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23 September 2012 @ 12:19 pm
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Susy
28 August 2012 @ 02:20 pm
I really can't wait for summer to be over, this year I really suffered so much, it was too hot and my blood pressure got so low I fainted almost every day! :(

• I'm so happy, my diet is working so well, I lost 10 kg in a little more than 2 months!!!!!

Mika's Origin of Love will be out on September 17!!!! I loved Elle Me Dit, I'm not a fan of Celebrate, but I missed new Mika music and I can't wait to hear his new songs!!!


6 True Stories That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity - It's a great read and it has cute unrelated videos to make your day better!!

• I saw Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and I loved it!! It was great to see that the finale of the movie was referenced in Sherlock in A Scandal in Belgravia!! The more I learn about Sherlock Holmes, the more I love the tv Show!! I need to recover the old Basil Rathbone movies!!

• I'm going to see Madagascar 3 in a few days, the first wasn't good, but Madagascar 2 is one of my favorite cartoons of all times, so I can't wait!!!!

• Next month I'm going to donate blood for the first time, I hope my low pressure won't be a problem, because it's something I'd really like to keep doing!

• I would love to live in America just to be able to buy these!!
http://www.hallmark.com/Browse/Index?n=&ctx=ContentSearchProfile&pg=1&rpp=&sort=&k=peanuts&npath=&availableLocation=
How come they don't sell them here in Italy??? :( :( :( I love Peanuts so much!!!!!!!!!!
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Susy
I Finally saw The Amazing Spiderman and I LOVED IT!!! So much better than the first trilogy, I never liked Tobey Maguire in that role -he was too old-looking and  Emma and Andrew were perfect for their roles, he was so adorable and beliavable as Peter Parker!

I saw this short movie before Rock of Ages, it's called Il Ritorno di Haircut (Haricut Returns) and it's so much fun!!! Me and my friends loved it!!! Watch it, it's short and fun!

I just found out that the last Grande Libro dei Peanuts will be out in December!! I'm a HUGE Peanuts fan, and with this I'll finally have every Peanuts comic strip ever published!!! I can't wait!!!

I miss tv shows. Summer is so boring without them!! I'm watching only Awkard, So You Think You Can Dance and Project Runway, Leverage started recently too, but I don't feel like watching it, the last season was disappointing. I should use thie free time to recover tv shows I missed (Doctor Who, Downtown Abbey, Broadwalk Empire, Community...) but I'm lazy and I don't feel like doing it!

I saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and I suggest it to everyone, it's such a fun movie!! First of all, a flawless cast (Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and my Queen, Maggie Smith), great characters and some interesting development! I decided with a friend of mine to start celebrating a Maggie Smith Day with screenings of The First Wives Club, Sister Acts, Harry Potters and Marygold Hotel. Such a flawfree woman MUST be celebrated!!
 
 
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Susy
27 July 2012 @ 04:49 pm
Hi F-List!!! Just a random update abuot life in general!!

+ I saw Rock of Ages yesterday, I know it didn't get great reviews, but I found it funny and enjoyable, it was exactly was I expected, so I was not disappointed at all, I had lots of fun! Russel Brand and Alec Baldwin were the best part of the movie for me, I didn't like at all the main actress, Julianne Hough, I found her terrible! The rest of the cast was very good!


+ Did I tell anyone that my collective, Suddenly Something, has a new graphic and host? It's about Pushing Daisies, and yes, 5 years later its end and I'm still not over it!!!!!!

+ I'm finally going to see The Amazing Spiderman sometime next week, I can't wait!!!!

+ I just bought this wonderful book with all Oscar Wilde's works and I can't wait to start reading it!!!

+ I also got the amazing Once Upon a Time by Benjamin Lacombe and it's amazing and I LOVE IT!!!! It's a wonderful pop-up book, I find it amazing!!!!!  My favorite pages are Madama Butterfly, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan!!! Check the trailer for the whole book!!!!

+ A useful thing every dog owner should see and learn, CPR for Dogs, if you have a dog take a look at this, save it and keep it, it may be useful someday! (I hope it won't be necessary, but it's just good to be prepared)

+ I started a diet last mounth and I already lost more than 5kg (11lbs)!!!! I have a lot more to lose, but I'm happy with how it's proceding! :)

+ Last but not least, a picture of a random cute animal, just because XD
 
 
 
Susy
08 July 2012 @ 03:04 pm
I was talking to bangel_4e about an unsatisfactory book meme she made recently and I tried many months ago, it had a strange list of books, some repeated, it was not well made. I decided to create one myself (as I made with the Best-Reviewed Wide-Release Films of the Decade list) with another list, I used the BBC's Top 100 Books and made a meme out of that!

BBC'S TOP 100 BOOKS MEME

1. Bold the books you read.
2. Underline the ones you read and liked.
3. Leave as is books you haven’t read.
4. Italicize the books you inted to read
5. Post your answers.

My list:

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie


BOOKS I READ: 23
BOOKS I INTEND TO READ: 9
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Susy
06 July 2012 @ 02:01 pm
Snagged from prue84, I miss memes!!!! And great excuse to use my books icon XD

1. Favorite childhood book?
I loved Bianca Pitzorno's works, my favorite was Parlare a Vanvera
2. What are you reading right now?
Right now sadly I don't feel like reading :(
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
Nothing
4. Bad book habit?
I like to finish books even if I don't like them, sometimes it takes me a lot to force myself to finish a book I don't like
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
Nothing, the library in my city it's beautiful, but hard to reach
6. Do you have an e-reader?
No, I don't
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
One at a time
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
Yes, I read way more fanfictions than books.
9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?
The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh. It was a Christmas gift, I didn't like it at all
10. Favorite book you've read this year?
None yet, the spot is open for Zafon's new book
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Lately a lot more than before
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
I love novels and comic books
13. Can you read on the bus?
Yes, I love reading on busses/trains
14. Favorite place to read?
Train, it relaxes me so much
15. What is your policy on book lending?
I love to lend books that I loved to people, so that I can have someone to talk about it!
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
No, I have lots of bookmarks, and if I can't find any I usually use a random piece of paper, a train ticket, a piece of a magazine, everything but ruining the book!
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
Never
18. Not even with text books?
Well, I kind of have to with those XD
19. What is your favourite language to read in?
I love both italian and english
20. What makes you love a book?
It depends, it could be the characters, it could be the story, it could be the writing. There is not just one reason to love a book
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
If I really like a book and I know someone that might like it, I'm the first to reccomend it!
22. Favorite genre?
I don't have one
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?
None, if I want to read something, I do. Lately I have widened a lot my reading range, once I avoided thrillers
24. Favourite biography?
I love auto-biographies, my favorites are Me by Katharine Hepburn and The Other Side of Me by Sidney Sheldon
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
Do diet books count? if so, yes.
26. Favourite cookbook?
None, I have my grandmother's recipies and they are more than enough XD
27. Most inspirational book you've read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
None this year. Last year it was The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
28. Favorite reading snack?
None
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
None, I don't care about hype. If I like a book I like it, if I don't I dont, other stuff doesn't matter
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
I don't read critics usually
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I don't usually give reviews, but if I don't like a movie I advise people I know not to read it
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
I read in English (I'm italian), and I would like to read in Spanish
33. Most intimidating book you've ever read?
Plato's The Republic
34. Most intimidating book you're too nervous to begin?
The Hobbit. I didn't like the writing style of The Lord of the Rings, so I'm not convinced to read this yet,
35. Favorite Poet?
None.
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
3-4 at a time
37. How often have you returned books to the library unread?
Once, but it was a book I took for school and then I changed my mind and read another one
38. Favorite fictional character?
Dirk Gently
39. Favourite fictional villain?
Lord Voldemort
40. Books I'm most likely to bring on vacation?
Anything I have to read at the moment
41. The longest I've gone without reading.
4-5 months
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
One Thousand and One Nights. It got boring after a while
43. What distracts you easily when you're reading?
Nothing, I'm totally focused. I often don't even hear people talking to me when I read
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Big Fish, the movie was so much better than the book!!!
45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
46. The most money I've ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
70€ for Peanuts books (huge books with 10 years of Peanuts comic strips, they cost around 35/40€ each. I have 8 of them)
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
Never, I just read the summary.
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
It would have to be really, REALLY bad!
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
I have them by height, from the tallest to the shortest
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you've read them?
Keep them if I liked them, sell them if I didn't
51. Are there any books you've been avoiding?
None
52. Name a book that made you angry.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
53. A book you didn't expect to like but did?
Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None
54. A book that you expected to like but didn't?
The Lord of The Rings
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Sophie Kinsella's Can you Keel a Secret
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Susy
Hi f-list, how are things?? A few random things before a new icons update!!!

+ Saw Dark Shadows yesterday, I didn't like it, but I didn't expect to. It's a shame, I was so excited about this movie when it was announced, then the trailer came out and it made me lose all the interest I had.
+ Muse announced new tour dates, I'd love to see them live, I'm seriously thinking about it!
+ Lately I'm finding Sebastian Stan and Dominic Cooper hotter and hotter!!!! I dind't like them at all the first time I saw them years ago (in Mamma Mia and Gossip Girl), but the more I see them the more I find them attractive!

+ New Icons!!!
[01-10] - Once Upon a time
[11-22] - Harry Potter (Dramione)
[23-30] - The Avengers

Previews:



Enough! You are, all of you are beneath me! I am a God, you dull creature, and I shall not be bullied... Collapse )
 
 
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Susy
01 June 2012 @ 03:07 pm
God, I love this trailer and I can't wait for this movie!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
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Buon compleanno a wandererjulia e sallyna_smile, SCUSATE TANTISSIMO PER IL RITARDO!!! Non ero online in questi giorni!!! :(
 
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So, I'm seeing this in a lot of my f-list, I'm giving it a try too!

{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

taken from vegetasbubble and mediocrechick

I'm starting with 10 favorite tv shows, in random order

1) Friends
I'm re-watching this recently with a friend who hadn't seen it before, and I'm loving it all over again!! I still love Chandler, and I still love him with Monica, this tv show has been such a huge part of my life!! I remember watching it in middle school with my mom and my brother <3 I have so many fond memories associated with it, and I still quote it lots of times!!!

2) My Name is Earl
I still can't believe how badly they treated this tv show, leaving with such a cliffhanger, but it's still one of my favorite tv shows of all times, it made me laugh so much!!!! The characters were amazing, and the actors perfect!!!

3) Pushing Daisies
This one could be my favorite of all times. Lee Pace is wonderful, Olive was an amazing character, I loved the colors, how fast they talked, the voice of the narrator, it was the perfect tv show!!!!! So sad it ended so soon, I love it, but it could have been one of the greatest tv shows ever, but they canceled it too soon

4) Scrubs
A classic, I loved it from the start to its end, JD and Turk will always have a place in my heart (it's guy love!!!!), and Kelso, Cox, Ted, Carla, Elliot, Todd, the Janitor and the others will too!! I admit that I cried when I first saw the finale (of season 8). I also appreciated season 9 (Scrubs.2), even if the main characters weren't there, it still was fun, and the students brought a lot of freshness to the show

5) Boy Meets World
I used to love this one when I was younger, I'd love to see some episodes again, but they're almost impossible to find in italian!! I have this strange thing, I have no problem watching new tv shows in english, I actually prefer it, but with old tv shows?I love to watch the ones I used to love the way I used to watch them, when I didn't know english very well or didn't have internet to watch them in english. I feel this way for BMW, Ally McBeal, Blossom, BtVS and a lot more, it's a matter of habit, I'm used to watch them dubbed, it's not the same with the original voices. Anyway, I loved this tv show and had the biggest crush on Shawn <3

6) Lost
When I first saw the pilot, I stopped watching and didn't start again for 4 years. When season 4 started, a few friends of mine decided that I had to watch this and started watching it again from the beginnig to make me watch it, and I loved it!!! I still don't know how I feel about the finale, the show changed a lot after season 3, it seemed like a totally different tv show from season 1, but I still loved how it always surprised me, and will forever love Desmond and Penny and tear up a little at their reunion <3 It changed the way I watch tv shows, now I'm suspicious of everything and little can surprise me, because it tought me to imagine every possible scenario

7) Sherlock
God, I can't get enough of this tv show, and at the same time I'm so glad they keep it so short, I prefer 3 good episodes to a season with 20+ episodes with a lot of fillers or bad episodes. It got me to finally read all the Doyle's books on sherlock and I loved them, and I appreciate the tv show a lot more since reading them!!! Also, amazing cast,
Benedict Cumberbatch is PERFECT as modern-sherlock!!!

8) The Simpsons
A classic, I know that it's now really bad, and has been going down since seasons 11-12, but I still love the old episodes and quote them with my friends all the time!! (Stupid Sexy Fladers!!!!). I know it's not the same it used to be, and I actually may like Futurama a little more than the Simpsons, but it would be really sad to see it end, it's been on forever!!!

9) How I Met Your Mother
I liked this show a lot more up to 2 years ago, I'm not really loving the latest 2 seasons, but I still love so much the earlier seasons!!! I love Marshall, and mostly his songs(Cat funeral is a classic!!!), I love everytime Robin Sparkle is on, I love Barney and Robin and if they don't end up together I'll be very mad, I don't ever care who the mother is at this point!!!

10) The Big Bang Theory
I still love this as the first day I watched it, Sheldon is one of the funniest characters ever, and I love Raj!!! Also, I love how they were able to introduce new characters and integrate them with the original main cast in a way that they fit perfectly and they give new life to the show!! And I love seeing Blossom on tv again! :P it's one of my childhood classics!!!!!
 
 
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