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 cover of Zara: Pages of a Diary by Evgeniya Dimitrova

Zara: Pages of a Diary by Evgeniya Dimitrova

Nel's Perspective Zara: Pages of a Diary by Evgeniya Dimitrova first showed up on my Facebook feed through one of those reading groups. It was dubbed the first Bulgarian psychological novel of the 20th century, which explores the coming of age struggles of a young middle class girl. More importantly, the author of the book … Continue reading Zara: Pages of a Diary by Evgeniya Dimitrova

Liliana by Blaga Dimitrova

Nel's Perspective It’s time for another poem! Vel and I had a long discussion on which of Blaga Dimitrova’s works we should do a review, because, you see, she was a very prolific writer during her life. The complete works collection spans 22 volumes full with novels, essays, lyrics, poems, plays, commentaries, etc. But who … Continue reading Liliana by Blaga Dimitrova

The Stricken by Teodora Dimova

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 (led by the Bulgarian Communist Party), as well as the consequences of such a … Continue reading The Stricken by Teodora Dimova

Morse Code Wrens from Station X by Anne Glyn-Jones

Nel's Perspective As we were choosing the books for the 2020 reading list, Vel asked me to suggest a book, in which the focus rested on the role of women in society throughout the decades. To make it even more interesting, I pitched her the idea of comparing the lives and roles of women in … Continue reading Morse Code Wrens from Station X by Anne Glyn-Jones