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CatharinaL

Age 44
Joined Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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CATHARINAL (aKa CL)

A majority by definition, society thinks of itself as having other options than reading verses
― Joseph Brodsky


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

I most often read in my native Finnish, but also in English, French, and Swedish; 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. My BC bookshelf does not necessarily reflect even my newly-discovered tastes: I often register and release books with the intention of having someone else enjoy them more than I did.

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. My literary resolutions for 2019 are a) to be more diverse and less predictable in my reading, b) to broaden my range and keep on discovering and learning, and c) to venture further into Judaica; and on a loftier note, d) to create more instead of consuming and e) to try to make everyone's year a little more bookish.

My Wish List consists of out-of-print books, new publications that haven't come my way yet, areas of special interest, as well as long-lost childhood favorites. 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.



MY STATISTICS & CHALLENGES

Catch Rate of My True Wild Releases: < 29%
Wild Books I Have Found: 69
Countries to Which I've Sent BC Books: Austria, Belarus, 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
Countries in Which I've Wild Released BC Books: Finland, Estonia, Italy, Russia, USA

Recent reading/release challenges:
I'm participating in Annimanni's Around the World reading challenge (closes Dec 31, 2019)
I'm participating in toukokuu's Saksa-haaste challenge for reading German literature (closes Oct 12, 2019)
I'm participating in Peonio's Ota riski — rakastu suomenruotsalaiseen challenge for reading Finland-Swedish literature (closes Nov 06, 2019)
I'm participating in Tarna's Yksi kuva kertoo enemmän... photography/release challenge (closes Oct 20, 2019)
I participated in Annimanni's virolainen lukuhaaste for reading Estonian literature (closed Dec 31, 2018)
I participated in toukokuu's Ranska-haaste for reading & releasing French literature (closed May 13, 2018 )
I participated in Lii5a's Ahmimishaaste reading challenge (closed May 9, 2018)
I participated in sakirmo's Countries of the World reading challenge (closed Apr 30, 2018)
I participated in Kesis's outdoor release challenge (closed Oct 30, 2017)
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/releasing/writing challenges organized by me:
Alastalon salissa, a challenge for reading the novel Alastalon salissa by Volter Kilpi (closed Dec 31, 2018)
Ei omena kauas puusta putoa, vai Pojasta polvi paranee, a writing challenge (closed Jan 14, 2019)
Nojatuolimatka for reading and journaling travel literature (closed July 4, 2018)
Oikeita käsiä ja vähän vasempiakin (closed May 31, 2013)




THE HELMET READING CHALLENGE 2019

The HelMet (short for Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries) annually challenges its patrons to participate in a year-long reading project. The challenge will consist of a collection of 50 topics or criteria for choosing your reading to broaden your worldview, inspire, and surprise; to read more and differently.


The HelMet Reading Challenge 2019 // Completed 25/06/2019
*) signifies re-reading

1. The book cover has a human face on it
Sayaka Murata, Convenience Store Woman (a library book)
2. Someone is looking for a missing person or an item in the book:
V.S. Naipaul, A Way in the World (from a book-swap shelf/bookcrossing)
3. A book from a genre you don’t usually read:
Samuel Davidkin, Rautakupoli (a library book)
4. The only book written by the author:
Michael A. Barry, Vagabonds in France (from a book-swap shelf/bookcrossing)
5. The book has been a nominee for a book prize in your homeland:
Anni Kytömäki, Kultarinta (a library book)
6. A romance novel:
Aleksandra Kollontai, Suuri rakkaus* (from my own shelf/bookcrossing)
7. A book about a place you have visited:
Donald Adamson, All Coming Back (from my own shelf)
8. A book whose reading belongs to general knowledge in your opinion:
Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Idyllejä ja epigrammeja (a library book)
9. A book recommended by someone under 18 years old:
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Hopealaakson salaisuus (a library book)
10. A book written by a racialized/ethnicized person:
Susan Abulhawa, Jeninin aamut (from a book-swap shelf/bookcrossing)
11. A book about women’s role in society:
Orian Zakai, Zion of Their Own. Hebrew Women’s Nationalist Writing (an online book)
12. A book connected to Great Britain:
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (a library book)
13. A book for children or youth from your homeland:
Helena Meripaasi, Pikikuonoinen pentu (a library book)
14. The author's last name starts with the same letter as yours:
Mati Unt, Kuunpimennys (a library book)
15. A book about a taboo:
Stephan Pastis, Macho Macho Animals (a bookcrossing book)
16. A story that shifts between reality and unreality:
Dzalaladdin Rumi, Kalebassin veistämisen taito. Runokertomuksia (a library book)
17. There are twins in the book:
Sue Townsend, The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year (from my own shelf/bookcrossing)
18. A book written by a European writer:
Anne Fried, Kirjailijan kutsu. 14 esseetä kansainvälisestä kirjallisuudesta (a library book)
19. You don’t like the title of the book:
Arto Lappi, Kärpäshäiriö (a library book)
20. The book deals with a culture you are not familiar with:
Sami Nyyssölä & Anssi Vieruaho, 24 Days: A Refugee's Journey (a library book)
21. A book written by a celebrity:
כשהכריש והדג נפגשו לראשונה , גלעד ,שליט (a book borrowed from a friend)
22. A book about climate change:
Karin Henriksson, Trump: Miljarderna, medierna och makten (from a book-swap shelf)
23. The book title has a name of a country in it:
Margaret Steven, First Impressions. The British Discovery of Australia (from a book-swap shelf/bookcrossing)
24. A book chosen from a bookshelf with your eyes closed
Elo Viiding, Paljastuksia
25. A book by an author you have never read before:
Olli Jalonen, Taivaanpallo (from my own shelf/bookcrossing)
26. A book that you see someone you don’t know reading:
David Nicholls, The Understudy (from a book-swap shelf)
27. The book is in some way based on Nordic mythology:
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter et le prisonnier d'Azkaban (from a book-swap shelf)
28. There is a moon on the book cover:
Morsal Haydari, Kuutamo (a library book)
29. Someone is dreaming in the book:
Markku Into, Haikuvia (a library book)
30. The book cover has a city landscape on it:
Saila Susiluoto, Metropolis (a library book)
31. Someone travels by metro in the book:
Kirjeitä Tove Janssonilta (eds. Boel Westin & Helen Svensson) (a library book)
32. The book title has a profession in it:
Annika Luther, Opettajainhuone (a bookcrossing book)
33. You have seen a movie based on the book:
Philip Roth, Haamukirjailija* (from my own shelf)
34. The book has texts by several writers in it:
Hebrew Feminist Poems from Antiquity to the Present: A Bilingual Anthology (an online book)
35. There is an entrepreneur or a company in the book:
Ruth Ozeki, All Over Creation (a library book)
36. Someone is alone in the book:
Kyllikki Villa, Koipitoipilas (a library book)
37. A book published by a small publisher:
Alejandro Zambra, Kotiinpaluun tapoja (a library book)
38. A banned book:
Omar Khaijam, Ruukku rubiiniviiniä ja muita runoja* (from my own shelf)
39. A book about the relationship between humans and animals:
Viagens de Longo Curso (ed. Anabela Mendes) (from a book-swap shelf)
40. A book about mental health problems:
Sankaritarinoita tytöille (ja kaikille muille). Kertomuksia rohkeista naisista Minna Canthista Almaan (eds. Taru Anttonen & Milla Karppinen) (from my own shelf)
41. A book about a time period you would like to live in:
Pertti Nieminen, Jadepuu* (a bookcrossing book)
42. You like the name of the author:
Laia Jufresa, Umami (a library book)
43. A book that follows the growth of a child to adulthood:
Endre Fejes, Romutarha** (from a book-swap shelf/bookcrossing)
44. A book about Berlin:
לנדה מטלון, סיפורי סבתא (an online book)
45. The book title has a negation in it:
Xinran, What The Chinese Don't Eat* ** (a bookcrossing book)
46. The book has a trans or non-binary character in it:
Mikko Lehtonen, Pikku jättiläisiä. Maskuliinisuuden kulttuurinen rakentuminen (from my own shelf/bookcrossing)
47. The book has less than 100 pages:
Anne Muhonen & Elena Santana Guevara, Una aventura en español (a library book)
48. The book has a hearing-impaired or visually impaired character in it:
Isabel Allende, The Stories of Eva Luna (from my own shelf/bookcrossing)
49. A book published in 2019:
Olavi Paavolainen: Elämme uutta luovaa aikaa. Esseitä ja arvosteluja 1922–1950 (eds. Ville Laamanen & H.K. Riikonen) (a library book)
50. A book recommended by library personnel:
Christy Lefteri, The Beekeeper of Aleppo (a library book)



BOOKS READ OR BEING READ IN 2019
[159 books to date; *) signifies re-reading; **) signifies a bookcrossing book]


Aaltonen, Pirjo, Hämäläinen, Anne & Seppo, Sanni, Anna Ahmatova Fontankan talossa
Abú Nuwás, Runoja kaduilta ja kapakoista
Abulhawa, Susan, Jeninin aamut
Adamson, Donald, All Coming Back
Ahmatova, Anna, Runoja
Allende, Isabel, The Stories of Eva Luna**
Allfrey, Katherine, Taube unter Falken
Apo, Satu, Ihmesatujen historia
Barry, Michael A., Vagabonds in France
Benarroch, Mois, משם באתי
נעמי בן-גור, הבלש שמפיניון והחיפושית שניסעה לאיבוד
Berkowitz, Isaac Dov, סיפורים
Bernhard, Thomas, Palkintopuhetta
Bialik, Chayim Nachman, שירים ופזמונות לילדים
Bonnet, Jacques, Kirjaston henget
Buber, Martin, Tales of the Hasidim
Carey, Tanith, Taming The Tiger Parent
Cary, Joyce, Mister Johnson
(eds. Tania Reinhart + Ora Limor) חסידי אומות העולם
Christie, Agatha, Idän pikajunan arvoitus*
Christie, Agatha, Parker Pyne tietää kaiken*
Christie, Agatha, Seitsemän kellon salaisuus*
Christie, Agatha, Syyttävä sormi*
Clézio, J.M.G. le, L'Africano
אואן קולפר, האגדה על הילד הכי רע בעולם
השעות ,מייקל קנינגהם
Das endgültige Buch der Sprüche und Graffiti
Davidkin, Samuel, Rautakupoli
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, Hopealaakson salaisuus
Doctorow, E.L., Kuikkajärvi*
Dostojevski, Fjodor, Kellariloukko*
Eco, Umberto, Foucaultin heiluri*
Envall, Markku, Samurai nukkuu
Envall, Markku, Toinen minä. Tutkielmia kaksoisolennon aiheesta kirjallisuudessa
Fejes, Endre, Romutarha
Feldman, Sara Miriam, Fine Lines: Hebrew and Yiddish Translations of Alexander Pushkin’s Verse Novel Eugene Onegin, 1899–1937
Finlay, Victoria, Colour. Travels Through the Paintbox*
Franzén, Peter, Samoilla silmillä**
Frick, Hans, Die blaue Stunde
Fried, Anne, Kirjailijan kutsu. 14 esseetä kansainvälisestä kirjallisuudesta
Frisch, Max, Minä en ole Stiller**
Gies, Miep, Anne Frank, suojattini* **
Gogol, Nikolai, Kadonnut kirje
Gogol, Nikolai, Päällystakki*
Gouri, Chaim, Words in My Lovesick Blood
Hakula, Thureson, Lehtonen, Levonoja, The Other Guide to Tampere
Han Kang, The White Book
Haydari, Morsal, Kuutamo
Hebrew Feminist Poems from Antiquity to the Present: A Bilingual Anthology (eds. Shirley Kaufman, Galit Hasan-Rokem & Tamar S. Hess)
Henriksson, Karin, Trump: Miljarderna, medierna och makten
Horowitz, Brian, Russian-Jewish Tradition: Intellectuals, Historians, Revolutionaries
Ilmanen, Erem, Kazanin keikka ja Hegelin haamu
Ingalls Wilder, Laura, Hopeajärven rannalla*
Into, Markku, Haikuvia
Jaantila, Anu, Sannan jenkkivuosi*
Jaffe, Rona, Class Reunion*
Jalonen, Olli, 14 solmua Greenwichiin
Jalonen, Olli, Taivaanpallo
Jufresa, Laia, Umami
Kahn, Lily, A Grammar of the Eastern European Hasidic Hebrew Tale
Kaukovalta, Soile, Teinitytön ikkuna
Khaijam, Omar, Ruukku rubiiniviiniä ja muita runoja*
Kilpi, Volter, Antinous**
Kilpi, Volter, Parsifal**
Kirjeitä Tove Janssonilta (eds. Boel Westin & Helen Svensson)
Kollontai, Aleksandra, Suuri rakkaus* **
Kuin ilkikuriset lapset. Modernia turkkilaista runoutta*
Kytömäki, Anni, Kultarinta
סנדי ,לנטון , הכי קטנה
Lappi, Arto, Kärpäshäiriö
Lefteri, Christy, The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Lehtonen, Mikko, Pikku jättiläisiä. Maskuliinisuuden kulttuurinen rakentuminen
Linguaphone Arabic Course: Spoken Egyptian Arabic
Loivamaa, Ismo, Kuka kukin on lastenkirjoissa
Lorca, Federico García, Andalusian lauluja*
Lutes, Jason, Berliini, kivikaupunki
Luther, Annika, Opettajainhuone**
יבנאל מטלון, תל אביב: זכרונות 1919–1939
לנדה מטלון, סיפורי סבתא
Meripaasi, Helena, Pikikuonoinen pentu
Mew, Charlotte, Hatullinen sanoja
Miquel, Lourdes, ¿Eres tú, María?
Mondo matkaopas: Thaimaa**
Muhonen, Anne & Elena Santana Guevara, Una aventura en español
Murata, Sayaka, Convenience Store Woman
Naipaul, V.S., A Way in the World
Nicholls, David, The Understudy
Nieminen, Pertti, Jadepuu. Kiinan runoutta II* **
Nieminen, Pertti, Kukkien keskellä*
Nyyssölä, Sami & Anssi Vieruaho, 24 Days: A Refugee's Journey
Oehlenschlaeger, Adam, Aladdin eli Ihmeellinen lamppu
Ojakangas, Beatrice A., The Finnish Cookbook
Olavi Paavolainen: Elämme uutta luovaa aikaa. Esseitä ja arvosteluja 1922–1950 (eds. Ville Laamanen & H.K. Riikonen)
Opettajuudesta ja kielikasvatuksesta. Puheenvuoroja sillanrakentajille (eds. Riitta Jaatinen, Pauli Kaikkonen & Jorma Lehtovaara)
Ovidius, Rakastamisen taito*
Ozeki, Ruth, All Over Creation
Pastis, Stephan, Macho Macho Animals
Perec, Georges, W eli lapsuudenmuisto* **
Pollari, Ilkka, Lintuja, pisaroita / Birds, raindrops
Prévert, Jacques, Sanoja
Pushkin, A.S., Muistomerkki
Pyhälä, Merja, The Matka. Omin päin kaukomaille**
Pylväs, Pekka, Yön yli ja sinne*
Ragnarsson, Baldur, Islandaj pravocoj
רחל, מנגד
רחל, נבו
רחל, ספיח
Riukulehto, Sulevi, Halmesvirta, Anssi & Pöntinen, Kari, Politiikkaa lastenkirjoissa
Rosma & co., Elokuvadramaturgian salaisuudet
Roth, Philip, Haamukirjailija*
Roth, Philip, Väärin ymmärretty mies*
Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter et le prisonnier d'Azkaban
Rubin, Gretchen, Better Than Before
Rumi, Dzalaladdin, Kalebassin veistämisen taito. Runokertomuksia
Runeberg, Johan Ludvig, Idyllejä ja epigrammeja
Runoja Andalusiasta
Rydberg, Viktor, Singoalla
Saarikoski, Pentti, Onnen aika*
Sankaritarinoita tytöille (ja kaikille muille). Kertomuksia rohkeista naisista Minna Canthista Almaan (eds. Taru Anttonen & Milla Karppinen)
Saramago, José, Kivinen lautta* **
Shaffer, Mary Ann & Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Sinervo, Helena, Sininen Anglia*
כשהכריש והדג נפגשו לראשונה , גלעד ,שליט
Sommer-Bodenburg, Angela, Der kleine Vampir verreist
Spillane, Mary, Image-Guide für den Mann
Steven, Margaret, First Impressions. The British Discovery of Australia**
Susiluoto, Saila, Metropolis
The Influence of Jewish Culture on the Intellectual Heritage of Central and Eastern Europe (eds. Teresa Obolevitch & Józef Bremer)
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Kodashim, Mas. Arachin
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Kodashim, Mas. Bechoroth
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Kodashim, Mas. Chullin
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Kodashim, Mas. K'rithoth
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Kodashim, Mas. Me'ilah
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Kodashim, Mas. Menachoth
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Kodashim, Mas. Middoth
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Kodashim, Mas. Tamid
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Kodashim, Mas. T'murah
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Kodashim, Mas. Zevachim
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Nezikin, Abodah Zarah
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Nezikin, Aboth
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Nezikin, Baba Bathra
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Nezikin, Eduyyot
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Nezikin, Horayoth
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Nezikin, Makkoth
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Nezikin, Sanhedrin
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Nezikin, Shevu'ot
The Soncino Babylonian Talmud, Seder Tohoroth, Mas. Niddah
Tideström, Gunnar, Edith Södergran
Townsend, Sue, The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year
סיפורים קצרים בעברית קלה , יגאל צדקה
Unt, Mati, Kuunpimennys
Vain ääni jää. Runoja Iranista (suom. ja toim. Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila)
Viagens de Longo Curso (ed. Anabela Mendes)
Viiding, Elo, Paljastuksia
Villa, Kyllikki, Koipitoipilas
Vuorinen, Juha, Kristianin teinivuodet
Waters, Sarah, Yövartio
Women of the Word: Jewish Women and Jewish Writing (ed. by Judith R. Baskin)
Xinran, What The Chinese Don't Eat* **
Zakai, Orian, Zion of Their Own. Hebrew Women’s Nationalist Writing
Zambra, Alejandro, Kotiinpaluun tapoja



RINGS AND RAYS I'VE PARTICIPATED IN SINCE 2004

BOOKBOX: Runoreppu
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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