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CatharinaL

From Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

Age 42

Joined Wednesday, March 24, 2004

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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 (but it happens). 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'm doing a massive-scale re-reading through my shelves, I’m reading aloud and alongside my kids, and I hope to be venturing further into Judaica; but yes, I’m still hopelessly falling behind compared to my reading in previous years.

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: 62
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, Italy, 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:
Nojatuolimatka for reading and journaling travel literature (closes July 4, 2018)
Oikeita käsiä ja vähän vasempiakin (closed May 31, 2013)



RINGS AND RAYS I'VE PARTICIPATED IN SINCE 2004:

Nainen ja kuningas
Satuhyrrä
Apinatarha
Glömp 9
Eebenpuu
Tanssiaiset
Rexi on homo ja opettajat hullui
Mandala Colouring Book
Taide-suomi-sanakirja
Embroideries
Lintu pulpetissa
Unikirja
Isoäitini eroottiset kansantarinat
Dude, Where's My Country?
Everyman
On Beauty
Viimeiset
Antikrista
Pärstäkerroin
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
Péplum
Slaughter-house Five
Phaic Tan
Molvania
Oracle Night
The Labrador Fiasco
South of the Border, West of the Sun
We
Fahrenheit 451
Atorox kuussa
Pessi ja Illusia
Kotona maailmankaikkeudessa



BOOKS READ IN 2017
[131 books to date; *) signifies re-reading]

Abu-Hanna, Umayya, Nurinkurin*
Adamson, Donald, Glamourie*
Albahari, David, Syötti*
Allen, Woody, Woody Allen omin sanoin. Keskusteluja Stig Björkmanin kanssa
Anhava, Helena, Sanon silti*
Beauvoir, Simone de, L’Amérique au jour le jour 1947*
Binchy, Maeve, Punaisen höyhenen keittiö
Black, Clementina (ed.), Married Women’s Work
Blixen, Karen, Helsingörin perhejuhla ja kaksi muuta salaperäistä tarinaa
Bradley, Alan, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Brontë, Anne, Agnes kotiopettajatar
Brown, Jeffrey, A Matter of Life*
Canetti, Elias, Pelastunut kieli*
Carrère d'Encausse, Hélène, La Russie inachevée
Christie, Agatha, Seitsemän kellon salaisuus*
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur, Complete Sherlock Holmes*
Coupland, Douglas, Hey Nostradamus*
Coupland, Douglas, Microserfs*
Coupland, Douglas, Polaroids from The Dead*
Coupland, Douglas, Shampoo Planet*
Dagsson, Hugleikur, Tässä ei ole mitään vitsiä!
Davis, John H., Venice: Art and Life in the Lagoon City
Doctorow, E.L., Kynämies*
Doody, Margaret, Tropic of Venice
Dostojevski, F.M., Vanhan ruhtinaan rakkaus
Dubal, David, Keskusteluja Horowitzin kanssa*
Eidelberg, Paul, A Jewish Philosophy Of History: Israel's Degradation & Redemption
Ericsson, Christoffer H., Tyrrhensk kust*
Fallaci, Oriana, Mies
Friedländer, Saul, Nazi Germany and The Jews, 1933-1945
Frommer’s Hong Kong Day by Day
Funke, Cornelia, Rosvoruhtinas*
Grabbe, Lester L., A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period (vol. 1): The Persian Period
Grafton, Sue, J Is For Judgment*
Graham, Stephen, The Gentle Art of Tramping
Grass, Günter, Minun vuosisatani*
Grass, Günter, Ravunkäyntiä*
Grass, Günter, The Meeting at Telgte
Hagerup, Hilde, Voikukkien laulu
Hall, Tarquin, Vish Puri & kadonneen palvelijattaren tapaus
Hemingway, Ernest, Green Hills of Africa*
Hovi, Kalervo, Koskenniemi, Tuula & Kunnas, Tarmo, Ranska suurvallasta Euroopan rakentajaksi
Hyvärinen, Pekka, Suomen mies*
Ingber, Karmi David, Where Heavens Kiss the Earth
Intialaista viisautta (toim. Juho Savio)
Iyer, Pico (ed.), The Best American Travel Writing 2004*
Jacq, Christian, Niilin poika
Juutalainen kulttuuri (toim. Tapani Harviainen ja Karl-Johan Illman)
Kaijärvi, Yrjö, Italian-matka*
Kaskela, Markku & Kontio, Tomi, Puhuvan talon tarinoita / Nella città eterna
Kaupunkikirjat: Venetsia ja Veneto
Kaupunkimatkailian kävelyopas: Venetsia
Kejonen, Pekka, Runoja, tavallaan*
Kerouac, Jack, Desolation Angels*
Kerouac, Jack, Haikujen kirja*
Kerouac, Jack, On The Road Original Scroll*
Kiš, Danilo, Puutarha, tuhka*
Klein, Naomi, No Logo*
Koivisto, Sesse, Kevät tuli elokuussa
Kuosmanen, Antti, Finland’s Journey to the European Union
Kurjensaari, Matti, Loistava Olavi Paavolainen*
Kurjensaari, Matti, Syntynyt sivulliseksi*
Lamm, Norman, Seventy Faces
Lawrence, Caroline, Ostian koirat
Lawrence, Caroline, Pompejin merirosvot
Le Clézio, J.M.G., Harhaileva tähti*
Lemminkäisen lapset*
Leroux, Gaston, The Phantom of The Opera
Lieberson, Stanley, A Matter of Taste*
Ligocka, Roma & Finckelstein, Iris von, Punatakkinen tyttö*
London, Mindele, Kolmastoista tuoli
London, Mindele, Paljetit kuin peilit
MacInnes, Helen, Tehtävä Tirolissa
Mann, Klaus, Mefisto*
Marinina, Alexandra, Murhaaja vastoin tahtoaan
Martikainen, Rauni Anita, Kävelykirjoituksia
Massey, Sujata, Rei Shimura Havaijilla
Massey, Sujata, Rei Shimura ja helmenkalastaja*
Massey, Sujata, Rei Shimura, samurain tytär
Massey, Sujata, Rei Shimura yakuzan jäljillä
Massey, Sujata, Rei Shimuran ensimmäinen tapaus*
Matvejević, Predrag, Tuntematon Venetsia
McLiam Wilson, Robert, Eureka Street, Belfast*
McPherson, Catriona, The Burry Man’s Day*
Mikkanen, Raili, Aavikoiden seikkailija
Murdoch, Iris, Henry and Cato*
Némirovsky, Irène, Ranskalainen sarja*
Nieminen, Pertti, Syksyn ääni*
Niffenegger, Audrey, The Time Traveler’s Wife
Nulman, Macy, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer: The Ashkenazic and Sephardic Rites
Oranen, Raija, Kaiken takana Kekkonen
Ozick, Cynthia, Kannibaaligalaksi*
Paavolainen, Olavi, Synkkä yksinpuhelu*
Pamuk, Orhan, Valkoinen linna*
Pearson, Diane, Csardas
Perec, Georges, W eli lapsuudenmuisto*
Pertola, Esko, Kokemäen Uuno ja hänen juttunsa*
Polva, Anni, Hanna-Leena
Rabelais, François, Suuren Gargantuan hirmuinen elämä*
Raittila, Hannu, Canal Grande*
Rider Haggard, H., King Solomon’s Mines
Riihimaa, Marja-Liisa, Sininen kaneli*
Roth, Philip, Haamukirjailija*
Roth, Philip, Ihmisen tahra*
Roth, Philip, Salajuoni Amerikkaa vastaan*
Roth, Philip, The Professor of Desire*
Roth, Philip, Väärinymmärretty mies*
Sansone, Caterina & Tota, Alessandro, Palacinche*
Savtschenko, Modest, Elokuva television aikakaudella*
Seifert, Jaroslav, Ruttopylväs
Shafak, Elif, Kirottu Istanbul
Shakespeare, William, The Merchant of Venice*
Shaw, Bernard, Pygmalion*
Shaw, Bernard, Three Plays for Puritans*
Shelley, Mary, Kuljeskelua Italiassa ja Saksassa
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, Short Friday and other stories*
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, Shosha*
Sirowitz, Hal, Äiti sanoi: runoja*
Strunk, William Jr. & White, E.B., The Elements of Style*
Suomalainen, Valtteri, Sauna Syyriassa
Tikkanen, Henrik, Kulosaarentie 8 + Majavatie 11 + Mariankatu 26
Topelius, Zacharias, Linnaisten kartanon viheriä kamari*
Vaaskivi, Tatu, Yksinvaltias 1*
Vaaskivi, Tatu, Yksinvaltias 2*
Venetsia
Verne, Jules, Kapteeni Nemo ja Nautilus*
Viljanen, Lauri, Ajan ulottuvuudet*
Wesker, Arnold, I’m Talking About Jerusalem
Wesker, Arnold, Roots
Westö, Kjell, Kangastus 38*
Wilson, Jacqueline, Tatuoitu äiti






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