Blue Night@asthenightfalls

Blogger & compulsive reader. Full-time writer. Part-time red-head.

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This winter isn't going anywhere, is it?
Yesterday was so windy I thought the trees right outside my house would fall. Crazy!
Today was lovely though, it felt like spring although it's very cold, still.
I've spent the whole day reading which is not bad at all. As some of you may know, I have a book club (which you can find all the infos up on the blog, like in bio!) and the book choice of this month is #TheBirdAndTheSword
If you want to read along, all you have to do is pick this book up and post the comments on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #nightcourtsociety (you can tag me too on Instagram!)
“The Bird and The Sword is a fantasy that every Sarah J.Maas fan would enjoy. Before reading this book, my only fantasy read was Harry Potter (and The Chronicles of Narnia) and I couldn't compare it to anything else but once I read #ACOTAR I immediately thought these two books were similiar. No fairies thought.
So yes, if you're a Sarah J.Maas fan, pick this book up and tell me what you think!
I will be posting the whole review on the blog (asthenightfalls.com) the last Sunday of this month.
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How's the weather like, where you live? Are you excited for spring? I can't wait to wear some new t-shirts but quite honestly, sweaters are my favourite thing!
On to a more important question: have you read the 10th anniversary edition of City of Bones? I haven't yet but I have scroll through it a bit and I CAN'T EVEN! It's so beautiful!!
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Healthy and delicious!
This year I've decided to start a fitness journey and with that, a healthy lifestyle.
I think eating healthy and doing exercise (although I can't work out properly yet, since I first need to have surgery on my nose) it has its benefits like a stronger body and a calmer mind.
Since I have anxiety and it got really bad in the last few years, I think that spending time for myself, my body and my mental health is really a priority for me.
That is why I'm getting back into my reading routine! I also need to get back into writing, my novel is sitting on my desk and I need to finish it so I can start editing!
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What are you working on atm?
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- Easy like Sunday morning -
Today is, weirdly enough, a very beautiful day down here in Sicily, Italy. The sun is shining bright and even though it's frezing cold, I have a spring feeling that makes my heart warm.
I'm so ready for a walk at the park with a cozy jumper and a collection of essays.
What are you doing this fine Sunday?
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Remember you still have time to read The Bird and The Sword by Amy Harmon, the book club pick of the month! I assure you, it's an amazing book!
Don't forget to use the hashtag #nightcourtsociety
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“I love these words. There is no deception or confusion. The words are simple. The birds feel joy. The trees feel it too. They feel joy in their creation. They feel joy because they ARE. Every living thing has a word, and I hear them all.”
from “The Bird and The Sword” by Amy Harmon
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Have you started reading this amazing book? Remember you have the whole month of February to finish it and don't forget to use the hashtag #nightcourtsociety on Twitter and Instagram so we can all join the conversation! The full review of the book will be up on the blog (asthenightfalls.com) on the last Sunday of this month.
Keep on reading!
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Since we're talking about the blog, did you know I did a cheeky little re-branding? You can find everything from book reviews to writing tips to chats if you only click the link in the bio!
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Do you have a blog? If yes, what's the hardest thing about keeping one? I think scheduling for me is just a nightmare! Let me know in the comments, followed by the link to your blogs! I wanna check them out!
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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“The world is alive with words.”
from “The Bird and The Sword” by Amy Harmon
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This month's book club pick is a re-read for me but I feel like not enough people heard about this book and I really want everyone to read it because it was amazing!
It's called “The Bird and The Sword” by Amy Harmon and it's kind of a fantasy story about a girl with a curse on her, a boy lost to the sky and the power of words. “Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them 'til they've time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, 'til the hour. You won't speak and you won't tell, you won't call on heav'n or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. SILENCE, DAUGHTER. STAY ALIVE.”
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Curious? You'll have the whole month of February to pick this little gem up and read it with me! I will post the full review on the blog, the last Sunday of the month.
Don't forget to use the hashtag #nightcourtsociety
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“I feel like we can do something really cool to this world.
And I fear – at twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five – we might forget.”
from “The Opposite of Loneliness” by Marina Keegan .
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I have news! I have a brand new blog! It's mainly a book blog (raise your hands if you're surprised!), I will post book reviews and other bookish chats with a mix of nightly chats.
I also have a #BookClub you guys! It's called “THE NIGHT COURT SOCIETY” (any Sarah J.Maas fans here?) and you can join in whenever you want! All infos are on the blog which you can find by clicking that cheeky little link on my bio. The official hashtag for the bookclub is #nightfallsociety and if you have any awesome book recommendation, let me know on the blog!( asthenightfalls.com)
I hope you're excited as I am and please, let me know if this whole blog/bookclub is something you're interested in and eventually I will pick some of you guys to guest-post on it!
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Question time: if you had to recommend me any book, of any genre, what would that book be?
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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I'm sorry I haven't posted anything at all recently, folks, but I have reasons. First of all, I needed some time off, without the pressure of taking pictures and sharing them. Second, I had pretty bad panic attacks recently and with that, the need to just lay down and not thinking about anything. Also, the problem I have in my throat is still there, and I still don't know what it is, so today I am travelling to a city nearby for a dctor appointment, hoping this time it'll be the right one. I know it's nothing very serious, so don't worry, but it's really bothering me, it's been five years now and I really want to go back to how I was. Hopefully, this doctor will help.
I do have a book haul to share with you all, a small one but a very good one, so keep your eyes open for that! Hint: is a book in a series and has some of the characters of the book in the picture. If you have any idea of what book I'm talking about, tell me in the comments!
I really want to know what you are reading atm, I always get very excited to add other books to my never ending list!
#currentlyreading #WutheringHeights by my love, #EmilyBronte
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Folks! It's been a while and I'm so sorry!
I haven't posted anything in a while but hey, I have a very good excuse for that!
As you may (or may not) know, it's been #NaNoWriMo in November and I took the chance to fully work on my novel without any distraction. Time flew by and even though I thought about posting some snazzy picture on Instagram, I couldn't bring myself to do it because I've been very busy working on my novel. Or crying over it. That's more like it. Anyway! I reached the 50K mark on the 26th of November and not only it was my very first time participating, it was also my first time WINNING and not even on the final day!
The novel is not finished, I'm planning on fully writing the first draft before the Christmas madness so I'm already sorry if you won't see me around here again for a while, but I do really believe in this project and since I'm really striving for a chance to break it into the “published author” world, I have priorities.
Starting Monday, I will get back into the world I've created and I hope to see you all on Twitter, rolling your eyes at my lack of patience and sprinting with me until the very end!
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In other news, I finished #OurDarkDuet this morning and OMG. @veschwab knows how to break my heart! The duology was INCREDIBLE and so BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN and PLEASE, CAN I HAVE MORE OF AUGUST? I will post a book review very soon, once I figure out what to do with all these feelings.
I'm now starting #RadioSilence by @aliceoseman and I'm super excited to start! Alice is just amazing, the kinda friend I'd love to have and who knows, maybe one day we'll be talking about our books together, drinking tea and eating cookies. .

So, that's it for now! I want to know what you guys are reading and which book you're most excited for this new year! Also, have you read Radio Silence? How didi you like it? .
Don't forget there's a #bookgiveaway going on (link on my bio) where you can win 50 books! That sounds pretty amazing to me! Also, if you're looking for a friend to #sprintwriting with you, let me know so we can sprint together!

Cambridge, UK
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"To lie by his side, and in his arms, and on his dear bosom, and be called by names of tenderness, I have never yet heard used to me before – was bliss beyond belief!" - Queen Victoria-

Who else is obsessed with the tv series “Victoria”? I have been since the very first episode of season one! Being very curious and wanting to learn more every single day about English History, I found myself really, truly enjoying this show.

Victoria is just amazing! As a very young Queen, she knew what she wanted and what was right and never let anyone tell her that she wasn't made to be Queen. I loved her, I loved the way she sounds and acts so fierce and her passion and devotion for her country, her family, is so strong that I looked up to her whenever I felt down. Being 18 and the Queen of England could have scared her, I'm sure it did, at some point, but that never showed. It's not that she didn't have her moments, she did, but she was so strong and fierce, a force of nature, an example to follow. I think every girl, woman, should watch this show and be enlightned and inspired by the grateness of Queen Victoria.
An aspect I did really enjoy, although Lord Melbourne was quite the charm, I have to admit, is her relationship with Albert. They were so different: Alberto all mind, thoughts and calculus, Victoria all heart, passion and guts. But somehow they were so perfect for each other, the ying to the yang, they complemented each other so perfectly you really think there couldn't have been someone else for the both of them. And I blush every single time Albert (Tom Hughes) calls Victoria (Jenna Coleman) “Liebes”. I bloody love this show so much and I recommend it to every single person! Also, it really got me into tears last night because everytime there's a good news, there is always the other side of the spectrum!
Watch this show, guys! And if you already are, please, cry with me because we have to wait until December for the Christmas special! Something else to be excited for!!!

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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“And here in Prosperity, Kat had found a purpose, a point, and now when she met her gaze in the mirror, she didn't see a girl who was sad or lonely or lost. She saw a girl who wasn't afraid of the dark.
She saw a girl who hunted monsters.
And she was damn good at it.”
Our Dark Duet by V.E.Schwab-

I'm having a reading slump right now. It shouldn't be because I have #OurDarkDuet to read and I LOVED the previous book, but somehow I just can't pick it up and start reading it even though I really want to.
I am also struggling with my WIP because I have lots of ideas but I just can't give them a place and I still miss some bits but I talked to a girl on Twitter yesterday and she absolutely made me feel better about it. I think I give my best whenever I'm under pressure or when I'm challenging someone through #writingsprints so if you're up for those, let me know because I could use some writing right now!
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I went on a walk this morning and let me tell you, it wasn't cold at all. I am missing England so bloody much! Autumn doesn't feel like Autumn and I just want to wear all the jumpers and the cosy scarf and the beanies #UGH But I lit all the candles, all of them and made the whole house smell like a bakery!
What is it like where you live? Does it feel like #WinterIsComing or more like #SummerVibes?


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“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
― Bram Stoker, Dracula .
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Something spooky this way comes! It's #FridayThe13th people! We truly are getting closer to Halloween! Here, in Italy, Halloween is not something that's celebrated, yes, there are parties but just because it's a reason to make some mess and get drunk. I've always loved Halloween. I've always loved the mystery and the spooky and the paranormal. I believe in the power of the Moon and I do believe that my granda has given me the clairvoyance powers, my dreams are so vivid and sometimes, well, a lot of the times, the stuff that I dream, even the most unbelievable, happens.
This is my favourite time of the year, where people see the fog and just that, instead I see the magic of the air, the presence of something beyond this earth, it may sound crazy but coming from a family who could see gosts, I don't think I'm that weird.
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Speaking of spooky, I #amwriting a new novel, something I'm working on for months but haven't actually started yet because I did some research and stuff and next month #nanowrimo starts and I'm so excited! It's kinda paranormal, but not a horror, it's definitely ya and it's set in Victorian England, aka, my favourite England.
What are you working on? Have you already planned to join NaNoWriMo? I hope to see you all there!!!!
Stay spooky!


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What a great day! This morning, despite the wind blowing us away, me and my mum decided to go to the market and wander around. After one hour we ended up buying something at a local store nearby and among all of the stuff, a sweater which I've already put on after a quick shower. My wordrobe is lacking in everything comfy and cozy, you would never guess my favourite season is Autumn! But I hope to find some stuff online too, so I can wear decent clothes without going crazy every time I'm headed out!
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Talking about books, which is my favourite subject if you ask me, I have read and finished #TheScorpioRaces in two days!!! I absolutely loved it to pieces! Thanks you Cait – aka @paperfury – your advice is always on point! I'm actually trying to write a review of the book but it's slowly turning into an ode to @maggie_stiefvater as usual! I have loved #TheRavenCycle SO MUCH I wanted to read more by her and The Scorpio Races was a very good one to keep on reading!
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What are you reading at the moment? What are your plans? What's on your #TBR for this month of October? I hope to finish #OurDarkDuet because it's so good and I had to stop because I didn't feel well to keep reading or do anything in general.
I have some other books on my TBR which I will tell you more about later!
Stay tuned!


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