Monday, October 29, 2007

Book order

In a couple of days, I'll get some books in the mail that I ordered last week. I had some knitting books and some fiction novels in mind and as I was given a gift certificate a couple of weeks ago (Tack så mycket, crrly!) I decided to go right ahead.

I ordered:

Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr
Knitting Over the Edge by Nicky Epstein
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Svinalängorna by Susanna Alakoski
En bok whisky by Örjan Westerlund

I was intrigued when I saw Grumperina's review on Knitting New Scarves and thought it might be a fun book to own. To be honest, most scarves sort of bore me but with interesting techniques, I'm sure they'll be more fun to knit. I already own Knitting On the Edge by Nicky Epstein and I've wanted the whole triology for a while now. The reviews I've seen on the second and third book has had me hesitating though. I'm afraid they might be too out there for me of too frilly or too cute. We'll see.

In my bookshelf at home I have two Neil Gaiman-novels; American Gods and Neverwhere. The first of the two was given to me as a birthday gift some years ago and it stood in my bookshelf collecting dust for a year or two before I read it. Just didn't think it would be a book I really enjoyed. But I was wrong. I did like it. And I got myself Neverwhere, and liked that one too.

Svinalängorna is a novel about growing up in a specific housing project (nicknamed Svinalängorna; closest translation I can think of is "pig stables") in the '60s. This all takes place in Ystad, a town in the south of Sweden. I've heard lots about the book and figured it'd be a good idea to read it. I also think boyfriend would enjoy it.

The last book is not for me. I'm not the family's whisky lover... :)


essjay said...

Shane loves reading Neil Gaiman novels. That scarf book does look interesting. I hope the new books arrive soon.

Geek Knitter said...

I think you're going to love Startdust, I know I did!

Stine said...

I love Neil Gaiman! His works are often very different from each other, which I think is great.

For instance, Anansi Boys, which is a sorta sequel to American Gods (well, it's about Mr. Nancy from American Gods) is a silly comedy. Nothing like the feel of American Gods at all. But still good.