Books I've read recently

Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg

I liked it, even though the pacing was slower and more ponderous than my usual fare.

I've enjoyed Smilla herself, and how she was depicted as a flawed human, yearning for the company of others and yearning for community, even as she realized how much she treasures her solitary independence and freedom. How she did not offer love readily - but still gave it as best she could, when a strange child reached for it.