#Stayhome but let your mind travel

Stay home but let your mind travel with a book!

“Wherever I am, if I’ve got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy.” J.K. Rowling

We know better that anyone what holidays with loved ones mean to you and we are doing our best till we welcome you in one of our Aldemar Resorts this summer. But right now we all need to do is to stay home in order to help make our moto “celebrate life” come true!

But we can all let our minds travel and what a better way to do this than by reading a book. Books are magical! They let you travel to places far-away without ever leaving your home.

We asked our team members to share with us their favorite books and we can’t wait to let you know us a bit better and why not give you an idea of your next book to read!

Georgia: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo

A book that helps you declutter your home. It teaches you to live with what actually makes you happy. So it has a very big impact in your life. It helps you let go from the past which hasn’t allowed you to move forward but subconsciously you were stuck. It help me see things very differently and actually realize what was important to me but always put second on my list.

Mandy: The art of Love by Erich Fromm

Because most of people, when they love, they are totally incapable of rising above, where true love lives. They love for themselves, not for the other person.

The art of love investigates love in all its aspects –not only the romantic kind of love which is full of expectations, but also the brother and sister’s love, the erotic love, the love of the parents to their children, the love for ourselves and the love for GOD.

Maria: Girl gone Greek by Rebecca Hall

Having met Rebecca Hall, I can tell that she totally fell in love with Greece. Something she shares with everyone in her book. Take a look at its cover, it screams Greece with its bright blue doors, simplicity and pink bougainvillea. Pure Greece is depicted in a simple, effective and brilliantly written story that drops you right into the heart of Greek life, through the eyes of the main character, Rachel.

Deeper than beaches, sunshine and cuisine, you will explore the Greek culture as you read through the book which at the end will make you want more of Greece. After all, who wouldn’t fall in love with Greece?

Aristea: De Profundis by Oscar Wilde

De Profundis or “from the depths”, is a long letter written to Lord Alfred Douglas while Wilde was imprisoned in Reading Goal. The letter depicts the struggle of the author to come to terms with his past, present dire circumstances and the future that he will have to face once released.

This book is psychographic and acts as a way of releasing Wilde’s emotional agony. I truly believe it gives the reader a deeper appreciation of internal struggle and perseverance.

Julie: Listen, Little Man! by Wilhelm Reich

I read this book 5 years ago, but I still read it every now and then. While reading it, someone may think that its words are tough, but at the same time they’re very sincere. It really encourages you look deep inside yourself. Although it feels critical or judgmental, it helps you accept that same criticism, which is very productive. The book showcases what a human being really is. It motivates you to be honest with yourself, to take responsibility of your own life and to discover the untapped potential that lies in the depth of human nature. Favorite quote: “The only liberator is yourself”.

Myrto: The Incorrigible Optimists Club by Jean-Michel Guenassia

I admit that I bought this book because I was intrigued by its title. I read it in the metro while commuting to work. Through its pages I became part of this bizarre party taking place at the back room of a bistro. The story takes us back to Paris of 1959 and through the eyes of Michael, a 12 year amateur photographer and avid reader, the writer captures the spirit of this era, Cold War, Algerian war of independence, the beginnings of rock ‘n’ roll and new wave films.

Let’s keep in mind the quote with which the book begins “I prefer to live as an optimist and be wrong, than live as a pessimist and be always right.”


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