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CatharinaL

Age 46
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 Hebrew, Russian and some 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 my 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 won't be making any specific literary resolutions for 2021, but I hope to be yet more diverse and less predictable in my reading, to venture further into Judaica, and to enjoy as many Wish List books as I can. I will be participating in the HelMet Reading Challenge 2021 and, as always, hope to make beautiful discoveries. There will also be plenty of reading to do with the collection of books I inherited last year.

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: 70
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 participated in Annimanni's Around the World reading challenge (closed Dec 31, 2019)
I participated in toukokuu's Saksa-haaste challenge for reading German literature (closed Oct 12, 2019)
I participated in Peonio's Ota riski — rakastu suomenruotsalaiseen challenge for reading Finland-Swedish literature (closed Nov 06, 2019)
I participated in Tarna's Yksi kuva kertoo enemmän... photography/release challenge (closed 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 2021

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 2021
CHALLENGE COMPLETED 29/06/2021
*) signifies re-reading

1. A book featuring keeping a diary
Inoue, Yasushi, Erään väärentäjän elämä* [from my bookshelf]
2. A book written by a teacher
Rajala, Panu, Unio Mystica [from my bookshelf]
3. A historical novel
Waltari, Mika, Kaarina Maununtytär [from my bookshelf]
4. A book where someone shares their memories
Coupland, Douglas, Generation X* [from my bookshelf]
5. A book related to a TV series or a film
Goldsmith, Olivia, The First Wives Club [from my bookshelf]
6. A book about love
Capote, Truman, Summer Crossing** [a bookcrossing book]
7. A book featuring a group of friends
Alcott, Louisa May, Flower Fables [an online book]
8. A book where the world is changing:
Kosovel, Srečko, Punainen raketti [from my bookshelf]
9. A book whose author’s first and last name begin with the same letter
Hämäläinen, Helvi, Sukupolveni unta [from my bookshelf]
10. A book with a number in its title
Brazil, Angela, The Youngest Girl in the Fifth [an online book]
11. A book about poverty
Yiddish Tales (translated by Helena Frank) [an online book]
12. A book set in the woods
Martinson, Harry, Kulkijan pilvilinnat [from my bookshelf]
13. A book related to the theatre, opera or ballet
Esitys ja toiseus (Eds. Anna Thuring, Anu Koskinen & Tuija Kokkonen) [an online book]
14. A book that is a part of a series
Herzl, Theodor, The Jewish State [an online book]
15. A book that has something in common with your own life
Asunta, Heikki, Aamu ja puolipäivä [from my bookshelf]
16. A book where people live without electricity
Krohn, Julius, Nuoren ylioppilaan kirjeitä 1850-luvulta [from my bookshelf]
17. A book whose title includes the name of the protagonist
Allardt Ekelund, Karin, Fredrika Runeberg [from my bookshelf]
18. A book about an LGBT+ family
Hollinghurst, Alan, The Sparsholt Affair [from my bookshelf]
19. A book featuring playing
Foer, Esther Safran, I Want You To Know We're Still Here [from my bookshelf]
20. A book featuring a profession that no longer exists or that is rare
Envall, Markku, Samurai nukkuu* [from my bookshelf]
21. A book related to a specific season
Camus, Albert, L’Été* [from my bookshelf]
22. A book featuring cycling
Nabokov, Vladimir, Lahja [from my bookshelf]
23. A book that you read outdoors
Smith, Zadie, NW [from my bookshelf]
24. A book whose title includes a question mark or an exclamation mark
Bitsch, Jørgen, Miksi Budha hymyilee?* [from my bookshelf]
25. A book written by two authors
Jung, C.G, & Kerényi, C. The Science of Mythology* [from my bookshelf]
26. A biography of a person who is still alive
Yousafzai, Malala, Minä olen Malala [from my bookshelf]
27. A book whose protagonist is an animal
א. פושקין, א מעשה וועגען א פישער און א פישעלע [an online publication]
28. A book that is useful for you to read
Schildt, Göran, Purjehdukseni Daphnella [from my bookshelf]
29. A book whose protagonist’s life is changing
Järnefelt, Arvid, Vanhempieni romaani [from my bookshelf]
30. A book published after the author’s death
Harmaja, Saima, Kootut runot [from my bookshelf]
31. A thriller or a mystery
McPherson, Catriona, The Burry Man’s Day* [from my bookshelf]
32. A book with a cat on the front or back cover description
Simenon, Georges, Le chat* [from my bookshelf]
33. A book that teaches a skill
Rosten, Leo, The New Joys of Yiddish [from my bookshelf]
34. A book where nature is observed
Lundberg, Ulla-Lena, Metsästäjän hymy. Matkoja kalliotaiteen maailmassa [from my bookshelf]
35. A book you have been waiting for
Bluwštein, Rachel, Lähellä kaikki kaukaisuus [manuscript]
36. A book featuring travel through time
Krauss, Nicole, Forest Dark [from my bookshelf]
37. A book with a character whose work is important to the story
Waltari, Mika, Sinuhe egyptiläinen [from my bookshelf]
38. A well-translated book
Tagore, Rabindranath, Villilintuja* [from my bookshelf]
39. A book featuring listening to music
Linjama, Jyrki, Topiikan juhla. Näkökulmia topoksen ja rakenteen suhteeseen [an online publication]
40. A book about animal rights
Foer, Jonathan Safran, Eating Animals [available online]
41. A book featuring travel by train
Ramstedt, G.J., Seitsemän retkeä itään. Lähettiläänä Nipponissa [from my bookshelf]
42. A fairytale book
Vaara, Elina, Sadunkertoja* [from my bookshelf]
43. A book that does not reveal the name of the protagonist
Munthe, Axel, Huvila meren rannalla [from my bookshelf]
44. A book including recipes
Mehran, Marsha, Lumoavien mausteiden kahvila* [from my bookshelf]
45. A book written by a Nordic author
Hamsun, Knut, Mysteerioita [from my bookshelf]
46. A book featuring eating treats
Sansone, Caterina & Alessandro Tota, Palacinche. Histoire d'une exilée* [from my bookshelf]
47.–48. Two books on the same subject
Hollinghurst, Alan, The Line of Beauty* ** [from my bookshelf] and
Hollinghurst, Alan, The Stranger's Child* ** [from my bookshelf]
49. A book published in 2021:
Jančar, Drago, Kaleeriorja [from my bookshelf]
50. A book recommended by a member of the library staff
Queneau, Raymond, Exercices de style* [from my bookshelf]


BOOKS READ OR BEING READ IN 2021
[102 books to date; *) signifies re-reading; **) signifies a bookcrossing book]


Ahtikari, Salla-Maria, Äitimyytistä postmoderniin äitiyteen
Alcott, Louisa May, Flower Fables
Allardt Ekelund, Karin, Fredrika Runeberg
Asunta, Heikki, Aamu ja puolipäivä
Baricco, Alessandro, Silkki*
Benedictus, David, Paluu Puolen Hehtaarin Puistoon*
Bitsch, Jørgen, Miksi Budha hymyilee?*
Bitsch, Jørgen, Musta hurmos. Vaikutelmia Keski-Afrikasta*
Bitsch, Jørgen, Ulu – maailman päätepiste: Matkoja Borneon viidakoissa*
בלאוושטיין, רחל, רחלס לידער
Bluwštein, Rachel, Lähellä kaikki kaukaisuus
Brazil, Angela, The Youngest Girl in the Fifth
Breton, André, L'amour fou*
Camus, Albert, L'Été*
Capote, Truman, Summer Crossing**
Cascella, Daniela, En abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction*
Castrén, Paavo, Pompejilaisia kohtaloita
Christie, Agatha, Vanha hyvä aikani
Coupland, Douglas, Generation X*
Donner, Jörn & Vikström, John, Elämme, siis kuolemme. Keskustelukirjeitä
Dropkin, Celia, בילדער פון אין הייסן ווינט
Envall, Markku, Samurai nukkuu*
Esitys ja toiseus (Eds. Anna Thuring, Anu Koskinen & Tuija Kokkonen)
Foer, Esther Safran, I Want You To Know We're Still Here
Foer, Jonathan Safran, Eating Animals
Frankl, Viktor E., Man's Search for Meaning*
Frisch, Max, Homo faber
Gibran, Kahlil, Ajan virta*
Goldsmith, Olivia, The First Wives Club
Grass, Günter, Katz und Maus
Hamsun, Knut, Mysteerioita
Harmaja, Saima, Kootut runot
Herzl, Theodor, The Jewish State
Hollinghurst, Alan, The Line of Beauty* **
Hollinghurst, Alan, The Sparsholt Affair
Hollinghurst, Alan, The Stranger's Child* **
Holstikko, Piia, Suomennettavien kirjojen valintamenettelyt
kustantajan ja suomentajan näkökulmista tarkasteltuna

Huxley, Aldous, Elämän kontrapunkti
Hämäläinen, Helvi, Sukupolveni unta
Inoue, Yasushi, Erään väärentäjän elämä*
Jančar, Drago, Kaleeriorja
Jansson, Tove, Aurinkokaupunki
Jung, C.G, & Kerényi, C. The Science of Mythology*
Jylhä, Yrjö, Runoja
Järnefelt, Arvid, Vanhempieni romaani
Kerouac, Jack, Desolation Angels* **
Klaucke, Eija, Englantilainen puutarha
Korvenala, Teija, Feminismi ja feministinen kirjallisuudentutkimus kotimaisessa ja käännetyssä kaunokirjallisuudessa
Kosovel, Srečko, Punainen raketti
Krauss, Nicole, Forest Dark
Krohn, Julius, Nuoren ylioppilaan kirjeitä 1850-luvulta
Kurjensaari, Matti, Veljeni merellä myrskyävällä
Laitinen, Kai, Aino Kallas 1897—1921
Lehtonen, Rea, Ad lib.*
Lieberson, Stanley, A Matter of Taste*
Linjama, Jyrki, Topiikan juhla. Näkökulmia topoksen ja rakenteen suhteeseen
Linnalaakso, Sara, Roolirunon minän rakentuminen Sanna Karlströmin runoteoksessa Harry Harlow'n rakkauselämät ja Satu Mannisen runoteoksessa Sateeseen unohdettu saari
Lundberg, Ulla-Lena, Metsästäjän hymy. Matkoja kalliotaiteen maailmassa
Martinson, Harry, Kulkijan pilvilinnat
McPherson, Catriona, The Burry Man’s Day*
חנה סנש ,אהרון ,מגד‎‎
Mehran, Marsha, Lumoavien mausteiden kahvila
Meriluoto, Aila, Kimeä metsä* **
מעטש, סערגיי, א מעת לעת אויפן אינזל ציילאן
Munthe, Axel, Huvila meren rannalla
Nabokov, Vladimir, Lahja
Nieminen, Pertti, Jadepuu. Kiinan runoutta II* **
Pavić, Milorad, Kasaarisanakirja. Naisten painos*
Pennanen, Eila, Tunnustelua. Kirjallisuusesseitä
א. פושקין, א מעשה וועגען א פישער און א פישעלע
Puuska-Joki, Kaisu, On aika illan...
Queneau, Raymond, Exercices de style*
Rajala, Panu, Unio Mystica. Mika Waltarin elämä ja teokset
Ramstedt, G.J., Seitsemän retkeä itään. Lähettiläänä Nipponissa
Rosten, Leo, The New Joys of Yiddish
Räikkönen, Erkki, Svinhufvudin kertomukset Siperiasta
Saarisalo, Aapeli, Aurora Karamzin ja hänen aikansa
פסח על שום מה? הגדה של פסח ,הרב יונתן זקס*
Sacks, Jonathan, Radical Then, Radical Now*
Sagan, Françoise, Ett moln på min himmel
Salakka, Hannu, Tauko ennen laulua*
Salmelainen, Eino, Tarinaa teatterista
Sansone, Caterina & Alessandro Tota, Palacinche. Histoire d'une exilée*
Schildt, Göran, Nykyaika
Schildt, Göran, Purjehdukseni Daphnella
דער זייגער. א מעשה ,שלום־עליכם
Sillanpää, F.E., Elokuu
Simenon, Georges, Le chat*
Smith, Zadie, NW
Tagore, Rabindranath, Villilintuja*
Tuomaala, Emilia, ”Hieno, pieni kiekura, sureksi en tahdo ma”. Aikuisuuden kuvaaminen Peppi Pitkätossu -lastenromaaneissa
Vaara, Elina, Sadunkertoja*
Veltheim, Katri, Kultainen rinkeli
Venemies, Heidi, Dummköpfe te olette joka sorkka! Kaunokirjallisuudessa esiintyvästä monikielisyydestä ja sen kääntämisestä
Viljanen, Paavo, Unkarin tähdet*
Waltari, Mika, Kaarina Maununtytär
Waltari, Mika, Sinuhe egyptiläinen
Wennervirta, L., Eero Järnefelt ja hänen aikansa 1863—1937
Wuolijoki, Hella, Koulutyttönä Tartossa*
Yiddish Tales (translated by Helena Frank)
Yousafzai, Malala, Minä olen Malala
Zilliacus, Benedict, Kertomus kadonneesta saaresta* **




BOOKS READ IN 2020
[205 books]



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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