Transki Stories and Balkan Suite by Petar Delchev

Front and back cover of Transki Stories by Petar Delchev

Edition Published: 2019, First Published: 2013Language book read in: Bulgarian Vel’s Perspective Transki Stories is used as the umbrella name for two separate sets of stories - Transki Stories and Balkan Suite, which have been collected under one edition. The two sets of stories have many similarities - they take heavy inspiration from Bulgarian folk … Continue reading Transki Stories and Balkan Suite by Petar Delchev

The Stricken by Teodora Dimova

Edition Published: August 15th 2019, First Published: August 15th 2019Language book read in: Bulgarian Nel’s Perspective Teodora Dimova’s The Stricken is a very raw and honest narrative of the days just before the 1944 Bulgarian coup d'état, which marked the end of the Kingdom of Bulgaria and the start of the People's Republic of Bulgaria … Continue reading The Stricken by Teodora Dimova

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D.Barker next to a bowl of cherries

Edition Published: October 17th 2019, First Published: October 2nd 2018 Language book read in: English Nel’s Perspective Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker’s Dracul has been on my waiting-to-be-read list for a loooong time and I knew I had to wait, because generally ordering English edition books from overseas takes a lot of time. But, … Continue reading Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

The Monk of Hilendar by Dimitar Talev

Cover of the book The Monk of Hilendar from above.

Edition Published: 1972, First Published: 1962 Language book read in: Bulgarian Vel’s Perspective The Monk of Hilendar is written by Dimitar Talev, a very prominent contemporary Bulgarian author. He tries to portray the life of one of Bulgaria’s most famous national heroes - Paisius of Hilendar. Paisius is widely loved and venerated, he has been made … Continue reading The Monk of Hilendar by Dimitar Talev

Kissed by God by Yavor Tsanev

Kissed by God by Yavor Tsanev - Bookcover

Edition Published: 2018, First Published: 2018 Language book read in: Bulgarian Vel's Perspective Yavor Tsanev is the first of a few Bulgarian authors who has made his way to our selected books of the year list with his Kissed by God, a collection of short stories, titled after one of the featured tales. I love … Continue reading Kissed by God by Yavor Tsanev

The NoSleep Podcast – European Tour 2020 [Updated]

Update: The NoSleep Podcast team was kind to provide the correct names of the authors and their respective stories, so we can spread the love accordingly (29.01.2020) Vel's Perspective We arrived early, as one should, and shuffled coats, umbrellas and wine on our seats with great anticipation. Nelly was definitely more nervous and excited, but … Continue reading The NoSleep Podcast – European Tour 2020 [Updated]

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Kindle Edition Published: October 9th 2018, First Published: February 24th 2017 Language book read in: English   Vel’s Perspective Here it is, our last book of the year! And what a book it is. As it was Nelly’s choice, I have to admit I did not look at any reviews or research the author as … Continue reading Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give Book Cover

Edition Published: April 6th 2017, First Published: February 28th 2017 Language book read in: English Vel's Perspective The Hate U Give is the last of the books I got to choose from the Goodreads awards for 2018. The title intrigued me, as well as the premise and some of the reviews, so I decided to … Continue reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Corset By Laura Purcell

The Corset by Laura Purcell - Bookcover

Edition Published: May 2nd 2019, First Published: September 20th 2018 Language book read in: English Nel's Perspective: Vel made me happy this summer, not only by visiting me, but also by bringing books along with her. 🖤 This was very fortunate, because our plan for the year included Dacre Stoker’s Dracul and we were unable … Continue reading The Corset By Laura Purcell

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The ebook versions of The Tattooist of Auschwitz on two Kindles.

Edition Published: 2018, First Published: 2018 Language book read in: English Vel's Perspective: Firstly, I'd like to mention a few things about the edition. I read the book on a Kindle, ebook published in 2018 by Zaffre, where barely 85% of the contents is the story of Lale, the Tattooist of Auschwitz. The rest of the book is … Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris