Summer has technically arrived and you’d think it would be hot and sunny here in Greece, but, the last few days have been rainy and cool.
My British friends feel right at home :)
It is the perfect weather to curl up with a good book, if you’re not obsessed with watching the World Cup games, that is.
Over the weekend, I was looking for a good Book Club podcast to follow and I stumbled upon the first episode of the Idle Book Club Podcast.
They had read ‘The Sense of an Ending,’ (2011) by Julian Barnes and although I haven’t read it yet, I was intrigued by some of its main themes.
Our memory vs What Actually Happened – The notion that we all experience and remember events slightly differently than others at the same event.
Responsibility (or the lack thereof) – How when we’re young and hot blooded, we do things (like writing a harsh letter to someone and giving it to them) that we may not have done at a more mature period of our lives.
I think I am guilty of both of the above and I plan on reading the book this week.
Have you read it? What did you think?
The book is also now a film. starring Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, and Harriet Walter.
I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time now but have only found the courage since self-publishing my first book.
After intense deliberation (with myself) about the topic of this blog, I have concluded that all my interests revolve around one topic:
I will be sharing favorite books, podcasts, website links, products, and videos... Everything that I have found useful on my journey to self improvement—both physically and mentally. This is not to say that I've reached my journey's end... I am still near the beginning. But, I've begun.
So feel free to occasionally sit down with a good story and shut out the world for a while. :)
In my weekly posts I will be sharing with you all the books (fiction and non-fiction) and podcasts that I have discovered and will discover along the way.
My goal is to help you improve your mindset, be entertained, expand your horizons and help you live a happier life.
I am from Toronto, Canada but currently live in Athens, Greece. I came to see what the hype was all about and ended up staying.
If you are the child of first-generation immigrants, I’m sure you can relate.
Parents’ mantra daily/weekly over years: “[Insert country/city/village name here] is the best!” Ever. Period.
I have two kids, Chris (7) and Margarita (5). They are great fun. All day long.
Do they like taking direction? Not really. Do I like bedtime? You betcha.
I work as a professional copy editor, proofreader, and writer.
So let’s have some fun.
If you find a typo in any of my blog articles, let me know and I’ll send you a free copy of my ebook. (Whether you’d like to learn Greek or not. :p)
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