Month: October 2012

March – Geraldine Brooks

”March” begins with the premise of what happens to Mr. March, when he leaves his little women and goes off to do his part in the Civil War? Mr. March is of course the absent father in Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” but “March” is a very different story than its point of inspiration. “March” […]

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”Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”                                                – Henry David Thoreau

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The Third Angel – Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is a magical author, who understands serendipity and the art of magical living and storytelling. I always find myself immersed in her stories and find to extract a little of her fairy dust to my ordinary everyday life. Reading “The Third Angel” is no different. “The Third Angel” consists of three interconnected stories […]

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Drabschefen – Stine Bolther

Stine Bolther, der er journalist ved Ekstra Bladet, har lavet et bredt portræt af drabschef Ove Dahl, Københavns Politi. Ove Dahl er kendt fra fjernsynsskærmen og “Drabschefen” giver mulighed for at gå bag om det to dimensionelle billede. Det sagt, vil jeg ikke kalde “Drabschefen” en biografi. Bogens fokus er delt mellem Ove Dahls person […]

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Little Black Book of Stories – A. S. Byatt

“Little Black Book of Stories” contains five short stories with dark, Gothic tentacles that coil around the reader’s mind. I love the mixture of fairy tale and realism in the stories that lead rationalism astray. The tales in “Little Black Book of Stories” are written for different occasions, but have enough commonalities to flatter each […]

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Time for Reading

Vacation is time for reading. It has always been that way, but since my son is born, time for reading is more of luxury and I find myself stealing moments here and there. A paradoxical point is that I in some periods read more now than I did with loads of free time. Now, I […]

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