Necessary Evil – Upcoming New Edition

Hey everyone!
Hope this finds you well. I’ve been busy lately and didn’t have much time to post on the blog. I’ve also got a cold (even though I’ve tried to protect myself in so many ways) and my head is numb and I find it really difficult to concentrate, but here I am, writing a new post. I know that a few months ago I decided to stop writing about books on this blog, but I couldn’t stop sharing the news with you. As you probably know (or not) I have written a young-adult paranormal novel entitled “Necessary Evil“.

debut novel necessary evil

It has passed more than one year since then and I received good feedback from my readers. I also received a few low ratings, but that’s perfectly normal and some of the reviews were really constructive. During this year I’ve learnt a lot of new things and I want to believe that my writing style has improved. That’s why after almost one year of pause I decided to reread my manuscript and work on the second edition of the novel.

I’ve planned to publish it at the end of this month (which means today), but due to my busy schedule I didn’t manage to finish the changes. If you already own a copy on your Kindle, then you don’t have to worry. You will receive for FREE the updated book when it will be ready. Depending on your Kindle Settings the updates will be performed automatically or you will receive an e-mail to update the content.

This update will:

  1. correct major grammar errors
  2. make the content more readable and enjoyable
  3. not change the story

To make yourself an idea about the changes, see the following example:
Old: The teacher interrupted them and in that moment the whole class was staring at them.
New: Mr Harris had stopped presenting his lesson and interrupted them. The whole class seemed to be staring.

That’s all I had to say for today. I’m going to sleep, because I’m extremely tired. Good night!

Experiment of the Day: Spring Onion

Spring Onion Experiment

Three days ago I started a little experiment. After adding spring onion into my salad, I decided to save the white part with small roots and keep it in a small water-filled pot. Surprisingly, green parts have begun growing since then and if everything goes well, I’ll be eating spring onion in a few weeks. If the experiment proves to be a success, then I’ll have free spring onions and this might be a great idea to save money.

Springtime Spaghetti with Mixed Sprouts

Spring brings a new wave of inspiration and I thought to reinvent a classic recipe. If you know how to cook pasta and cheese you’ll find this recipe really easy. Although you can’t cook you will find out that this recipe is so simple that even a child can do it.

Springtime Pasta
400 g pasta
150 g grated cheese (or more if you like so)
30 g mixed sprouts (broccoli, radish, cabbage)
2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)

How It’s Made?
Step 1: Cook the pasta respecting the instructions on the package.
Step 2: Drain the pasta using a colander over the sink.
Step 3: Put the pasta and cheese together on a plate.
Step 4: Add olive oil (if you consider it necessary) and sprinkle with mixed sprouts. Enjoy!

Spring Pasta Sprouts

Energizing Orange Drink

Energizing Orange Carrot Drink

Carrots and Oranges work well together and they are very important in this period of the year, because they boost the immune system. When the seasons change (especially from cold to warm weather and vice versa), we are prone to colds and flu. Therefore, we should try to consume seasonal fruits and vegetables in order to adapt to the changes.

2 carrots
2 oranges
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder (optional)
sugar to taste (optional)

How It’s Made?
Step 1: Peel the carrots and the oranges and cut them into thin slices. Turn on your juicer, add the carrots and the oranges — one at a a time.
Step 2: Turn off the machine and pour the juice into a glass and serve immediately.

Orange – Vitamin C, A, B6, folate, magnesium, potassium
Carrot - Vitamin A, K, B6, E, potassium
Ginger – antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
Energizing Orange Drink