torsdag 22. desember 2011

Boktema hos Anette: All I want for Christmas


Denne uken er boktema hos Anettes bokboble "All I want for Christmas". Her er min ønskeliste:


Orphan Hugo Cabret lives in a wall. His secret home is etched out in the crevices of a busy Paris train station. Part-time clock keeper, part-time thief, he leads a life of quiet routine until he gets involved with an eccentric, bookish young girl and an angry old man who runs a toy booth in the station. The Invention of Hugo Cabret unfolds its cryptic, magical story in a format that blends elements of picture book, novel, graphic novel, and film. Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Brian Selznick has fashioned an intricate puzzle story that binds the reader like a mesmerist's spell.


One faerie, the last of her clan, must fight to complete her sacred duty

Whisper Silksinger is the last of the secret guardians of the Azazel, one of the powerful Djinn who dreamed the world into being. Relentlessly pursued by bloodthirsty devils, she flees to the city of Nazneen to restore the Azazel to his temple. At the same time, Hirik Mothmage is also on a secret quest, to find the Azazel and restore his disgraced clan’s ancient honor.
 


And behind them all flies Magpie Windwitch, first champion of the new age of faeries, desperate to rescue Whisper and the Azazel alike before they fall in the clutches of a sinister hidden enemy.


Adultery, illegitimacy, misogyny, revenge, murder, despair, bitterness, hatred, and death—usually not the first terms associated with L.M. Montgomery. But in The Blythes Are Quoted, completed shortly before her death and never before published in its entirety, Montgomery brought these topics to the forefront in what she intended to be the ninth volume in her bestselling series featuring the beloved heroine Anne. Divided into two sections, one set before and one after the Great War of 1914-1918, The Blythes Are Quoted contains fifteen short stories that include an adult Anne and her family. Between these short stories Montgomery inserted sketches featuring Anne and Gilbert Blythe discussing poems by Anne and their middle son, Walter, who dies as a soldier in the war. By blending together poetry, prose, and dialogue, Montgomery was experimenting with storytelling methods in ways she had never attempted before. The Blythes Are Quoted marks L.M. Montgomery’s final contribution to a body of work that continues to fascinate readers all over the world.

8 kommentarer:

  1. Hugo Cabret vil jeg også lese :-)

    Ønsker deg en riktig god jul, Ann Kristin!

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  2. The Blythes Are Quoted har jeg ikke hørt om, virker veldig spennende. Håper du får en superfin jul med mange fine lesestunder.

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  3. @Siljeblomst: Gleder meg til å se filmen og. :)

    Ønsker deg en riktig jul og, med mange harde, flate pakker under treet.

    @Bokelskerinnen: Det var litt tilfeldig at jeg fikk vite om The Blythes Are Quoted, men den høres virkelig god ut.
    God jul til deg og, håper du får god til lesing og andre litterære aktiviteter. :)

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  4. Håper du får mange fine bøker til jul:)

    God jul!

    SvarSlett
  5. Så flott ønskeliste! Håper noen av bøkene lå under juletreet ditt! Juleklem fra Anette :)

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  6. Jeg har ikke hørt om noen av dem fra før som jeg kan huske, så her fikk jeg noen nye boktips.
    Ønsker deg en fin romjul! :)

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  7. Heisann!
    Håper du koser deg masse i jula med mat, familie og en bok eller tre ;-)

    Fortsatt god julefeiring, og et godt nytt år! :-)

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  8. @Nina C: I lige måde! :)

    @Anette: Det kom noen andre bøker fra nissen, men de sto på ei ønskeliste de og. :)

    @Tone: Så flott! Håper du har ei flott romjul du og. :)

    @Heidi: Hei! Det blir nok litt lesing blandt all familien. :)

    God romjul og godt nytt år til deg og. :)

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