Tuesday, June 03, 2008



Ofelia Librarian at Folkbibliotek, Stockholm—I like to read biographies and fictional novels. I’m very fond of Joanne Harris, especially of her book Chocolat. People tease me about it but I can’t help it—I’m a sucker for French vineyards, romance and I like the slow tempo in her books.

When I was a teenager I read a book on the life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, one of my favourite French painters. It was the kind of reading experience I will never forget. I read for two days without sleeping, I couldn’t put it aside—I had to know what would happen to him next, and when I was done I couldn’t stop crying. My mum got really worried about me. I even went to Paris to see where he had lived. I really loved that book back then, but I’m not sure if I would react the same way now.

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