Profile Image  

CatharinaL

From Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

Age 43

Joined Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Home page not provided

Recent Book Activity

Statistics

4 weeksall time
books registered 7 475
released in the wild 0 229
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 73
controlled releases caught 0 0
books found 3 210
tell-a-friend referrals 0 315
new member referrals 0 11
forum posts 17 1,033

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

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


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, and Swedish; less in other languages (but it happens). Originals and translations. Poetry, prose, drama, comics, non-fiction. I'm drawn to reading about ideologies & identities, the past & the present, art & life, language & communication, structure & style. 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, as I often register and release books with the intention of having someone else enjoy them more than I did. I'd love to hear from fellow bookcrossers—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. My literary resolutions for 2018 are a) to read more in French, b) to venture further into Judaica, c) to be more diverse and less predictable in my reading, 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.



Catch Rate of My True Wild Releases: < 29%
Wild Books I Have Found: 68
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
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'm participating in Annimanni's virolainen lukuhaaste for reading Estonian literature (closes Dec 31, 2018)
I'm participating in sakirmo's Countries of the World reading challenge (closes Apr 30, 2018)
I'm participating in toukokuu's Ranska-haaste for reading & releasing French literature (closes May 13, 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:
Ei omena kauas puusta putoa, vai Pojasta polvi paranee, a writing challenge (closes January 14, 2019)
Nojatuolimatka for reading and journaling travel literature (closes July 4, 2018)
Oikeita käsiä ja vähän vasempiakin (closed May 31, 2013)



BOOKS READ OR BEING READ IN 2018
[57 books to date; *) signifies re-reading; **) signifies a bookcrossing book]

Acquarone, Cecilia Rosa, Barriers, Borders and Crossings in British Postcolonial Fiction: A Gender Perspective
Aejmelaeus, Anneli, Täyttä hepreaa
Акунин, Борис, Азазель**
Akunin, Boris, Turkkilainen gambiitti
Apollinaire, Guillaume, Murhattu runoilija
Auster, Paul & Coetzee, J.M., Tässä ja nyt. Kirjeitä ystävyydestä
Berlin, Isaiah, Siili ja kettu
Bernard-Donals, Michael & Fernheimer, Janice W. (eds.), Jewish Rhetorics. History, Theory, Practice
Bouvard, Philippe, Je suis mort, et alors?...**
Calvino, Italo, The Path to the Spider's Nests
Carle, Eric, הזחל הרעב
Cascella, Daniela, En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing
Church, James, Korealainen kuurupiilo**
Donner, Jörn & Häikiö, Martti, Suomi-kuva vuonna nolla* **
Dosick, Wayne D., Living Judaism
Elton, Ben, High Society
Favilli, Elena & Cavallo, Francesca, Iltasatuja kapinallisille tytöille
Foer, Jonathan Safran, Everything Is Illuminated*
Foer, Jonathan Safran, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Gies, Miep & Gold, Alison Leslie, Anne Frank, suojattini
Ginsburgh, Yitzchak, The Dreidel's Hidden Meanings
Goethe, J.W. von, Selected Poems**
Halevi, Judah, Kitab al Khazari (English translation)
Ishiguro, Kazuo, Menneen maailman maalari*
Itäranta, Emmi, Memory of Water
Jacobs, Jill Suzanne, Hebrew for Dummies
Kinnunen, Anja, Adrianmeren Riviera**
Kivi, Aleksis, Kihlaus* **
אורן קוזלובסקי, האוטו של אמא ואבא
Kunnas, Mauri, Koiramäen Suomen historia
Kureishi, Hanif, Love in a Blue Time
Le Clézio, J.M.G., The Interrogation
Linna, Väinö, Unknown Soldiers
Lutes, Jason, Berliini: Savuinen kaupunki
Martin, George R.R., Jäälohikäärme
Meriluoto, Aila, Kimeä metsä**
Moilanen, Paula, Vallan varjoissa
Mulsow, Martin & Popkin, Richard H. (eds.), Secret Conversions to Judaism in Early Modern Europe
Murakami, Haruki, Mistä puhun kun puhun juoksemisesta
Nieminen, Pertti, Mandariini kainalossa
Portin, Petter, Musta timantti
Pylkkö, Tommi, Terveisiä kaikille! Postikortteja Suomesta
Ruttenberg, Danya, Yentl's Revenge. The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism
Sade, D.A.F. de, Ernestine* **
Sagan, Françoise, Un certain sourire* **
Saint-Exupéry, Consuelo de, Ruusun muistelmat*
Sartre, Jean-Paul, Drei Essays
Schaeffer, Neil. Marquis de Sade. A Life
Schulman, Alex, Skynda att älska*
Sutinen, Ville-Juhani, Transit. Kirjallinen tutkimusmatka
Umar, Mohammed, Amina
Vegh, Shoshana, מולי רוצה לשיר
Vidal, Gore, Julian* **
Viikilä, Jukka, Akvarelleja Engelin kaupungista
Wallach, Jafa, Bitter Freedom
Westö, Kjell, Rikinkeltainen taivas
Wise Brown, Margaret, לילה טוב ירח



THE HelMet READING CHALLENGE 2018
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. In recent years, the HelMet Reading Challenge has become something of a phenomenon all across Finland; so yes, as a first-time participant I’m a super late adopter. I will be free-styling and I will be making my own rules, but I’m expecting an interesting journey and interesting discoveries nevertheless!


1. A story featuring a theme of moving houses: Kivi, Aleksis, Kihlaus www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843595/
2. A Finnish collection of poetry: Portin, Petter, Musta timantti
3. The first book in a series: Акунин, Борис, Азазель www.bookcrossing.com/---/5896147
4. The book title contains a geographical location: Kunnas, Mauri, Koiramäen Suomen historia
5. A book set in the decade you were born: Pylkkö, Tommi, Terveisiä kaikille! Postikortteja Suomesta [a library book]
6. A book published in several formats
7. A book set in a fictional fantasy land or world: Itäranta, Emmi, Memory of Water [a library book]
8. A book written by a writer from the Baltic countries
9. A book with a monochrome cover
10. A book chosen for you by a friend or a family member: Westö, Kjell, Rikinkeltainen taivas
11. A book with a happy ending
12. A graphic novel: Lutes, Jason, Berliini: Savuinen kaupunki [a library book]
13. A book that only has one or two characters: Halevi, Judah, Kitab al Khazari [online]
14. A book set in two or more countries: Auster, Paul & Coetzee, J.M., Tässä ja nyt. Kirjeitä ystävyydestä [a library book]
15. A book translated by an award-winning translator: Calvino, Italo, The Path to the Spider's Nests [a library book]
16. A story about reading a book: Cascella, Daniela, En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing
17. A book about social injustice: Ruttenberg, Danya, Yentl's Revenge. The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism
18. A story about making a movie
19. A story about parenthood or parenting
20. A biography of an artist: Schaeffer, Neil. Marquis de Sade. A Life [online]
21. A book outside your personal comfort zone: Elton, Ben, High Society
22. A book with references to popular culture: Murakami, Haruki, Mistä puhun kun puhun juoksemisesta [a library book]
23. A story featuring the sea: Le Clézio, J.M.G., The Interrogation
24. A sad book: James Church, Korealainen kuurupiilo www.bookcrossing.com/---/14883097
25. A collection of short stories: Kureishi, Hanif, Love in a Blue Time [a library book]
26. A book about a place you haven’t visited: Sagan, Françoise, Un certain sourire www.bookcrossing.com/---/11441832/
27. A story featuring a rainbow family or a same-gender couple
28. The words in the book title are in alphabetical order: Viikilä, Jukka, Akvarelleja Engelin kaupungista [a library book]
29. A story featuring a dragon: Martin, George R.R., Jäälohikäärme [a library book]
30. A book set in the time of WW1: Apollinaire, Guillaume, Murhattu runoilija [a library book]
31. A book you are slightly afraid of reading: Goethe, J.W. von, Selected Poems www.bookcrossing.com/---/12812155/
32. A story about going to school or studying: Umar, Mohammed, Amina [a library book]
33. A survival story: Moilanen, Paula, Vallan varjoissa [a library book]
34. A story in which something new is born or created: Carle, Eric, הזחל הרעב [online]
35. A book about a former Eastern bloc country: Foer, Jonathan Safran, Everything Is Illuminated [a library book]
36. A book in which a poem or poetry plays a key role: Nieminen, Pertti, Mandariini kainalossa [a library book]
37. The author has the same first or last name as one member of your family: Sutinen, Ville-Juhani, Transit. Kirjallinen tutkimusmatka [a library book]
38. The book cover features a vehicle of transport: אורן קוזלובסקי, האוטו של אמא ואבא [online]
39. A book written by an immigrant: Wallach, Jafa. Bitter Freedom [online]
40. A story featuring a pet animal
41. Choose a book randomly: Bouvard, Philippe, Je suis mort, et alors?... www.bookcrossing.com/---/14877928
42. The book title includes an adjective: Wise Brown, Margaret, לילה טוב ירח [online]
43. A Finnish book translated into another language: Linna, Väinö, Unknown Soldiers [a library book]
44. A book related to a game: Ginsburgh, Yitzchak, The Dreidel's Hidden Meanings [online]
45. An award-winning book of nonfiction: Gies, Miep & Gold, Alison Leslie, Anne Frank, suojattini www.bookcrossing.com/---/14870164/
46. The book title consists of only one word: Vidal, Gore, Julian www.bookcrossing.com/---/1472883
47. A story told from the viewpoint of a child: Schulman, Alex, Skynda att älska
48. A book whose protagonist you would like to be: Favilli, Elena & Cavallo, Francesca, Iltasatuja kapinallisille tytöille
49. A book published in 2018
50. A book recommended to you by a librarian


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





Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.