Well, here we are! I want to try and do the combination Read A Nobel & Travel the World in Books challenges for April (in addition to my abecedarian promise). Each Sunday, I'll do a post about the book I'm reading and answer the prompts from guiltless reader's blog.
I had considered a Toni Morrison book, as she is on my TBR list already, but I wasn't able to get to the library in time to get a copy. A post by guiltless reader led me to this book and author, so I figured I'd go for it. It was free on the Kindle, and I had just finished Kalevala: The Epic Poem of Finland, so it seemed to fit. (Yes, I realize Finland and Sweden are not the same place...but in my brain they are pretty close.)
I had been trying to read through Hugo Award winning books, and did manage to read 16 of them last year. Sadly, I've found that many prize-winning books are a disappointment, although I often go on to love other things those authors wrote. So far, I'm liking the tone and imagery in this one.