Download April's #ReadNobels wallpaper with the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature!


Uh, where did March go?

Well, you know what that means ,.. time for this month's Read the Nobels freebie calendar! These calendar wallpapers are a fun monthly project I cooked up for myself and is a sneaky way of promoting the Read the Nobels Reading Challenge for 2016. Every month, I select an author who has won the Nobel Prize Literature, a book cover, and a quote.

Past wallpapers:


About Selma Lagerlöf

Photo from nobelprize.org
This is the first time I have encountered Selma Lagerlöf. She is the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909. According to nobelprize.org, the prize was awarded to her "in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings."

Lagerlöf is from Sweden and is well-known for her stories about peasant life. Her children's book The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, featured in this month's wallpaper, highlights the geography, folklore, and the natural beauty of Swedish countryside through the adventures of a mischievous 14-year-old -- magically shrunk -- on the back of a goose!

Curious about the story? I found The Wonderful Adventures of Nils online on the University of Pennsylvania's online library HERE, with lovely illustrations included.

Go ahead and download!

Right click image, download, and set as your desktop wallpaper. Voila! #ReadNobels makes an appearance on your computer!

Cover image The Wonderful Adventures of Nils published 1906/07 and English 1913. By Selma Lagerlöf, art by Mary Hamilton Frye - http://www.archive.org/details/wonderfuladventu0018582 [Public domain], via Wikipedia

(Note: Wallpaper for personal use only.)

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Get some Nobel Prize winning literature in your reading lists! All it takes is one book for the entire year.

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