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Clarissa 🐺  Not just an obstinate headstrong girl 📍Milan 🇮🇹 Candle shop: @cozycornercandles "Remember that you are a wolf. And you cannot be caged"

🍰 Who took a well deserved break and went to her favorite place to have iced coffee, cheesecake and start A Court of Frost and Starlight? THIS GIRL!! 💃🏼 The weekend is off to a great start!! I can’t believe it is happening, after so many days, stressed and in deep waters!! 👏🏻

What have you been up to my bookworms? Missed talking to you! I hope i can come back to my posting routine really soon! ♥️ May is almost over... (time is FLYING!) Any new release you’re most excited about?
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“I'm going on an adventure!” - The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien.

🌾 Definitely going on adventures with this amazing exclusive @fairyloot bag inspired by The Hobbit! When was the last time you had an adventure bookworms? Or are you looking forward to a new one? I’m obviously over the moon for my trip to London this Summer!! Concerts, books, the city life, starbucks blueberry muffins, harry potter studio tour... The dream, if you ask me 🤩 And of course i can’t wait to share all of that with you!

📚 Reading update: I’m finally catching up with most of the @cozycornercandles orders and that means... TIME TO READ!!! I can’t believe that i’ll be able to actually sit down and enjoy A Court of Frost and Starlight! Oh, isn’t it ironic that i was planning to be one of the first who read it... And ended up being practically the last. I should have known better that nothing ever goes the way i planned, damn it 😂 btw congrats to my italian followers, we finally succeded in getting the serie translated 🇮🇹.
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🧦📖 “Harry Potter freed Dobby!’ said the elf shrilly, gazing up at Harry, moonlight from the nearest window reflected in his orb-like eyes. ‘Least I could do, Dobby,’ said Harry, grinning. ‘Just promise never to try and save my life again.’

Hey my bookworms ♥️ it has been six days since i last posted so a little life update seems like a must: basically this busy bee just poured and packed candles from dusk till dawn for DAYS. Was so tired afterwards, the only thing i could do was catch some sleep and try to find the energy to eventually move again. I didn’t even want to start Acofas 🤷🏼‍♀️ (which i received from @waterstones five ~ or more, i’m losing track of time ~ loong days ago). What was the point if i couldn’t even enjoy it? 🤷🏼‍♀️ So bear with me for another couple of days. Once everything will slow down, i’ll go back to reading and updating regularly and share my (over excited) thoughts with you 😂🙏🏻!

Btw, my pal decided to drag me out of the house to actually live a little and breath fresh sunny rainy air! Best decision ever cause we decided to make the most of it and head to the center of Milan to visit this super cute and new statue dedicated to our beloved Dobby!! All the feels!!! ⚡️

What have you been up to these days? ♥️
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Time for a @fairyloot unboxing ~ and first day of the #fairyphoto13 challenge! 🧚🏼‍♀️

First thing first let me tell you this is my absolute favorite fairy box out of all the boxes i ever received!!! I mean take a look at that!!! Not to mention the book sounds just SO interesting. Gonna push this one on top of my TBR after Acofas and the Grisha serie! 💪🏻 Now let me explain in detail what was inside the Whimsical Journey April box:
• the most gorgeous travel mug ever created by @inkandwonder.designs featuring the Narnia map;
• a very pretty and useful tote bag by @stellabookishart inspired by The Hobbit;
• a note pad with a quote from The Darkest Minds by @littleinklingsdesign;
• a @flickthewick ~ and @taratjah ~ candle inspired by the book of the month;
• a Percy Jackson enamel button designed by @taratjah;
• an enchanting art print featuring directions to all your favorite fictional worlds by @fictiontea;
• a freaking awesome luggage tag inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!
• Book of the month Beyond A Darkened Shore and other bonus goodies. ♥️✨

My favorite item tho is the art print inspired by the book of the month! I’m gonna make sure to take a proper picture of it, because it’s thaat good. 📸 Now what was your favorite item?
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“Do you ever just stare at your bookshelves and sigh over the fact dead trees make you so happy?”

Saw this quote on @ohthebookfeels stories today and decided it described the majority of my day perfectly and i needed to use it. #preach 🙌🏻

My April @fairyloot arrived today ~ unboxing tomorrow ♥️ ~ and my acofas copy is on it’s way to me from Turin (hey, at least it’s already in Italy 😂 could be worse, given my luck!) so everything is right with my world if you ask me *flips hair to side*. 💅🏻
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📚 Showing you my latest bookish purchase... With food, of course (wouldn’t be my account, otherwise! 😆).
I found Shadowsong a few weeks ago at @hoepli_libreria_editore bookstore in Milan ~ aand this can actually also be a very useful info for my italian followers! 🇮🇹 You can still hear my little cry when i found it in the english section, cause let’s be honest, we never get new releases 🤷🏼‍♀️*sighs* and everytime we’re blessed, we throw a party! 🥂
There’s actually a reason why i didn’t purchase this book as soon as it came out in Feb through some site tho... The reviews. I know i shouldn’t rely on reviews and should just go ahead, read it and elaborate my own opinion, but they were just so disappointing. I expected a lot from the sequel and i just wasn’t feeling the excitement anymore when everyone started complaining and pointing out that one of the major characters was practically nowhere to be seen. Were you one of these reviewers? Did you feel the same in the end? If not, if you could find a spoiler-less way to make me change my mind and move it higher in my TBR, that would be AWESOME, because i really adored Wintersong! 🤧
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☁️ Gloomy days are perfect for wandering through the city! 🇮🇹 I hate when it gets too hot, so light spring rain suits me just fine! 🌬God i needed a bit of fresh air after my ~liiiittle~ acofas breakdown yesterday (and of course, i decided to stop by some of my favorites bookstores! How drop dead gorgeous is this antique and famous italian bookstore by the way?! 📸). It helped me a lot to relax and get back into a positive mindset. Also did help a bit that both @waterstones and @fairyloot sent me the tracked emails of my precious packages 😝😝 But you know me by now. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I keep this serie really close to my heart, faults and all, and i tend to channel my inner Aelin when i get frustrated over things i’m passionate about not going the way i planned and all i want to do is set the world on fire 🔥😂 You’ll have to forgive me 🙏🏻😘 Can’t possibly wait to shower you with clarycrazy Acofas posts!
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To be honest, this is ~almost~ all i can think about these days. I won’t relax until @bookdepository sends me my A Court Of Frost and Starlight copy. I didn’t even receive the dispatched email yet and i’m already angry and complaining. Agh the life of an italian book blogger that needs to relay on all kinds of sites instead of bookstores. #SadStory

Currently wondering what i’ll do with my life now that my one and only favorite band finished touring and is back in the studio for God knows how long. 🎶 I’ll probably lose myself in books and movies and a thousand candles!

Speaking of movies... If you watched Infinity War, send me a DM! Let’s freak out and discuss theories together! 💥
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Wish it was a Harry Potter book night ✨ Most of all because this exclusive @fairyloot Goblet of Fire candle by @paperflamescandleco smells incredibly. Chocolate and fresh bread anyone? ☕️📚

Instead it’s an Avengers Infinity war movie night! 🎥 I can’t believe the day has come! Been an hardcore marvel (and superheroes in general) fan since i was little and i’m not sure i’m ready to say goodbye to certain characters and the “old dynamic”. Turning points always scare me! I’ll let you know ~without any kind of spoiler~ if i’ll come out of the theatre looking like a wreck/raccoon 💔 Now tell me, who do you think will make it into the new era?
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“When the wolves come for that Jude, she’ll be eaten up in an instant - and wolves always come. It frightens me to think of myself so vulnerable. But as i am now, i am well on my way to becoming one of the wolves.” #feministfriday

The Cruel Prince, 3.5 ⭐️s.
For a long time, i wasn’t sure about giving this book a high rate. In the end i decided to drop it to 3 stars because, among other reasons, i didn’t feel like TCP satisfied my expectations. Really high expectations, since this one was almost on top of everyone’s highly anticipated books list of 2018. Don’t get me wrong tho. I enjoyed it even if the first chapters were really, really slow... And once the plot deepened and it seemed to gain speed, it ended. Meh, right? At least the ending was well written and left me with enough curiosity to preorder the sequel, without a doubt. Moving on from the pace, i have to say the plot was good. Liked the idea of the terrible murder right at the beginning of the book that clearly showed us the author wasn’t sugarcoating it (with the bullying situation as well, tho i have to say from all the things i heard about the bullying being almost “unbearable” to read etc, i expected WAY more. Or maybe it is just me, having read far worse). Liked the characters ~ as much as they could be likable... You see, literally everyone in this book was selfish and kind of an ambitious prick for different reasons, so i don’t know how much i can actually LIKE them, more like... I appreciated the characterization?. So, overall a good book, definitely worth reading. Personally ~ and let me underline personally ~ i didn’t like the context, meaning the Fae in our current human world and time. Way too strange for me to read about fae shopping at the mall! I’m more of a “high fantasy”, deep forests and castles kind of reader. It will be interesting to see (❗️SPOILER AHEAD) what Cardan will do after the year at Jude’s service is over. I expect a lot from him, not just sitting there drinking the day away, even if i do get at least why he ended up like that. Looking forward to The Wicked King!! #Clarireview
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Mid week essentials ☕️ A good friend, cozy café, great food and a beloved book. What else? ♥️

How is your week so far my bookworms friends? Clari busy bee here! 🐝 Hopefully tho i’ll have a good relaxing weekend! I did receive a very good news this morning btw! One of my favorite authors Jacqueline Carey announced on her FB page that after 20 years my ~ so ~ beloved serie “Kushiel’s Dart” will be re written and narrated through the POV of the male main charachter, who i still love so much. Best news ever if you ask me! 🎉 If you could ask for another book in a beloved completed serie, which one would you chose?
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♥️ Happy Sunday bookworms! Is there a bookish item you always bring around and use? 🧐 I find myself using more and more this gorgeous shadowhunter scarf i found in my march @fairyloot, designed by @fictiontea! I rarely say that a piece of clothing “suits me” because i don’t have the highest opinion of myself, but i like how this one looks on me a lot! 😍

Speaking of Shadowhunters... Read the first 4 books in italian and then i’m not really sure why i stopped. 🤷🏼‍♀️ There was something annoying me, and i still don’t know what... Possibly Clary, which sucks considering i was so happy in the beginning to know an author chose to name her main character like me (doesn’t really happen often, does it? Hello Mrs Dalloway btw 😘😘)! But i am going to give The Infernal Devices a chance, soon! @adventureandpages speaks too highly of it!! Are you “Team” TID, TMI or TDA?
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