Willow by Julia Hoban
The Agency 2: The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee
Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett
A Clique Novel: The Pretty Commitee Strikes Back by Lisi Harisson
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Infinity by Sarah Dessen
The Book of Tomorrow by Cecilia Ahern
Rocky Mountain Match by Pamela Nissen
These are all the books I have bought this month and I will really try not to buy any more. The usual challenge of a booklover, I want more books but they cost money... Please let me know if you jave read any of these and whether you liked them or not, or if you would like to read a review of a book.
As some of you know, I live in Greece.
What none of you know is that it's not entirely impossible to find books in english here, but it is extremely difficult. Some, that are U.K. releases can be found in a certain bookstore even before they are available in Amazon.com. But only a few.
The majority of books talked about in book blogs, book vlogs, book magazines, book ads and any other form of book communication, never reaches the english fiction section of a Greek bookstore. (There are no more than five bookstores with an english fiction section in Athens)
So, I have to order them via amazon.com (and wait for at least two weeks), or from CBD if the books are christian fiction (and then wait for a bit more than a month).
Alternatively, I order them via ebay, if they are available there and I don't mind if they are used or even in really poor condition, as long as I don't have to pay an astronomical shipping fee. There is a chance that I might receive a book in a week, if the seller is in Europe. However, that is not always the case.
For intsance, I received the book Rocky Mountain Match, pictured above, yesterday. I was surprised and glad and furious. You see, I had ordered it back in September.
Much as I love reading and blogging in English, I also love my country and the fact that I am Greek. I also like the fact that in this way I have learnt to appreciate every single english book I hold in my hands and will never, I think, be prone to the disgusting (at least to me) way of thinking of some so-called booklovers, who don't want their books to have a tiny bent anywhere on their person.
But sometimes I am jealous of other readers who have all the new and older books at their disposal and I wanted to share my thoughts.
Admittedly I now feel much better.