Brenda asked if she could read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Of course, I told her. She said she had heard good things about the book and has been wanting to read it. She tucked the book inside one of her many blankets and said with a sweet Southern drawl, "It's cold here." I asked where she had come from. She told me she and her boyfriend had arrived in Portland just a few days before. "I'm still trying to get used to the change in the weather," she told me. Brenda, meet Lisbeth Salander.