Publication date: 2010 Pages: 362 Word count: 104491 Ages: YA “Be good, Gaia,” Capt. Grey told her, his voice grave. She still refused to look at him, but she could feel the heated flush of anger again in her cheeks. “Cooperate with the guards. For your own sake,” he continued. “Be good yourself, Captain,” she said […]
This is just a quick post about something that’s been on my mind for a while. It’s sad that there are so many preconceived ideas about YA novels, ideas that show those who speak about them, very often haven’t read any. I’m writing for adults, children and Young Adults and in one of my writer’s […]
Publication date: 2015 Pages: 350 Word count: ? Ages: YA They are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I am a liar until I am proven honest. What a book! I finished it a while ago but I’m still stunned. Sometimes you read a book and the topic shocks you. Then you read a book […]
Publication date: 2014 Pages: 198 Word count: ? Ages: YA Last year I read my first Dana Reinhardt novel (The Summer I Learned to Fly) and liked it a great deal. The story was cute, the characters lovable but what I liked the most was the tone and the voice. I knew I would read another […]
Publication date: 1993 Pages: 180 Word count: 43,617 Ages: MG 4 – 8 I wanted to read Lois Lowry’s The Giver for ages. Not only because it was a Newbery Medal winner but because it has become one of the great MG classics and has even been made into a movie. The Giver was written at a […]
8 thoughts on “#LiveFromSofia – A Short Story Collection by Alexander Shpatov”
What a lovely review, Caroline! I just left a comment at the site.
Thank you, Jacqui. That’s nice of you. I’ll have a look.
Thank you so much Caroline, for participating in #BulgarianLiteratureMonth and providing such a wonderful review. I hope some more people will pick up this book now, which is also in my opinion an excellent book that deserves more readers. In general, I hope that this Bulgarian Literature Month will boost the interest of readers and publishers in books from my second home.
Thank you for inviting me, Thomas. And thank you for the kind words.
I agree, he deserves more readers. And so does Bulgarian literature in general.
Excellent review, Caroline. I’ve visited Bulgaria (many years ago) but missed Sophia. Have not read any Bulgarian literature, but I like that the stories are somewhat connected.
Thanks, Carole. It must be a lovely city.
I just realized, seeing some of the other reviews that I have more Bulgarian literature on my piles. The stories are only thematically connected and resonante with each other. Nothing like Olive Kitteridge. I’m just mentioning it because I know you’re not too keen on short stories.
This post went into my spam box for some reason… Glad to catch it now.
That happens sometimes.