Book Club for Masochists: a Readers’ Advisory Podcast
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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading books we hate!
Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.Read more »
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057 - Nordic/Scandinavian Noir
4 days ago
This month our genre is Nordic/Scandinavian Noir! There’s coldness and darkness in fiction, blood on snow, screaming children, and we ask (and answer) whether Iceland has pizza. Plus: Brendan Fraser in Caveman, P.I.! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jessi F | RJ Edwards Books We Read This Month Woman with Birthmark by Håkan Nesser My First Murder by Leena Lehtolainen Copper Heart by Leena Lehtolainen The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen The Keeper of Lost Causes (Film) Moscow Noir Akashic’s City Noir Series The Caveman by Jorn Lier Horst (plus all the rest of the William Wisting series that is currently translated in English) Suggested that you read the series in order. The first one with an English translation is Dregs Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Yrsa Sigurdardottir takes viewers on a tour of Iceland Reykjavík Nights: Murder in Reykjavík by Arnaldur Indriðason The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund Interlude Special guest, Steve Thomas from the Circulating Ideas podcast! Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbø Joseph Brodsky: “The reason English-speaking readers can barely tell the difference between Tolstoy and Dostoevsky is that they aren’t reading the prose of either one. They’re reading Constance Garnett.” Translation Wars - New Yorker article about translations of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky Episode 006 - Books in Translation Other Media We Mention The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist Let the Right One In (film) The Killing (Danish TV series) The Killing (U.S. TV series) The Snowman by Jo Nesbø Episode 043 - Page to Screen (Books turned into movies and TV shows) The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Frozen Tracks by Åke Edwardson Oldboy (film) Matthew’s spooky hallway Dublin Murder Squad Series by Tana French Links, Articles, and Things Where is Scandinavia? By CGP Grey Episode 004 - Psychological Thrillers Ungdomshuset ("the Youth House") Freetown Christiania Iceland: Where one in 10 people will publish a book Literary Iceland Revels In Its Annual 'Christmas Book Flood' The statue of the monk hitting the seal Sæmundr fróði Icelandic names Hygge BAMF Girls Club: A live action video crossover series with Lisbeth Salander and Hermione (and more) Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts, follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, August 7th, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. Then come back on Tuesday, August 21st, when we’ll be talking about Non-fiction Food and Cooking!Read more »