Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D.Barker next to a bowl of cherries

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

Nel’s Perspective Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker’s Dracul has been on my waiting-to-be-read list for a loooong time and I knew I had to wait, because generally ordering English edition books from overseas takes a lot of time. But, Vel managed to surprise me by getting the book for my last birthday. Once I … Continue reading Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

The Corset by Laura Purcell - Bookcover

The Corset By Laura Purcell

Nel's Perspective: Vel made me happy this summer, not only by visiting me, but also by bringing books along with her. 🖤 This was very fortunate, because our plan for the year included Dacre Stoker’s Dracul and we were unable to get the book on time to write a proper review. However, I think one … Continue reading The Corset By Laura Purcell

Side View of the Book Cover of Catch 22

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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 is a very bizarre experience from start to finish. The … Continue reading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller


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 managed to finish the book right before the … Continue reading CHAMKORIA BY MILEN RUSKOV

The cover of Sworn Virgin by Rene Karabash

Sworn Virgin by Rene Karabash

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, there are still individuals, who are the living proof … Continue reading Sworn Virgin by Rene Karabash

The cover of Boxwood Ash by Ivan Trenev

Boxwood Ash by Ivan Trenev

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 was almost considering suggesting we change this blog to … Continue reading Boxwood Ash by Ivan Trenev

Partial cover of Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

The 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

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 of the reader by an assistant to the doctor. ‘Green … Continue reading In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu

Partial Cover of Selected Tales By Edgar Allan Poe

Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

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 creations. I will mention only a few of the tales, … Continue reading Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The Book Thief Partial Cover

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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, Vel was the perpetrator, who unknowingly moved The Book Thief … Continue reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak