The Xenophobe's Guide to the Greeks

by Alexandra Fiada | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1906042349 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingDelphi_Readerwing of Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on 2/7/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDelphi_Readerwing from Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Sunday, February 7, 2021
This book starts its journey with BookCrossing from Delphi, Greece
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" A guide to understanding the Greeks which takes an insightful, irreverent look at their character and attitudes.
Xenophobia: an irrational fear of foreigners, probably justified, always understandable. Xenophobe's Guides: an irreverent look at the beliefs and foibles of nations, almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia.
Individuality is the chief feature that characterizes the Greeks, which precludes any attempt to box and label them as a people. After that comes their temperament which flourishes uninhibited throughout their waking hours. This is probably why the ancient sages saw fit to carve their maxims "Nothing in excess" and "Know thyself" on the portals of the Delphic Oracle in an attempt to persuade their fellow Greeks to curb their emotions—they were not heeded then any more than they are now. "


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Journal Entry 2 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Monday, February 8, 2021
This was a funny little book. Often spot on and accurate but sometimes it felt somehow dated.
It's hard to catch and explain common characteristics and psyche of an entire nation in a slim booklet anyway...

Journal Entry 3 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at by Post, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, April 19, 2021

Released 9 mos ago (4/19/2021 UTC) at by Post, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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The Xenophobe's Guide to the Greeks got itchy feet and is now travelling to Finland. There it will meet Soozreader who chose it through the Zoom International BC Unconvention 2021 Book Buffet and then... Who knows?

Good Luck little book and Don't forget to write your news from time to time!

Journal Entry 4 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Thursday, May 6, 2021
Thank you so much for this book, I look forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 5 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Wednesday, July 28, 2021
I thought this was quite interesting, thank you for sharing! Back in April 2020, what now seems such a long time ago, we were supposed to travel to Crete for holidays but that obviously did not happen… I hope that someday in the future I will again be able to travel to somewhere in Greece with this new insight provided by the booklet :)

Journal Entry 6 by wingSoozreaderwing at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Released 5 mos ago (7/29/2021 UTC) at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland

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The book is looking for a new reader from the meetup in Kuopio.

Journal Entry 7 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Thursday, July 29, 2021
No takers at the meetup so the book is still with me.

Journal Entry 8 by wingSoozreaderwing at By hand, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, December 3, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (12/4/2021 UTC) at By hand, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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I will pass on the book to the next reader in the meetup in Jyväskylä. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 9 by eijukka at Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland Finland on Sunday, December 5, 2021
Μου αρέσει πολύ ή Ελλάδα :D! So I really like to read this little book, even if the English language isn´t my best language. I hope, I could travel to Greece next year again! Delphi is one of the best places in this lovely country.

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