giovedì 25 marzo 2010

Letters and books

Snail mail

Snail mail

Snail mail

... and nothing more, because my head is too full to think about something else.

More about Imparare sempre nella società della conoscenza More about Le scarpe rosse More about L'inconveniente di essere nati

Progress: 06/50

Cioran, the author of the last book I've read (very easy to read, short, but hard), was totally crazy. But I agree with almost every word he wrote. Should I worry about myself...? (I guess I should, after all.)
Oh well, now I'll start to read tons of Daniel Dennett's books, for my thesis. I have at least five of them to read, and just a little time to do it. I think my thesis will help a lot with the 50books challenge, ah ah!

"Where are my sensations? They have melted into... me, and what is this me, this self, but the sum of these evaporated sensations?"

lunedì 22 marzo 2010

50 books to read in 2010

I've heard about this challenge on Joana's blog, and I liked it a lot. I don't know if I'll make it, but I'll try! Usually I read 25 - 30 books a year, but I guess I could try to read more. So... even if I'll not join "ufficially"...

More about Outstanding short stories More about Great Expectations More about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

I've read just these three, for now... but I have a lot of new books to read, still! Wish me good luck!

Progress: 03/50

giovedì 18 marzo 2010

Finally, about my travel to North

I'm going to write about my little trip in letters, so I don't want to ruin the surprise for my penpals... but I could tell you something about the places I visited!

First thing first, keep in mind that Italy is a country full of differences. Every region of it is unique, and has its own characteristics.
I live in Sicily, and I went in Veneto... So, I really went in the opposite part of my country!

^ That is Veneto! And the island in the very south is Sicily

I visited Treviso, Padova, Venezia (Venice, but I like to call places how they're called by people that live in them!!) and some minor towns (but they're all lovely!).
Treviso is the most cute, clean and nice city I ever seen! Padova is amazing too, even if it was snowing like crazy... and it was the first snow of my life!!

My first time under the snow!
Me under my first snow, with my Rilakkuma bag protecting me, and my Chinese umbrella who died. Rest in peace, dear cheap umbrella!

Venezia is a must for every tourist, I guess. And this is why I was not so excited about it, but come on, soon or later everyone should walk through its little streets!



So, that's all. Then I returned home, wondering about the differences between North and South Italy. Remember to think about what you'd like to see, if you'll come to visit us! Italy isn't just Rome!

My little, nice travel was sponsored by my dear friend Alice. Thank you so much, dear! (How many times I said "thank you" already? But never too many!)

lunedì 15 marzo 2010

I'm back!

For now, just envelopes... Then, I'll talk about my little travel!
Oh, and... please be patient about my answers. I found SO MANY messages for me!! (and University waits...)

Anyway, if you tried to send me an e-mail and it didn't work, please try again now. You just have to click on "e-mail" in the profile space, here... ----->

Snail mail

Snail mail

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venerdì 5 marzo 2010

More letters, and a little trip

Snail mail

Snail mail

I have some letter to write still, but next week I'll fly to Venice's airport, to meet my dear penpal Alice!
I'm excited about this little trip, I'll be in the opposite part of Italy and I hope to learn more about my country... To see the little differences between north and south is interesting!
So, if I don't reply to you next week, don't worry. I'm not dead. I'm just... around.

giovedì 4 marzo 2010

martedì 2 marzo 2010

I need more stamps!!

Snail mail

I finally have some cute stamps! Or maybe I should say... I had, because I already used almost all of them... (and I still can't post the pictures, because I want you - my pals - to receive envelopes like a surprise!)
But I love to find some different ones, sometimes. Maybe I should buy some from the "Poste italiane" website, but... as one of my dearest friends says, who could pay the shipping to buy stamps???
Let's hope to be lucky and to find more nice ones again...