Hey there, long time no hear…
During and after my 6,5 week long journey from South-East Asia in late February I haven’t been too active in writing articles. I hope to change this in the near future: well, starting right now.
So! 12 years ago, in 2005 a list of 100 books came out: the 100 favourite books of Hungarian audience. I was 16 years old then. Already being fascinated by lists – and public opinion – I decided to read each and every one of these books.
12 years passed (to the day today – but it’s just a coincidence) and I’ve read them all.
So what else is there to write? Not much. Read a lot! It opens your mind. And maybe even makes you more patient. And gives you satisfaction – or something.
And if you’re looking for a book to read. My top favourites are:
György Faludy: Pokolbéli víg napjaim / My happy days in Hell
Joseph Heller: Catch 22
George Orwell: 1984
Sándor Dallos: A nap szerelmese (I found no English translation)
Miklós Vámos: Apák könyve (The book of fathers)
Magda Szabó: Für Elise (I found no English translation)
Robert Merle: Malevil
Antal Szerb: Utas és holdvilág (Journey by moonlight)
Frigyes Karinthy: Utazás a koponyám körül (A journey round my skull)
/If you are more into movies – I watched the TOP 250 movies from the IMDB list too. It took about 3 years. You can read about that here./
It makes me very content to see that I’ve never had more likes on my personal Facebook page (45 and counting) for a single, no picture included post that’s not funny.
Of course these 100 weren’t the only books I’ve read (since September 2009 I’ve read about 125 books – and about 25 of them were part of this list) but when I had nothing to read I often took inspiration from this list.
Enjoy your day and if you take an advice: find a project that will make you satisfied during and after a longer run 🙂