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Boknyheter #23

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.

Dagens Doddle.

– Google feirer i dag Douglas Adams‘ 61. bursdag med en doodle.

– Tarjej Vesaas’ debutantpris 2012 gikk til Peter Franziskus Strassegger (28) for romanen Stasia.

Bangkok er verdens bokhovedstad i 2013. Tittelen deles ut av UNESCO til byer som gjør mye for å promotere bøker og leselyst.

Shakespeare er blant de som tilsynelatende er aktive på sosiale nettverk. Bildet er fra huffingtonpost.com.

– Å være død er ingen hindring for enkelte forfattere. Her er 9 avdøde forfattere som tilsynelatende er veldig aktive på sosiale nettverk.

Bokbasen legger om. Administrerende direktør Bente Franck-Sætervoll mener det er helt udramatisk.

Ungdommens kritikerpris gikk til Eivind Hofstad Evjemos andre roman, Det siste du skal se er et ansikt av kjærlighet. Han mottok Tarjej Vesaas’ debutantpris i 2009.

– Det er kanskje vanskelig å forestille seg noen andre enn Emilia Clarke i rollen som Daenerys Targaryen i tv-serien Game of Thrones, men i pilot-episoden var det Tamzin Merchant som spilte Daenerys.

Vigdis Hjort fikk Kritikerprisen for beste skjønnlitterære voksenbok med romanen Leve posthornet!. Beste sakprosa gikk til Aage Storm Borchgrevink med boka En norsk tragedie. Forøvrig gikk prisen for beste oversettelse til Agnes Banach for Dagboken 1953-1958 av Witold Gombrowicz og beste barne- eller ungdomsbok til Kari Stai for Jacob og Neikob. Tjuven slår tilbake.

– Etter gjentatte mediaoppslag om hvor elendig oversettelsen er (123) velger Aschehoug å trekke tilbake oversettelsen av Zadie Smiths nye roman, NW. I ettertid har det dukket opp artikler om hvor utbredt dårlige oversettelser faktisk er. Det sies ofte at oversetterne er under heftig tidspress, og en av tingene som øker presset er at nordmenn like gjerne kjøper bøkene på engelsk istedenfor å vente på den norske utgaven.

– Det å måtte lese den samme boka høyt for ørtende gang er en situasjon mange foreldre kjenner seg igjen i, men en ny studie foreslår at det faktisk er bedre for barnets læring å lese samme boka om igjen enn å fylle opp biblioteket til minstemann.

– Er Rivertonforeningen en gutteklubb?

EU vil forhindre at aktører som saxo.com og amazon kan bruke Luxemburg som momsly. Det ble tidligere kjent at danske saxo har flyttet til Luxemburg og kan derfor selge bøkene langt billigere enn sine danske konkurrenter.

Karl Ove Knausgård er nominert til Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

Publisher’s Weekly avslører hvor mange kopier man må selge for å havne på bestselgerlista til Amazon.

– Et kanadisk bibliotek sliter for tiden med et besynderlig problem: en vandal har så langt ødelagt ca 400 bøker ved å urinere på dem. Bøkene må naturligvis erstattes, og skadene så langt har kostet biblioteket ca $8000. I tillegg har de installert nye overvåkningskameraer til en verdi av $5000.

Google-dikt. Bildet er fra huffingtonpost.com

Går det an å skrive dikt med Google sine forslag til søk?

– NaNoWriMo arrangeres hver november, men nå har skrivelystne muligheten til å skrive sin roman i april eller juli isteden.

– Til tross for at Man Asian Prize har blitt nokså stor siden 2007, erklærte sponsoren The Man Group i fjor at de ikke lenger skulle sponse prisen. Hva skjer da?

Forfatter Hilary Mantel angrer ikke på at hun kom med de (i følge media) «giftige» kommentarene om Kate, hertuginnen av Cambridge.

– I anledning krimfestivalen: Er det nordmannen, svensken eller dansken som skriver best krim? Les forøvrig Bokelskerinnens innlegg del 1 og del 2 om Krimfestivalen.

– Det svenske kulturdepartementet foreslår en egen myndighet for bibliotekene som har oversikt over alle bibliotekene.

Den perfekte kvinnen, slik 10 mannlige forfattere ser det.

JK Rowling er ikke særlig imponert over hvordan tenåringer og unge voksne fremstilles i tv-serier.

– Amazon har klart å få ekslusiv kontroll over det nye .Book-domenet, til stor forargelser for The Association of American Publishers.

– Den Sør-koreanske kunstneren Airan Kang stiller for tiden ut noen bokstavelig talt lysende kunstverk.

– Sjekk disse fantastisk gode omslagene!

– Hvorfor har det seg sånn at det ikke finnes zombie-dyr i The Walking Dead-tegneserien?

Statistikk viser at det finnes flere mannlige anmeldere og at det skrives mer om mannlige forfattere. Bildet er fra vidaweb.org

Mannlige forfattere får fortsatt mer oppmerksomhet i media enn kvinner.

– Noen gang lurt på hva som skjulte seg i biblioteket til blant annet Mao Zedong? China Daily har svaret. De har også en artikkel om at gode bøker hjelper politikerne å styre landet.

Den amerikanske ambassaden i Angola donerte bøker til Katyavala Bwila-universitetet. Dessuten donerte en anonym person 100 000 bøker til Teach for America.


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I don't usually re-read books, even the ones I liked a lot. But there is one exception, and that is the Harry Potter series. Whether I read my increasingly worn copies, or listen to the wonderfully narrated audiobooks (or a combination of both), it just takes me right home. Reading Harry Potter feels like meeting my old friends again, in our old spot. No other books have ever given me that same feeling, at least not to that extent. And I know exactly when the heartbreak is coming, and I cry every time anyways. Also, welcome to the jungle. This table used to be empty. Now it's just overrun by nature. Among the plants visible in this picture, you can see a Monstera Variegata cutting, Calathea Lancifolia, Alocasia Cucullata and Monstera Adansonii. #harrypotter #harrypotterandthedeathlyhallows #jkrowling #book #books #literature #litteratur #bokorm #bookworm #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #currentlyreading #bookporn #plantporn #monsteravariegata #monsteraadansonii #calathealancifolia #alocasiacucullata
October is obviously a great month for spooky reads. Who doesn't like cuddling up in a blanket with a cuppa and a good book while it rains outside?! All in all, I haven't actually read that many horror stories (don't know why), but I decided to give The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates a go. And I liked it well enough, quite an easy read! I like haunted house stories, and discovered that Coates has written quite a lot of them. I liked the atmosphere in this one the most, especially in the beginning. Thought the ending was a bit cheesy, but not enough to stop me from buying a few more Coates books. #thehauntingofashburnhouse #darcycoates #horror #spooktober #haunting #ghoststory #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #lesetips #bokorm #bookworm #ebok #ebook #ereader #book #bøker #kindle #halloween
All Systems Red by Martha Wells is the first book about Murderbot, which immediately became one of my new favourite characters! ❤ Murderbot is a security robot that is supposed to do what the company says. "Problem" is that it hacked itself and is no longer under their control. And it could have committed spectacular mass murder. Except it didn't. It downloaded thousands of hours of soap operas instead, and all it really want is to be left alone so it can watch that. Loved this read, will continue on the series! #allsystemsred #murderbot #themurderbotdiaries #marthawells #spaceoperaseptember2019 #sciencefiction #scifi #ebook #bookstagram #instabook #bookish #booksofinstagram #bookworm #bookporn #bokorm #lesehest #lesetips #bookstagrammers #ereader #kindle #ebok
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
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