Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Did you get any books for Christmas?
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The image is from the photostream of flickr-user joannebk. Joanne also has a blog.
Nordkraft by Jacob Ejersbo. That is Danish modern classic and bestseller and it has not been translated into English. Some years ago it was turned into a movie, which is one of the best movies made in my opinion. Very strong. The author passed away a this summer at the age of 40. The image of Jacob Ejersbo is from the Danish Facebook group made in his honor after his death.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
1. Pick one book from each of the 6 years that Dewey has archives of. You can access her archives by clicking on the archive link in the sidebar of her website. It’s a dropdown menu. For instance, you would read one book that she reviewed in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 for a total of six books.
2. The other option is to read 5 books that Dewey reviewed. These can be from any year and I’m guessing that each of us has at least 5 books on our TBR list because of Dewey!
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Some of you will know that I am a Dane living in Copenhagen, and while there are some non-speaking English or non-European bloggers out there I thought I'd post about a typical Danish Christmas. But before I do that I will post a little about our Advent-tradition. In Denmark (as well as other countries) we have a special Advent-wreath. It can be made of metal, straw, dough, clay and many other materials, but traditionally it is made of the same kind of tree as a Christmas tree (and I cannot remember the English name for that kinda tree on top of my head right now. HELP). The wreath has 4 candles and the first Sunday in Advent (which was this past Sunday), you light one candle. Next Sunday you light two and so forth. I do not have an Advent-wreath myself, but my parents always have one. The image is from a Dutch site, so I guess they also have this tradition i Holland at least.
In Denmark we celebrate Christmas on the evening of the 24th. We live in a dark place when it is winter, but a few days before Christmas, the almanac shows that it is the Winter Solstice and from that day on, the days are getting longer again. So, Christmas used to be a pagan Winter Solstice Celebration. The image below is from my own photo-collection and is shot last year on the morning after Winter Solstice the 23rd of December outside my parent's place. They do not live in Copenhagen.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
This is my last post (# 30) in the NaBloPoMo-challenge. See my page here.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
This wonderful image of a street in the ruins of ancient Pompeii is by the flickr user Senex Prime.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This is post # 26 in the NaBloPoMo-challenge. See my page here.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Visit each of your 5 new blogpals and snoop around their blogs to find at least one thing you have in common.
In your blog, write a post, linking to your 5 new blogpals, about what you have in common with them.
Come back and sign Mr Linky.
As you run across other Weekly Geek posts (or deliberately seek them out) if you see anyone mentioned who has something in common with you, pay them a visit.
This is post # 23 in the NaBloPoMo-challenge. See my page here.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
The post about Homer and his epics made me think about The Women of Troy which is an ancient play, a tragedy, by the writer Euripides.
It has been a while since I read The Women of Troy myself, but I remember being completely taken with the story and I actually want to recommend it to anyone interested in the Classic classics. It is an engrossing story and it is short but extremely intense. Yes, the centuries has passed since it was written, but I still feel that it is worth reading in 2008 and that it is still able to make an impact on a modern reader.