Saturday, April 30, 2016

Zesty Z's #atozchallenge

Day 26 of the April A to Z Challenge

A Book Extravaganza - featuring classics and some of my favorite books

Classic: Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Synopsis: This is the story of two men, their incredible friendship, and the importance of living life to the fullest. Zorba, a Greek working man, is a larger-than-life character, energetic and unpredictable. He accompanies the unnamed narrator to Crete to work in the narrator’s lignite mine, and the pair develops a singular relationship. The two men couldn’t be further apart: The narrator is cerebral, modest, and reserved; Zorba is unfettered, spirited, and beyond the reins of civility. Over the course of their journey, he becomes the narrator’s greatest friend and inspiration and helps him to appreciate the joy of living.

This is the last post of the April A to Z Challenge. I visited some great blogs and I had more fun this year (my second year doing this) than last year. I will go into further detail on that in my reflection post on May 9. Hope everyone enjoyed the challenge and I can't wait to do it again next year. Speaking of next year, I'm thinking about having both of my blogs featured in the challenge. Thanks everyone who visited my blog.

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Check out my other blog: Writing with Meg. I just recently started it as a way to only feature my own writing - since it's a blog though, I'm going to be doing mostly flash fiction stories. Starting on May 9, I will be doing a writing series on my heart condition and my journey with that through the years. For the A to Z Challenge last year, I did a post on that. If interested, you can see it here.



  1. I think I've heard of this title before, the story sounds fun to read. It's my second year, too, and it has been fun! I'm glad I got to meet you through the A to Z and I will have to check out your other posts. Congrats on completing the Challenge!

    1. I never heard of it; it was the only book that came up when I was researching classic books for the challenge. It's been nice getting to meet you as well. congrats to you as well. ~Meg

  2. I've heard of the movie but I didn't know it was based on a book.

  3. Congrats on making it to the end. I haven't read this one, but I am fascinated by stories with unnamed characters.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

  4. Doubling the challenge next year?? Yikes! However now that I know about it ahead of time and can start planning, maybe not so bad as it first sounded :)