torsdag den 21. september 2017

4 autumn books and autumn vibes


I går faldt den første sne her på fjeldet. Det startede som regn, men pludselig glimtede himlen af hvide stjerner, og det væltede ned i et par timer. Da mørket faldt på, var det meste væk, men fjeldtoppene omkring os er stadig hvide. Selvom det var lettere magisk med sne så tidligt på året, blev jeg også lidt trist til mode. Efteråret er en af de smukkeste årstider, og jeg ville nødig se høstfarverne forsvinde så hurtigt. 

Inspireret af de faldende blade og autumn reading tag, som jeg svarede på sidste år, har jeg selv komponeret et lille efterårstema her på bloggen. Jeg håber, I har lyst til at være med. 


Yndlings efterårscitat: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" af Albert Camus

4 perfekte bøger til efteråret:
1. Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
Se bare forsidens smukke farver? Hvis ikke den siger efterår, så ved jeg ikke, hvad gør. Men også indholdet passer ind i efterårsstemningen, og med et tæppe godt oppe om ørerne kan man sagtens overgive sig til bogens uhygge. 

2. Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows
Efterårsbogen over dem alle, kan man vist godt kalde denne klassiker. Sammen med pigerne fra min læseklub arrangerede vi i efteråret 2015 et read-along med dette værk, og det passede helt perfekt til denne kolde tid. 

3. Daphne du Maurier Don't look Now and Other Stories
Efteråret er smukt, men det kan også være uhyggeligt og skummelt i skumringstimerne, hvor de nøgne træer strækker sig mod himlen. Mauriers korte historier er eerie og ubehageligt skønne

4. Geofffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales
Det er noget af en mursten, men man behøver jo ikke læse det hele på én gang. Faktisk opfordrer den næsten til, at man læser den i bidder, da værket består af en række forskellige historier af forskellige fortællere, som forsøger at få tiden til at gå. Og sådan kan man jo også føle om efteråret, når den bliver lidt for kold og grå. 


Efteråret hos andre bloggere:


Hvad er dit yndlings efterårscitat og hvilke bøger synes du, passer perfekt til efterårslæsningen? 





ENGLISH BELOW
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Yesterday, the first snow fell. It started out as rain but suddenly glittered like white stars, and soon it covered the ground. When evening came around most of it was gone, but the tops of the fjelds are still covered like muffins with white icing. Although it's rather magical with snow this early, it also saddened me a little. Autumn is the most beautiful season of the year, and I'd hate to see all the golden colours fade away so soon.

Inspired by the falling leaves and the autumn reading tag, which I answered last year, I've put together a small autumn-related theme on the blog. I hope you'd like to join. 

Favourite autumn quote: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" af Albert Camus

4 perfect books for autumn:
1. Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
Look at the cover's beautiful colours? If that doesn't make you think of autumn, I don't know what does. And what's within also matches the season. With a blanket up to your ears, this book is perfect to read on a dark afternoon. 

The autumn book over them all, isn't it? I read it autumn 2015 along with my book club, and it seemed to fit so fine on the windy days. 

Autumn is beautiful, but it can also be scary in the dark hours, where the naked trees stretch against the sky. Maurier's short stories are eerie and wonderfully creepy.

4. Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales
It's a bit of a brick book, but you don't need to read all of it at once. Actually, it seems to encourage you to read it in bits, as it consists of several stories told by different narrators, who are trying to make time pass. And sometimes, you can feel that way about autumn too, when it gets too cold and gray. 

What is your favourite autumn quote? And what books do you think fit to read in autumn? 

6 kommentarer:

  1. Åndssvagt smukke billeder, Ida. Især det sidste med tågen; så magisk, lokkende og efterårsagtigt. Norge ligner en drøm.

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    1. Tusind tak, søde Rikke! Det varmer mit hjerte at høre så pæne ord.

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  2. Hi Ida,
    that is a very nice blog post. I like your photos very well, a shack in the fog, a dying tree and you lonely reading in a stunning landscape. Unfortunately, I can not see the title of the book you are holding in your hands. You're quite right, autumn is the best time of the year.
    The fall reading still belongs to Karl Ove Knausgard. Today came the email from my library in that I can pick up the volume 6. I have been given 4 weeks to reading it. I'll start tonight. You wrote that you have some difficulties with this book. I'm curious how I get along with the novel. I will write you my opinion on the book when I have finished reading it.
    A great novel is “Butcher's Crossing”. It is just as captivating as 'Deliverance'. It is really disturbing, in which catastrophe it ends, what natural resources are wasted and which risk people take for money. The last chapter, it is demonic, the decaying city, the burning of the skins, and Francine is left by Andrew. The four men killed so such a lot of bisons. The natives of America never did that. Very sad. I’m very impressed by Williams telling a story. I bought his other novel 'Stoner', but the reading must wait until I have been finished “My Struggle 6”.
    You asked what we do think fit to read in autumn. There are a lot of books to read, and I believe the only the autumn will not be enough time.
    Vance Packard’s “The Status Seeker”, a social science and philosophical book what precisely fit in our times.
    A few weeks before, I was in Iceland and I heard of two interesting writers, in Akureyri of Jón Sveinsson, in Þórbergsset at Hali in Suðursveit of Þórbergur Þórðarson. In Borganes I became attentive to the Egils saga (available on sagdb.org in English).
    In Reykjavik, I found both bookstores you recommended in a former post. Unfortunately, the Bókin in Klapparstigur was already closed. I looked through the windows, and I felt, some books were really colour-coordinated. One the of the shop windows has a really vintage flair. The other, Mál og Menning, is really great.
    I wish you a great time in Norway.
    Best regards
    Wolfgang

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    1. Hey Wolfgang!

      Thank you so much. That's very kind of you. I am, in fact, reading the sixths volume of My Struggle in the picture. I still haven't finished it - you'll probably beat it to me?
      Have you started reading it yet? I assume you have, if you only have four weeks to finish it. I'm looking forward hearing your thoughts on it.

      Oh yes. I loved Butcher's Crossing! I actually preferred it over Stoner, although that is also a very good book!

      Oh, you went to Iceland? Did you enjoy it? It's - as you probably know - my favourite place on earth. I hope to live there one day. Akureyri is such a nice town. Have you read some of the icelandic sagas before? I'm sorry to hear Bókin was closed - it was so lovely! But still I'm happy to know you could glance inside and recognise the lovely atmosphere.

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  3. ÅHH sikke nogle stemningsfyldte billeder! I want mooore <3

    (og gode anbefalinger - jeg har kun læst en af de nævnte bøger dog :D)

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    1. Hvor er du sød, Rikke! Det er jeg virkelig glad for, du synes! <3
      Måske der kommer lidt flere så ;-)

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