Monday, July 28, 2008

Fantasy

tolkien books

Almost everything I have read lately have been fantasy novels. I'm totally in love with the genre! I do not have much time to read during the day, so I read when I put Endre to bed. I often stay in bed reading after he is asleep ;) If the book is good, it's hard to put it down. And above you see what's been my reading the last weeks - Tolkien. I love his books. Right now I'm reading Silmarillion and The children of Hurins are next.

So now when Erlend and Eirin are on vacation, I've watched all three Lord of the rings dvd :) And it looks like The Hobbit is going to be a movie too :)


And if you haven't watched Stardust - you must. It's a romantic story. And I have yet another book on my to read list ;) Speaking of books to read, there is a norwegian fantasy novel coming in the fall. Song for Eirabu. I'm so looking forward to read it! Here is a little taste ;) English & norwegian.

Do you have a good fantasy novel you think I should read??

4 comments:

  1. 1. We are BIG fans of Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings around here too.

    2. Stardust was and AWESOME movie that both hubby and I adored.

    3. Don't forget about The Princess Bride - more fairy tale than fantasy, but still wonderful. Hint: The book is FAR better than the movie and I love the movie, so that's saying a lot for the book.

    4. If you love all of these stories, then you'll also love "Inkheart" by Cornelia Funke (German author). It's the first in a trilogy and I'm only halfway through book #2, but hubby has read further and agrees that it's fantastic through til the end. Definitely more of a kid's tale, but adults love it too...sort of like Harry Potter but a little more dark at times (except when the Harry tales get dark at the end...I loved reading book #7 last summer and may have to pick it up again this summer!).

    Happy reading and watching!!!

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  2. Ååå, det høres deilig ut å lese bøker.. .Jeg har ikke lest mange bøkene siden barna kom til, men jeg kjenner at jeg savner det. Jeg hører en del lydbok da, så jeg er jo ikke helt på jordet....

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    Håper dere har en like flott sommer som oss, selv om jeg synes det er vel varmt her i dag. I tillegg har jeg blitt ganske så solbrendt... Det er hverken godt eller pent!

    Ønsker deg en fortsatt fin fin sommer :)

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    Anbefalinger?

    Jeg er stor fan av Neil Gaiman, forfatteren av Stardust. Anbefaler alt han har skrevet, særlig Sandmanserien hans. Ellers er jeg igang med Det gyldne kompass-triologien, så langt er det lovende, og godt skrevet.

    Favorittforfatteren min er Terry Pratchett, han skriver fantasy på en utrolig morsom måte. Anbefales på det sterkeste, gjerne på engelsk, de er knallgode.

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  4. Oh, love Tolkien! Stardust is a fabulous movie. Some books you might like are the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. They're vampire books (I know, if it hadn't been for a book club I would NOT have read them). They're considered "young adult" but almost everyone I know loves them. They're a super fast "forget yourself" read-perfect for summer!

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