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Lake Dospat, Bulgaria

Earthseed: The Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

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

The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya

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. - Nel

Kindle version of Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson

Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson

Vel’s Perspective Nalo Hopkinson’s Falling in Love with Hominids is this year’s compilation of short stories. Our overarching theme is post-apocalypse and this collection seemed to fit in right from the very first story, though afterwards it opened up into general surreal and fiction story telling - a welcome shift for me, as Hopkinson’s writing … Continue reading Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson

Liu Cixin's Three-Body Problem Bulgarian Edition

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

Vel's Perspective: Nelly had long spoken of how excited she is to be getting this book, and then to be reading it - even before we decided on an overarching theme for the blog this year, The Three Body Problem was on the list to review. I hasten to say that all of Nelly’s praise … Continue reading The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

Front 3D cover of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Vel's Perspective: As part of the extensive Christmas hamper Nelly sent me last year, I got two of the books we have for this year’s challenge, one of them being Brave New World. It came with a quirky set of 3D glasses - one eye cover red plastic, the other blue. The artwork on the … Continue reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Bookshelf with horror and mystery books.

Reading Habits: What Has Been Annoying Me Recently?

Hello and Happy New Year! This year, Vel and I decided to do things a bit differently. We’re introducing additional articles, which will be book-related, but they will be more of a social commentary rather than discussing a particular publication. So, if you expected а book review, you will have to wait for the next … Continue reading Reading Habits: What Has Been Annoying Me Recently?

2020 Review and 2021 Resolution

Greetings, blog readers! We are at the point where we can say our goodbyes to 2020, which many of us are quite eager to do, with the hopes that 2021 brings something better, kinder and more secure. For us, 2020 has been eventful and dramatic, to say the least, the Covid pandemic affected both Nelly … Continue reading 2020 Review and 2021 Resolution