Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday [Christmas Edition] - Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
It was meant to be only for books BUT I changed it a little bit so will be 5 books I want to read but don't own yet and 5 movies I'm planning to see PLUS it's going to be monthly not weekly.

The Lunar Chronicles
First it was just about the book cover, I think they're are BEYOND awesome...then I love the
fact that they're a distortion of classic fairytales!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lea Seydoux vs Corinne Bailey Rae

It's no news Italian designers are famous among celebrities, so it doesn't surprise me that also this Miu Miu dress has been worn twice within a month.
Seydoux wore this Miu Miu Resort 2016 dress for “Spectre” photocall in Mexico City, on November 1st. Lea rocked it with a straight chignon and silver sandals. Later (alway in November) singer Corinne Bailey Rae has been spotted with the same dress at the Mercury Music Prize. She opted for a different hairstyle and shoe choice in compared to Lea’s choices.

Who do you think wore it better:
Lea Seydoux or Corinne Bailey Rae?

Photo credits: harpersbazaar.co.uk & zimbio.com

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Novel Of The Week [Christmas Edition]: Christmas in the Snow by Karen Swan

Here to you another Christmas themed novel...I don't want to spoil the review and thoughts, but let me just say that this is NOT the typical Christmas novel. Now here to you Christmas in the Snow by Karen Swan.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Cure it with Movies/Books: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The general definition of "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" (PTSD) is this: 'an anxiety disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as sexual assaultwarfaretraffic collisionsterrorism or other threats on a person's life.' 
(from Wikipedia)

Especially after what happened recently in Europe, Turkey and (for years now) in Syria, I wanted to know more about this disorder and, beside reading specialized medical articles and news papers, I also watched movies and read a few novels on this theme.
It's usually diagnosed on ex military or people who have been in war zones, but also people who have been witnessed/lived extreme violent events, such as death treats, physical assaults and so on.

So here my suggestions.

Born on the 4th of July (1989) by Oliver Stone. With Tom Cruise,  Raymond J. Barry and Caroline Kava
The War at Home (1996) by Emilio Estevez. With Emilio EstevezKathy Bates and Martin Sheen
Brothers Movie PosterMax Movie Poster
Brothers (2009) by Jim Sheridan. With Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Max (2015) by Boaz Yakin. With Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham, Josh Wiggins and Robbie Amell

Making Faces by Amy Harmon - my review HERE
Rome by Jay Crownover - my review HERE
Fighting Redemption by Kate McCarthy
Amoung You by Jake Wood

Title photo credit: rand.org

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Anne Hathaway vs Princess Stéphanie of Monaco

From an "on screen" princess  to a real life princess, here a brand new Who Wore It Best! 
American actress Anne Hathaway wore this peculiar red lips Garance Dore X Equipment Daddy shirt for her guest appearance at Good Morning America, last September. She styled the shirt with a leather dark blue skirt, sunglasses and her signature smile! On the other side (of the picture and of the world) Princess Stéphanie of Monaco attended, with the same shirt, the night Auctions for Fight Aids in Monaco, the 1st of December. Her style was more classic, with black trousers and matching red lipstick.

Who do you think wore it better:
Anne Hathaway or Princess Stéphanie of Monaco?

Photo credits: purepeople.com & zimbio.com

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Jennifer Lopez vs Melanie Laurent vs Nieves Alvarez

How amazing is this Blumarine sparkly striped dress? Is the reason why not two, but three celebs wore it within few months of difference?
Jennifer Lopez was the first who wore it, in the backstage at ‘American Idol XIV’ Top 5 show, back in April. Then there has been French actress Melanie Laurent at the opening season night gala of the Ballet National de Paris in September and last but not least Spanish Tv presenter Nieves Alvarez at the 2015 Telva Awards, earlier this month.

Three different people, three different countries and the same dress. Now let me know...

Who do you think wore it better:
Jennifer Lopez or Melanie Laurent or Nieves Alvarez?

Photo credits: zimbio.com/zeleb.es & redcarpet-fashionawards.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Novel Of The Week [Christmas Edition]: Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan

I decided that, since Christmas is only 4 weeks away, to post only reviews of "winter holidays" themed books, instead of doing a single post with my suggestions.
Hope you'll like it! 
left and center: the English covers and left: the Italian one

This is the third novel of the "O'Neil Brothers" series, but thankfully they all can be read independently and this is a wonderful news for me because (AS ALWAYS!!) I didn't know it was a serie and I went straight to read the last one...I'm hopeless!
Here's my review and thought on Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan