Sunday, August 17, 2008

Life Books

What are the books that, in some aspect, define you? Think about who you are in terms of spirituality, love, economics, values, worldview--the list could go on and on. These might be non-fiction, self-help, fiction, picture books, children's books, etc. Give us your life in books.

This was actually a lot more difficult than I'd expected, but here are my books (or at least some of them - some categories I just couldn't find any for).

The Bible (Everything) Obviously :)

Do You Think I'm Beautiful (Self) I think it's truer to say that this book defines how I'd LIKE to think about myself. It's a book about finding worth in yourself, because you're a diamond in the eyes of God. It teaches not to let your feeling of self depend upon the accept of other people, but on God. I'd like to be able to live it someday.

Little Women (Family) I'm the oldest of four girls, and have grown up in a very loving home environment where Christianity played a huge part. While there are of course big differences between the life of the Marches and that of the Tonderings, the love and comradeship described fits my family quite well :) The characters of the girls also, although not quite in the same order. While I'm Meg and Mixi's Amy, I'd say Nina's Beth and Bekka's Jo rather than the other way around ;)

The Yada-Yada Prayer Group (Religion) My faith is a natural part of my every day life. It's a very big deal in that it means everything to me. It's not a big deal in that it's not a 'show' I put on, it's part of who I am. Praying should (but doesn't always) come as natural as breathing, and worshipping God should (and thankfully often does) make me lift my hands to the sky and unable to stand still. Now I 'just' need the last part - surrendering completely to Him and His will.

Outlander (Love/Marriage) Actually probably the entire series and not just this one book. Marriage isn't all flowers and sunshine. It's hard work at times. But even though you get mad and fight occasionally, at the end of the day you belong together. Two things in particular I got from (or at least was reminded of by) this book: 1) To have a good marriage, you have to be best friends as well. 2) A marriage has room for secrets, but not for lies.

Under the Tuscan Sun (Travelling) The best way to travel is to get to see the country as the natives see it. It's seldom possible, but once in awhile you're given the chance to do just that - and a country viewed that way will never again be the same. For Frances Mayes it was Italy, for me it was New Zealand, but the experience was the same.

So Many Books, So Little Time (Books) The title says it all ;)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bøger, bøger, bøger, bøger, bøger

Gæt hvem der skal anmelde bøger for Tellerup.

Kom nu, gæt :-D

Og det bedste af det hele: "Vi vil nok mest bruge dig til at anmelde oversatte fantasy titler." (som rent tilfældigt, uden at jeg har nævnt det for dem overhovedet, er min yndlingsgenre).

Som Lars sagde: "You may never need to buy a book again!"

'Betingelserne' er de samme som for Armchair Interviews - ingen løn, men jeg får bogen gratis.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Yay :)

Jeg har fået to meget positive anbefalinger af mit arbejde for Armchair Interviews på LinkedIn - en fra en forfatter jeg har anmeldt en bog for, og en fra ejeren af sitet. Jeg føler mig ca. 10 fod høj lige nu :)

Herligt at have et bijob, jeg holder så meget af, og så også finde ud af at jeg rent faktisk er god til det :-D

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bøger læst i juli

Blædel, Sara: Aldrig mere fri, 8/10

Carmody, Isobelle: Obernewtyn (The Obernewtyn Chronicles 1), 8/10
Clark, Mary Higgins: Let Me Call You Sweetheart, 7/10

Davidsen, Leif: Den serbiske dansker, 7/10

Eliot, T.S.: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, 8/10

Holst, Hanne-Vibeke: Kongemordet, 9/10

Månedens bog Jackson, Neta: The Yada-Yada Prayer Group, 10/10

Kipling, Rudyard: Just So Stories, 7/10

Lewis, C.S.: Prince Caspian, 9/10
Littke, Lael: Haunted Sister, 6/10

Montgomery, Lucy Maud: The Alpine Path, 6/10

Orwell, George: Animal Farm, 7/10

Picoult, Jodi: Perfect Match, July 2008

Streatfeild, Noel: Ballet Shoes, 7/10

Tyler, Anne: The Amateur Marriage, 5/10

Wylie, Trish: The Millionaire's Proposal, 8/10, Armchair Interviews Review

Hvis det ser ud af lidt lidt er det fordi jeg også har læst 16 bøger i Animorphs-serien - perfekt til lidt nostalgi eftersom det var nogle Ben og jeg diskuterede ivrigt i 1996/1997.