I've been thinking a lot about how much my life as a reader and writer has been shaped by the books that were on the shelves when I grew up. Of course, this was in small-town northern Sweden a long time before the Internet was everywhere with all its books and stories and knowledge (good and bad). As a kid, I was a voracious reader. I brought home tons of books from the local library, but my parents also had a lot of books, and I read my way through many of those as well.
This book, Asken...