Because Sometimes We Just Need a Lina Fix

Postby a_contemplative_life » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:44 am



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Re: Because Sometimes We Just Need a Lina Fix

Postby PeteMork » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:07 am

I indeed needed that. Thanks!
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Re: Because Sometimes We Just Need a Lina Fix

Postby dongregg » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:13 am

Yep and yep.
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Re: Because Sometimes We Just Need a Lina Fix

Postby ltroifanatic » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:09 am

Yes indeed.Needed that. :D
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Re: Because Sometimes We Just Need a Lina Fix

Postby gkmoberg1 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:06 pm

Just what I needed this morning!

Q: at about 7:40 in the clip, she mentions the sort of books she was reading then, as an 11 year old. Could somebody say what or who she is referring to? She says the names very quickly, too quickly for my ears.

btw - now that I know a bit of Swedish this is a good clip to watch and listen to. When I saw this some time ago, none of it was comprehensible to me other than her "yup" and similar easy responses. Now I find I'm following much more of the conversation and am not watching the translation.
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Re: Because Sometimes We Just Need a Lina Fix

Postby dongregg » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:53 pm

gkmoberg1 wrote:Q: at about 7:40 in the clip, she mentions the sort of books she was reading then, as an 11 year old. Could somebody say what or who she is referring to? She says the names very quickly, too quickly for my ears.

I'm guessing she's referring to the children's adventure series, Eva & Adam by Måns Gahrton. I don't know what age level they are written for, but pretty young I'd say from the illustrations.
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Re: Because Sometimes We Just Need a Lina Fix

Postby metoo » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:45 pm

gkmoberg1 wrote:Q: at about 7:40 in the clip, she mentions the sort of books she was reading then, as an 11 year old. Could somebody say what or who she is referring to? She says the names very quickly, too quickly for my ears.

dongregg wrote:I'm guessing she's referring to the children's adventure series, Eva & Adam by Måns Gahrton. I don't know what age level they are written for, but pretty young I'd say from the illustrations.

Yes, indeed she is.

Here's a Wikipedia article.

Being rather unfamiliar with Eva & Adam, I had to google around a little. I learnt that they started as a comic in the Swedish youth magazine Kamratposten, which is aimed towards kids "between 8 and 15". Eva & Adam themselves are in the middle of that span.

Eva & Adam have since appeared in books, comic albums, and a TV-series.
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