Hey! We are Vel and Nel – two friends that share a love of literature and teas. We exchange books which made an impression on us to find out what amazes, disturbs, confuses and inspires the other. Most of the books we read are in ebook format, others travel the great distance between Bulgaria and England via the postal services. Once in our hands, we take the books to our little private readings dens, where we can dedicate the time and concentration to that particular story alone. If you want to share the journey, come along!
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Nel’s Perspective With all the heat waves currently plaguing Europe, I think the month of June is the best setting for reading Octavia E. Butler’s Earthseed: Parable of the Sower. Why? BecEarthseedause nothing feels like the end of the world like reading about drug-crazed arsonists and raging fires, while trying to endure a 43°C (109.4°F) … Continue reading Earthseed: The Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
George Orwell’s 1984 is one of those books everyone recommends, and is towards the top of any “read before you die” lists… Many would tell me how this is their favourite book with a mad glint in their eyes…
As part of our efforts to include literature from all corners of the world, it would be silly to skip Russia. Especially when discussing post-apocalyptic dystopias. Tatyana Tolstaya’s Slynx was also an interesting and wild personal experience. So, strap yourselves and let me tell you how I tried reading the same book twice. In the same month.