Top Genre Picks: Crime/Thrillers

Top Genre Picks: Crime/Thrillers

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Each week, Bookstr will be offering a look at some of the best novels in a particular genre for your continued reading list. Today, we’ll be recommending five recent crime/thrillers for your reading pleasure. Thrillers and crime novels often overlap, containing equal amounts of suspense, anxiety, anticipation, and shock. These novels will certainly set you on edge and leave you guessing until the very end.   Image Via Goodreads 1. ‘The Boy’ by Tami Hoag The Boy by Tami Hoag has quickly shot up the New York Times bestsellers list and it’s easy to see why. The premise of the novel …

Norway Blesses Their Citizens With 250,000 Online Books…for Free!

Norway Blesses Their Citizens With 250,000 Online Books…for Free!

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The Norwegian National Library, which was only established in 1989, has made about 250,000 available for free online. All of the titles were released before the year 2000, and only about 4,000 titles have been reserved by publishers and authors.   The digitization process began back in October 2012 with the launch of Bokhylla (“Bookshelf”). Back then a measly 100,000 books were available for free online. In 2013, the library announced the site had been visited 51 million times in 2012 alone. Considering it was only launched in October and the population of Norway is just over 5 million, that’s …

Allow the Scandinavians to Teach You Their Joyous Ways in New Book

Allow the Scandinavians to Teach You Their Joyous Ways in New Book

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Some may remember 2017 as “The Year of Hygge.” The concept reached its warm fluffy arms far and wide throughout Europe all that year and the year before it. Scandinavia contains some of the leading examples of happy societies in the world today. Denmark time and time again proves itself to be statistically the happiest nation in the world. With free university education, universal healthcare, efficient infrastructure, paid family leave and the right to at least one month of vacation a year being just a few examples of how much Nordic people have their sh*t together, Scandinavia, despite its long dark days of winter has become one of …