Archive for the 'Articles & Books' Category

The Master and Margarita

February 5, 2020

Reading Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita in different ages has a different impact on the reader. Bulgakov portrays evil as being inseparable from our world as light is from darkness. Both Jesus and Satan dwell mostly inside people. The Master and Margarita with its supernatural elements is always a pleasure to read or watch.

Christy Morgan

August 1, 2018

August begins great – meeting Christy Morgan, the author of “With Love from Bratislava” and having finally her book (for now available at Amazon). Moving to a new country has its challenges, so as a new comer here, fascinated by Bratislava, I can’t wait to start reading Christy’s story. Stay tuned, will write below more when I reach the final page. With love from Bratislava for now!

Christy Morgan,”With Love from Bratislava”

5 August 2018 update: 5 days later, I finished reading Christy’s book – an amazing personal story about not putting one’s dreams on hold and the challenges faced when uprooting to a new country. New beginnings! New challenges!

 

Jubilation Zone

March 27, 2018

Some books sound familiar in terms of how things were back then. Slovak’s author Jozef Banáš Jubilation Zone describes in an engaging way the past twenty years of the communist regime. This very Central and East European book reminds of times when freedom was not taken for granted for many people behind the Iron Curtain. So very true: “You know someone’s past from the way he acts today”, as the motto of the book says.

Fabulous translation in Bulgarian by Fabiola Vicenova and here is an interview with her on how having the book translated started.

Ivan Vazov – Vazovova street

January 24, 2018

Ivan Vazov (1850-1921), the Patriarch of Bulgarian literature, was a poet, novelist and playwright. In 1917 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature.

“What Is A Poet’s Soul Like
A tight and chiming string
that resounds to anything—
a single stroke or evil blow—
always by the same rondo.” [Translation: Yavor Dimitrov]

Living in Bratislava on Vazovova street, named after him, feels indeed homey.

Feeding Anaconda Book Launch

October 17, 2017

I love book launches, as every book is as unique as its author. A few months ago when the book was just hot out of the printing house, I wrote about Janeta Stoykova’s “Feeding Anaconda. The official book launch was tonight, but no wonder, a second print run has been done – great books find their readers quickly. The Author, The Author – an amazing personality! And so is the book in which everyone finds bits and pieces of oneself. For now available only in Bulgarian. Best of luck, Jani!

J. Stoykova “Feeding Anaconda” Book Launch

Oceanpreneur

October 5, 2017

I dedicate this post to an entrepreneur and oceanpreneur, known to many, as Uwe the Sailor.

“Ocean Nomad” is a guidebook that helps adventurous personalities go on an Atlantic Ocean Sailing Adventure! The book is full of insights:

  • How to catch a ride across the Atlantic;
  • How to contribute to a healthier ocean…

Find out more about the book and the author here >>>