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If you like reading books, continue on reading this list created on 9 November 2020.
Have you ever thought about why you like to read?  What makes you so interested in reading books vs just "watching" a book? I mean the "Harry Potter" books and movies are about the same, right? (The answer to that question is no. Dear God, the answer is definitely no.) Well then, what makes you a bibliophile? Is it that smell of paperback novels or the feeling of turning the next page? Do you get exc
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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

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2019 | Shoshana Zuboff

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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit--at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future--if we let it.

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Transfervindue

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2017 | Maria Gerhardt

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Transfervindue er en utopisk fremstilling af Nordsjælland som et stort luksuriøst hospice. Alle går i hvidt. New age-nonner dyrker medicinsk cannabis på stranden. Internet og musik er forbudt, til gengæld kan man vinterbade med overlægen. Indimellem er der ætsende tilbageblik til livet som terminal kræftpatient, ellers slentrer vores hovedperson og hendes ven Mikkel rundt, taler om firserne og om, hvordan de gerne vil dø. Indimellem griner de, af de raskes fejl. "Trehundrede og firs dage har jeg været her, det ved jeg, for jeg ridser streger i væggen til venstre for min madras. Jeg har to værelser og en væg med billeder af dem, jeg holder af. Jeg har en væg med billeder af dem, jeg har forladt. Jeg pakkede tyve kilo og ringede efter en vogn, da jeg mødte en gammel ven, der havde mødt dig. Han var egentlig gået forbi, men dvælede alligevel ved butiksdekorationer ved Illum og fulgte dig med øjnene ned ad Købmagergade. Han kunne ikke genkende dig, det sagde han, han holdt i min arm, og han talte stille: ”Sorgen har sat sig i hendes ansigt.” Maria Gerhardt (1978-2016) debuterede med bestselleren Der bor Hollywoodstjerner på vejen i 2014. Året efter kom digtsamlingen Amagermesteren, som vandt Politikens litteraturpris, og i marts 2016 hendes tredje og sidste bog, den anmelderroste Transfervindue – de raskes fejl. Ved siden af sit forfatterskab arbejdede Maria Gerhardt med musik og følelser under dj-aliasset Djuna Barnes.

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Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves

2012 | E. Kristin Anderson, Sarah Ockler, Stephanie Pellegrin, Tera Lynn Childs, Beth Fantaskey, Dave Roman, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Carrie Jones, Tom Angleberger, Ellen Hopkins, Sara Zarr, Jessica Burkhart, Jessica Corra, Jessica Lee Anderson, Jessica Spotswood, Kekla Magoone, Erika Stalder, Joseph Bruchac, Robin Benway, Hannah Moskowitz, Katherine Longshore, Leila Sales, Michael Griffo, Marke Bieschke, Stacey Jay, Mariko Tamaki, Don Tate, Mitali Perkins, Barbara Caridad Ferrer, Charles Benoit, Nancy Holder, P.J. Hoover, K.A. Holt, Mari Mancusi, Jo Whittemore, Tara Kelly, Jenny Moss, Jennifer Ziegler, Laura Ellen, Lauren Oliver, Kersten Hamilton, Cheryl Rainfield, Faith Erin Hicks, Janet Gurtler, Mike Jung, Melissa C. Walker, Gretchen McNeil, Jodi Meadows, Stasia Ward Kehoe, Miranda Kenneally

Dear Teen Me includes advice from 70 YA authors (including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few) to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. So pick a page, and find out which of your favorite authors had a really bad first kiss? Who found true love at 18? Who wishes he’d had more fun in high school instead of studying so hard? Some authors write diary entries, some write letters, and a few graphic novelists turn their stories into visual art. And whether you hang out with the theater kids, the band geeks, the bad boys, the loners, the class presidents, the delinquents, the jocks, or the nerds, you’ll find friends--and a lot of familiar faces--in the course of Dear Teen Me.

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