Σάββατο, 18 Απριλίου 2015

To read or NOT to read


Have you ever wondered why most people don’t read? Do you really know? Usually people say that there is no time for books in their lives. But is that true? There is enough time though to be on Facebook every day, isn't it? Unbelievable but true, isn't it? 

Think for a moment, when is the last time you reached for a book? Was it at University? Or even worst at school? But on the contrary you do remember when you saw the last episode of «House of cards» or not?
Have you ever purchased a book as a gift for a friend? Is it expensive? Or you prefer to buy something else more personal?

I can assure you that a book compared to anything else is a vivid gift and much more creative. Reading can offer joy, excitement, laughs, can fight loneliness and many more that you have to discover by browsing the pages. It’s the most unpredictable object ever! Just do the first step and visit a library (yes, they are open and they are waiting for you), your local bookstore or a book exhibition (should be one somewhere around your area) because it’s never late to discover the joy of reading. It’s not late to meet the characters of a novel, to travel in history, to read and be inspired by a poem. It’s never late to find yourselves offline (yes, offline) and enjoy a book. Internet is not going anywhere after all.
Give yourself a chance and the impact will be great in your life.



A fanatic booklover




Ariadni Papaioannou


The war of art or else: INSPIRING PEOPLE

ATTENTION - THIS IS NOT A BOOK REVIEW -

Have you ever read something inspiring? How often you find yourself inspired by a book? Well, for myself -to be honest- this was my first time ever. I started working at the book industry since 2004 and during May 2011 as I was browsing at the newspaper I read about a new book of Stephen Pressfield: The war of art. I knew he was a best-seller author but at the time I didn't know that he loved so much my country (Greece). I read his interview and I said to myself I should definitely read this book. Next day I went to the local bookstore and bought it. The exact same day I read it. And suddenly, out of the blue I felt inspired.

The moment I finished it something inside me tickled and I decided to do something about it. Stephen Pressfield writes about RESISTANCE that all people have when they are about to start doing creative things and he tries to convince us how to change that. The basic idea was this exactly.

So "the war of art" effect to me was to start organising my next career step. I was an employee at the time and I wanted to be a creator and manager of my own business. And I did it. Just like that. The next few months  I created a wonderful e-bookstore, I met amazing people and literally changed completely my whole life path. I don’t want to advertise the book or my career; I just want to point that reading can really change lives as happened with mine.


BE AWARE




Ariadni Papaioannou