In this week’s context “Read an eBook” (2-8th of March 2014), Maria Chatzi shares a few thoughts with you about digital reading.
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I am a book on your screen,
Your fingers cannot touch my pages,
They can, on the other hand, touch you with their words,
You cannot hide my pages like souvenirs from past loves,
I can, on the other hand, hide a seed of a new love on the streets where your thoughts linger,
I cannot stand still like an ornament in your library,
But, I will help you become a gem in a world which is changing and needs you,
I am just another book-different yes, but nothing more or less,
I have a voice, I have character, and I have a perspective,
Let’s meet and hang out,
If you do not like me very much,
Like an old but wise friend as you will be, help me,
If you can, so I can become a better one too.
Maria Chatzi has graduated from the department of English Language and Literature, of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
She is also a self-taught artist; she designs crafts (for kids and adults), jewelry and other home decor items. She’s been a creativity enthusiast for over fifteen years.
She no longer works as an English teacher. She devotes most of her time to the events for the public libraries in the
, where she participates
voluntarily in workshops on different creative activities (constructions and
creative writing) mostly for children, and presentation methods and technical
creative handcraft for adults. She also writes relative articles and
instructions for handmade creations, on the Internet in English. Her volunteer
work to the libraries’ events, and the authorship of the mini eBook “The
Magical Mr. Tumblebuddy Flipet writes stories” with Creative Commons License,
is a social work offer(with no financial charges to it), in an effort to
promote creativity in our country. Municipality of Thessaloniki
Contact Maria at: mariachatziWrite@yahoo.gr
(The picture which accompanies the article came from this address)
Translation from Greek: Metaxia Tzimouli
Editing: Tina Moschovi