Martin Bircks ungdom (Delfinserien) - Hjalmar Söderberg This is a wonderful little book about growing up moderately full of hope and realizing that life will never be like what you imagined it to be. It's a great reminder of how both men and women have it *so* much better today in Sweden where you as an unmarried woman at 30 aren't a lost cause and as a man you don't have to support your entire family - something an ordinary governmental post wouldn't let you do, and therefore, you can forget about marrying. Almost every page has something incredibly smart on it (this rarely happens with modern literature!) and the old-fashioned Swedish is very charming.