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 bookcrossing.com. 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: 58
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 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).
Recent reading/release challenges organized by me: Oikeita käsiä ja vähän vasempiakin (closed May 31, 2013)
RINGS AND RAYS I'VE PARTICIPATED IN SINCE 2004:
Nainen ja kuningas
Rexi on homo ja opettajat hullui
Mandala Colouring Book
Isoäitini eroottiset kansantarinat
Dude, Where's My Country?
Mitä minä teen täällä?
Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d'une femme
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
The Labrador Fiasco
South of the Border, West of the Sun
Pessi ja Illusia