always got it right is a big fat liar. Nobody knows stuff at first try. You need to make mistakes and learn from them. I did it. I can't even count the times in which I tried playing with my blog layout to end up messing the whole thing up. But you know what? Yes, I've messed up big time but every mistake taught me something, every HTML code with red writing on it taught me that maybe I should have left that layout be or maybe I should have made more mistakes in order to get it right. And I did it. Today I know where to look for when I need to change something on my blog and I know how to schedule my posts and tweets (although I'm still not very good at it, but there's still time)
Blogging teaches you a lot and every day it's a new skill in your pocket. Take and bring home.

BUILD A FOLLOWING
This goes hand in hand with having an online presence: if you don't have that, you can't build a following. Let's say you've finally decided to start a blog, the next step you want to do is create a profile online. Long gone is the era of MySpace and MSN. Even Facebook is now "old" and you can actually tell! There are more parents and grandparents signing up trying to connect with long lost cousins from Australia (hi, mum!) than teenagers and millennials sharing their infinite roll of pictures. Twitter is your friend. The first time I signed up I had no idea of what I was doing. I only knew the boys from One Direction were on that so I said, why not? I didn't even know how to use it, but I had t and although the first few followers were all One Direction fans making very vivid comments about what they would have done to Harry Styles, I had them and that was enough. Over the years I started falling out of love with the band so I deleted the account to start a new one, more professional and focused on me and my writing. I don't have a huge following but I adore every single person who tweets me and engages with me (Lucy, Alex, Bianca, you're the best!). To build a following means being part of a community of like-minded people and that brings you humans who inspire you and friends. And we all need friends, don't we?

BETTER YOUR WRITING SKILLS
I am a writer. Now, you may think "how pretentious of you!" but listen: I write every single day, whether it's poetry, blog post, a chapter for my book. I write. Therefore I'm a writer. And writers need experience and chances to get better at the art they are pursuing. Writing is hard. I've learned it in elementary school when teachers always asked us to write what we did during summer and that is totally normal but for someone who wasn't used to do something special, that essay was the hardest thing of the entire school year. I knew mine was destined to be boring and pretty much very similar to everybody else's so I started making things up.
Year after year, my papers ended up being the coolest ones and my classmates were so jealous of my adventures they wanted to spend the summers with me. If they only knew!
But my point is, I had no idea of what to write until I did it once and did it again, making my childhood summers something that looked like out of a Jonathan Swift's book and I loved it. But II had five summers to practice that skill that made me think clearly about what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Blogging is no different. Whether you want to become a writer or you just enjoy this craft, practising every day will benefit you and your blog and your following. 
Write, write, write!

HELP OTHERS
Based on what your blog is all about, you can actually help people. If you like sharing advice on blogging (thank you, Helene! You are my lighthouse when it comes to blogging!) on writing, or you like travelling and want to share your experience with people, you are, in fact, helping them.
I spend hours every day learning new stuff from other bloggers and I'm so grateful there's someone out there who could teach me how to play the guitar if I want to, or that could recommend a fantastic book to read (Cait, you're my go to, you awesome piece of chocolate cake!)
Write for you but write for others. It's a win-win kinda situation here.

HAVE FUN
I will never stop repeating this: if you have a blog, the first thing you want to think about is having fun. It sounds stupid, I know, and obvious, but people tend to forget that and they think about putting out content for the sake of having something out there or something they can make money from. No. First thing first, you have to actually LOVE whatever you are writing about, you have to be passioned and I assure you, people notice. If you're writing just to write and you don't believe a single word you're typing, people will know and they will feel betrayed and maybe they'll never come back. 
If you don't feel like blogging for a day, or two, a week, a month, just don't. And you don't need to apologise for it. We're humans, we need breaks from time to time, that's okay.
The key to this amazing yet very frustrating and stressful and very very rewarding blogging thing is to have fun! 



So, now that you have some sweet advice from your truly (see? Helping others!) I would love to hear from you what your experience with blogging has been and if you don't have one, would you ever consider starting one? Why? Let's chat about it!


Books are my weakness. If you knew me, you'd know.
I spend hours browsin the net, looking for new books, new authors and eventually ending up on Bookdepository or more often, youtube.
I could watch book hauls for days without blinking! That's how passionate I am about books.

I have my favourites, of course, and I also have a really long list of authors to keep an eye on, in case they decide to come out with yet anoter marvellous book (hey, Maggie Stiefvater, I'm looking at you!)
But here, let me make a very old school list of authors I can't wait to read more of!

NIKITA GILL
I have this profound love for poetry it's not even real!
I wasn't sure, at first, if was for me, but once I gave it a shot, I fell for it.
Nikita Gill is one of those authors who's words keep running inside your brain for days and makes you look at the world in a different way, a poetic way. Her way. Which is very similiar to mine.
I love Nikita Gill. I love her poems, I love her Tumblr, I love the way words start making sense when she writes them and how they resonate with my soul.
Yes, I definitely want to read more of her, because spending hours on her Tumblr page is not enough.

AMY HARMON
To be honest, I've never heard of her before, I know, shocking!
But one day I was looking for some cool books online and I saw this magnificent black cover with a girl hit by the light and I was curious. I went to read more about it on the back and the way the book was introduced strucked me. In less then a minute I was sold.
I took my credit card and bought it.
This book guys, this book was fenomenal! It's magical and adorable and amazing and the second book comes out really soon and I can't wait to put my hands on it very very fast!
You Amy Harmon lover, which book you loved the most? I'm definitely going to read more of her books!

COLLEEN HOOVER
The first and only book I've read by Colleen is Slammed. I loved it. I think this was the book that really got me into poetry and has a special place in my heart. I've never bought the Others in the series though, I don't know why, don't ask, I don't jave an answer to that but I will catch up on the really soon!
In the meantime, I've been watching Confess, this very short but very adorable tv-series based on Colleen Hoover's book and now I really want to read it.
I know she's loved by a lot of Readers, so if you're one of those, which book you would tell me to read first?

MAGGIE STIEFVATER
The one and only. The Queen.
Maggie is one of my top three favourite authors, for the record and her Raven Cycle series is one of my favourite of all times!
I know a lot of people read all her books and back in the days I really wanted to read the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, wait, series, I think it's a series now, but never got the chance to actually do so.
A lot of bloggers told me to read The Scorpio Races and once I finish reading The Raven King I will.
Yes, I'm still reading the last book in the series but not because I don't like it or what, it's because I love the series and the characters so much, it's hard to think that once this book is over, it's really actually over. I'm still looking for a way to survive the ending!
(Here, you can read about my feeling for this series on my Instagram)

So yeah, these are the authors I will try to read more books of. As usual, if you have any racommendations, please, leave them in the comments below!

Are you a fan of these authors? Have you already read their books? Let me know!

4 AUTHORS I WANT TO READ MORE OF

Thursday, May 11, 2017 London, UK


Books are my weakness. If you knew me, you'd know.
I spend hours browsin the net, looking for new books, new authors and eventually ending up on Bookdepository or more often, youtube.
I could watch book hauls for days without blinking! That's how passionate I am about books.

I have my favourites, of course, and I also have a really long list of authors to keep an eye on, in case they decide to come out with yet anoter marvellous book (hey, Maggie Stiefvater, I'm looking at you!)
But here, let me make a very old school list of authors I can't wait to read more of!

NIKITA GILL
I have this profound love for poetry it's not even real!
I wasn't sure, at first, if was for me, but once I gave it a shot, I fell for it.
Nikita Gill is one of those authors who's words keep running inside your brain for days and makes you look at the world in a different way, a poetic way. Her way. Which is very similiar to mine.
I love Nikita Gill. I love her poems, I love her Tumblr, I love the way words start making sense when she writes them and how they resonate with my soul.
Yes, I definitely want to read more of her, because spending hours on her Tumblr page is not enough.

AMY HARMON
To be honest, I've never heard of her before, I know, shocking!
But one day I was looking for some cool books online and I saw this magnificent black cover with a girl hit by the light and I was curious. I went to read more about it on the back and the way the book was introduced strucked me. In less then a minute I was sold.
I took my credit card and bought it.
This book guys, this book was fenomenal! It's magical and adorable and amazing and the second book comes out really soon and I can't wait to put my hands on it very very fast!
You Amy Harmon lover, which book you loved the most? I'm definitely going to read more of her books!

COLLEEN HOOVER
The first and only book I've read by Colleen is Slammed. I loved it. I think this was the book that really got me into poetry and has a special place in my heart. I've never bought the Others in the series though, I don't know why, don't ask, I don't jave an answer to that but I will catch up on the really soon!
In the meantime, I've been watching Confess, this very short but very adorable tv-series based on Colleen Hoover's book and now I really want to read it.
I know she's loved by a lot of Readers, so if you're one of those, which book you would tell me to read first?

MAGGIE STIEFVATER
The one and only. The Queen.
Maggie is one of my top three favourite authors, for the record and her Raven Cycle series is one of my favourite of all times!
I know a lot of people read all her books and back in the days I really wanted to read the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, wait, series, I think it's a series now, but never got the chance to actually do so.
A lot of bloggers told me to read The Scorpio Races and once I finish reading The Raven King I will.
Yes, I'm still reading the last book in the series but not because I don't like it or what, it's because I love the series and the characters so much, it's hard to think that once this book is over, it's really actually over. I'm still looking for a way to survive the ending!
(Here, you can read about my feeling for this series on my Instagram)

So yeah, these are the authors I will try to read more books of. As usual, if you have any racommendations, please, leave them in the comments below!

Are you a fan of these authors? Have you already read their books? Let me know!


A movie was playing in the background
while voices were running through the room.
Sitting far across from you
my cheeks were burning red,
then your hands were on the blue.
Whispers, soft sounds made,
mouths moving,
breathing in the sour taste of me and you.
Now my skin doesn't smell like me
anymore,
and my fingertips are missing something;
just a kiss on the lips
on the porch, outside our friend's house,
then you stepped inside you car
and drove away from there.
The sofa still smelling like us
and the air was filled with the scent
of our breaths
when in between our kisses,
you softly touched my hair.
          
Marylou I.Marquis

HANGING IN THERE

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 London, United Kingdom



A movie was playing in the background
while voices were running through the room.
Sitting far across from you
my cheeks were burning red,
then your hands were on the blue.
Whispers, soft sounds made,
mouths moving,
breathing in the sour taste of me and you.
Now my skin doesn't smell like me
anymore,
and my fingertips are missing something;
just a kiss on the lips
on the porch, outside our friend's house,
then you stepped inside you car
and drove away from there.
The sofa still smelling like us
and the air was filled with the scent
of our breaths
when in between our kisses,
you softly touched my hair.
          
Marylou I.Marquis

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