Edition Published: 2018, First Published: 1967 Language book read in: Bulgarian Vel’s Perspective: Reading Russian literature is always a bizarre experience for me, even when I know something odd will be going on, I am still amazed at just how odd things become. After reading a collection of Gogol’s short stories I thought I was ready … Continue reading The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Edition Published: 2018, First Published: 2018 Language book read in: Bulgarian Nel’s Perspective: Reading Sworn Virgin by Rene Karabash was a unique experience. I was only barely familiar with the concept of a sworn virgin and I honestly thought that this is not something you can access and see for yourself today. But as it turns out, … Continue reading SWORN VIRGIN BY RENE KARABASH
This year was very exciting for both of us! Despite being busy most of the time with work and big life events, we managed to steal some time for ourselves here and there and return to our favourite hobby - reading. We even created our very own Goodreads profile, where you can track our reading … Continue reading Blog Update!
Edition Published: 2013, First Published: 1980 Language book read in: Bulgarian Vel’s Perspective: I have much to say about this book, and even more left to ponder before I can formulate it into coherent sentences. Up until this point Nelly and I challenged each other with books in English, most of which in the Gothic genre. I … Continue reading BOXWOOD ASH BY IVAN TRENEV
Nel’s Perspective The short version of this review would be – I loved it! I spent the last few months reading books, which included either copious amounts of gore or dark/existential philosophical musings, and honestly, I was waiting to find a book, which embodied the classical gothic elements of story-telling without going into any extremes. … Continue reading The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
Edition Published: 1997, First Published: 1872 Language book read in: English Vel's Perspective: In A Glass Darkly is a collection of 5 stories, loosely connected by the common theme of being cases observed or brought to the attention of Dr Hesselius, who does not take an active part in them and are submitted to the attention … Continue reading In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu
Edition Published: 2010, First Published: 1968 Language book read in: English Nel's Perspective: At first, I wasn’t sure of my ability to do justice to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as I have little experience with sci-fi-related things. But Vel decided to take me out of my crime and mystery bubble and offer a rather … Continue reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Edition Published: 1994, First Published: 1956 Language book read in: English Vel's Perspective: It is somewhat challenging to write about a compilation of short stories. There are some I loved, and some I didn’t. On the other hand, to fully appreciate the style of an author it is best to read more than one of their … Continue reading Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
Edition Published: 2007, First Published: 2005 Language book read in: English Nel's Perspective: I had only heard about this book. Many people said it was good, other said that the film was even better. Certainly, the book was on my reading list and I would have gotten to it in due time. But in this case, … Continue reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Tibet has long had a mysterious allure to me. Yet the reality seems to be quite far from what I imagined.