I'm planning to do this themed. I don't mean themed as in themed releases (book and release location go together) but as themed batches (all 12 release locations have somethinng in common).
The theme of my first batch is Finnish Civil War (1918) http://en.wikipedia.org/---/Finnish_Civil_War
The biggest battle took place in this city. Tampere has xo called Cultural Trails and one of them is Civil War themed Kapinaraitti (the Rebellion Trail). Most of these release locations are on the Rebellion Trail.
1. Älä nuolaise ennenkuin tipahtaa! http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6648140
Released April 24 at the Tampere 1918 exhibition. It tells about the Civil War and Battle of Tampere http://www.tampere.fi/---/tampere1918.htmlhttp://www.panoraamakuvat.com/---/vapriikki.htm
2. Mustalla merkitty http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5281835
Released April 24 in the Tampella factory area by Kelloportti (the Bell Gate).
During the biggest battles and bombings, factory workers, engineers and also civilians were safe in basements of the Tampella factory buildings. http://www.panoraamakuvat.com/---/tampellanportti.htm
3. Muistojen vartija http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4542831
Released April 24 at Tampere Cathedral http://en.wikipedia.org/---/Tampere_Cathedral
The Cathedral gave shelter to refugees during the war.
4. Seitsenlokeroinen laukku http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6121033
Released April 24 at Johanneksen koulu (Johannes School) http://koulut.tampere.fi/johannes/
During the Civil War, it was a Red Cross hospital.
5. Äideistä parhain http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6307660
Released May 15 in Näsilinna, also known as Milavida II. Peter von Nottbeck, son of the Finlayson textile factory owner, and his family lived in a wooden villa called Milavida. In 1898, he had a new house - or a palace, really - built. The family lived there only about a year, because Mrs. v. Nottbeck died in childbirth in 1989. Her husband died next year. City of Tampere bought the place in 1905. They opened a restaurant and a boarding house in the old wooden Milavida, but the building was destroyed in a fire a few years later.
Näsilinna became Hämeen museo (Museum of Häme) in 1908. During the Civil War, it was the Headquarters of the Reds, and the Whites finally succeeded to conquer it on April 4, 1918.
For the last 12 years Näsilinna (and, of course, the Museum) has been closed. They’re starting the restoration this year and the Museum should be reopened to the public in 2012. It is, however, now rented out for some cultural events or such. Right nowm there’s an art exhibition presenting works of 18 graduating artists. I visited there last night, on the Night of Museums.
6 Anna ystävämme http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8086889/
Released June 30 by Tammelan koulu (Tammela School). During the Civil War, some Red troops were accommodated there. The school became later an important fort for the Red defence.
7 Kotiopettajattaren romaani http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8113768/
Released August 26 at the Kalevankangas cemetery. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/---/Finnish_Civil_War
The true Battle of Tampere began on 28 March, later called the "bloody Maundy Thursday" on the eve of Easter 1918. The battle for Tampere was fought between 16,000 White and 14,000 Red soldiers. It was the decisive action of the war and the largest military engagement in Scandinavian history to that point. It was Finland's first urban battle, fought in the Kalevankangas graveyard and from house to house in the city as the Red Guards retreated. The battle, lasting until 6 April 1918, was the bloodiest action of the war.
8 Kohtaaminen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8224470/
Released in front of Tampereen Teatteri, Tampere Theatre. The building stand on the east side of Keskustori, the Central Square. After the Whites took over the theatre building on April 4, there were firefights between the theatre house and City Hall, which was held by the Reds.
9 Toinen totuus http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8163289/
Released by Raatihuone, the City Hall on the west side of the Central Square. During the Civil war, the were Red offices, the militia and Red hospital in the City Hall.
10 Kivikello http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3163294/
Releaset by Tirkkosen talo, the Tirkkonen House. Heated fights took place here after the Whites advanced to the Center on April 4.
11 Kättä päälle, Vasco da Gama http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8224476/
Released by Vapaudenpatsas, the Statue of Liberty. It’s not on the Rebellion Trail because it represents the winners, but it tells about the Civil War too.
12 Kivaa kuin kissanraadolla http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7570753/
Released in front of the former Technical School. The students were active in White Guards and fought on the White side. During the war, the Reds took over the building. On March 28, one of their grenades exploded and their commander-in-chief, Hugo Salmela was lethally wounded in the explosion. The Reds moved their cadre downtown after that.