5/12/12

4 Books to read during Christmas!

Νταξει,μη σοκαριστειτε.ΕΡΧΟΝΤΑΙ ΤΑ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΑ! Σε φαση πολυ συντομα! Και ενω αλλοι ηδη θα εχουν αρχισει να μιλανε για ψωνια και ροφηματα και ζαχαροπααστες και gingermen εγω θα κανω την ανατροπη και θας προτρεψω να διαβασετε κατι! Και οχι γιατι απαρνιεμαι ολα τα παραπανω (αλλωστε οι πολυσελιδες λιστες δωρων και συνταγων μου, κρυμμενες προσεχτικα σε μυστικες τοποθεσιες αποδεικνυουν περιτρανα το αντιθετο) αλλα γιατι, τι θα σας συντροφευει καλυτερα οταν θα πινετε το καραμελ μακιατο σας (εννοειται), μασουλωντας τα κριστμας μπισκοτακια σας στις ολοκαινουργιες πιτζαμουλιτσες σας??
 (ΕΝΑΣ ΓΚΟΜΕΝΟΣ. Ναι το ξερω,αλλα η επομενη επιλογη? ΕΝΑ ΒΙΒΛΙΑΡΑΚΙ!! )


Οριστε λοιπον οι 4 προτασεις μου,καθε μια απο ενα διαφορετικο ειδος ( ελαφριου!) βιβλιου..


Οk,trie not to be shocked much but CHRISTMAS IS COMING!Like really soon! And while many others, must definatelly have started talking about shopping and hot bevearages and candies and gingermen i will make the difference and suggest you to read something! And not because i disapprove all the above,( Besides,my multipage gift lists carefully hidden in secret corners of my room prove the opposite ) but because, what will keep you the best company while drinking your caramel machhiato ( of course!), chewing your christmas cookies in your brand new fluffy pjmas??
(A BOYFRIEND. Yeah,i know,but the very next option? A BOOKIE!)


So,here are my 4 suggestions,each one of a different style of (''light'' because its holidays! )books.~


1. Twenties Girl, by Sophie Kinsella



''Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just don’t get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara’s great aunt Sadie – in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl – has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can’t rest without.
Lara’s got enough problems of her own. Her start-up company is floundering, her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, and she’s just been dumped by the love of her life.

But as Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous and their treasure hunt turns into something intriguing and romantic. Could Sadie’s ghost be the answer to Lara’s problems and can two girls from different times end up learning something special from each other?''


ΤΟ ΑΓΑΠΩ.

I dont have much to say,i love Kinsella and i love this book,its really really good and unexpectededly interesting!


2.The Chocolate Lover's Club, by Carole Matthews.


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'Forget diamonds, chocolate is a girl’s best friend
Some women are addicted to shopping, others can’t get enough of champagne.
Some like to curl up with a good book, and others want a night out on the town.
But there’s just one thing Lucy Lombard can’t live without, and that’s chocolate—rich, creamy, sweet, delicious chocolate.
For her there’s no substitute. There’s nothing it won’t cure, from heartache to a headache, and she’s not alone. Sharing her passion are her three best friends and fellow addicts: sweet, peace-loving Autumn, harried mom Nadia, and sex kitten Chantal. Together they form a select group known as the Chocolate Lovers’ Club. Whenever there’s a crisis, they meet in their sanctuary, a café called Chocolate Heaven, and with a cheating boyfriend who promises he’ll change, a flirtatious boss, a gambling husband, and a loveless marriage, there’s always plenty to discuss….
By turns hilarious and heartrending, The Chocolate Lovers’ Club brings together four unforgettable women from totally different worlds united in their passion for chocolate.''

Αυτο ειναι σιγουρα ενα βιβλιο διακοπων! Η αισθηση που εχει μεινει,ειναι μια εικονα 4 γυναικων να πινουν και να τρωνε σοκολατες συζητωντας ασταματητα προβληματα και γκομενικα! Προφανως δεν ειναι κατι ουτε τρομερα βαθυστοχαστο ουτε με ιδιαιτερο ποιντ, ολοι ομως εχουμε δικαιωμα να διαβασουμε κατι λαιτ να περναει η ωρα μας σωστα?

This book is like Sex and the City, surrounded by a chocolate flavour,its really easy and fun to read!Apparently its not a thougtfull book with high meanings and life lessons,but we all have the rigth to read something light and fun for a time,right?


3.The girl with the perl earring,by Tracy Chevalier. ( Το κοριτσι με το σκουλαρικι.)


 
 
 
 ''One of the best-loved paintings in the world is a mystery. Who is the model and why has she been painted? What is she thinking as she stares out at us? Are her wide eyes and enigmatic half-smile innocent or seductive? And why is she wearing a pearl earring?

Girl With a Pearl Earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl who becomes a maid in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptive manner not only helps her in her household duties, but also attracts the painter's attention. Though different in upbringing, education and social standing, they have a similar way of looking at things. Vermeer slowly draws her into the world of his paintings - the still, luminous images of solitary women in domestic settings.

In contrast to her work in her master's studio, Griet must carve a place for herself in a chaotic Catholic household run by Vermeer's volatile wife Catharina, his shrewd mother-in-law Maria Thins, and their fiercely loyal maid Tanneke. Six children (and counting) fill out the household, dominated by six-year-old Cornelia, a mischievous girl who sees more than she should.

On the verge of womanhood, Griet also contends with the growing attentions both from a local butcher and from Vermeer's patron, the wealthy van Ruijven. And she has to find her way through this new and strange life outside the loving Protestant family she grew up in, now fragmented by accident and death.

As Griet becomes part of her master's work, their growing intimacy spreads disruption and jealousy within the ordered household and even - as the scandal seeps out - ripples in the world beyond.''

Να και κατι πιο κουλτουριακο! Διαβασα αυτο το βιβλιο πριν απο μερικα χρονια,ηταν δωρο της νονας μου,και πραγματικα μου αρεσε πολυ! Ειναι ενα αυθεντικο δραμα εποχης,χωρις ακροτητες ομως,με πολλα ρομαντικα στοιχεια και καλλιτεχνικο ενδιαφερον καθως αφορα,παρα τη μυθοπλασια στη ζωη του Βερμερ! Ισως καποιοι απο εσας να εχουν δει και τη ταινια με τον λατρεμενο Κολιν Φιρθ και τη Σκαρλετ Γιοχανσον,προτεινω ομως να διαβασετε και το βιβλιο,αξιζει!

So,this one i more cultural choice..I read this book some years ago and i found it amazing,Some of you may have seen as well the movie with Colin Firth and Scarllet Johansson,but i suggest you should read the book as well.Its a really a great drama and romance as well.


4.Freud in Manhhatan,by Luc Bossi







''A rich and famous architect is found murdered at his house in Manhattan.The only witness to the murder is his daughter , but she is anable to give any information to the police, as she is suffering from amnesia. At the same time the famous Viennese psychologist Sigmund Freud happens to be in New York with his good student Carl Yung. The two men will be called to offer their services and apply the therapeutic method of psychoaanalysis to the young woman. They will be faced with a great challenge : to penetrate the soul of a mass murderer.''

Διαβασα αυτο το βιβλιο το καλοκαιρι και πραγματι το προτεινω ανεπιφυλακτα! Μεχρι τοτε δε πιστευα πραγματικα οτι ειμαι ο τυπος που θα του αρεσαν τα αστυνομικα βιβλια ( δεδομενου οτι διαβασα το κοριτσι με το τατουαζ με το ενα ματι κλειστο! ) αλλα αυτο το βιβλιο με εκανε να αναθεωρησω! Ειναι γεματο ενδιαφερον,ανατροπες και εξελιξειες! Επισης,εξαιρετικο για δωρο!

I read this book in summer and i highly reccomend it. Till then i thought i wasnt the type of mysterious  detective kind books but this one proved me wrong! Unexpected turns,full of tention and overthrows,i found really interesting and great choice for gift as well!


PS: No need to mention you should read Oscar's Wild, The Portrait of Dorian Gray.I talk so much about it ,i didnt bother editting it to the list!


Happy reading! :)

 

7 σχόλια:

  1. Great post! Love the idea of getting a book for my Christmas holidays! Thanks!
    NEW FOLLOWER! Hope you will follow back :)

    Dionysia
    I am a fashionista

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  2. marianaaa :)!bhka epitelous sto blog m ustera apo mines!!to exw paramelisei ligaki!esi omws apo oti vlepw exeis gyrisei 3ana dinamika :)bravoooooooo :D
    filia pollaaaaaaaaa!

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  3. πολυ ομορφες οι προτασεις σου
    το πορτραιτο εννοειται το εχω διαβασει καμποσες φορες :)
    εχεις πολυ ωραιο μπλογκ
    φιλιαα

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  4. Τί ωραίες προτάσεις!!! Θα προσπαθήσω να βρω κάποιο από αυτά. Πολύ ωραίο το blog σου, μόλις σε ανακάλυψα! Ελπίζω να τα ξαναπούμε! Φιλάκια πολλά!

    Fashionable.gr
    Lot's of love!
    xxx

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  5. Great selection,dear!
    Love especially Sophie Kinsella!
    Thank you for you nice comment!I'm following back on GFC
    When you have a chance take a look at my new mustard coat:)
    Have a great start of week!
    Kisses
    Mary
    Fashion tea at 5

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