søndag den 24. maj 2020

Mine nyeste bogkøb #8

Det var egentlig planen, at jeg ville filme den her stak bøger som jeg har købt på det sidste, men efter jeg har geninstalleret min computer, så har det ikke været muligt at installere det videoredigeringsprogram som jeg brugte. Så jeg skal til at sætte mig ind i et helt andet program nu for man kan ikke få det andet længere, men skidt pyt.

Jeg vil sådan set gerne lærer et nyere og bedre videoprogram at kende, men jeg har ikke lige tiden til at sætte mig ind i det lige nu, men jeg håber meget jeg kan komme i gang med det snart, for det kunne være så hyggeligt, at lave nogle sommer-læsevlogs.

Men her er de bøger som jeg har købt på det sidste:

De her to bøger ser jeg rigtig meget frem til at læse og har planlagt som en del af min sommerlæsning. Jeg havde længe overset Marissa Meyers nye serie som allerede er udkommet, måske fordi jeg stadig mangler at læse den sidste bog i hendes 'The Lunar Chronicles', men da jeg så et webinar med Marissa Meyer og hun beskrev den her bog - Renegade - så vidste jeg at jeg bare måtte læse den. Sarah J. Maas voksenfantasy bog 'Crescent City' har stået på min læseliste lige siden jeg hørte om den første gang.

Fra Goodreads:

RENEGADE: Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone... except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice — and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

CRESCENT CITY: Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

Oprindeligt havde jeg set mig sur på 'Rat Queens' - for nøj hvor var det en fed serie til at starte med, men så gik det virkelig i smadder og den blev soft-rebooted. Meen af en eller anden årsag fik jeg alligevel lyst til at forsøge mig her et par år efter endt læsning og jeg er igen hooked. Så jeg har købt de sidste tre hæfter der er udkommet og glæder mig til at dykke ned i en kickass fantasy verden.

Fra Goodreads:

Who are the Rat Queens?

They're a pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire and they're in the business of killing all the god's creatures for profit. Meet Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief.

This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent, monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

Disse to købte jeg ikke så meget til at læse som til at se smuk ud på hylden. Jeg samler altid på flere udgaver af bøger jeg elsker og Harry Potter og Tolkien især. Både nye flotte udgaver af historierne som er tilfældet med Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Hogwarts House Edition, men også bøger om bøgerne som er tilfældet med A Dictionary of Sources of Tolkien. I øvrigt en vanvittig flot bog som slet ikke kommer til sin ret på billedet her.

Fra Goodreads:

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE: Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for hundreds of years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards.

A DICTIONARY OF SOURCES OF TOLKIEN: The spellbinding world of Middle-earth is full of beasts and battles, heroes and heroines, and the struggle between good and evil.
In this dictionary of sources, Tolkien scholar and best-selling author David Day's four decades of research inform us about the lands, inhabitants, languages, geography and history of Middle-earth.
This compelling encyclopedia on Tolkien's world also includes over 200 illustrations and an appendix that examines the legends that were key sources for Tolkien's creations - the Völsunga Saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle.

Jeg har især ledt efter nyt sommerlæsning i min bogkøbs-jagt og jeg faldt blandt andet over disse to som afgiver masser af sommervibes ud fra deres forsider. Jeg elsker at læse om sommer når der er sommer, og 'The Great Ex-scape' ligner især en bog der indeholder masser af sommerstemning. Coming up Roses har yderligere også lidt Austen vibes så det kan kun være godt.

Fra Goodreads:

COMING UP ROSES: Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet. The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint. When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him. Almost.He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him. Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.
Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

THE GREAT EX-SCAPE: On the scale of one to worst idea ever, agreeing to give the toast at her best friend's engagement party when she's bee in love with him for three years was not Val's finest decision. Nor was accidentally confessing her love to him in front of all their guests, including his fiancee.

Boarding a plane that will take her literally anywhere to get away from the humiliation, Val is pleasantly surprised to find herself on the dazzlingly beautiful island of Reunion where she hopes she can heal her wounded pride, broken heart and bruised knees.

When a painful face mask experiment leads her to a fellow broken-hearted traveller, Alex, they decide to give each other a helping hand and follow a foolproof ten-step plan to get over their respective exes. And so begins their crazy adventure. What could possibly go wrong?

Apropos Austen .. så måtte jeg jo helt sikkert også anskaffe mig Sanditon, som er et forsøg på at fortælle Jane Austens ufærdige roman til ende. Og Eligible er en slags genfortælling af 'Pride and Prejudice' (på dansk: 'Stolthed og fordom'). Jeg har ikke altid haft så god held ved de der Austen genfortællinger, men håbet lever stadig.

Fra Goodreads:

SANDITON: Written only months before Austen's death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild!) Sidney Parker. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to the would-be coastal resort of the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters whose fortunes depend on its commercial success. The twists and turns of the plot, which takes viewers from the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London, exposes the hidden agendas of each character and sees Charlotte discover herself... and ultimately find love.

ELIGIBLE: This version of the Bennet family and Mr. Darcy is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.

Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master's degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won't discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane's fortieth birthday fast approaches.

Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip's friend, neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy, reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.

Jeg har også købt lidt faglitteratur på det sidste. Blandt andet disse tre bøger om at skrive. Story af Robert McKee er en bog Neil Gaiman anbefaler og så kan det jo kun være godt ikke!? Og jeg har efterhånden hørt om 'Save the cat' fra så mange steder at nu må den simpelthen læses. Jeg tog et lille kursus af Jessica Brody og jeg var ret begejstret for hendes tilgang, så jeg skal helt sikkert læse hendes 'Save the cat' bog også.

Fra Goodreads:

STORY: Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience. In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.

SAVE THE CAT: This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!
SAVE THE CAT - writes a novel: SAVE THE CAT!® by Blake Snyder is a popular screenwriting book series and storytelling methodology used by screenwriters, directors, and studio execs across Hollywood. Now, for the first time ever, bestselling author and writing teacher, Jessica Brody, takes the beloved Save the Cat! plotting principals and applies them to the craft of novel writing in this exciting new “workshop style” guide, featuring over 20 full beat sheets from popular novels throughout time.

I den mere nørdede ende har jeg endelig fået opdateret de gamle D&D rollespils-bøger.

Fra Goodreads:

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 5 edition: Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons. Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions.

The world needs heroes. Will you answer the call?

Sidst men ikke mindst så har jeg købt disse tre fagbøger. Tre meget forskellige - en branchebog, en homekeeping agtig bog - skrevet af en blogger/influencer som jeg faktisk slet ikke følger, men bogen så bare super fin ud. Og sidst men ikke mindst en ny bog fra Nikita Gills hånd, denne gang om noget så fantastisk som mytologi. Er den ikke bare fantastisk smuk også?

Fra Goodreads:

SELVESTE GYLDENDAL: I 2020 fylder Gyldendal 250 år. I den anledning har Weekendavisens Pernille Stensgaard skrevet et portræt af Gyldendal: Historien begynder først i 1950´erne, da Knud W. Jensen køber aktiemajoriteten i forlaget og indsætter en ledelse bestående af tre unge mænd: Otto B. Lindhardt, Jokum Smith og Ole Wivel, som bliver dem, der kommer til at tegne det nye Gyldendal. Stensgaard fortæller sin historie med tilbageblik på vigtige perioder og personer, magtkampe og intriger i forlagets historie: om Søren Gyldendal, der grundlagde det hele, om de tre generationer Hegel, om Peter Nansen, Ingeborg Andersen, Kurt Fromberg, Stig Andersen, helt op til vores tid. Informativt, livfuldt, en fornøjelse at læse.

GATHER AT HOME: Popular blogger and lifestyle influencer Monika Hibbs shares her favourite recipes and crafts to bring thoughtful touches to all of life's moments--big or small.

Monika Hibbs has found joy in planning gatherings since she was a little girl, but it's not just the hallmark occasions she spends time thinking about. Over the years, she has learned just how important it is to slow down and savour life's simple, everyday moments, in addition to the holidays and milestones.

Empowering life lessons from myths and monsters.

Wonder at Medusa's potent venom, Circe's fierce sorcery and Athena rising up over Olympus, as Nikita Gill majestically explores the untold stories of the life bringers, warriors, creators, survivors and destroyers that shook the world - the great Greek Goddesses.

Vividly re-imagined and beautifully illustrated, step into an ancient world transformed by modern feminist magic.


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