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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


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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...


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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...


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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...


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Sisotowbell Lane -

It's been a busy past few weeks. In addition to trying to finish my PhD, I've also been teaching a couple of courses - one of them some 400 kms from where I live. It was great fun, though, to get an opportunity to take a train to a completely unknown city, stay the night at a fine hotel, talk about literature to  bunch of motivated students, and spend the rest of the time walking around the old part of the city with my mouth hanging slightly open. I hadn't quite realised the Neristan in ...


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Inside the Bannus Field -

I've set my yearly goal on Goodreads at 125, but this year I read 151 books. I read 20 books in Finnish and the rest in English. View Poll: Books 2016 View Poll: #2060638


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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...


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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...


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My So Called Life -

This week has been bit Harry Potterish week. On Monday I started to re-read the Half-Blood Prince, got it finished yesterday. And today, I went to see it as a movie. And I gotta say that I really did enjoy the movie and loved it and all. It did have few changes and some added scenes that weren't in the book, but I still did like it. I have already accepted the fact that if movie is based on book, the movie can't be just like the book. Some parts must be left away and some parts must change...


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My So Called Life -

Last time I wrote here I had 3 weeks of summer break left. Now I have 3 days! :D I was supposed to write here earlier, but.. Better late than never. So, about the weekend I told you about in the previous post. I went to the FFfin-meeting and because the weather was pretty nice, warm but bit cloudy and windy, we went to beach. We had pretty fun there. AND after many many many years, I went to swim!!! It was nice :) We were there for few hours and then I headed home and others headed to...


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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...


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Rehellinen Blogi -

“Hyvän ja pahan tunteminen näyttää olevan kaiken etiikan tutkiskelun päämäärä. Ensimmäinen kristillisen etiikan päämäärä on poistaa tämä tunteminen…Ihminen alkuperäisessä tilassa tuntee yhden asian: Jumalan. Hänen yhteydessään Jumalan kanssa, hän tuntee muut ihmiset, muut asiat, ja itsensä. Hän tuntee kaikki asiat...


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EstonianDreams -

Children's residence permits finally came through a couple of weeks ago- after six months of bureacracy. The long way to the migration office became very familiar for me during that time. Every time I thought I had all the required papers they told me I need something more, and usually something that was quite hard to get. When I got the notice that they are ready and I can collect them from the bank, a new circle of bureaucracy began: I had to proove in strange ways that I really am their...


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Pekkaboy -

I thought about that I do not write on my blog before we get a new traffic sign in Haaga, but then I decided against it. I realized that it will take as long as I predicted. And if I do not write, no one would read this. So let’s write. Jukka got a challenge from a friend of his, it is a book challenge in which you have to name a list of books. After you have explained why these books are important to you, you can challenge five persons to this challenge. Even though it would be extremely...


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my life in color -

Here's a quick peek to what I read last year during my bus rides to and from work. Good books, meh books, brilliant books, funny books, books that touched your heart and tore into your soul.


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Mervi's Book reviews -

Here’s the post where I gather links to all books, novellas, and comics I’ll read 2019. And a challenge summary. Challenges: Helsinki library’s (helmet) challenge (50) January 1, Advertisements


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Kotiliesi -

Sosiaalinen media mahdollistaa uusia tapoja innostua kirjoista toisten kirjanystävien kanssa. Esimerkiksi Instagramiin on muodostunut alati kasvava kirjaintoilijoiden joukko, jotka ottavat tileilleen kuvia ainoastaan kirjoista. Ilmiötä kutsutaan käsitteellä bookstagram.


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hello lover -

24years old Author Meet the 24years old Nigerian author Tomi Adeyemi, writer of "Children of Blood and Bones" a #1 New York Times Bestseller which is set to be a movie. She was recently interviewed on #Jimmyfallontonightshow.....Go girl!!


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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


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Rehellinen Blogi -

Useimmat meistä ottavat itsensä liian vakavasti ja Jumalan liian kevyesti. Siinä hengessä C.S. Lewis sanookin: "Ei ole mitään parempaa ääntä kuin aikuisen miehen nauru" (There’s no sound I like better than adult male laughter.)


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suzi9mm -

well, i didnt know Noam Chomsky was banned from entering Israel. makes sense now that I read more about what he's said. not that it's so radical, but Israel is so sensitive. i stopped over at the nearby 2nd hand bookshop but it's always dangerous. i spent an hour there and went a bit overboard perhaps. got 2 smaller books for doctor; Chomsky's On Anarchism and a Graphic Guide to Sartre. and for myself i seem to have decided to take up latin again (cos unsurprisingly you forget a language if you...


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The Freelancer's Fashionblog -

The crowd-funded Atelieri O.Haapala book is finally here and it is so beautiful I almost want to cry! The bi-lingual book -the texts are both in Finnish and English- features the studio's portraits and distinctive style of photography from the last decade (the studio/project was active 2008-2016 and produced more than 7000 portraits),  taking you on a journey trough an imaginary past: Performers, artists, family portraits, guests at events who photographed themselves in the popup photo booth...


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Parallel lines -

Lukenut ja opiskellut koko päivän. Rankkaa! Reading and studying all day. Tough! – A day’s work – Advertisements


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My So Called Life -

So, my nephew had to stay in hospital and I headed back to home for two days. Today I came to Kuopio with my parents because of family reunion. Here was about 20 people. Some of them were new faces to me. We had nice time for few hours but now almost everyone has left away. Only those who stay at this camping site are here. This camping site is very nice but not as nice as the one where we were last summer. But this time we have cabin with own beach, row boat and sauna. We're gonna stay here...


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outrageous outings -

three years ago i was quite in tune with my inner bookworm judging from a little note i wrote about admiration . nevertheless, being the one-click addict that i am, my amazon shipments have lately included a couple of memoirs – literature i knew to steer clear of before. judging from how i feel right now, i probably should have kept on avoiding them. since i never really discuss books here, this may seem an odd way to start – although i am not promising any continuance – but here goes...


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suzi9mm -

i went out shopping yesterdayday. Superdrug, Poundlound, Body Shop. thats where i started, let the history books note it. well, they were next to each other and near home, so. but it was so nice going out, walking on my own. certainly this bout made me appreciate my health. it was also sunny so i really enjoyed myself. Poundland was especially fruitfull, there was a Jon Ronson book for a £! also got 2 carrots and ginger on my way home from the next door under railway bridge shop. a pink phone...


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The Freelancer's Fashionblog -

Four things right-right now. The books above my head. A cat in the after noon sunshine. Reading the Egytptian Book of the Dead (but now I got distracted with a documentary on Marie Antoinette's coiffures.) I want Mikael Hadreas pants. As a side note; this was the first time I made a post in one sitting without moving anything else than my arms to take photos and grab the laptop. So now we know that!


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Desperatehell -

It seems that I have had loads of things to do during a week for this post has been waiting in drafts since last Sunday. Well yes I have been sewing this week and I try to introduce my newest creation as soon as possible. Atypically it's something else as black this time, perhaps that coming spring has affected my mind unconsciously. Usually in the spring time I find  'the colors'. A year ago I made a silver dress if you remember.  But can't say that the spring would be coming... it's been...


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