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I’ve never done a Library Loot before but with my goal of reading more from my local library I thought I would give it a try. I went into the library the other day with the goal to just browse and came home with quite a few books. And the books I came home with do rather point to my eclectic taste in reading. All the books are in Swedish so the English titles are my own translations.
First two books are books of lists (of sorts), because who amongst us can ignore a good list?
1001 Böcker du måste läsa innan du dör: i urval av Göran Hägg (1001 books you must read before you die: picked by Göran Hägg) I have the English version of this (although it is currently at my cousins, long story), and I wanted to see which books had been included in the Swedish version.
The next book is 52 kvinnliga författare: från 1700-tal till 2000-tal (52 female writers: from the 18th Century to the 21st Century) by Lena Kjersén Edman. This book has short portraits of female authors as well as lists of books they have written and suggestions for other books about them. With my interest in feminism I couldn’t resist this book.
I recently read (but didn’t review) a book titled Astrid Lindgren och sagans makt (Astrid Lindgren and the power of the fairy/folk tale) by Vivi Edström so when I saw the following two books on the library shelves I had to bring them home: first we have Astrid Lindgren: en levnadsteckning (Astrid Lindgren: A portrait) by Margareta Strömstedt which is a biography of one of my favourite authors.
The second book is Astrid Lindgren och kristendomen- utifrån Pippi, Emil och Madicken (Astrid Lindgren and Christianity- from Pippi, Emil and Madicken) by Werner Fischer-Nielsen. This book dovetails nicely with my desire to read books that are connected in different ways, as it is connected to my reading on religion.
The next book is also on the topic of religion and is actually the publication of a thesis. It is titled Hatar Gud bögar? Does God hate gays? Lars Gårdfeldt. Gårdfeldt is a priest in the Swedish church and a campaigner for gay rights. I think this will be a very interesting read.
Kulla-Gulla i slukaråldern by Ulla Lundqvist (I can’t actually find an appropriate translation for this books title, sorry). This is a book written by a woman who has a doctorate in literature and it is about middle grade “girls” fiction. The books about Kulla-Gulla which are mentioned in the title were some of my favourite when I was growing up and I love books about books so I couldn’t pass this one up.
My final book is called Yoga för alla (Yoga for everyone) by Rosamund Bell. I love yoga but can only make class once a week. I know I should do more at home but I never get to it. I was leafing through the different yoga books at the library and this one was the only one that promoted the type of yoga I practice (Iyengar). It has great photos that shows the different asanas as well as (and here was the kicker for me) having different programs for you to follow. I hope this will help me to get into a routine.