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I denne mandagsspalten finner du større eller mindre nyhetssaker som på et eller annet vis har noe å gjøre med bøkenes verden. Alle boknyhetene jeg har skrevet om finner du her.

– JK Rowling gav i april ut ei krimbok under psevdonymet Robert Galbraith – men har nå blitt avslørt som forfatteren. Hun sier selv at hun gjerne skulle holdt det hemmelig enda litt lenger, og at det var deilig å gi ut ei bok uten alt forventningspresset. Boka, The Cuckoo’s Calling, har generelt fått god kritikk fra pressen.

I Thailand dukker det snart opp virtuelle bokhandlere rundt omkring. Her kan kundene søke på, bla i og kjøpe flere hundre tusen bøker.

Også i Kina satses det på det digitale, og forlagene må jobbe annerledes nå som papirsalg er på vei ned.

– Jerntronen ser egentlig mye tøffere ut enn det vi kjenner den som fra tv-serien Game of Thrones, røper forfatteren George R.R. Martin.

– Er science fiction-klassikeren Dune av Frank Herbert kanskje enda mer aktuell i dag enn den var da den ble gitt ut?

– Skrivemaskinen lever fortsatt, og forfatter Robert Neuwirth har over førti av dem.

– Statsminister Jens Stoltenberg har fått den tvilsomme «æren» å pryde omslaget til en britisk, kontroversiell bok om raseforskjeller. Med ham på omslaget er diktatoren Idi Amin, den japanske keiseren Akihito og en ukjent aboriginer. Statsministerens kontor var ikke kjent med omslaget.

– Det er vanskelige tider for den amerikanske bokhandlerkjeden Barnes & Noble, og nå forlater CEO Michael Lynch foretaket.

– … Hva innebærer det for kriserammede Barnes & Noble?

Bokloven trår neppe i kraft før Stortingsvalget.

Priskrigen på bokstrømmetjenester er allerede i gang i Danmark. En drøy uke etter Mofibo ble lansert kommer nettbokhandelen Riidr med et alternativ.

– Skulle du finne deg selv i Shanghai, Kina i august og/eller november, kan det være en idé å stikke innom bokfestivalene som arrangeres.

Virago, et forlag som utelukkende gir ut kvinnelige forfattere, fyller 40 år. Dette feires blant annet med at ti kvinnelige forfattere forteller om sine favorittbøker.

Les utdrag fra Karin Fossums nyeste bok her.

Forlaget til Vikram Seth krever visstnok å få igjen pengene da forfatteren ikke klarte å levere manuset til oppfølgeren til A Suitable Boy innen deadline.

– Bill Gates har fått øynene opp for planene om det gigantiske biblioteket i Aarhus i Danmark, og støtter de fremtidsrettede ideene med omkring 6 millioner kroner.

– Pattie Mallette, moren til Justin Bieber, gir nå ut en biografi rettet mot ungdom, men utelater enkelte vanskelige deler av historien sin.

The Independent har en guide for alle som er interesserte i historiske romaner.

Forfatter Melvyn Bragg er svært misfornøyd med ateister som ikke respekterer kristendom. Kristne bør i følge ham respekteres for sin historie og bidrag til menneskeheten.

– Hvordan vil fremtidens lærebøker se ut? Inkling mener å ha svaret.

– Manuset til Samuel Becketts debutroman Murphy ble solgt for litt under en million kroner på auksjon i London. Du kan også lese om Samuel Beckett i dette intervjuet av forleggeren og vennen hans.

Ti steder det er fint å ha ei bok tilgjengelig.

– Hvem ødela humaniora? Det lurer Wall Street Journal på.

En domstol har erklært Apple skyldige i beskyldningene om prisfiksing.

The Telegraph arrangerer krimkonkurranse og lokker med at du kan bli gitt ut på forlaget til blant annet Jo Nesbø og Henning Mankell. Konkurransen er åpen for alle så lenge manuset er skrevet på engelsk.

– … ikke nok med det: du kan få skrivetips fra kjente forfattere. Jo Nesbøs tips ligger allerede ute her og her.

Forleggere i Kenya er ikke særlig fornøyd med moms på bøker.

– NRK har boktips enten du skal til Paris, Berlin, Barcelona eller New York.

– Også The Telegraph tilbyr guidede litterære turer til en rekke steder: England, Spania, India, Australia, New York, Sør-Amerika, nordlige strøk, Midtøsten, Øst-Afrika, Tyrkia, Frankrike, Russland og Kina.

– Og her er the Guardians tips til sommerlektyren.


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During #spaceoperaseptember2019 one of the challenges was to read a book published before I was born. So I picked this one, The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey, first published in the 60s. And while I didn't get overly immersed in the actual storylines, I've found myself thinking about the core ideas she starts out with a lot. Basically parents of children with disabilities get a choice: you either euthanise the child (!), or you hand them over to the state so that they can turn your child into a shell person, that is, to install their brain in a ship (!). Provided they are smart enough. And when the child has grown up, they have to keep working for the state until the cost of training has been paid off (!). To me, that seems like an idea worth going into and exploring, there's so much potential when writing a society like that. But the author mostly just... doesn't. And that was disappointing. Barely remember the story, definitely remember the core premise presented in the beginning. #theshipwhosang #annemccaffrey #ebook #ereader #kindle #book #books #literature #litteratur #bokorm #bookworm #lesehest #bookstagram #bookish #instabook #ilovebooks #spaceopera #scifi #sciencefiction #bookstagrammers #bookporn
This is another book I read for #spaceoperaseptember2019: 'The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet' by Becky Chambers. I tried starting several other books as we were getting closer to the end, but none of them stuck. So I went with this one, I just knew I could trust Becky Chambers after having read 'To Be Taught, if Fortunate' earlier. And this book did not disappoint, I love Chambers' universe. The characters. The atmosphere. Everything. 🥰 I ordered the next two books in the Wayfarer series before I had even finished this one. Highly recommended! #thelongwaytoasmallangryplanet #beckychambers #wayfarerseries #wayfarer #ssf180 #spaceopera #scifi #sciencefiction #bookstagrammers #bookporn #teaporn #book #books #literature #litteratur #bokorm #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #bookworm #boktips #lesetips
I read 'Do You Dream of Terra-Two?' by Temi Oh last month, for #spaceoperaseptember2019. Unfortunately not quite my cup of tea, I struggled to get immersed because I didn't believe the way the space program was run at all. However, this is certainly a book I've wanted to read, because I discovered that I had bought both the paperback and the hardcover edition without noticing... this is why you check your collection on goodreads before you buy new books, people... 🤔 #doyoudreamofterratwo #temioh #books #bøker #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #sciencefiction #scifi #newbook #ssf180 #bookporn #coffeeporn #bookworm #lesehest #spaceopera #bookstagrammers
I am participating in SFF180's Space Opera September, and I chose Becky Chambers' To Be Taught if Fortunate as my first book. The quest I am on is to read at least 4 books. The challenges are: 1: read a space opera novella (which is what I'm reading now) 2A: read two space operas by women 2B: read a space opera by a diverse author and/or with a diverse main character 3: read a space opera from before you were born 4: read a space opera with 500 pages or more. There are unlocks for each challenge, and the path you follow is decided by whether you pick 2A or 2B. Look up SFF180's YouTube channel for more information, and search for "SSF180 presenters Space Opera September 2019" on goodreads to find the group. Among other things, you will find a huge list of women and non-binary space opera authors there. #spaceoperaseptember2019 #sff180 #readathon #readingchallenge #soseptember2019 #sos2019 #tobetaughtiffortunate #beckychambers #scifi #sciencefiction #spaceopera #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #currentlyreading
(I'll do this one in Norwegian). Leste nylig Linnéa Myhres nyeste bok, Meg meg meg. Likte den! Synes @linniiie får til den skildringen av... Hva skal jeg si... unnvikende retningsløshet og angst veldig bra. Protagonisten er med den eldre kjæresten sin til LA mens han jobber, uten å egentlig ha noe spesielt å ta seg til. Så hun klamrer seg fast til det samme ankeret hun klamret seg fast i da hun var yngre, nemlig Britney Spears. Anbefales videre! #megmegmeg #linnéamyhre #linneamyhre #book #bøker #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #ebok #ebook #bookporn #bookshelf #kindle #ereader #bookstagrammers #reading #bookreview #britneyspears
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker is one of those books that has kept popping up everywhere for years. Last time that happened was when I watched the movie Unsane. And now I've finally read it (it's been in my library for years). I thought it was quite interesting, there are a lot of harrowing statistics and anecdotes. I'm still not sure if I'm able to separate genuine fear, which according to de Becker is a good thing, from general worry and anxiety, which is not very helpful. But still! I'd recommend this one, as have many, many people before me. #thegiftoffear #gavindebecker #ebook #book #books #classic #nonfiction #sakprosa #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #lesetips #bokorm #bookworm #lesehest #welovebooks
I recently read "Bad Blood" by John Carreyrou. The story of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes is so weird - and it's shocking that something like this could and did happen. If you're not familiar with this case, I'd recommend the HBO documentary "The inventor", as well as this book. Holmes will be on trial in 2020. #badblood #theranos #elizabethholmes #johncarreyrou #books #bøker #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #ebook #bookporn #bookshelf #newbook #bookhaul #documentsary #nonfiction #sakprosa
Very happy to have gotten my hands on 'Plantelykke' by Anders Røyneberg, aka @arcticgardener. 🌱 It's a beautiful book, full of helpful advice for beginners and experienced plant lovers alike. It was a gift from @kavehrashidi and @ainahaugr, and it's signed (with an awkward inside joke). Thank you! ❤ The plants featured in this picture, not including the ones on the actual cover: Begonia Maculata, Fittonia Verschaffeltii, String of Hearts, String of Pearls, Peperomia Prostrata, Begonia Rex, Alocasia Polly, Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora, Monstera Adansonii #plantelykke #andersrøyneberg #arcticgardener #sakprosa #nonfiction #coffeetable #instabook #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #boktips #lesetips #nrklesetips #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #bookish #bookstagram #bookporn #plantporn
[Leseeksemplar fra forlaget // ARC from the publisher] When I finished reading the first half of of the story about Vei earlier this year, I was sad to discover that the last half wasn't out yet. So imagine my excitement when the publisher sent it to me without me knowing not too long ago. I'm not sure if this story exists in English yet, but it should. Vei by the Swedish authors Sara B. Elfgren and Karl Johnsson consists of 11 chapters split into two books. The story follows the young woman Vei in a world based on norse mythology, where her destiny is not for her to decide. I must say I liked the first half better than the second one, but I happily recommend it! Beautiful artwork, I remember a couple of pages with a lot of red and tangled hair in particular. 🥰 #vei #sarabelfgren #karljohnsson #graphicnovel #comicbook #newbook #bookhaul #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #boktips #lesetips #nrklesetips #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #teaporn #bookporn #egmont
Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton has been showing up in recommendations all over the place recently, and when I found it on the recommended shelf at @outlandkirkegata, I went for it. About the book: Emily is an artificial consciousness, designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die 5 billion years before scientists agreed it was supposed to. So, her beloved human race is screwed, and so is Emily. That is, until she finds a potential answer buried deep in the human genome. But before her solution can be tested, her lab is brutally attacked, and Emily is forced to go on the run with two human companions - college student Jason and small-town Sheriff, Mayra. As the sun's death draws near, Emily and her friends must race against time to save humanity. But before long it becomes clear that it's not only the species at stake, but also that which makes us most human. #emilyeternal #mgwheaton #book #books #newbook #bookhaul #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #boktips #lesetips #nrklesetips #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #scifi #sciencefiction #bookstagrammers #bookporn #coffeeporn #plantporn
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