venerdì 29 aprile 2016

Lord Dashwood missed out, by Tessa Dare

Lord Dashwood Missed Out (Spindle Cove, #4.5)Lord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Spindle Cove series. Every book, full romance or novella, is funny, interesting, enthralling.
This novella is also rich in humor, bantering, sweet moments, insight, and it has the bonus to show in an unusual way some beloved characters of previous books.
So, a delicious read, as always with Tessa Dare.

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martedì 19 aprile 2016

Oh, William Shakespeare!


To celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakesperae's death...

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But, soft! What light through yonder internet browser window breaks?! 
April 23 is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. Mark this momentous anniversary!


A great dialogue found in goodreads, by Joseph someone.


A figure dressed in black, wearing a black mask, breathing heavily.

FIGURE: Hamlet!

HAMLET: What spirit is this?

FIGURE: Hamlet!

HAMLET: Pray, spirit, what art thou? Answer me! 

FIGURE: Thy father.

HAMLET: What of my father? He died seven years ago this very night. I mourn him still.

FIGURE: (breathing heavily): Hamlet! I am thy father!

HAMLET: NOOO!! 



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domenica 13 marzo 2016

Pagelle su romanzi storici

Pagelle su romanzi storici

con indicazione del tempo cronologico in cui il romanzo è ambientato
e alcune altre osservazioni di carattere prettamente personale

in ordine alfabetico secondo il cognome dell'autrice o autore
(indicando però nell'elenco prima il nome di battesimo, per esigenze di armonia)
e secondo l'ordine dei titoli di ogni singola serie

abbellite dalle copertine più rimarchevoli
anch'esse scelte in base ad un personalissimo gusto





Catherine Archer

La figlia del drago. [Inghilterra, 1200] 6


Katharine Ashe



Kisses, She Wrote (The Prince Catchers, #1.5)




Kisses, she wrote. 9


Jennifer Ashley

The madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie. [London, Paris, Scotland, 1881] 8


Mary Balogh

A summer to remember. [Hampshire and London, 1814] 7,5


Debra Lee Brown

The Mackintosh bride. [Scozia, 1192] 6
The virgin spring. [Scozia, 1208] 8
A rogue's heart. [Scozia, 1213] 7


Phoebe Conn

Cuore prigioniero. [Danimarca-Francia, XI secolo] 8,5


Tessa Dare

Spindle Cove
  1. A night to surrender. [Sussex, England, 1813] (8. Ottimo inizio di serie, humor e romanticismo)
  2. A week to be wicked. [England, 1814] (10. Due personaggi talmente inconsueti da essere memorabili) 

  3. A lady by midnight. [Sussex, 1814] (7. Coinvolgente, ma meno degli altri)
  4. Any duchess will do. 9,5
Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4)

Racconti brevi della serie Spindle Cove

1.5 Once upon a winter's eve. [Sussex, 1814] (6,5. Carino, ma niente di più...)
3.5 Beauty and the blacksmith. (8. Molte scene divertenti, e molto romanticismo)

Serie The wanton dairymaid trilogy
  1. Goddess of the hunt. [England, 1817] 8,5
  2. Surrender of a siren. [Atlantic Ocean, 1817] 7,5
  3. A lady of persuasion. [London, 1818] 7,5 

Serie Stud Club
  1. One dance with a duke. [London, 1817] 7,5

The scandalous, dissolute, no-good Mr. Wright. 7,5


Serie Castles ever after
  1. Romancing the duke. 9
Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1)
  1. Say yes to the marquess. 8
  2. When a scot ties the knot. 8,5
When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3)





John Fowles

La donna del tenente francese. 9,5


Deborah Hale

Highland rogue (Stratagemmi d'amore). [England, 1875] 8


Elizabeth Hoyt

Serie Maiden Lane
  1. Wicked intentions. [London, England, 1737] 8
  2. Notorious pleasures
  3. Scandalous desires. 8 [London, England, 1738] 8
Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane, #3)

Serie Princes trilogy


  1. The raven prince. [Little Battleford, England, 1760] 8,5
  2. The leopard prince. [Yorkshire, England, 1760] 9,5
  3. The serpent prince. [England, 1760] 8
  4. The ice princess. [London, 1762] 7




Eloisa James

Serie Fairy tales
  1. A kiss at midnight. [Lancashire, England, 1811-1820] 8
  2. When beauty tamed the beast. [Wales, Regency period] 7

  3. The ugly duchess. [London 1809-1816] 7,5


Lisa Kleypas

L'amante di Lady Sophia. [London, 1830] 7
Sognando te. [London, Regency period] 8

Serie Wallflowers

0.5. Again the magic. [England, 1844] 7,5
1. Secret of a summer night. [London, Hampshire, 1843] 7,5
2. It happened one autumn. [London, Hampshire, 1843] 8,5
3. Devil in winter. [London, 1843] 9,5
4. Scandal in spring. [Hampshire, 1844] 8
4.5 A wallflower Christmas. [Inghilterra, 1845] 8

Serie The Hathaways

  1. Mine till midnight. [Hampshire, London, 1848] 8,5
  2. Seduce me at sunrise [Hampshire, London, 1851] 9
  3. Tempt me at twilight [Hampshire, London, 1852] 8
  4. Married by morning [Hampshire, 1852] 9,5
  5. Love in the afternoon [Hampshire, 1857] 9,5


Stephanie Laurens

La sposa del diavolo. [Cambridgeshire e London, 1818] 6
Poker di regine. [London, Regency period] 8


Mia Marlowe

How to distract a duchess. 6,5



Kinley MacGregor

Claiming the highlander. [Scozia, XII secolo] 7


Julie Moffet

Il bacio del naufrago. [Massachusetts, 1792] 5


Pamela Morsi

Heaven sent. [Oklahoma, 1900] 9,5














Marrying stone. [Ozark Mountains, Arkansas, 1902] 8
Sealed with a kiss. [Texas 1890] 8
Something shady. [Venice, Missouri] 7
Garters. [Tennessee, 1888] 6,5 
Simple Jess. [Ozark, Arkansa, 1906] 10
Wild oats. [Oklahoma, 1906] 8,5
Runabout. [Oklahoma, 1916] 8,5
Courting miss Hattie. [Arkansas] 9,5




Michael Ondaatje

Il paziente inglese. 9,5




Maggie Osborne

The wives of Bowie Stone. [Kansan, 1880] 6,5


Julia Quinn

Danzando sotto le stelle. 8
The sum of all kisses. [Inghilterra, 1824] 8,5
The Sum of All Kisses (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #3)

The secret diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever. [Inghilterra, 1820] 8

Serie The Bridgertons

  1. The duke and I. [London, 1813] 8
  2. The viscount who loved me. [London, 1814] 9,5
  3. An offer from a gentleman
  4. Romancing Mister Bridgerton. [London, 1824] 8,5
  5. To Sir Phillip, with love
  6. When he was wicked
  7. It's in his kiss
  8. On the way to the wedding




Sharon Schulze

L'unica verità. [Wales, 1213] 7


LaVyrle Spencer

Morning glory. [Whitney, Georgia, 1935-1941] 9
The Endearment. [Minnesota, 1854] 7


John Steinbeck

La Santa Rossa. 9

giovedì 10 marzo 2016

What a nobody has in his heart

“What I am in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart.”Vincent van Gogh

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mercoledì 9 marzo 2016

Celebrating Her Story, a month of essays and giveaways




Un'altra ottima iniziativa di Bobbi Dumas, creatrice del Read a Romance Month.
Il mese di marzo è dedicato alla storia delle donne, per come si esprime e manifesta nei romanzi.

Women's History Month
Celebrating Her Story

Si trovano i testi delle varie autrici, giveaway e interessanti suggerimenti di lettura a questo indirizzo:

http://www.readaromancemonth.com/category/herstory/

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Aggiungi didascalia

E questa è l'introduzione di Bobbi al mese.


Since some of my favorite books are set in a variety of historical time-periods, I thought it would be fun to check in with some great authors in romance and women’s historical fiction, and explore their connection to history. Since the female perspective in history and fiction has been ignored so often, for so long, I find it heartening to see so many books representing romance and/or women’s history, telling such mesmerizing stories against the backdrop of some of the most intriguing and pivotal moments in time. I hope you find these essays as fascinating and fun as I do.

queen elizabeth meme
By Karen Hawkings. This is my face when I receive a book from a giveaway!!
http://www.readaromancemonth.com/2016-celebrating-womens-history-month/


2016 Celebrating Women’s History Month

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
 Donna Thorland Pam Jenoff Gina Conkle Mingmei Yip
Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8
 Kim BoykinKaren HawkinsShana Galen Vanessa Riley
Day 9Day 10Day 11Day 12
 Susanne LordKristina McMorrisFalguni Kothari Lauren Willig
Day 13Day 14Day 15Day 16
Karen White Rebecca S. Buck Cara ElliottJustine Saracen
Day 17Day 18Day 19Day 20
Beatriz WilliamsEvangeline HollandNicola CornickRuth Kaufman
Day 21Day 22Day 23Day 24
Sara DonatiManda CollinsPiper HuguleyNadia Hashimi
Day 25Day 26Day 27Day 28
Weina Dai RandelAshlyn MacNamaraAnne GracieM.J. Rose
Day 29Day 30Day 31
Jennifer RobsonSimone St. JamesBeverly Jenkins

lunedì 7 marzo 2016

Maya Angelou


“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 
 Maya Angelou




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