Profile Image


Age 47
Joined Friday, February 16, 2007
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 1,160
released in the wild 0 774
controlled releases 0 168
releases caught 0 238
controlled releases caught 0 162
books found 0 152
tell-a-friend referrals 0 104
new member referrals 0 15
forum posts 0 3,842
Extended Profile
Puhun suomea. / I speak English. / Parlo italiano. / Jag talar (lite) svenska. / Ich spreche (ein bisschen) Deutsch.

Past SGG and HGG thanks to: Alejanda, ApoloniaX, arjamaaria, AsianWaterfall, Aspen72, bettyspaghetty, blue1236, Chania, dg7500, dotdot, Elsje86, Erishkigal, footymadgill, hakkalina, hetku77, hippolein, Judygreeneyes, jumpingin, kasenka, Lasikello, lukutuoli, millycat, miumaumou, myntti, pfiffigunde2, Pippis, Rakuna, Releanna, Savotar, Scarabo, Sfogs, Sobergirl, teenie-k, thegoaliegirl, thy, TiffanyAching, Tinina67, Totje2, Vanigliacocco, Vekiki, whitehorsy, YellowBow and zzz! Also, thanks to my Secret Santa whiskeyjane!

My userpic was drawn for me by the very talented necoconeco - thanks again! :-)

Jos on mitään ongelmia PM:n lähettämisen kanssa, minulle voi laittaa myös suoraan s-postia osoitteeseen nioran (at) gmail piste com. / If there are any problems with reaching me by PM, please feel free to e-mail me at nioran (at) gmail dot com!

  • Liikun Finnish-Suomi -foorumilla / I'm a regular on the Finnish-Suomi forum.

  • Boirinan hienoja BC-lappuja eri kielillä / Boirina's BC labels in a great variety of languages (thanks Boirina!!)

    My book tastes

    I'm a pretty omnivorous reader and always hungry for more books, although I re-read my old favorites a lot as well. My reading languages are generally Finnish, English and Italian. Swedish and German are not out of the question either. Whenever possible, I read books in either their original language or my first language (Finnish). Sometimes I amuse myself comparing translations to different languages to the original text or among themselves.

    I have far too many literary favorites to list anywhere, but my top favorite writers include J.R.R. Tolkien, Patrick O'Brian, Stanislaw Lem, Umberto Eco, Rex Stout, Terry Pratchett, Gerald Durrell and Tove Jansson. Some top favorite novels not by the authors I just listed: J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Richard Adams's Watership Down. I also adore Hugo Pratt's graphic novels about Corto Maltese. And I enthusiastically read the Harry Potters. Just to give you an idea. (It's pretty much needless to offer me any of those books or anything by those authors, unless it's on my wish list, because I tend to already have what I want... In that sense this is somewhat irrelevant to my BookCrossing hobby, I guess.)

    I haven't read every book I have registered and passed on and do sometimes acquire and register books just because they are on someone's wish list. So the content of my BC bookshelf reflects my personal reading habits to a limited degree only.

    My bookcrossing habits

    I release books which I have unnecessary extra copies of, or which I just do not need to keep in my own bookshelf. (Occasionally I may also register a book in order to lend it to other BCers.) My relatively huge bookshelves are full and I need to make a bit of room there from time to time; otherwise, to be honest, I would never mind keeping unnecessary books. Well, there is the consideration of them weighing terribly and taking such a lot of boxes whenever I move... And obviously I have the moral obligation to introduce new readers to quality literature. :-)

    I do not mind at all if people decide to keep a book I have released, as long as this isn't in the middle of a bookring/ray. I hope other bookcrossers do not mind me occasionally placing a BC book in my permanent collection (I won't if the releaser disapproves). Please note that many (but not all) of the books on my Wish List are ones I would like to keep.

    Lists and statistics (not up to date)

    Release/catch statistics: So far, I have made 515 wild releases (two more than the official figure due to three wild releases having been caught before I managed to make release notes and one having been given away to a fellow BCer after the wild release notes were made). I have had more than 83 of the wild releases caught and used to keep track of my catch percentage (27 % the last time I looked), but I lost count toward the end of 2009. Hope to catch up at some point again.

    I have sent BC books to (in addition to Finland): Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA

    I have released books in the wild in (outside Finland): Estonia, France, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, UK

    I have received BC books from (in addition to Finland): Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA

    Bookrings and bookrays which I host:

    (none at present)

    Agentti Appelsiini
    Baarien nainen (rinki)
    The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
    The Five People You Meet in Heaven (ray)
    Fragile Things
    Hiljainen voima (Indonesia-kirja) (ray)
    Irti kiusaamisen kierteestä
    Maailmanloppu tulee! (ensimmäinen muumisarjakuva)
    The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories
    Minä ja Muro
    Nanny Ogg's Cookbook
    National Velvet
    Nimbus ja tähdet
    Palele porvari! ja muita kirjoituksia
    Q's Legacy
    Rihata (Guadeloupe-kirja) (ray)
    Setäni arvo siitä nousee (Georgia-kirja) (ray)
    Troolattua saimaannorppaa ja 124 muuta: teekkarijäynien historiaa
    Tuuvan talli 1-3

    Bookrings I'm participating in (this means the book has already come and gone):

    A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
    Outside the Dog Museum by Jonathan Carroll
    American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    Bridget Jones's Guide to Life by Helen Fielding
    Tuulen varjo by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
    Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
    Herra Ibrahim ja Koraanin kukkaset by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
    X-files (Pirkan kielletyt niksit)
    Middlemarch by George Eliot
    Vadelmavenepakolainen by Miika Nousiainen
    Varoitus! Älä niele nauloja! by Jouni Paakkinen
    The Sleeping Buddha by Hamida Chafour
    Kiroileva siili by Milla Paloniemi
    Hyacinth Bucket's Book of Etiquette
    House of Orphans by Helen Dunmore
    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
    Bookcrossing Suomi Vuosikirja 2008
    Äiti ratissa by Lise Nørgaard
    Hetki lyö hiirelle by Michael Hoeye
    Kanna itsesi kauniisti by Lotta Sonninen
    Kiroileva siili 2 by Milla Paloniemi
    Illalla pelataan Afrikan tähteä by Merete Mazzarella
    Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know by Ranulph Fiennes
    Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary) by Jeff Strand
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
    Medicien naapurissa by Kirsi Piha

    Bookrays I'm participating in (this means the book has already come and gone):

    Isoäitini eroottiset kansantarinat by Robert Antoni
    The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
    Taide-suomi-sanakirja by Veli-Pekka Lehtonen and Ilkka Mattila
    Aution saaren unelma by Lucy Irvine
    Bushmannit viimeisellä hiekkadyynillään by Erkki Hynönen
    Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
    Adoptoitu by Anu Rohima Mylläri

    Challenges and similar

    Challenges which I've made:
    * Douglas Adams -haaste (in Finnish, started on April 26, 2007)
    * Matemaattinen lukuhaaste (in Finnish, started on August 1, 2007)
    * Maailmanparannus(syntymäpäivä)haaste (in Finnish, started on January 4, 2008)
    * Verenluovutushaaste (in Finnish, started on June 24, 2008)
    * Ei kysyvä tieltä eksy -vapautushaaste (in Finnish, started on August 22, 2008)
    * Muu maa mustikka -vapautushaaste (in Finnish, started on March 17, 2009)
    * Afrikan Tähti -kirjavapautuspeli 1.12.2009-1.12.2010 (in Finnish)

    Challenges which I've taken:
    * May Flowers / Botanical Release Challenge (started in January 2007 by Alvhyttan)
    * Villi Vappuhaaste (in Finnish, started in April 2007 by Valpuri)
    * Elokuvakirjahaaste (in Finnish, started in May 2007 by dotdot)
    * Aakkosellinen lukuhaaste 2007 (in Finnish, started in May 2007 by bookwormess)
    * BC-vuosipäivähaaste (in Finnish, starter in August 2007 by Airam67)
    * Jouluhaaste (in Finnish, started in September 2007 by Ipsu)
    * TBR-vuoren louhintahaaste 1.12.07-30.4.08 (in Finnish, started in November 2007 by Tarna)
    * Tieteenedistämishaaste (in Finnish, started in January 2008 by Jaakko196)
    * Edistä suomalaista kirjallisuutta (in Finnish, started in January 2008 by Alejanda)
    * Postikorttihaasteleikki (in Finnish, started in February 2008 by Pellu)
    * Ihan ufo haaste (in Finnish, started in May 2008 by CatharinaL)
    * Kesäkirjoja pikkupaikkakunnille 2008 (in Finnish, started in May 2008 by Alejanda and arjamaaria)
    * Syyshaaste (in Finnish, started in August 2008 by stinaP)
    * Monopoli-vapautuspeli (in Finnish, started in August 2008 by VariC)
    * Asemalla soitellaan ja luetaan (in Finnish, started in April 2009 by Pinni)
    * Sanatarkkaan-haaste (in Finnish, started in May 2009 by Triamy)
    * Haasteleikki-vastaukseni:
    ** Arohaaste (halonhakkaajalta)
    ** Harry Potter -haaste (kasenkalta)
    ** Postikorttihaaste (halonhakkaajalta)
    ** Puhelias haaste (hippoleinilta)
    ** Aurinkoinen haaste (Becky77:lta)
    ** Urautumisen torjuntahaaste (VariC:lta)

    * Joensuun joulukalenterivapautukset 2007
    * Kirjan ja ruusun päivä 2008 Joensuussa
    * Vapaudenpuiston puistovapautus Joensuussa 26.8.2008
    * Joensuulaisten tuunaamia kirjoja
    * Holiday Gift Giving 2008
    * Joensuun joulukalenterivapautukset 2008
    * Summer Gift Giving 2009
    * Holiday Gift Giving 2009
    * Joensuun joulukalenterivapautukset 2009
    * Juoksuta Nioraa (BC-3-vuotisvapautushaaste itselleni)
    Kirjan ja ruusun päivä 2010 Joensuussa
  • Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.