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From Bodø, Nordland fylke Norway
Joined Monday, September 19, 2005
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I'm a book lover based in the North of Norway. My favourites "passe-temps" are literature, studying languages, the internet, music and the joy of good books, once again. The genius of bookcrossing: I love the idea of sharing a good read with others in order to double the joy of it, and the magic of seeing books travelling on their very own to a future reader.

I discovered at an early age the magic world of books, and I still feel that the definition of a GOOD book is one that leaves me as a slightly altered person in some way or another after reading it. I love to read books where people seem to come alive through the narration, books that make me fly, books that know how to mix laugh and serious matters, knowing that they are two sides of the same thing,
books that make me travel in senses and spirit. I love to have books around me as old friends, and I love to collect them. But the thought of sharing books with others appeals to me as well. Feel free to check my bookshelf, I will register more books there over time.

I read books in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French and Italian

"Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do
than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
-- Mark Twain

My wishlist, thanks to cliff1976

Countries I have sent books to during my BC experience

United Kingdom

Countries I have received books from so far


La lettura è, alla fine,
l'oggetto di una condivisione.
Ma una condivisione lungamente differita,
e tenacemente selettiva ...
Quel che abbiamo letto di più bello
lo dobbiamo quasi sempre a una persona cara.
Ed è a una persona cara che subito ne parleremo.
Forse proprio perché la peculiarità del sentimento,
come del desiderio di leggere,
à il fatto di preferire.
Amare vuol dire, in ultima analisi,
far dono delle nostre preferenze
a coloro che preferiamo.
E queste preferenze condivise
popolano l'invisibile cittadella della nostra libertÜ.
Noi siamo abitati da libri e da amici.

Il tempo per leggere è sempre tempo rubato.
(Come il tempo per scrivere, d'altronde,
o il tempo per amare.)
Rubato a cosa?
Diciamo, al dovere di vivere ...
Il tempo per leggere, come il tempo per amare,
dilata il tempo per vivere.

DANIEL PENNAC, Come un romanzo

I was inspired by the "Nobel Prize winner challenge" as listed at some other Bookcrossers homepages and would like to give it a try, as well. I'll add the books I've read after each author below, titled in the language in which I read them. I have several of the authors represented in my bookshelf at home,their books having waited patiently for me to read them for years already. So, here we go:

2014 Patrick Modiano

2013 Alice Munro

2012 Mo Yan

2011 Tomas Tranströmer

2010 Mario Vargas Llosa

2009 Herta Müller - Pustegynge

2008 J.M.G.Le Clezio - L'africain

2007 Doris Lessing

2006 Orhan Pamuk - Snø

2005 Harold Pinter - The Caretaker

2004 Elfriede Jelinek

2003 J.M. Coetzee - Elizabeth Costello

2002 Imre Kertész

2001 V.S. Naipaul

2000 Gao Xingjian

1999 Günter Grass

1998 José Saramago

1997 Dario Fo - My First Seven Years

1996 Wislawa Szymborska

1995 Seamus Heaney

1994 Kenzaburo Oe

1993 Toni Morrison

1992 Derek Walcott

1991 Nadine Gordimer

1990 Octavio Paz

1989 Camilo José Cela

1988 Naguib Mahfouz

1987 Joseph Brodsky

1986 Wole Soyinka

1985 Claude Simon

1984 Jaroslav Seifert

1983 William Golding

1982 Gabriel García Márquez

1981 Elias Canetti

1980 Czeslaw Milosz - I løsildens æra

1979 Odysseus Elytis

1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer - Sjosja; Fiender - en kjærlighetshistorie

1977 Vicente Aleixandre

1976 Saul Bellow

1975 Eugenio Montale

1974 Eyvind Johnson,
Harry Martinson

1973 Patrick White

1972 Heinrich Böll - Katharina Blums tapte ære

1971 Pablo Neruda - Kapteinens vers

1970 Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - Kreftavdelingen

1969 Samuel Beckett

1968 Yasunari Kawabata

1967 Miguel Angel Asturias

1966 Samuel Agnon,
Nelly Sachs

1965 Mikhail Sholokhov

1964 Jean-Paul Sartre - Huit clos

1963 Giorgos Seferis

1962 John Steinbeck - Øst for Eden; Vredens druer; Alle tiders torsdag

1961 Ivo Andric

1960 Saint-John Perse

1959 Salvatore Quasimodo

1958 Boris Pasternak

1957 Albert Camus - L'étranger; La Peste

1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez

1955 Halldór Laxness

1954 Ernest Hemingway - A farewell to arms; For whom the bell tolls; Og solen går sin gang

1953 Winston Churchill

1952 François Mauriac - Thérèse Desqueyroux

1951 Pär Lagerkvist - Bøddelen

1950 Bertrand Russell

1949 William Faulkner

1948 T.S. Eliot Selected Poems

1947 André Gide - La Symphonie Pastorale

1946 Hermann Hesse - Narsiss og Gullmunn; Steppeulven

1945 Gabriela Mistral

1944 Johannes V. Jensen - Gudrun

1943 The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section

1942 The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section

1941 The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section

1940 The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section

1939 Frans Eemil Sillanpää

1938 Pearl Buck - Den gode jord

1937 Roger Martin du Gard

1936 Eugene O'Neill

1935 The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section

1934 Luigi Pirandello

1933 Ivan Bunin

1932 John Galsworthy - Forsytesagaen

1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt - Hösthorn

1930 Sinclair Lewis

1929 Thomas Mann

1928 Sigrid Undset - Jenny

1927 Henri Bergson

1926 Grazia Deledda - Elias Portolu

1925 George Bernard Shaw

1924 Wladyslaw Reymont

1923 William Butler Yeats

1922 Jacinto Benavente

1921 Anatole France

1920 Knut Hamsun - Landstrykere; August; Men livet lever; Mysterier; Sult

1919 Carl Spitteler

1918 The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section

1917 Karl Gjellerup
Henrik Pontoppidan

1916 Verner von Heidenstam

1915 Romain Rolland - Jean-Christophe: Dawn; Morning; Youth

1914 The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section

1913 Rabindranath Tagore - Gitanjali

1912 Gerhart Hauptmann

1911 Maurice Maeterlinck

1910 Paul Heyse

1909 Selma Lagerlöf - Et mårbackabarn

1908 Rudolf Eucken

1907 Rudyard Kipling

1906 Giosuè Carducci

1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz

1904 Frédéric Mistral
José Echegaray

1903 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson - Bondefortellinger

1902 Theodor Mommsen

1901 Sully Prudhomme

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