Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe – Kapka Kassabova – Quotes

The weeks went by in the Village in the Valley, and I felt dark and heavy like the plums in the abandoned gardens. The sizzle of insects intensified with the fragrant decay of summer. I didn’t even have the motivation to take myself to the beach anymore. My sense of impasse was mixed with languor, …

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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe – Kapka Kassabova

I read Street Without a Name by Kassabova two years ago and it was my first book by a Bulgarian author. After enjoying it immensely as soon as I had the chance I bought Border. But it took me some time to get to reading it. As it often happens, the reason for it was …

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Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures – Stephen Fry

I read various pieces of advice on what to read or not read during the lockdown. I actually gave a few myself (happy, depressing, wise, grieving, the long ones and moving). One advice I didn't take seriously at the beginning was that to read 'books that you know, genres that are comfortable, nothing too challenging'. …

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