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review 2019-01-20 06:33
Between A Scylla and A Charybdis

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I listened to this on audiobook, and it was a lot of fun. The narrator really got into the story and was quite good at the voices. While this is geared to the tween audience, it's plenty enjoyable to older readers, especially those who are really into Greek mythology.

Riordan has found a novel way to reinterpret the Greek myths, adding something and some new ideas that make these ancient legends feel fresh. This was made into a movie, and some aspects follow the book, but there are whole plotlines that didn't make it into the movie.

I especially liked how Percy's brother, Tyson, is introduced, and the evolution of the relationship between Percy and Tyson. Initially, Percy viewed Tyson as a nuisance, but he comes to love and value his half-cyclops brother.

There's plenty of action and magic and stuff that makes these books tons of fun. I recommend getting the audiobook for this if you can.

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text 2019-01-07 07:58
Own a residential property in Cyprus with ease and convenience



Buying a property in a foreign country is stressful and tedious. It requires market research and professional skills to negotiate the best price and to ensure that you get the best property. However, it might not be possible for every investor to visit a foreign country for the purpose of investment and this is where GPE360 plays a major role. The real estate portal has thousands of property listings across different regions and an investor can easily take a look at them from the comfort of their couch. If you are keen on investing in Greek property, all you need to do is visit GPE360 and look at properties that fit your needs. There are commercial as well as residential properties which are available for sale and rent.


Its properties lie along Attiki, Crete, Central Greece, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, North Aegean Islands, Thessalia, West Macedonia, Iperios, Peloponnisos, South Aegean Islands, East Macedonia, and Thraki. Shortlist Cyprus houses for sale and contacts the real estate agent to help you with the same. GPE360 has authentic agents who have the knowledge of the market and proficiency in negotiating the best rates for you. Its property listing includes luxury villas for sale, residential house, land plot, agriculture land, studio apartment, estate, commercial property and much more. Whether you want to buy a holiday villa or an apartment for sale in Cyprus, GPE360 will offer a one-stop solution for all your investment needs.

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review 2019-01-01 07:05
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - Ingri d'Aulaire,Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

I read bits and pieces of this book as a kid, but never read it all the way through. I think reading it either way works. Reading the book all the way through really helped me understand the different characters in the stories, particularly the minor gods and the heroes because chronologically you can see how they all fit together.

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review 2018-12-26 11:38
Good Story and Good Characters
The Greek Tycoon's Tarnished Bride - Rac... The Greek Tycoon's Tarnished Bride - Rachel Lyndhurst

Erica Silver had a holiday fling. It was only supposed to be a one night stand but ended up lasting a week. Erika ended up pregnant. After the first trimester she didn’t see her baby’s father anymore. What erika didn’t know was her baby daddy an the whole male side of his family had been killed in a bomb attack. Her son Nick was the next in line to be heir to a big money inheritance. Erika’s world was Nick. She became a exotic dancer at a gentlemen's club. Erica is twenty two also going to college to get a degree in psychology.  Tito was Nick’s father's best friend. He was rich and and successful and used to getting what he wants without much of a problem. He also swore never to settle down after seeing his parent’s marriage. He finds about about Erika’s and Nick’s child's existence along with the rest of Nick’s parental family. He promised his best friend if anything happened to him Tito would take care of the baby and it’s mother. They decide Nick should be raised in Greece with all the appropriate cultural heritage. They also decide Erica is not a fit mother as she works in a gentlemen’s club. Erica’s mom was a prostitute but Erica was not. Nick’s paternal family as well as Tito judge Erica without knowing her in any way. As far as they were concerned she was a gold digging floozy. Even though Erica didn’t know anything about her baby daddy’s position or money. Titp was repulsed by the women at the gentlemen’s club and wants to get Nick away from Erica and return to Crete with him. Than he decides it would be better to marry Erica so he doesn’t separate mother and son and the bond they had and take them both back to Crete. Besides Tito doesn’t want to fight Erica in court to get Nick. Erica agrees to Tito’s proposal for Nick’s safety and he is the important one. She wants what is best for her son. Tito and Erica are attracted to each other but fight it as this was only a marriage of convenience.

I enjoyed this book but I do feel at times Erika acted immaturely. But I loved Nick was the most important thing in her life after feeling his father deserted them and having to work at the gentlemen's club. I did really like how Tito was with Nick and later Erica. At first he was just so cold to her that I didn’t care for him. But he does grow on you. At least he did realize it wouldn’t be right to take Nick form his mother. I didn’t care for any of the members of the Greek families- not Nicks or Tito’s. This was a quick, and easy read but also emotional. The ending felt a little rushed to me. But I did love the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend it.

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text 2018-12-24 11:39
Choosing A Right Real Estate Agent Is Not A Big Challenge


Although there are a lot of luxury villas in Greece often they do not sell. The main reason behind it is that they are not sold properly. A little care might just boost the price and desirability of the property. If you want to get help from the agent for the apartments for sale in Athens, check tips below:


Check for disciplinary actions and license


It very important you know if the real estate agent you are considering is licensed.  Also, check whether the agent has any complaints or any disciplinary actions.  You can find the information posted online.


Check the experience of the agent


The state licensing authority can tell you how long the agent Greek real estate has been in business.  You can also ask the agent.  Do not let them learn the business by you.  


Look at the current listings of the agent


You can look online for the listing.  See whether the agent listing reflects the property you want to sell or buy the price range and if they are in the same area.


You should have to check out your home furnished list like Bed, pillows, sheets, mattress, curtains, sofa, sofa-covers, fan, heater, TV, and many more that you want to be your home that all depends on you and your budget. But I suggest you that you should check all these things otherwise you and your family will face problems.


Choosing a right real estate agent for properties Athens should not be a big challenge when you follow the above-discussed tips.

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