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Elenora
Fri May 19 03:38:57 2017

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My Review of Hymn To The Rising Sun by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
Being Italian, I naturally love being in the Sun. So thank you for penning this piece. I find sunrises so romantic, and I often see them, as I get up early! I am not familiar with Egyptian writings. The cadence is interesting, and as Justin says, quite something when you read it out loud. You have inspired me to look more into that culture.

Vi auguriamo una piacevole giornata. I migliori auguri,
Elenora x

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Elenora
Sat Mar 4 04:17:01 2017

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My Review of Living Like a Laird by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
As you know, miei cari Alessandro, how I love any writes about families and history! Especially when the setting is the home that the Lairds and their Ladies have made for themselves and their children down the centuries. (I think the nicknames add a nice personal touch, btw.) Thank you for including the plans, as this makes things clearer for the reader. And shows how the Castle changed over the ages.It is a pity that the early history has little information. But then, as you say, the records are not there.

Con i miei migliori auguri, Elenora xx

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Elenora
Fri Jan 27 11:05:46 2017

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My Review of Queen of the Mountain by Ginger-Ninja
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You have such a talent for poetry, my dear! Whether you are writing in your native dialect or not, your words have such a raw power and stark beauty. I feel this is part of being a 'Highland laddie'. You are bringing your country to your readers in a way that makes us feel part of it.

Being Italian, I appreciate your mention of the Romans. Because they played such an important part in my country's history. Not to mention our tourism!! So here is an SL for your Mountain Queen (or should I say Empress?). Long may she reign!!

With my best wishes. Elenora. xxx



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Elenora
Fri Jan 27 10:55:56 2017

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My Review of A Highland Winter by Ginger-Ninja
I love the way you write, mio caro. Because you say that you write in the way that you speak. Which I feel that this gives the reader the sense that you are in the Highlands facing the forces of nature. But, more than that, you are staying true to your native culture. Because we live in a world that is changing all the time, and it would be all too easy to lose a sense of identity. Who we are. And that is the real shame.

Thank you for sharing the beauty and the beast of the Highlands with us. With my best wishes, Elenora xx

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Elenora
Fri Jan 27 10:45:15 2017

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My Review of From Russia - With Blessings by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
I have always had a feeling, reading your work, mio caro, that you are a very spiritual person. Because this comes through so strongly in the way you write. Although you say that you have not been to Russia, I think this does not matter. Because you take the reader there with your words. Ivan was clearly a wonderful man, and I am sure he would appreciate your 'dedication', even though he is now 'in spirit'.

Stupendo e commovente. Vi ringrazio per la scrittura di questo. Con i miei migliori auguri, Elenora. xxx

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Elenora
Fri Jan 27 10:40:06 2017

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My Review of Wassailing at Yule-tide by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
Your Highland Christmas sounds wonderful, my dear. How I can picture being there with you at the Castle. As you have, in your writing, such an ability to draw the reader into the settings of your poems and stories. And that takes real talent. Thank you, once again, for the helpful notes to explain unfamiliar words, like 'wassailing'. I am learning so much!

But also for including - as MySongStar says - "the real 'Spirit of Christmas'". The older generation of Italians still feel that this has a meaning. Though my family go to church often, anyway, because to us our faith is an inportant part of who we are.

Con i miei migliori auguri a voi e il vostro amato, Elenora. xx

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Elenora
Thu Feb 4 10:45:43 2016

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My Review of Family Tales 2: My Ancestor The Governor. by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
Being Italian (as you know ), I am very interested to hear and read about other people. Especially when they talking about their families! And because I am finding more about my family's past now, I find writes like these fascinating. Because you can often learn about social history, rather than the more academic kind. Your English/American ancestor sounds like quite a character! Yet was clearly not an easy man to get on with! Religion can narrow people's view of the world, though. Thank you for sharing another chapter in your family history, Alex. Best wishes, Elenora x

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Elenora
Fri Jan 15 13:34:29 2016

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My Review of SANITY by kitty
As an Italian, I am not sure how I would define 'sanity'. Coming from a wonderfully chaotic country, it is amazing anything happens! And pancakes sound like a delicious idea. Why wait for Lent?

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Elenora
Fri Jan 15 13:30:30 2016

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My Review of Crystal m'dear by Viaclovsky
OMG! I am Italian, and a hopeless romantic. Need I say more?

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Elenora
Fri Jan 15 13:28:44 2016

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My Review of Wild Stallions by ethicalbabe68
There are some delightfully delicious images created by your words. And, once again, I find myself reading about India and peacocks! Wonderful. I particularly love the last four lines in the 'pictures' you have penned for the reader.

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Elenora
Fri Jan 15 13:23:03 2016

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My Review of The Princess of The Walled Garden (Part Three) by JustinCase
More wonderful pictures! I love the exotic scene with the musicians and dancer. It really sets and suits the fantasy tone well. I too was saddened when the gentle Rajah passed on. But, I realise that this was needed to make the story reach its conclusion. Yet, in a way, his dreams have come true for the future. I enjoyed this magical tale more than the other one, Justin. You make the characters come more 'alive'.

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Elenora
Fri Jan 15 13:17:27 2016

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My Review of The Princess of The Walled Garden (Part Two) by JustinCase
The beginning is intriguing, with the introduction of the enigmatic Chandra and the Moon Stones that weave such a potent magic. Romance is clearly in the air here... .

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Elenora
Fri Jan 15 13:14:53 2016

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My Review of The Princess of The Walled Garden (Part One) by JustinCase
My goodness. We are now in India! I like the way the tale opens in a similar fashion to your story about the princess and the magician. But there the similarity ends. The introduction gives this write more of a feel of reality, somehow. And Amala has more personality than Yasmina. I would love to spend time in her lovely garden. Again the pictures really complement your words.

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Elenora
Fri Jan 15 13:09:52 2016

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My Review of The Princess & The Magician (Part 2) by JustinCase
The king reminds me, in some way of my dear grandfather. Not in looks, though, but personality As I can imagine Ardashir having snow-white hair, and a long beard. It is amazing what a feather can do. And the wood-shrouded tower seems a perfect setting for the wonderfully wicked Khazan. I hope, like other reviewers, that we have not seen the last of the magician.

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Elenora
Fri Jan 15 13:05:00 2016

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My Review of The Princess & The Magician (Part 1) by JustinCase
I enjoyed this tale very much. There are some very evocative names here! And I love the word JADOO-ZABAN. As I imagine that is the sound magic would make, as it goes off with a BANG and a cloud of smoke! Khazan is wonderfully wicked, and is far more fascinating than the king, princess, and hero. I look forward to reading the next part....

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Elenora
Sat Jan 2 15:23:04 2016

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My Review of A Crime of Passion. by MySongStar
You clearly have a tangled love life, my dear, judging by your poems! And this one is really wicked in its humour Though I have never found myself in quite this position, either from the point of the narrator who is badly hungover, or the 'victim' who is 'dead to the world'. Maybe a little tipsy, perhaps, after a family celebration....

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Elenora
Thu Dec 31 06:12:46 2015

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My Review of Family Tales 1: The French Connection? by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
My recent family heritage is very simple. Being Italian on all sides in the last few generations. Mind you, my country has a very rich and complicated history, so maybe back in the more distant past....

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Elenora
Sat Dec 26 11:09:18 2015

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My Review of Aspire by TonyD
We all have aspirations, do we not? Some higher goal to achieve. Without them where would we be? Some look to the heavens for inspiration. Others look inside themselves. But wherever we choose to search, we find something that will give us hope and encouragement. I love the way you use language, Tony. It is so lyrical in the images you create for the reader. And how beautifully the picture evokes what you are saying.

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Elenora
Sat Dec 26 10:54:03 2015

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My Review of How My Family Spend Christmas. by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
Where would we be without family traditions, eh? In my family too, I find that the women are better at wrapping gifts than the men. But they also do most of the cooking. Though, with my boyfriend's family having a ristorante, most of the preparation now seems to be done by him. Though his father reckons he is still in charge of the kitchen! His mother mainly deals with the business side. While their youngest son, who is dating my youngest sister (they only have two, btw) is the head waiter. Not that this makes any difference to Gabriella, of course! She is most like gramma, in knowing her own mind!

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Elenora
Sat Dec 26 07:52:38 2015

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My Review of When Love Is Blind (A Persian Fantasy; 1995;2015) by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
You really are such a romantic, Signor Lockwood! This poem is so beautiful and lyrical, yet sad at the same time. How wonderfully it captures the feeling of being in love, but not having those feelings returned. You feel like saying to her: "how can you be so uncaring?"

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Elenora
Sat Dec 26 07:46:50 2015

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My Review of A Tale of Two Cities (No Apologies to Dickens!) by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
I am not familiar with the books of Charles Dickens, though the I did recognise that title! a very interesting write, in a number of ways. There was a lot of historical detail, which, as John says, shows a good deal of care in the research. So there was a lot to take in. But I really liked the information about the ikons. Because it is not a subject that will be familiar to many people. And some of them are very beautiful indeed. So it is sad that those you mention seem to have been lost. Mind you, as you point out, the Medieval period was an unsettled time to live in.

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Elenora
Tue Dec 8 14:06:48 2015

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My Review of Love by StephySteph
I'm am not sure how my boyfriend and I first started either. Because things moved so quickly! But we seem to have so much in common. And we try to spend as much time in each other's company as possible.

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Elenora
Tue Dec 8 14:02:34 2015

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My Review of If you love someone let them know by terrygodwin
How very true, my dear. It is often those little gestures that can mean so much. Because when you are in love you just know. Without having to spell it out. But doing something to show you love them every day does help to make things flow along nicely. A kiss here. A compliment there. I have someone special, though it is too early to tell how things will develop.

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Elenora
Mon Dec 7 14:40:46 2015

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My Review of I Will Always Be Yours by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
The English language has ambiguities, as can be seen by the first line. But the rest of the poem makes it clear the 'literal' night is meant. I really like the different imagery and symbols that you use when you are addressing your lover. That you can trust them to always be there for you, through the good times and the bad. And that it can be an implicit trust - the "closed eyes", knowing that you can. My favourite line is about the "winging swallows in their flight" - so beautiful.

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Elenora
Fri Nov 20 11:14:27 2015

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My Review of A Sanctuary From The Storm (14/11/2015) by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
The way you set a scene, Alex, is amazing. You make the reader feel as though they are there! Reading the other reviews, I too have noticed the religious element in your writing. Especially struggles between good and evil. I love the language that you use, though I might not always follow the meaning. But when I read Matt's review, and looked up some of the words....

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