After a long and noticeable absence from the cyberspace, I agreed that absence does make the heart grow fonder and once I clicked the link to my page yesterday, I felt an unquenchable longing to write again! Thus, from (almost) foreign terrain, I bring you news from my frenzied life.
My absence is mainly due to me moving again; for the hundredth time, to a new apartment in oh-so-lovely Bucharest. I found the most delightful little “pied-à-terre” in the middle of the city, adorned with its own little garden, which brings in a bouquet of jasmine through my open window every time the warm summer wind decides to grace us with its presence. In shades of black and white, I settled in all my trinkets and obscurities, and before I managed to greet all the tenants of my surrounding proximity, I had to leave for Greece.
T-shirt: Arctic Monkeys / Skirt: H&M / Shoes & Bag: Stradivarius
Here I am in sun-bathed Athens again, wondering the corridors of hotels like a ghoul, trying as much as I can to avoid the rays of sunlight; without much success, I might add. Upon evenfall, I crawl out of my shelter to stroll the small dim lit streets in hope of recollecting memories and adding new ones in the company of a new friend who goes by the name of John Green.
These three words, “Looking for Alaska” have been scribbled in my to-read list for the better part of a year, but I never found the book at my local bookstore nor had I ever attempted to order it online. My reading destiny seems to work in mysterious ways because I stumbled upon it while browsing through some of the shelves of one of the biggest bookstores in Athens. Coin at the ready, excitement carved into my face, and Hermes would have envied the way my shoes caught wings until I reached the hotel room!
The book is, to my utter bewilderment, one of the most captivating tales I have ever read. While at first glance it seemed too realistic for my taste, I found a sense of calming familiarity to the way in which the protagonist shares his views about the young-adult world in which he lives. I am not going to spoil anything for you guys since I truly recommend it. If you enjoy this type of literature, this is the book for you, but for those of us who don’t, I still believe it’s an enjoyable distraction from the summer inferno.
Hope you lovelies are all enjoying yourselves!