Tänään on 17.09.2019 07:29 ja nimipäiviään viettävät: Aili, Aila, Hildegard ja Hildegerd. Käytämme EVÄSTEITÄ | MOBIILIVERSIO M.BLOGIVIRTA.FI

Hae blogeista

li-arrow.gif Hae uutisista sanalle reading hour


Inside the Bannus Field -

Another attempt at monthly updates. I'm actually at a great reading mode this year. 75 books by the end of Junes, so I might even reach 140-150 by the end of the year. But that always depends on the reading, since some books take more time and effort than others. 66. P. N. Elrod (ed.): Hex Appeal and 67. Paula Guran (ed.): Vampires: The Recent Undead Ok theme anthologies, with some better stories and some not-so-good stories. 68. Johanna Sinisalo: Auringon ydin Mielenkiintoinen kertomus...


blogivirta.fi
Inside the Bannus Field -

Heh, well, looks like my good intentions of updating more often this year didn't actually work out. I really need to work on that. But that hasn't stopped me from reading and I'm well on track on my goal of reading at least 100 books this year. However, since I'm at about 65 books now, I just can't be bothered to talk about all the books I've read, so I decided to go for a 'best of' -option. :) 20. Mia Kankimäki: Asioita jotka saavat sydämen lyömään nopeammin (non-fiction) Kankimäen...


blogivirta.fi
Open Life -

Previously in this series: Toward strict consistency in distributed databases . Apparently, when Snapshot Isolation was invented, it was received with great enthusiasm, since it avoids all the anomalies familiar from the SQL standard. It was only as time went by that people discovered that SI had some completely new anomalies and therefore wasn't equivalent to serializeable isolation. (This I learned from the PostgreSQL paper below.) read more


blogivirta.fi
The Darklight -

Hello everybody! The new year has started already and I open this new chapter with a reading. Welcome you all!


blogivirta.fi
Love is... a wagging tail -

Just started yesterday evening another Torey Hayden book. Her books are just awesome! She is an educational psychologist and special education teacher. She has taught classes in public schools, hospitals, and mental institutions and has done research on elective mutism, physical and sexual abuse in children and bullying. In her books she tell true stories […]


blogivirta.fi
Choose a fucking big television. -

Popsugar's Reading Challenge 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge 2016 Popsugar's list: 1. A book based on a fairy tale: Winter by Marissa Meyer 2. A national book award winner: 3. A YA best seller: The Elite by Kiera Cass 4. A book you haven't read since high school: 5. A book set in your home province: Teemestarin Kirja by Emmi Itäranta 6. A book translated to English: 7. A romance set in the future: The One by Kiera Cass 8. A book set in Europe: Eld by Mats Strandberg 9. A book that's under...


blogivirta.fi
Mikko Koskinen - Politiikkaa, tietokniikkaa ja yrittäjyyttä -

I had a case where I needed to read a document content from Office 365 through REST API and use that on my project. More specifically I wanted to use the content in my Word Add-in. Back then I was struggling to be able to read the content in a correct way. I didn’t find […]


blogivirta.fi
Käyräranta -

Luen kirjoja mielestäni aivan liian vähän. Tämän vuoden tavoitteena oli lukea vähintään 30 kirjaa, mutta nyt loka-marraskuun vaihteessa lukema on vasta 12! Teini-iässä ahmin kirjoja mutten laskenut.  Viisikot, Tarzanit, Päätalot, Vonnegutit, Asimovit ja paljon muuta ja sarjakuvat. Lukeminen väheni, ainakin kirjojen kun lähdin opiskelemaan ja myöhemin työelämään. Miksi näin? Aika ei riitä


blogivirta.fi
Varaventtiili -

I have been reading Helsingin Sanomat on the iPad for 3 weeks. Here some first impressions: No News Stand integration The HS app does not integrate into the iPad News Stand, which means the morning paper is not automatically downloaded and waiting for you when you sit in the breakfast table. The download does not take very long, so this is not such a bad thing, just a minor annoyance. The download for the weekly Nyt addition, on the other hand, takes a really long time, a few minutes. And the...


blogivirta.fi
Inside the Bannus Field -

July wasn't a great reading month, but it's Summer, there's so much other stuff to do in addition to reading. 76. Tiina Raevaara: Korppinaiset Tämä romaani on itsenäinen jatko kirjalle Yö ei saa tulla . Päähenkilöt ovat samat, mutta tilanne on hyvin erilainen. Romaanissa käsitellään kuolemaa, kuoleman läheisyyttä, ja lintuja. Olen pitänyt näistä kummastakin romaanista todella paljon ja myös suositellut niitä sisarelleni. 77.- 78. Lois McMaster Bujold: "Penric's Demon" and...


blogivirta.fi
twilight cola. -

Kirja-asiaa! Maria Veitola - Veitola Yksi viime vuoden lukemiston huipuista oli Maria Veitolan omaelämäkerta. Jo kirjan rakennekin on ainutlaatuinen, aivan kuten kohdekin - se on koottu useisiin eri lehtiin useiden vuosien aikana kirjoitetuista kolumneista. Välissä on Veitolan nykyhetken minän kommentteja omiin teksteihinsä. Miten ajatukset ovat muuttuneet vuosien varsilla? Ovatko vuodet tuoneet kokemusta, onko virheistä opittu, mitkä haamut kulkevat mukana edelleen? Vastoin odotuksiani...


blogivirta.fi
Inside the Bannus Field -

February was a much slower reading month than January, mostly because the book I read or was reading didn't grab me that much, or in one case I'm still slowly reading and savouring a book that I'll probably finish this month. 16. Ekaterina Sedia: The Secret History of Moscow This book is set in Moscow in the 1990s, where people are suddenly turning into birds. A small group sets to investigate this mystery and to find one woman's missing sister. During their investigation, they find an...


blogivirta.fi
Inside the Bannus Field -

Last year I read less books than I wanted. I had my goal set on 100 books, at least, a figure I usually reach very easily. This year had a lot of other stuff that took my time and concentration away from reading, but I still read several very good books. Some statistical data: 87 works read, 74 in English, 11 in Finnish, and 2 in Swedish. 32 of them were e-books and 10 were graphic novels. View Poll: Books 2015


blogivirta.fi
Strange Finnomena -

Another week has passed, and I've still enjoyed this new lifestyle. I've always been an avid reader (ever since childhood - our parents read a lot to us, and I learned how to myself already when I was 3!), but after youth it's been difficult to find enough time to read books. When I was in University, I felt "reading-tired" after so much academical non-fiction, and preferred newspapers and


blogivirta.fi
Inside the Bannus Field -

I haven't been active in updating this journal for a while now. I guess at some point a few years ago, I just got burned out on reviewing and writing in general after having done that very actively for several years. It also didn't help that much of fandom moved over to Tumblr etc. which is just not suited for long text comments or in-depth analysis of books/tv/movies/whatever. This year I decided to try to revive this journal a bit and at least try to make monthly book/media comments which...


blogivirta.fi
Inside the Bannus Field -

I've been feeling for a while now that I could begin writing about books again, so what better way to start than to comment on the best reads of 2014. I'm not going to do any numbered listing, just comment on the most memorable reads with some silly categories. Best YA Janni Lee Simner's Bones of Faerie (reread) and Faerie Winter Set in a postacopalyptic world where a war between humans and faerie damaged both worlds, and left wild magic among humans. A young girl set out to find her mother...


blogivirta.fi