So good thing I don’t have a book buying ban this year because if I did, I would have failed it miserably so many times already that it’s almost unbelievable. But what’s a girl to do when there’s temptations everywhere?
Like this Saturday, we were visiting my mother in my old home town and there was a sale at the local library, the library where I spend a good part of my childhood. So of course, we had to go check out the sales – especially because the books were sold for less than a dollar each (= 5 kroner).
So here’s what my boyfriend carried home for me:
A couple of years ago my boyfriend and I were in London and watched The Phantom of the Opera. It was an incredible experience so I’m really looking forward to reading this and seeing if it is as good.
The Martin Amis book I really want to read, is Time’s Arrow. But when I saw this one, I thought I might as well give it a try. I really want to like Amis and I’ve only read one book by him, Dead Babies, which I didn’t like so it will be interesting to see what I think about this one.
I have read Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma and they were all good books. So I’m so looking forward to Mansfield Park!
I don’t know anything about this Vladimir Nabokov novel but it is by Vladimir Nabokov so I thought it’s probably worth reading.
Dea Trier Mørch’s novel Vinterbørn (Winter’s Child) was published in 1976 and is a realistic portrait of Denmark in the 70s, told from the point of view of several different women. I watched the movie several times as a child and loved it so I’m looking forward to reading the novel.
Tove Ditlevsen is kind of a Danish Sylvia Plath. A woman, poet and writer, who ended up committing suicide. I have never read any of her works but I know of some of her poems because a Danish pop singer released an album where she sung some of Ditlevsen’s poems. This novel is called Man gjorde et barn fortræd (A child was hurt), about child molestation.
This, Barndommens Gade, is probably the most well-known poem by Tove Ditlevsen (probably only interesting for people understanding Danish):
I love a good book sale. Don’t know anything about that particular Nabokov title but I’ve been wanting to read his unfinished work. I think it’s called The Original of Laura. It was his final work.