7. My Name Is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare, by Jess Winfield. A strange book that tells the stories of two young men, one named William Shakespeare Greenberg, a guy in 1985 California who is allegedly working on his masters thesis but spends most of his time stoned. The other man is the actual William Shakespeare, a budding writer, growing up in a Catholic family during a time of Catholic persecution. It is twisted, but drew me in and I enjoyed it. I think the more a reader follows Shakespeare, the more that reader will enjoy this book.
6. From Dead to Worse (Southern Vampire Mysteries, No. 8), by Charlaine Harris. Another delightful romp through a land where vampires are Southern gentlemen - sometimes.
5. Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, by Bill Bryson. More travel-stories, this time through Europe.
"IN WINTER, Hammerfest is a thirty-hour ride by bus from Oslo, though why anyone would want to go there in winter is a question worth considering."