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UPDATE OCT 27 2015
I've been inactive on BC for almost a year. I am gradually trying to catch up where I left off. If I have not responded to messages and requests, I am sorry. I needed a total break for a while. Thanks for your understanding.

~Ελληνικό κείμενο παρακάτω.

An encounter with a book is a matter of chance. I like to be surprised.

"For me a work of fiction exists only in so far as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm."
Vladimir Nabokov, "On a Book Entitled Lolita"

Whence the name Okyrhoe / Ωκυρρόη:
astronomy ~ mythology ~ astrology ~ orbit


Book Rings & Rays I've organized
I (used to) list my bookrings at The Bookring Directory when it was avl.
The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah international New!
Nemesis by Jo Nesbo bookray (Greece)
Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson international
Kafka on the Shore bookray (Greece)" >The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak (completed)
Out of Egypt: a Memoir by André Aciman on hold
Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa (completed)
The Reluctant Mullah (completed)
Outlaw Lover (Black Lace) by Saskia Hope (completed)
Venus as a Boy by Luke Sutherland (completed)
Bollywood Nights by Shobhaa De lost?
Mathematics and Sex by Clio Cresswell (completed)
A Journey Around My Room by Xavier De Maistre stalled?
The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh (completed)
Ouran High School Host Club, vol 1 & 2 by Bisco Hatori (completed, but you can join Lottiota's new bookray list)
The Persian Boy by Mary Renault (completed)
The Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal Jha (completed, now on a Ray-It-Forward journey)
Death of an Ancient King by Laurent Gaudé (completed)

297 Book rings/rays I have participated in
click on title to see journal entry

1 The Grand Complication
2 Lolita
3 The Namesake
4 The Lovely Bones
5 The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
6 Female Chauvinist Pigs
7 Fetish Girls
8 Laughter in the Dark
9 Bitch
10 The Bathhouse
11 Pigs in Heaven
12 Brokeback Mountain
13 Small Wonder
14 Reading Lolita in Teheran
15 I Was a Teenage Dominatrix
16 The Old Man and His God
17 Bitch
18 Gypsy Masala
19 The Alchemy of Desire
20 The Nasty Bits
21 (un)Arranged Marriage
22 Curious Cats
23 The Tuesday Erotica Club" >24 The Map of Love
25 100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed
26 Sarajevo Marlboro
27 Regarding the Pain of Others
28 The Powerbook
29 Broken For You
30 Human Croquet
31 Go Ask Alice
32 The Palm-Wine Drinkard
33 The Road
34 Midaresomenishi: A Legend of Samurai Love
35 Fury
36 Πες στη μορφίνη ακόμα την ψάχνω
37 Jamie's Little Book of Big Treats
38 Το Τραγούδι του Έρωτα
39 Η θεωρία των νεφών
40 The Piano Teacher
41 Sightseeing
42 Burned Alive
43 Χωρίς Αίμα
44 Κανάλ Ντ' Αμούρ
45 A Man
46 Asleep
47 Surprise BookXcerpts
48 Cafe Europa
49 The Book of Proper Names
50 Θα γίνω ντιζέζ
51 Ouran High School Host Club
52 A Heart of Stone
53 54 55 56 mafaldaQ's 4x4 Architecture bookring
57 House of Bush, House of Saud
58 World's End
59 Walking the Rez Road
60 Ouran High School Host Club vol 2
61 Forbidden Pleasure
62 The Reluctant Fundamentalist
63 In the Country of Men
64 Funny in Farsi
65 Confessions of a Yakuza
66 I Shall Never Return
67 The Rice Mother
68 The Bollywood Beauty
69 The Summer of my Greek Taverna
70 Tie and Tease
71 Topping from Below
72 Σιλάνς Σιλβουπλέ
73 Bodily Secrets
74 Άπαντα του Καρυωτάκη
75 Bitter Sweets
76 Το ημερολόγιο ενός τιμονιέρη
77 78 79 Η Φωτεινή της Νύχτας 1, 2, & 3
80 Fast Food Nation
81 No Matter How Hard You Promise
82 Shame
83 Arlington Park
84 The Almost Moon
85 broken verses
86 The Ivory and the Horn
87 Ο άνθρωπος που κοιτάζει
88 The Ages of Lulu
89 Signspotting
90 Η παλιά πόλη των Χανίων
91 Nothing Personal
92 I Shall Never Return 02
93 I Shall Never Return 03
94 I, The Divine: A Novel in First Chapters
95 Sister of My Heart
96 The Howling Miller
97 Never Let Me Go
98 Reefer Madness
99 Why Men Love Bitches
100 When You Are Engulfed in Flames
101 Το εργοστάσιο των μολυβιών
102 Παλιά, Πολύ παλιά
103 Ο Θεραπευτής
104 Prince Charming vol. 1
105 The Passion
106 Maps for Lost Lovers
107 Το Μπαράκι του Τσάρλι
108 Wifey
109 Trans-sister Radio
110 Inner Circle
111 The Yacoubian Building
112 Arranged Marriage
113 Κρήτη μου
114 In For A Penny
115 Heat
116 Salt and Saffron
117 Tight White Cotton
118 The Omnivore's Dilemma
119 Λήθη
120 Fort Frederick
121 White Rose Ensnared
122 The Mango Season
123 Persepolis 2
124 Temper Tantrum
125 The Happy Hooker
126 Maus II
127 Τυχαία Είσοδος
128 Ο Θείος μου ο Ναπολέων
129 Juliet Rising
130 Dirty Laundry
131 Neigbourhood Watch
132 Uniform Doll
133 Bare Behind
134 Peach
135 The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
136 Londonstani
137 Queen of the Road
138 Penny Pieces
139 Longing for toys
140 The Persian Girl
141 The Curriculum Vitae of Aurora Ortiz
142 Rubyfruit Jungle
143 Conceit and Consequence
144 Women Without Men
145 Fit to be Tied
146 Tickle Torture
147 Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor
148 Darwin: A Graphic Biography
149 Unimagined
150 Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
151 The Last Taboo
152 Πικρά κεράσια
153 Rewind
154 Dance of the Ariadnes
155 Sharon Spencer: A Memorial
156 Bastard Out of Carolina
157 Dubai Tales
158 Fool For Love
159 The Boss
160 Pagan Heat" target=_new>161 Strip Girl" target=_new>162 Μάγισσες" target=_new>163 A Short Border Handbook" target=_new>164 Skim" target=_new>165 Beastly Behaviour" target=_new>166 Belle de Jour" target=_new>167 The Royal Ghosts" target=_new>168 Embroideries" target=_new>169 The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto" target=_new>170 Tropical Animal" target=_new>171 Cuckold" target=_new>172 The Rights of the Reader" target=_new>173 Uniform Dolls" target=_new>174 Marly's Choice" target=_new>175 The Slap" target=_new>176 Fun Home" target=_new>177 Life a User's Manual" target=_new>178 Monstrous" target=_new>179 The Unadulterated Cat" target=_new>180 Butter Wouldn't Melt" target=_new>181 The History of Love" target=_new>182 Wicked Obsession" target=_new>183 Treasure Trail" target=_new>184 On The Bare" target=_new>185 Blushing at Both Ends" target=_new>186 How I Became a Nun" target=_new>187 Η Μεγάλη Άρκτος" "target=_new">188 Νίκος Καββαδίας: Γυναίκα-Θάλασσα Ζωή" "target=_new">189 Νίκος Καββαδίας-Ο δαίμονας χόρευε μέσα του" "target=_new">190 Night Train To Lisbon" "target=_new">191 Nauti Dreams" target=_new>192 Best Women's Erotica #3" "target=_new">193 Call Me By Your Name" "target=_new">194 Ooku 2" "target=_new">195 Ooku 3" target=_new>196 Unaccustomed Earth" "target=_new">197 Perfume" "target=_new">198 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" "target=_new">199 Tales from the Firozsha Baag" "target=_new">200 Αθήναιου βορβορυγμοί" "target=_new">201 Submission" "target=_new">202 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" "target=_new">203 City of Dreaming Books" target=_new>204 Ο Τούρκος στον κήπο" target=_new>205 The Translator" target=_new>206 The Song of Kahunsha" target=_new>208 Dance Dance Dance" target=_new>209 Memories of My Melancholy Whores" target=_new>210 The Writing on My Forehead" target=_new>211 Sputnik Sweetheart" target=_new>212 A Case of Exploding Mangoes" target=_new>213 Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women" target=_new>214 White Ghost Girls" target=_new>215 Q and A" target=_new>216 Ooku vol. 1" target=_new>217 Bad Karma" target=_new>218 Burnt Shadows" target=_new>219 Brothel" target=_new>220 Absolutely Faking It" target=_new>221 Secrets vol. 1" target=_new>222 Secrets vol. 4" target=_new>223 Not Love But Delicious Foods Make Me So Happy!" target=_new>224 The Piano Cemetery" target=_new>225 Beauty" target=_new>226 The Marriage Bureau for Rich People" target=_new>227 By Night Under the Stone Bridge" target=_new>228 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" target=_new>229 The Many Conditions of Love" target=_new>230 Jerusalem Spring" target=_new>231 Bunny Drop 1" target=_new>232 Italian Shoes" target=_new>233 Skippy Dies" target=_new>234 Memoirs of an Ex-Porno Queen" target=_new>235 Bunny Drop 2" target=_new>236 Bunny Drop 3" target=_new>237 The Wedding Wallah" target=_new>238 Border 01" target=_new>239 Red Riding Hood" target=_new>240 The Bookseller of Kabul" target=_new>241 The Housekeeper + the Professor" target=_new>242 Radio Shangri-La" target=_new>243 Shanghai Girls" target=_new>244 Motorcycles and Sweetgrass" target=_new>245 Three Trapped Tigers" target=_new>246 The Reluctant Mullah" target=_new>247 Kafka on the Shore" target=_new>248 The Devil and Daniel Silverman" target=_new> 249 Requiem for a Malta Fascist" target=_new>250 The Pigeon" target=_new>251 Purge" target=_new>252 Please Look after Mom" target=_new>253 The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Araujo
256 Border 2
257 Border 3" target=_new>254 Season of Migration to the North" target=_new>255 Invisible" target=_new>256 Girl in Translation" target=_new>258 All She Was Worth" target=_new>257 The Help
259 Παραρλάμα και άλλες ιστορίες
260 Το Γιούσουρι και άλλες φανταστικές ιστορίες
261 Το Πτώμα" target=_new>262 Al-Naqba" target=_new>263 V for Vendetta" target=_new>264 Buddha in the Attic" target=_new>265 Zeitoun" target=_new>266 The Blind Owl" target=_new>267 The Crossroads" target=_new>268 Short Stories from Pakistan" target=_new>269 Bunny Drop 4" target=_new>270 A Grain of Wheat" target=_new>271 Undressing the Devil" target=_new>272 Pnin" target=_new>273 Pinball 1973" target=_new>274 What the Day Owes the Night" target=_new>275 The Vagina Monologues" target=_new>276 Dilemma of a Ghost" target=_new>277 Made in America" target=_new>278 The Marriage Plot" target=_new>279 Death at La Fenice" target=_new>280 Gone Girl" target=_new>281 Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad" target=_new>282 Αλάτι Κόκκινο" target=_new>283 What I Talk about When I Talk about Running" target=_new>284 The Anonymous Venetian" target=_new>285 A Venetian Reckoning" target=_new>286 Amma... a Frail Wooden Door" target=_new>287 Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" target=_new>288 The Captured : A True Story of Indian Abduction on the Texas Frontier
289 Strange Weather in Tokyo
290 The Sense of an Ending
291 I Shall Never Return 4
292 I Shall Never Return 5
293 The Handsomest Man in the World
294 The Fault in Our Stars
295 Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda
296 We need new names

Bookrings/rays Now Reading:
click on title to see journal entry

207 In Memoriam to Identity
297 Birds of paradise

***Many thanks*** to those who have sent me RABCK's:
~ molekilby ~ WhiteDwarfStar ~ bookmaniac70 ~ Adia415 ~ aris1 ~ StrangeEmily ~ cally-c ~ tehuti ~ innae ~ KarenBC ~ xuaxo-portugal ~ nypon ~ ronsar ~ book-man-8 ~ christina82 ~ pepita-di-Corfu ~ BethanieKay ~ Sidney1 ~ AgnesXNitt ~ JennyC1230 ~ deadendmind ~ Dellaporta ~ Stoxasths ~ ApoloniaX ~ Bjorg ~ dimtheod ~ Luz-de-Luna ~ Nell-Lu ~ RenaRo ~ taisafinskaia ~ elpis ~ Diane-Fraser ~ karjim ~ Sofiathereader ~ Nebula7 ~ kriskross ~

Thanks for visiting.

Book rings/rays I have signed up for:
*waiting to receive
titihood's cookbook ring - stalled
Fast Food Nation by uofigirl - stalled 11/2006
The Vagina Monologues by kleptokitty - stalled 10/2007
Maps for Lost Lovers by Rivercassini - stalled 11/2006

Gyn/Ecology by started by martinburo - stalled 11/2005
The Myth of Monogamy by gaysocialworker - stalled 05/2007
Το Ευαγγέλιο του Ιούδα by polydeukis - never started
Σιωπηλός Επισκέπτης by StrangeEmily - stalled 09/2006
Κάμα Σούτρα by polydeukis - never started
A Cook's Tour by bluehawaii218 - asked to be skipped / stalled
He's Just Not That Into You by LittleMoo - stalled 04/2007
Kafka on the Shore by RustyReader2 - stalled 02/2010
Πούστευε και μη ερεύνα by Luz-de-Luna - never started
Cereus Blooms at Night by ArtisticAlias - stalled 06/2009
White Weddings by gaysocialworker - never started
Lost Souls by adeps - stalled 08/2007
Out by meexia - asked to be skipped
The Second Sex/" >Nature of The Second Sex by Annchen - not started
The United States of Walmart by VividReader - stalled 01/2009

A Woman's Journal by cordelia-anne - not started
How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change a Planet? by Kernow8 - stalled 03/2008
Οι Αφρικανοί στην Κρήτη - Χαλικούτες by StrangeEmily - stalled 09/2008
...και κάτι πολύ προσωπικό by workaholicgr - not started
Atonement by LindyLouMac - asked to be skipped
Candy Girl by LadyKnightNiko - lost in mail??

Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know about by Chantie - cancelled
* Grotesque by MooMoo1977 - stalled 09/2009
Το καύσιμο της κόλασης started by panost - stalled 07/2009

The White Tiger by Bookcloud - asked to be skipped
In America by tinajaxie - cancelled
Η Μαρία των Μογγόλων by karjim - asked to be skipped
The Good Shopping Guide by Lottiotta - cancelled
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Sarahmuh - stalled 10/2010 so joined another ring

Full Frontal Feminism started by bindibooks - never started
I am Muslim started by RebeccaToh - lost
Listography started by herchelle - cancelled
The Swedish Cavalier started by Vasha - lost

* A Life Stripped Bare: My Year Trying To Live Ethically started by LyzzyBee - up next (stalled?/lost?)
The House of the Mosque started by Heaven-Ali - stalled
Cutting for Stone started by valpete - asked to be removed

*The Castle of Crossed Destinies started by Danielle23 - up next (stalled?)
Swamplandia started by Cassandra2020 (stalled?)
The Book Thief started by Miss_Sunshine - asked to be removed
Where We Once Belonged started by Askeladda - 8 hops to go

I've also participated in
PokPok's Nonfiction Virtual Bookbox started by PokPok (round 1, 2, round 3, & 4)
Around the World Virtual Bookbox started by katrinat
Two Worlds Virtual Bookbox started by loveamystery (rounds 1 & 2)
Innae's over-18 bookspiral
book-man-8's book spiral
Intercultural VBB by ApoloniaX and contraforsa (round 1)
Contemporary Asian Literature VBB started by ApoloniaX (rounds 1 & 2 & 3)
book-man-8's bookbox
Shroffland's & ApoloniaX's Global Village VBB (rounds 1 & 2)
ApoloniaX's East Asian VBB (rounds 1 & 2)
elstaplador's LGBTQ Virtual Bookbox
ApoloniaX's South-East Asian VBB
Samrana's Japanese Author VBB
Annimanni's All About Africa Intl VBB
ApoloniaX's South Asian VBB (Vol. I & II)
eicuthbertson's Murder In Translation Mystery/Thriller VBB
DubaiReader's Global Fiction VBB, round 1 & round 2
Vekiki's European Non-Fiction VBB (round 4 & Spring 2013 Round & Autumn 2013 Round Autumn 2014 round )
noname-blue's Commissario Brunetti book spiral (first parcel)
Boekentrol's EU Many Languages/Genres VBB
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