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Boknyheter #76

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.

– Leser folk egentlig mer krim i påsken?

– Om du fortsatt ikke har bestemt deg for hva du skal lese, kan du få tips hos NRK.

– Hvorfor er det forresten så mange unge kvinnelik i norsk krim? Hør samtale om temaet her.

Gyldendalprisen gikk til Øyvind Rimbereid.

– Amazon ønsker å kjøpe domenet Amazon.se, men har møtt veggen: en 57 år gammel kvinne eier allerede domenet, og hun har så langt avslått budet til giganten.

– Slutt å sammenligne NSA med 1984 (og begynn å dra linjer til Philip K. Dick).

Politikere vil legge hele bokavtalen på is til det blir klart hva Konkurransetilsynet avdekker. Det var på tirsdag i forrige uke at de fire største forlagene (Gyldendal, Cappelen Damm, Aschehoug og Schibsted) fikk Konkurransetilsynet på overraskelsesbesøk.

– En bokhandel i Beijing (Kina) prøver seg på å holde åpent hele døgnet. Mottakelsen har vært blandet.

– Drapsdømte Fredrik Fasting Torgersen gir ut bok med dikt og bilder.

Tre diktere topper bestselgerlista i Danmark. Gyldendals litterære direktør kan ikke huske at det har skjedd før.

– Hvorfor er YA-dystopier så trendy om dagen? Er det fordi tenåringer føler at de selv er i en dystopi?

– Fans av A Song of Ice and Fire, som tv-serien Game of Thrones er basert på, vil visstnok bli forvirret av den nye sesongen.

– For over 100 år siden sendte en mann ved navn Richard Platz en flaskepost. Den ble fisket opp av vannet nå nylig.

– Jørn Lier Horst dikter opp drap i andres kjeller.

– Den litterære scenen i Zimbabwe har behov for en digital overhaling.

– Fem gode grunner til å ta med barnet ditt på biblioteket (ikke at jeg tror du trenger å bli overbevist…)

– Flere forfattere venter på betaling fra forlaget Margbok, som melder at de har slitt økonomisk.

Sue Townsend er død, 68 år gammel.

– Tusenvis av tekstbøker som skulle ha vært levert til skoler ble funnet på en lærerhøyskole i Fetakgomo i Sør-Afrika.

Ian McEwans nye roman handler om strengt religiøse foreldre som nekter å gi barnet nødvendig medisinsk behandling.

Her er en teaser til en trailer (ja, du hørte riktig) til filmatiseringen av Gone Girl.

– Lizzy Attree, direktør for Caine Prize for African Writing, tilbakeviser anklager om bias ved valg av vinnere.

– Raymond Chandler står for selve arketypen til den tragiske detektiven.

– Richard Hoggard, britisk forfatter og akademiker, er død etter lengre tids sykdom. Han ble 95 år gammel.

– Caroline Knight, en etterkommer av Jane Austen, har startet The Jane Austen Literary Foundation for å samle inn penger til utdanningsprosjekter verden over.

Se bildene av den planlagte statuen av Edgar Allan Poe. Den blir etter planen å finne i Boston fra oktober i år.

Det er bokfestival på gang i Beijing, Kina.

– Norske Haakon Østby skal produsere tv-serien som baseres på bokserien The Expanse. Syfy Channel satser stort på serien.

Ti ferske, nigerianske forfattere.

Derfor skriver denne forfatteren bøker som blir bannlyst.

– The Irish Times har en liten oversikt over noen av årets filmer som er basert på bøker.

– Ei bok med scientologi-avsløringer gis nå ut i USA, etter et 27 års langt forbud.

13 litterære «power couples».

Hvordan håndterer skjønnlitteraturen penger?

Divergent har lenge ligget øverst på bestselgerlista over e-bøker i USA, men så ble den danket av tronen av en selvpublisert bok.

Ti utrolige kvinnelige karakterer fra historiske romaner.

– Children International Kenya har donert 20 000 bøker til kenyanske skoler.


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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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