Nordic book club: Englar alheimsins

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Nordic book club: Englar alheimsins

Postby Soffía » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:37 pm

As suggested, I'm starting the book club thread for our next nordic book, Englar alheimsins by Einar Már Guðmundsson. Written in Icelandic, it has been translated into Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and Faroese, although Swedish is apparently a bit more tricky. (There's also an Icelandic film of the book.)

It's a short book, just over 220 pages in my edition, and has 11 chapters. So that we can have a pace that works for everyone, I suggest one chapter per week (though we may want to combine 10 and 11, as the last chapter is very short).

My only question is how soon we should start. Is there anyone who will have trouble getting a copy by the beginning of November? I'll probably put up discussion posts on Saturdays, so we could start with the first chapter on the 5th. If that's too soon, then we can push it back.
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Postby kaffesugen get » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:25 am

I'm happy to start at the beginning of November, and the pace seems fine.
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Re: Nordic book club: Englar alheimsins

Postby caam_imt » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:27 pm

My local library has it in Swedish, so I can join the club. The pace and start date suit me fine too.
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Re: Nordic book club: Englar alheimsins

Postby Expugnator » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:49 pm

I didn't manage to find it as a Norwegian ebook, so I probably won't join :? I'm still slow at reading in Norwegian (apart from my daily quota of 10 pages), so I would probably be left behind.
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Re: Nordic book club: Englar alheimsins

Postby Soffía » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:03 pm

kaffesugen get wrote:I'm happy to start at the beginning of November, and the pace seems fine.


Great! Looking forward to it.

caam_imt wrote:My local library has it in Swedish, so I can join the club. The pace and start date suit me fine too.


Excellent! Glad to know it's not impossible to find in Swedish, if difficult for some.

Expugnator wrote:I didn't manage to find it as a Norwegian ebook, so I probably won't join :? I'm still slow at reading in Norwegian (apart from my daily quota of 10 pages), so I would probably be left behind.


Fair enough. We're certainly not going to be moving at more than 10 pages per day (more like 20 per week...), but I understand you may have other priorities.
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Re: Nordic book club: Englar alheimsins

Postby Systematiker » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:24 am

At that speed - if anyone can help me find a source for it in Swedish that can get it to the states (and won't break the bank!) I'm in, otherwise, I can't, cause I can't find the sucker.
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Re: Nordic book club: Englar alheimsins

Postby daegga » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:18 pm

I bought it in Icelandic, hopefully it's not too difficult.
Does anybody know of an Icelandic pop-up dictionary for Kindle (monolingual or Scandinavian would be fine)?
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Re: Nordic book club: Englar alheimsins

Postby Soffía » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:52 pm

daegga wrote:I bought it in Icelandic, hopefully it's not too difficult.
Does anybody know of an Icelandic pop-up dictionary for Kindle (monolingual or Scandinavian would be fine)?

Shouldn't be too bad! I hope you get on with it.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any decent Icelandic dictionaries for Kindle. It's a small language, what can I say.
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Re: Nordic book club: Englar alheimsins

Postby Soffía » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:54 pm

Just a reminder to everyone that I'm going to put up the first discussion post this weekend! Looking forward to it.

(We can also discuss how people feel about the speed; if it's achingly slow we can kick up a notch to two chapters per week.)
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Re: Nordic book club: Englar alheimsins

Postby cathrynm » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:56 pm

Does anyone here have a way to buy Finnish books in the USA? I've had bad luck with Amazon.
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