Day trip to Vällingby

I was in this huge secondhand-store today. It was auction and all going on. I can promise you, people were going crazy. Shouted loud and jumped high. Okay so I was getting a bit crazy too, but for another reason. They had so many books and they were so cheap! (Me gusta) I bought some books, six books to the price of 30 kr! They also had great fika! (swedish word that doesn't exist in any other langue (pronounced "fee-ka") it roughly means "to drink coffe/tea," usually accompanied by something sweet)
1. Jan Guillou - The Heritage of Arn (The Crusades #4)
2. Donna Woolfolk Cross - Pope Joan
3. Michelle Paver - Wolf brother (The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness 1#)
4. Jane Austen - Emma
5. Justina Robson - Keeping it Real
6. Holly Black - tithe
1. The Heritage of Arn
I have only read one book of Jan Guillou before and it was Ondskan (the Evil). It was enthralling and touching. I cried like, a lot. The title really describes what the book is about. 
We have the three previous books in The Crusades Trilogy at home and I will read them as soon as possible so I can move on to the 4th. 
 The Road to Jerusalem (The Crusades 1#)
In 1150 Arn Magnusson is born to an aristocratic Swedish family and spends his childhood at the      Cistercian monastery of Varnhem where he is taught the best of spiritual and worldly learning. He is also trained to become a master archer and swordsman by the giant Brother Guilbert, a former knight. At  seventeen, equipped to become a monk or a warrior, Arn returns home, a young man and yet an innocent in the ways of the world. Two sisters cross his path: he is seduced by one yet falls deeply in love with the other. In loving the two sisters he has committed a serious crime and he is sentenced to serve twenty years as a Knight Templar in the Holy Land...

2. Pope Joan
For 1,200 years her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die--the woman who disguised herself as a man and sat for two years on the papal throne. 
   I am really exited about this book, have heard a lot good about it. 

4. Emma 
Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.
   I have never read something from Jane Austen, bad huh? This is a real classic so I thought I'm   supposed to read it. 

3. Wolf brother
Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.

5. Keeping it Real
The Quantum Bomb of 2015 changed everything. The fabric that kept the universe's different dimensions apart was torn and now the people of earth exist in uneasy company with inhabitants of the elfin, elemental, and demonic realms.

6. Tithe
Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms - a struggle that could very well mean her death.
   From what I have heard Holly Black is supposed to be a really good author. I hope she lives up to her reputation. 

Now when I thinking about it, almost all of the books is taking place a long time ago or in the future. Actually it's only Thite that's taking place in the present. 
As you know I'm only guest blogging here. Was a bit skeptical in the beginning, but I like it! Thinking I would continue. What do you think of that?

// Linnea

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