For the moment I’m not so very creative, to start work again after 7 weeks of vacation takes some time and thinking to get back on the right track again. Yesterday the pupils came back to school so now I have had to days with lesson, which went ok, but it’s very warm in the classroom so to be inside for the moment is a punishment. It’s also so many things to think of and stuff to arrange. But if I give it a week or two am back on track again.
Anyhow, I have the category literature here to the right, but there haven’t become many entries about reading and literature. Don’t ask why, because I have no good answer to that. But this summer I have read a lot of books, more then in a long time. I got stuck in one book maybe in March and after that I didn’t read so much. But when the vacation started I felt that I hade the time and longing to read again.
I started to read some detective novels, partly because it’s easy to read but also because I always use to read at least one or two every summer, it belongs to the summer reading I think. For the moment my favourite author that writes detective novels are Peter Robinson, I read Strange affair, this time inspector Banks has to investigate a case there his own brother is involved. It was a rather good detective novel I think, easy to read and entertaining. Not much more to say about that.
The funniest book I read was Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. And as the title says, it is the confessions of Rebecca Bloomwood, an economy-journalist that has really big problems with her finances. And the funniest is that she can’t realize it, she makes the most thoughtless purchases and has the most unthinkable excuses to buy and live as she does… if you want to read something funny, entertaining or “easy reading”. Choose this, because you feel so good and economical in comparison!
Most different was Doppler written by Erlend Loe, Doppler is about Andreas Doppler who crash with his bicycle and after that moves out I the woods because he realize that he is tired of all goodness and consumption among other things in our society. He becomes friend with a moose and lives his life like a hunter and collector. But his lift doesn’t become so peaceful that he had hoped… This book really made me think of life and how we choose to live it. I haven’t found Doppler in Amazon so I don’t think that it has been translated in to English yet, because Loe is a Norwegian writer, on a Swedish book site I could only find it in the Scandinavian languages. I hope it will be translated into English because this is a “big” small little book worth to be read.
After that I “found”, I have never taken the time before to read something by here, Bodil Malmsten and after reading two books, and now started on my third, I think I have found a new favourite writer, or one more I should say. Malmsten is a well know Swedish author, now living in France. And I feel that I already have problems with writing this in English, it’s so hard to explain a feeling in a language that isn’t ones mother tongue, and I really feels like writing this in Swedish, but then everybody can’t understand. Anyhow, she has a poetic way of writing, she writes easy but not ordinary. Maybe you could say that there is a flow in here language. Hmm, it’s hard to explain when it’s more of a felling that makes it so good. Maybe it’s always like that when you really like how a good author writes.
This was some of the books I read this summer, what have you read, and who is your for the moment favourite author? Tell me!