I had a funny encounter the other day, with the part-time guy at our tiny local library.
He looked the part, so I asked if he could point out any good horror or crime to me,
or just any book he had read recently that was fast-paced and entertaining.
He stared at the rows of shelves, bewildered, then simply said 'no'.
So I asked to see the books available in English, and he lead me to a shelf,
measured out about two feet of books with his hands and said 'this is it'.
I sensed that this guy wasn't actually trying to be unhelpful, instead he was
feeling defeated by the very small selection they had to offer. So I grabbed
six books (mostly in Swedish) basically at random, thanked him, and left.
So far I've finished 'Dränkt' and 'Huset' and I recommend both,
although the ending of 'Dränkt' felt a bit clumsy and rushed.
My hands are itching to get started on all the autumn garden projects,
so I began slowly by creating an herbal patch in the entry way to the patio.
With some luck the plants will all survive winter and will offer
a fragrant welcome to any visitor next summer.