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From Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

Age 42

Joined Wednesday, March 24, 2004

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Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time
books registered 5 433
released in the wild 4 224
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 72
controlled releases caught 0 0
books found 2 185
tell-a-friend referrals 0 315
new member referrals 0 11
forum posts 6 997

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One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

CatharinaL (aKa CL)

A reader and a Sunday poet, I love literature and grab a book whenever & wherever I can.

I most often read in my native Finnish, but also in English, French, Swedish, and Esperanto; less in other languages. Originals and translations. Poetry, prose, drama, comics, non-fiction. Genres aside, I'm sold on subtle twists of humor. And hey—I'm always willing to explore.

Bookcrossing continues to introduce me to genres and authors outside my usual scope. I'd love to hear from fellow bookcrossers, the literati and the cognoscenti—feel free to PM me if there's anything on my bookshelf that catches your eye.

Reading and writing book reviews is my guilty pleasure, and journal entries are by far my favorite feature on I have no demands concerning the books I've passed on, but I would tremendously like to see them journaled with a bit of personality!

I like to keep track of what I read. I also hope listing the books will eventually motivate me towards more organized reading. This year, I'll be venturing further into Judaica... yet hoping to squeeze in a variety of other genres as well.

My Wish List consists of out-of-print books, new publications that haven't come my way yet, as well as long-lost childhood favourites. I update my list regularly and wish to hug all the wonderful people who have fulfilled my wishes either via book swapping or RABCKing.

The Tampere BCers meet fortnightly. For meetup dates, any changes in the schedule, or other important notices, please see the Finnish Forum.

Catch Rate of My True Wild Releases: < 29%
Wild Books I Have Found: 59
Countries to Which I've Sent BC Books: Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Switzerland, UK, USA
Countries from Which I've Received BC Books: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Switzerland, UK, USA
Locations outside Pirkkala in Which I've Wild Released BC Books: Estonia, Russia, USA;
In Finland: Helsinki, Tampere, Kokemäki, Juupajoki, Mänttä, Orivesi, Kangasala, Pälkäne, Ruovesi, Virrat, Ylöjärvi, Kuru, Kankaanpää, Lempäälä, Hattula, Akaa, Valkeakoski, Vammala, Parainen, Lappeenranta

Recent reading/release challenges:
I am participating in sakirmo's Countries of the World reading challenge (closes Apr 30, 2018)
I am participating in Kesis's outdoor release challenge (closes Oct 30, 2017)
I am participating in toukokuu's Ranska-haaste for reading & releasing French literature (closes May 13, 2018 )
I participated in Paberiliim's LaNu challenge for children's literature (closed September 30, 2013)
I participated in erpax's I have never... challenge (closed September 1, 2013)
I participated in Lii5a's language challenge (closed April 2, 2013).
Reading/release challenges organized by me: Oikeita käsiä ja vähän vasempiakin (closed May 31, 2013)


Nainen ja kuningas
Glömp 9
Rexi on homo ja opettajat hullui
Mandala Colouring Book
Lintu pulpetissa
Isoäitini eroottiset kansantarinat
Dude, Where's My Country?
On Beauty
Lyhyt kantama
Mitä minä teen täällä?
Tyhmyyden ensyklopedia
Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d'une femme
The Penelopiad
Punainen erokirja
Glömp 7
Black Rain
Why Read the Classics?
Dictionary of the Khazars
The Importance of Being Earnest
A Woman of No Importance
The Capture of Attu
Kafka on the Shore
The Line of Beauty
Jane Austen -lukupiiri
The Swimming-Pool Library
Gyn/Ecology: Metaethics of Radical Feminism
Unique Item
A Void
Slaughter-house Five
Phaic Tan
Oracle Night
The Labrador Fiasco
South of the Border, West of the Sun
Fahrenheit 451
Atorox kuussa
Pessi ja Illusia
Kotona maailmankaikkeudessa

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