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I finally got a copy! 25 leva later I am the proud owner of Ivan Vasov’s novel. And don’t worry, I am going to blog about reading it.  If you remember, I thought I’d start reading it for the March 3rd holiday in Bulgaria but that date came and went without me being able to track down a copy.

Luckily, one of my Bulgarian friends told me I should read it during the month of April as homage to the 1876 April Uprising in Bulgaria. That sounded good to me.  So, I am going to be reading the novel over the month April.  Okay, I’ve already read the first two chapters but I don’t have as much time as I’d like to read or I might have read the whole thing already.  I love reading.

Then I thought: why should I read this alone?

So I made my MoM buy a copy on Amazon.com.  She’s a good sport like that. I also told her that she’d be left out if she didn’t because I am going to be leading an “Under the Yoke” book club during the month of April.  No word on whether or not she’s received her copy yet.  Oh and for the record, she’s reading it in English–as am I.

Here’s the thing: two people a book club does not make (especially if three’s a collection).  (more…)

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