So I finished reading my book: Corelli's Mandolin. To be honest, I was a little disappointed about the way the story ends. I suppose that because I haven't read a fiction book in so long that I was looking forward to a happy ending. Maybe it seemed like such a bummer because the book was so full of vibrant and amusing stories, only to end with sorrow and regret. Now I will have to see if I can find the movie version and see how well the story represents the book.