Sunday, March 11, 2012

The joy of reading :D


As I have said many times earlier I'm a bit of a book freak. So I thought I would write about my favourite books today! Wohoo! :D If you don't like reading...please try at least one of these books, I am sure you are going to love them as much as I do! :)

One of my favourite books this year was The Island by Victoria Hislop. My sister recommended it to me and it is a really good book. I read it in greek, but I am sure you can find it in many other languages as well. It is about a girl who wants to find out about her mother's past so she decides to go to Crete where her mother was raised. It's a mysterious book and I couldn't stop reading it! I am not going to say what happens :P hehe, but trust me this is good stuff!

Okay the next two books that I recommend are true stories. The first one is the Desert flower by Waris Dirie which is about the life of Waris Dirie who was born in Somalia. When she was twelve she was forced to get married with an old man. To escape she walked all the way to Mogadishu from where she was sent to England. There she was found by a photographer and that's how she became a model. I have to admit that it has been a long time since I read it, but it was really good! There is also a movie about it, but read the book first and then watch the movie.

The second true story is The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom. It is a really old book, but it is very interesting. The story takes place in Holland in 1940 when the Nazis invaded Holland. Corrie Ten Boom and her family used to hide Jewish people in their house during the holocaust. It's amazing what these people did and I have no words to describe it, I got goose bumps reading it!

Last year I had this thing with Cecelia Ahern's novels and I read them all. I can't say that all of them were extremely good, but I loved these three.

By Sophie Kinsella I recommend these two books. When I want to relax, I prefer reading something that is going to make me laugh and these two were really something! :) I haven't read all Kinsella's books yet, but I want to.

Last but not least, these are the books that I am reading at the moment. I can't tell you yet whether they are good or not, but as soon as I read them all I am going to give you a full review! :)

Hope I didn't bore you to death! hehe 
Tomorrow is my first examination and the fact that I didn't sleep at all last night didn't help much :P
Anyway, have a good day everybody! :)

Karpalo <3


  1. Nice adaptation of the island to greek tv... always book adaptation to tv and cinemas have astonishing results... which show us that a book is always better than anything else! Val

    1. A book always gives more details about the characters and the emotions. It is normal that they can't fit everything in a movie which is why always books are better than then movies.
      I haven't seen all the episodes of the island, I can't find the dvds. Do you know where I can find them?