Sunday 17 April 2016


Today's prompt in Our Beautiful World is 
and was chosen by dear Ros of Mikey's mum.
This year I have taken again the challenge at So little Sleeping and so much reading and am planning to read 26 books the whole year. That's the #readathon16.I have also joined Goodreads.
So far I am ahead of schedule and have read 15 books.
In January
1. A book that takes place at Christmas
Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol The Pears Edition (a classic)
2. A graphic Novel
Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou and others (didn't really like it)
I read The Secret Garden to my pupils because we went to the theatre to see it as a musical. This one doesn't count in the 26.(Excellent!)

3. A book that takes place on an island.
Moiraida by Eva Omiroli (Not good!)
In February
4. A book with an animal on the title or the cover.
At the flipper of the dolphin by Takis Georgiou (Not good at all!)
5. A book that takes place during a war.
Anne means mum by Stelios Stylianou (Very good)
6. A book that takes place somewhere you always wanted to travel (that's Cornwall, England)
Rosamund Pilcher's The carousel (She has written much better books)
7. A book with at least 6 words in the title.
Jonas Jonasson's The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared (Excellent!)
8. A book with fewer than 150 pages
Tiny white shell by Katerina Chlorokosta whose blog I love reading.(Excellent!)
In March
10. A book by an author younger than 35 years old.
Giak by Demosthenes Papamarkos (Very good!)

9. A book that is the debut of its author. Ahyat Anhar by Maro Karga which was Excellent!!!!!
11. A children's book
Richard Scarry's Best Story Book ever(Very good)
12. A book with short stories.
Short stories by Alexandros Papadiamandis (a classic)
13. A book with a book on the cover
Aviccena by Gilbert Sinoue (Very good)
In April so far
14. A book by a writer who uses a pen name.
The Graphic Novel Aivali by Soloup (Excellent!)
15. A book by a publishing house you don't often read. (This one was a gift by dear Edgar in the States who wanted to give me all the books by Helene Hanff. Thanks Edgar!)
Helene Hanff's The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street (Very good, really witty)
Last but not least the bookmark I have been using since Christmas in my books is one made with love by my friend Andria of andriasserendipity showing me, hubby and Barca!
Isn't it beautiful?
Why don't you join us in Our Beautiful World with a blogpost about books?
Also any suggestions on books that I might enjoy are very welcome.


devonseaglass said...

One to add to your list! Page 47 of

Anonymous said...

A faszinating collection, my dear blogfriend! P.

AppleApricot Wen said...

Wow, you have read many books already so far this year. I love books, but don't take much time to read unless it's about something I wish to learn about. I'm intrigued by the cover of the graphic novel Aivali you showed here. Good luck with the reading-challenge! Happy weekend, xx

mandysea said...

Oh my goodness, I couldn't agree with you more!! I wish I could just read/sleep.... read/sleep... every day!

I love mostly reading about people's lives especially in the past or history. sigh....

Intrigued by a couple of your books here!
Happy reading!

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely post Ariadne ... I love to lose myself in a story ... I even think about it long after I have read it wondering what the characters are up to! Have a beautiful day!

riitta k said...

What an interesting book selection. I read a lot but know only Secret Garden and Richard Scarry :) I say that a day without a book is like a cloudy day :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great collection!

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely post about books. I also love books but at the moment I'm in a reading slump. I also joined the Goodreads reading challenge but unfortunately I'm behind. I hope to find my reading mojo again when the warm weather will come and I can sit on the terrace and read.

Frances said...

What a big group of books!
You will be very SMART after reading all of these!!!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love books and reading as well! It was interstng to see your list of books.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Books can bring so much into our lives. Your children's books reminded me of the hours I spent reading to my girls when they were little. Blessings!