martedì 25 agosto 2015

Just a minute in August...

Reading: "Authority" by Jeff VanderMeer and "La dame aux cameliàs" by Alexandre Dumas.
Listening: opening and ending anime's themes.
Watching: "Soul Eater" and "Full Metal Alchemist"
Buying: a new smartphone for my mother.
Loving: playing RPGs and board games with friends.
Wanting: I would like a tattoo.
Feeling: inspired for the new story I'm writing.

giovedì 20 agosto 2015

Review - Authority

Finally I have reached to ley my hands on the second book of the Area X's trilogy and read it! It is "Authority" by Jeff VanderMeer. It is a thriller/fantasy trilogy, but in this book there is less fantasy than the first one.

In te second chapter of the Area X we are into the Southern Reach, a structure who organises the expeditions and the science researches. This structure is leded by a new director who is substituting the old one identified as the psycologist of the previeus book. The new director has the task of interrogate the survivors of the 12th expedition (the anthropologist, the topogrpher and the biologist), to organize the structure as much informations as possible. He carries out all the works, but when he reachesto find interesting informations, the Southern Reach "desappears".

The rythm of the book is slow, but not so much, at the beguinning and fast at the ending. It is charming with a breathless ending. Now I'm waiting the third one who will arrive in Italy at the end of this year.

See you!

giovedì 13 agosto 2015

A walk into the wilderness

Some weeks ago, when the weather was cooler, I went walk one moarning...
Near my house there are big fields and a nice wood. I like both, but I prefear the wood, with its lovely smell of moss and wet bark. I like also the sunshine that pass through the branches, creating a wanderful puzzle on the ground.

I have been surprised seeing a half-burnt stump with some white mushrooms that seemed made of light.
Coming oout of the wood I saw also a beautiful star-like bush, made by a plant similar to the ivy.
Coming back home, I toke some pictures of flowers and fields and of our small mountains, hidden behind the trees.

Long the way I saw an old house, where I went with my grandmother to see a big fountain with big gold fishes. Now the fountain is empty, but the house still has its long path with its trees and bushes full of flowers. I liked a lot the start of the path, with two small stoned columns, one covered with a strong ivy.

Once at home I started to clean up my bedroom and so on with my homeworks. It has been a very nice and relaxing walk. Next time I will have a nice trip by bike, long one of my favourites cycling tracks near a small hill where, a lot of years ago, lived a noble man who built a park all around his villa.

Lots of hugs and kisses.

martedì 11 agosto 2015

Weekend with boyfriend

Hi lovelies! How are you?
Here it is very hot! I love it, but there is too much humidity that makes us feel very bad.

During the weekend my boyfriend and I usually stay together from friday night to sunday night, and we spend all the time playing RPG, computer games and watching anime or tv series.
Two weeks ago we watched "Berserk" an anime that take place in an imaginary medieval world, with heroes, knights and warriors. 
Last weekend we started "Soul Eater". I really love it, especially the first opening music. The story could generally seem a bit taken for granted, but as a whole is very nice. It alternates moments of extreme seriousness and moments of funny scenes.
On saturday afternoon and sunday night we usually meet with 2 groups of friends playing RPGs. On saturday afternoon we play at Pathfinder, a sort of Dungeons&Dragons, and on sunday night we play at Gothika. My favourite is Gothika, because we have to be more interpretatives and there are less dice to throw. The setting is a post-nuclear-war New York, called Night City, that is always under a dense blanket of dark clouds. All around the city, coverd by a barrier, there is a radioactive desert. We are all humans, each one with a characteristic. For my character, I thought to an haker who suffered of short-term memory, so she decided to correct this lack with the strong tecnology, adding in her head a chip that carry out all her mental capacity. Now she can connect with all kind of computer. My boyfriend decided to interpretate a mutant, a human genetically modified for become a weapon. It's a very nice RPG, we really enjoy playing it and our Master, the narrartor, is great!
Hope I didn't bored you!
Emmy Iyuko

mercoledì 5 agosto 2015

The books for my summer

The library of my village will close from 10th to 22nd of August, so I thought to get some books on loan before the closing.

The first I decided to get was "Authority" by Jeff Vander Meer who was setted aside by my friend Silvana, the librarian. It is the second book of a trilogy talking about a special vegetable area called "Area X". It is a mix between fantasy and sci-fi, really interesting!
The second one was "Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter", by Seth Grahame-Smith. It's a biografic, historic and horror romance who talk about the president Abraham Lincoln like a vampire hunter.
The others came from classical litterature: "Therese Raquin" written by Emile Zola, "La Dame aux càmelias" by Alexandre Dumas and a collection of shot stories by Philip K. Dick (the same who wrote "Dr. Futurity")

I'm a lover of reading and you?
Will you read something during the remaining summer? What will you read? I am always hunting new titles to read. Give me yours, I will be happy to know new books ^_^

Have a nice week!
Emmy Iyuko