Big book sale
It’s been many days since I last wrote, but I haven’t been as idle as it may seem.
I’ve started to write a â?surf diaryâ? at Aftonbladet. In Swedish, of course. It’s a new experience writing a diary-like page in Swedish, but I like it. Hopefully it will improve my neglected Swedish writing, too.
The annual book sale started last night, and me and Uffe went to Akademibokhandeln at midnight, where we also ran in to Benny and Pawlo. I bought a cookbook – Nya Annas mat. Then on to Bokia to shop some more. Marie Hermansson’s Musselstranden, Arto Paasilinna’s Den ljuva giftkokerskan and a couple of small travel books of Paris and Prague.
When we got home I played some SSX for an hour or so, and U played Age of Empires until 4 am. :-)
Today morning I once more headed for the book stores, this time NK’s bookstore where I met mother and bought some English books:
Zlata’s diary, A child’s life in Sarajevo – a modern Anne Frank?
Reading in the dark by Seamus Deane – another great Irish tale which got good reviews at amazon.com
Fugue by Olive Moore – I bought the book because of the beautiful cover and because I read on the back that she had been compared to Virginia Woolf. It wasn’t until later that I saw that she actually was a member of the Bloomsbury group. Isn’t it fascinating how you end up at certain places/encounter certain people/stories over and over in your life?
World Food CafÃ© by Chris & Carolyn Caldicott – a beautiful cook book with photos, stories and recipes from around the world. The best buy by far!
Disco 2000, edited by Sarah Champion – 19 short stories from the last hours of 1999.
Disco Biscuits, edited by Sarah Champion – â?New fiction from the chemical generationâ?
We went for a coffee and a biscotti at the new Wayne’s at Drottninggatan. Then a couple of more book stores. I bought the first Harry Potter book. I figured it must be good given the publicity it’s got.