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review 2018-05-18 20:06
My Big Greek Summer
My Big Greek Summer - Nora Roberts


Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review. 


I could have given this four stars if we had leaped more into the Greece side of things right off. The book had a big flow problem and I found myself bored until we had the main character, Mandy, go to Greece to get away from her cheating husband, Danny. 


I definitely felt for the character of Mandy. We find out she has been with Danny since they were kids. When she finds out about his affair, she throws him out and tries to decide what she wants from her life. She starts to wonder if she settled with Danny (she did) and then eventually gets going to Greece. 


Though I liked the character of Mandy, I was fairly bored by the love interests we get in this one which are Mandy's husband Danny and a man she meets in Greece, Costas. 


We also have Mandy's best friend Hayley that I shrugged about too. The fact I had to go back and re-look up this person's name let's you know how much of an impression she made on me. 

I love Greece. After spending two weeks there two years back on a catamaran, I dream of going back soon. The Greece I got to see is much different than the one depicted in Roberts book. Roberts takes a look at a small town in Greece, called Thakos, that seems fairly broken even though there is a nearby resort that is for the wealthy. I thought Mandy's idea was fairly absurd, I won't get into it, spoilers and all, but I maybe went why is anyone listening to Mandy and why is this even a thing? Why can't I just read about hot Greek men?


I thought the ending was rushed considering the first half of the book. I also unfortunately called a lot of things that occurred which made the book not that exciting to finish. I think Roberts wanted to wrap things up with a Happily Ever After, it just didn't feel quite real with her deciding to rush things forward four years. 

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review 2018-05-15 17:40
My ninety-ninth podcast is up!
Barbarians in the Greek and Roman World - Erik Jensen

Podcast #99 is up on the New Books Network website! In it, I interview historian Erik Jensen about his book on the idea of barbarians in the ancient world and the insights they offer into Greek and Roman concepts of identity. Enjoy!

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text 2018-04-30 13:16
Villas Are One of the Best Choices for Living

We have many villas for sale in Cyprus. In this narrative, we will throw light on the advantages of living in an independent Villa.


1)    The very first thing about having villa over apartment is that the privacy is always higher. Living in an apartment does not give the space and freedom which an independent villa gives. Though apartments have their own advantages, those who are peace lovers should always go for villas.


2)    Buy Greek property of your choice just by logging on to our site. One could get confused with the varieties of properties that we are offering. Here is a tip. If you are a person who loves to customize your living space according to your time and ease, then villas are the ultimate choice for you. You can even prepare your villa to get modifications in your house structure. This type of ease is just not possible in any other kind of property. You can choose your type among so many villas for sale in Greek islands that are on our sale list.


3)    The main and most popular benefit of villas is the personal gardening space. You can have a backyard and a lawn both in your villa. There is a lot of pleasure and happiness in maintaining the garden. It gives freshness to the house and also keeps the members in a touch of nature. The other properties which are cranked and small do not offer such liberties.

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text 2018-04-25 19:09
Audible Two-fer-1 Revisted
Collected Fictions - Andrew Hurley,Jorge Luis Borges,George Guidall
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) - Jerome K. Jerome,Steven Crossley
Zorba the Greek - Nikos Kazantzakis,George Guidall
The Railway Children - E. Nesbit,Virginia Leishman

I went back to the sale pile to see if I missed anything and found another 4 books. This is making up for all of those sales where I walk away with nothing.


Zorba is another one of those titles from my teen years while Railway is one of those childhood classics that I never read (that I can remember). Three Men in a Boat I chose because the name rang a bell (lol, it came through on BL feed).


The Borges I chose with mixed emotions. Reading it English is a sign of defeat, a sign that I have given up on trying to read it in Spanish. But, I want to read those stories, so time to stop procastinating and just get it done!


May I also please note that I am thrilled that George Guidall reads two of the 8 titles and Grover Gardner another. It always makes it so much easier to choose when one of my favorite narrators is at the microphone. At least I know that I won't be yelling at the book to pronounce things properly or complaining about the voicing of a particular character; these two always get it right.

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text 2018-04-11 12:19
Own The Best Property In Greece!


Are you looking for Greek Property? If your answer is yes then this narrative is going to help you. We are a trustworthy platform as we have given services of obtaining property in a legal and safe manner to our clients at affordable costs. No matter which part of the world you are hailing from, if you are interested in obtaining a property in Greek we are here to help you in a full-fledged manner.


We have properties available in all the areas of Greece. We have the service which will help you in the most relevant way so that you get the exact place of your choice. For example, if you are looking for Cyprus property for sale, our team will be there to get into details of the choice of property you want the location and your budget. Then according to the choice made by you, they will present the options from which you can opt


One of the most common and highly desired properties that we have come across by buyers is an apartment for sale in Cyprus. They are in high demand as they come in all shapes and sizes and cost low as compared to villas and mansions. People looking for simple houses go for apartments. We have a plethora of these properties which are ready for sale in different locations in Greece. With options like three bedrooms, two bedrooms, luxurious etc. our clients can make their choice. We deal with utmost transparency and we have no middleman to play his part in the selling process.

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