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Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa Finland

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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

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Recent Book Activity


Statistics


4 weeksall time

books registered:0428
released in the wild:0220
controlled releases:00
releases caught:072
controlled releases caught:00
books found:0178
tell-a-friend referrals:0315
new member referrals:011
forum posts:2973

Stats are updated every few minutes.


Extended Profile



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

CatharinaL (aKa CL)

A reader and 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 (see my Books Read list below). I also hope listing the books will eventually motivate me towards more organized reading. I mean, the year 2013 failed all my expectations book-wise because I picked up books semi-randomly, based on whatever was available and within sight. The good thing about last year was that I read books in 8 languages, which re-activated a number of dormant languages for me. This year, I'll be going through *lots* of children's literature, but I'm 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.

My continuing project is learning lower-to-upper intermediate Hungarian. The language has been my secret crush for ages, and by now it has me completely enamored. If you happen to have Hungarian-language textbooks or other study material in your availables, or if you know of good self-study material online, do let me know. Plus, if you'd like to join me for an informal study group: előre is köszönöm szépen!

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)


BOOKS READ OR BEING READ IN 2014

[Total: 98 items to date; * signifies re-reading]

Aira, César, Varamo & Maisemamaalari [Varamo & Un episodio en la vida del pintor viajero]
Alcott, Louisa M., Pikku naisia [Little Women]*
Allen, W. Stannard, Living English Structure
Amery, Heather, Tuhat sanaa kiinaksi [First Thousand Words in Chinese]
Andersen, Hans Christian & Kvéta Pacovská, Pieni tulitikkutyttö
Angry Birds: Mikä yllätys!
Anholt, Catherine & Laurence Anholt, Kirja on ystävä parhain
Anrell, Lasse & Lepp, Mati, Pikkis tekee maalin [Spinkis och Blixten]
Appelgren, Tove & Savolainen, Salla, Vesta-Linnea kuunvalossa [Vesta-Linnéa i månskenet]
Arnheim, Rudolf, Film as Art
Bagh, Peter von, Junassa
Betz, Kate, Broström, Jonas & Kwiatkowski, Aleksander, Film, samhälle och propaganda
Blyton, Enid, Mysteriet med den osynlige tjuven [The Mystery of The Invisible Thief]
Brown, Jeffrey, Haparointia [Clumsy]
Brunhoff, Jean de, Babarin ystävät [Les amis de Babar]
Buckeridge, Anthony, Jennings kiipelissä [Jennings and Darbishire]*
Budapest fényei
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, Pikku prinsessa [Sara Crewe]*
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, Salainen puutarha [The Secret Garden]*
Burroughs, William S. & Kerouac, Jack, Ja virtahevot kiehuivat altaissaan [And The Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks]
Cann, Helen & Pamela Beasant, Lapsen kartasto
Carpelan, Bo, Lehtiä syksyn arkistosta [Blad ur höstens arkiv]
Cole, Babette, Tohtori Koira
Daubney, Kate, Pikkuhirviöiden aakkoset
Devert, Annika & Jessika, Kikka lukee
Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel, Olli Oksamies [Stick Man]
Elam, Keir, The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama
Frugoni, Chiara, Saint François d'Assise. La vie d'un homme
Galloway, Ruth, Hymyhai ja hirveä hikka [Smiley Shark and the Great Big Hiccup]
Güettler, Helmsdal, Jónsdóttir & Peltonen, Ei! sanoi pieni hirviö
Hanyu kouyu. Elementary Spoken Chinese
Harjanne, Maikki, Minttu harrastaa
Helén, Ilpo, Peilivirta. Elokuvan poliittinen tiedostamaton
Hergé, Castafioren korut [Les Bijoux de la Castafiore]*
Hildick, E.W., Aarrekätkö puussa*
Hotakainen, Markus, Opas aurinkokuntaan
Huhtamo, Erkki, Elävän kuvan arkeologia
Härmä, Leena, Tuittupää ja pikku Totsi*
Härmälä, Anna, Sinä et kuulu tänne, Beiron
Jerome, Jerome K., Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
Kiinalainen astrologia. Kohtalo, rakkaus ja luonne Kaukoidän eläinradalla
Kollontay, Alexandra, Kvinnans ställning i den ekonomiska samhälls utvecklingen
Korolainen, Tuula, Aapo ja mokapartio
Kunnas, Mauri, Apua, merirosvoja!*
Lang, György, A Tamás-templom karnagya
Le Monde diplomatique XII
Lindenbaum, Pija, Essin uni hukassa
Lindgren, Astrid, Ronja ryövärintytär [Ronja rövardotter]*
Lindgren, Astrid, Saariston lapset [Vi på Saltkråkan]*
Lu Wenfu, Herkkusuu
Malila, Sami & Jansson, Tove, Muumipeikon luontoretki
Marck, Mary, Vähän enemmän Eevasta*
Marin, Lise & Bertrand, Micheline, Nalle pukeutuu [Ploum s'habille tout seul]
Martti, Pirkko, Äänen retoriikka lastenmainoksissa. Musiikki, äänitehosteet ja puheen ei-kielelliset elementit vaikuttamisen välineinä
Mazzarella, Merete, Ainoat todelliset asiat [Det enda som egentligen händer oss]
Melling, David, Älä huoli, Huuko!
Meriluoto, Aila, Peter-Peter
Meriluoto, Aila, Vaarallista kokea. Päiväkirja vuosilta 1953—1975
Mitä he syövät?
Montgomery, Lucy Maud, Anna ystävämme [Anne of Avonlea]*
Montgomery, Lucy Maud, Annan jäähyväiset [The Blythes Are Quoted]
Montgomery, Lucy Maud, Annan nuoruusvuodet [Anne of Green Gables]*
Montgomery, Lucy Maud, Pieni runotyttö [Emily of New Moon]*
Montgomery, Lucy Maud, Runotyttö maineen polulla [Emily Climbs]*
Moost, Nele & Rudolph, Annet, Kaikki rohkeita! tai jokainen pelkää pikkuisen [Alles mutig! oder ein bisschen Schiss hat doch jeder]
Nopola, Sinikka & Nopola, Tiina, Simo ja Sonia eli kadonnut Kerala
Norac, Carl & Dubois, Claude K., Vilma kulta! [Bonjour, mon petit coeur]
Otava, Merja, Puzzle*
Pakkanen, Jukka, Huone taivaan kellarissa
Pelliccioni, Sanna, Onni-poika menee päiväkotiin
Pelliccioni, Sanna, Onni-pojan puuhakas päivä
Peltonen, Juhani, Salomo ja Ursula
Polva, Anni, Tiinaa tarvitaan*
Practical Chinese Reader 1
Pylkkönen, Maila, Tarina tappelusta
Radner, Hilary, Neo-Feminist Cinema
Read Me. A Poem A Day For The National Year of Reading
Rekunen, Jorma, Liedon murretta
Robins, R.H., A Short History of Linguistics*
Rohmer, Eric, The Taste for Beauty
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse & Corace, Jen, Huuku Huuhkaja [Little Hoot]
Ruusuvuori, Juha, Muukalainen Muumilaaksossa eli Asutko vieläkin Taalintehtaalla?
Rønningen, Bjørn, Kesä Mirabellasaarella [Sommeren på Mirabelløya]*
Scheffler, Ursel & Timm, Jutta, Hups, ollaan ihmisiksi! Hauska käytöskirja lapsille [Upps, benimm dich! Das vergnügte Benimmbuch für Kinder]
Schleicher, Wolfgang & Kobilke, Christiane, Kotieläimiä
Sehlin, Gunhild, Marian pieni aasi [Marias lilla åsna]
Sharp, Mary, Muutto Trewarraan [Holidays for Horses]
Sorlin, Pierre, European Cinemas, European Societies 1939—1990
Starck, Ulf, Hömpät ja niuhot [Dårfinkar och dönickar]*
Tuulikki Pietilä. 45 vuotta grafiikkaa
Uusi vakoilijan käsikirja*
Valkola, Jarmo, Kuvien havainnointi ja montaasin estetiikka. Taide- ja mediakasvatuksellinen näkökulma audiovisuaalisen kerronnan teoriaan ja analyysiin
Varto, Juha, Kymmenes muusa. Kirjallisuus kirjoittaa elokuvaa
Virtanen, Rauha S., Tapaamme Seljalla*
Watt, Mélanie, Aaro-orava saa ystävän*
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, Luumujen poukama [On the Banks of Plum Creek]*
Wolde, Gunilla, Teemu rakentaa talon [Totte bygger]*
Wolf, Tony & Castalas, Anna, Prinsessat



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



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