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~The best book you've read last year (2011)~
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The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
~Favorite book series~
Lord of the Rings


Millenium Trilogy

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~A book series I want to read~
A Song of Ice and Fire


The Dark Tower

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The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
~A book that makes me really happy~
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~A book that makes me really sad~
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A Farewell To Arms - Ernest Hemingway
~A book that made me cry~
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~A book I couldn't put down~
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~A book that is a guilty pleasure~
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~Favorite Greek author book~
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~Favorite movie based on a great book~
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~I looked movie, I want to read a book~
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~Excellent book, disappointing movie~
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~Favorite book from my favorite author~
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People who added this item 354 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
~I want to read all of this author~
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
~Favorite classic book~
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Complete Poems of Cavafy - Constantine Cavafy,C. P. Cavafy
~Favorite poem or collection of poetry~
~(Ιθάκη)Ithaque by C P Cavafy~

Σα βγεις στον πηγαιμό για την Ιθάκη,
να εύχεσαι νάναι μακρύς ο δρόμος,
γεμάτος περιπέτειες, γεμάτος γνώσεις.
Τους Λαιστρυγόνας και τους Κύκλωπας,
τον θυμωμένο Ποσειδώνα μη φοβάσαι,
τέτοια στον δρόμο σου ποτέ σου δεν θα βρεις,
αν μέν’ η σκέψις σου υψηλή, αν εκλεκτή
συγκίνησις το πνεύμα και το σώμα σου αγγίζει.
Τους Λαιστρυγόνας και τους Κύκλωπας,
τον άγριο Ποσειδώνα δεν θα συναντήσεις,
αν δεν τους κουβανείς μες στην ψυχή σου,
αν η ψυχή σου δεν τους στήνει εμπρός σου.

Να εύχεσαι νάναι μακρύς ο δρόμος.
Πολλά τα καλοκαιρινά πρωιά να είναι
που με τι ευχαρίστησι, με τι χαρά
θα μπαίνεις σε λιμένας πρωτοειδωμένους·
να σταματήσεις σ’ εμπορεία Φοινικικά,
και τες καλές πραγμάτειες ν’ αποκτήσεις,
σεντέφια και κοράλλια, κεχριμπάρια κ’ έβενους,
και ηδονικά μυρωδικά κάθε λογής,
όσο μπορείς πιο άφθονα ηδονικά μυρωδικά·
σε πόλεις Aιγυπτιακές πολλές να πας,
να μάθεις και να μάθεις απ’ τους σπουδασμένους.

Πάντα στον νου σου νάχεις την Ιθάκη.
Το φθάσιμον εκεί είν’ ο προορισμός σου.
Aλλά μη βιάζεις το ταξείδι διόλου.
Καλλίτερα χρόνια πολλά να διαρκέσει·
και γέρος πια ν’ αράξεις στο νησί,
πλούσιος με όσα κέρδισες στον δρόμο,
μη προσδοκώντας πλούτη να σε δώσει η Ιθάκη.

Η Ιθάκη σ’ έδωσε τ’ ωραίο ταξείδι.
Χωρίς αυτήν δεν θάβγαινες στον δρόμο.
Άλλα δεν έχει να σε δώσει πια.

Κι αν πτωχική την βρεις, η Ιθάκη δεν σε γέλασε.
Έτσι σοφός που έγινες, με τόση πείρα,
ήδη θα το κατάλαβες η Ιθάκες τι σημαίνουν


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When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon -- do not fear them:
You will never find such as these on your path,
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
if you do not carry them within your soul,
if your soul does not set them up before you.

Pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many, when,
with such pleasure, with such joy
you will enter ports seen for the first time;
stop at Phoenician markets,
and purchase fine merchandise,
mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensual perfumes of all kinds,
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
visit many Egyptian cities,
to learn and learn from scholars.

Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would have never set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.

And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
you must already have understood what Ithacas mean.
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~A great book written by a celeb (autobiography)~
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Little Miss Magic - Roger Hargreaves
~A book from my childhood~
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'Salem's Lot - Stephen King
~Favorite ending~
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~Favorite plot twisting~
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Clockwork Orange. - Anthony Burgess
~Favorite male character~
-Alex DeLarge-
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~Favorite female character~
-Lisbeth Salander-
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1984 - George Orwell
~A book that changed my opinion about something~
It changed my oppinion on politics...
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~I'm reading right now~
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~Favorite comic~
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Pride And Prejudice - Jane Austen
~A book that I hate~
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The Gambler - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
~A book that no one would expect I love~
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People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
IT - Stephen King
~Scariest book~
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
The Children of Húrin - J.R.R. Tolkien
~The only book I own for a long time and I didn't read it yet~
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~The best book of all time~
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