Astral Viking (kriatyrr) wrote,
Astral Viking

And May keeps trickling away..


I don't think I'm going to be able to meet my self-imposed goals for the month. April's sock pair lingered well into the first third of May, and May's sock pair is still in the early stages. Then there's that whole 'reading five books' goal. Finished book the third today and started on the fourth. It doesn't feel right to just rush through good books. Books the first and second were okay to rush through; they're like soap opera in print.
Book the third, a Discworld book, was very enjoyable and especially near the end, thought-provoking and even a bit emotionally rousing. But mostly hilarious.

Book the fourth is "The Unit" by Ninni Holmquist - I'm reading the Norwegian translation because I found it at a book sale and it looked interesting; the original is in Swedish. It's a dystopia where people who are deemed "unnecessary" to society (childless women over 50 and men over 60, who don't have any dependents and are not essential to their workplaces) are placed in a facility where they get to enjoy the last few years of their lives, while contributing to society by participating in medical experiments and donating organs, until it's time for their 'final donation'. I'm only a few chapters into it.

I have not decided what book the fifth should be. Maybe something with zombies.

I want to read Handling the Undead, another Swedish original story.
Blurb: "Something very peculiar is happening in Stockholm. There's a heatwave on and people cannot turn their lights out or switch their appliances off. Then the terrible news breaks. In the city morgue, the dead are waking up...What do they want? What everybody wants: to come home."

Not sure if I want to read it in English or Norwegian, though. Presumably the Norwegian version would be closer to the original due to the similarities in the language. I'm not sure I could read it in Swedish.. I'd probably have to look up words every now and then, and I'm much more used to spoken Swedish than written.

Read any good books lately? :)
Tags: books, knitting

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