Ouzo on My Mind

Do you have any reading recommendations for Greece?

Books are wonderful vehicles to generate anticipation, determine what you don’t want to miss, recognize the highs and lows of what you encounter, and make sense of your experiences. Here is a selection for your consideration. 

Eurydice Street by Sofka Zinovieff

The Odyssey by Homer

Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop

My Family & Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis, translated by Peter Bien.  (Or you could get the DVD from your local library.)

Circe by Madeline Miller

Little Infamies by Panos Karnezis

Greek to Me by Marry Norris

Introducing Greek Philosophy by M.R. Wright

Lonely Planet Greece

If you’re not familiar with Greek mythology, an overview would likely prove beneficial.  (You might try Mythos by Stephen Fry)

I recommend a few months of Duo Lingo’s Greek language exercises too. And perhaps a bottle of ouzo!

“The light of Greece opened my eyes, penetrated my pores, expanded my whole being…”—Henry Miller

“If you deconstruct Greece, you will, in the end, see an olive tree, a grapevine, and a boat remain. That is, with as much, you reconstruct her.”—Odysseas Elytis

Other reading lists on this site include suggested reading for Italy, Mongolia, the Dakotas, and summer.

TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind:  GET the audio book (7 hours, 13 minutes) at Barnes and Noble or Google Play or Chirpbooks or Kobo or AudiobooksNow or Downpour or The Podcast App or Scribd or Overdrive. On iTunes, click on audiobooks and search by author.  GET thepaperback (232 pages) or e-book at Barnes and Noble, at Apple Books or at Amazon.  The ebook is also at Smashwords.

Characters of Huffinfield by Tina Marie L. Lamb is now available as an ebook or a paperback at Barnes and Noble and at Amazon.  The ebook is also available at Kobo and at Smashwords.   Buy it. Read it. And let me know what you think.

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