Month: January 2013

Finding your own North Star – Martha Beck

Fret not, Louise’s Home Library will not turn into a rosy self-help-puffy cloud, but I have read “Finding your own North Star” with the tagline “how to claim the life you were meant to live” twice now and I love it. Strong words, I know. “Finding your own North Star” is about looking inward, acknowledging […]

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“Books are, let’s face it, better than everything else. If we played Cultural Fantasy Boxing League, and made books go fifteen rounds in the ring against the best that any other art form had to offer, then books would win pretty much every time.” ― Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree: A Hilarious and True Account of One […]

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Antigone – Sophocles

I read the Greek tragedy in high school as part of the curriculum for ancient civilizations and remember feeling enriched by it. I have often thought of rereading the play, and alas 15 years later I finally have. “Antigone” still strikes the right note with me and I assume that I am now able to […]

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Viking Circular Strongholds

I recently read a wonderful little book about the period in which Denmark was founded (c. 600-1200) and while my review of the book is featured in a seperate blog entry (in Danish), I want to share just a little Danish history with you. Denmark is old kingdom with more history than I can fathom […]

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Da Danmark blev til – Olaf Olsen

“Da Danmark blev til” gengivet 6 radioforedrag, som Olaf Olsen holdte i slutningen af sidste århundrede efter at have fået en formidlingspris. Olaf Olsen er historiker og arkæolog; han har været professor i middelalderarkæolog og rigsantikvar på Nationalmuseet. Radioforedragene har følgende overskrifter: 1. Arkæologi og historie 2. Hvornår blev Danmark ét rige? – og hvorfor? […]

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