Of course I needed some bookish goodies for me as well to celebrate so when we stopped in at Barnes & Noble on Friday I used up my gift card to get two books.
The first one is Independent People by Halldor Laxness. From the back cover: Having spent eighteen years in humiliating servitude, Bjartur wants nothing more than to raise his flocks unbeholden to any man. But Bjartur’s spirited daughter wants to live unbeholden to him. What ensues is a battle of wills that is by turns harsh and touching, elemental in its emotional intensity and intimate in its homely detail. This novel secured for its author the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature.
My other choice is the bestselling novel, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. This is a combination of murder mystery, family saga, love story and financial intrigue. I’ve heard so much about this one from a lot of mystery blogs and magazines that I’m hoping to be in for a thrill.
Have you guys read these books? What did you think?
Alright, now I think we may go back to the bookstore this evening. My husband wants to look for one book he couldn’t find at B&N the other day and I never pass up a chance to go back to the bookstore so off we go.