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. đź–¤ 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

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Side View of the Book Cover of Catch 22

Edition Published: 1994, First Published: 1961 Language book read in: Bulgarian and English Nel's Perspective This time I don’t even know how to start my review... And I still have no idea whether I like the book or not. I hope I get to a more precise opinion by the end of this review. Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 … Continue reading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller


Edition Published: 2017, First Published: 2017 Language book read in: Bulgarian Vel's perspective I received a long-awaited parcel from Nelly around 6 March, and along the treats she always sends me was Milen Ruskov’s bulky creation - Chamkoria. I started reading right away. Though many days I was unable to revisit the book due to personal engagements, I … Continue reading CHAMKORIA BY MILEN RUSKOV


The cover of Sworn Virgin by Rene Karabash

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


The cover of Boxwood Ash by Ivan Trenev

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

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Partial cover of Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

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

In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu

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

Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Partial Cover of Selected Tales By Edgar Allan Poe

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

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief Partial Cover

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