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  • Birthday 12/18/1981

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    Helsinki, Finland
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    Books, dogs and music!

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  1. I bought two books yesterday, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and One of Us by ├ůsne Seierstad. Found them both at a charity shop
  2. What's your current news about?

    Horrible news Seriously? Wow. Holy crap! I did not know that could happen over there!
  3. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    I watched a Star Wars movie last, called Force Awakens or something. Hadn't planned on it but it was on telly for the first time ever over here. I liked it!
  4. Round Robin Challenge 2018

    Challenges to me: Dead Wake by Erik Larson (willoyd) Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker (chesilbeach) Red Dog by Louis De Bernieres (chaliepud) One in a House on Fire by Andrea Ashworth (Alexi) Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Madeleine) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (Karen.d) Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (Ben) The Running Man by Richard Bachman (More reading time required) The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan (Little Pixie) Challenges by me: willoyd: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake Madeleine: Bleak House by Charles Dickens chesilbeach: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides karen.d: Cujo by Stephen King Alexi: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay by Michael Chabon chaliepud: Cannery Row by John Steinbeck Little Pixie: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak More reading time required: East of Eden by John Steinbeck Ben: HHhH by Laurent Binet
  5. Round Robin Year-long Challenge

    Great choice, I think it's a book that I wouldn't have gone for myself and now I will pick it up sooner rather than later! I've seen bits of the movie and it's... outstanding Birdsong it is then! I'm sorry I'm so late with this, but my challenge to you is HHhH by Laurent Binet! I was happy to see the book on your TBR list, I hope you will enjoy it, as I hope to do so myself when I get a chance to read it! It's on my TBR list, too! Sorry for the mixed up quote block! I can't figure out how to make it right... In any case, thanks Little Pixie for this suggestion! I started reading this book ages ago and really loved what I read but never managed to finish! I'm looking forward to reading it now!
  6. Oh but where else would we ever go.... I'm sorry that last year was not a good reading year for you. Here's hoping this one will be a much better!
  7. Oh crap, I'm really sorry to hear that I hope something else comes up soon! Happy reading in 2018, Brian!
  8. What are you listening to?

    I had to google the word 'busker'. I confess I don't know for sure what you mean! Do you mean a lot of buskers play that Oasis song I mentioned? I don't think I've ever heard it played by a busker. Then again, it's colder over here and so maybe we have fewer buskers over here. Interesting!
  9. It was fun till I noticed my bookcases were mighty dusty and started coughing and decided to give up for the day I'm on sick leave and I'm not feeling too robust so I'll continue some other day.
  10. Noll's 2018 Reads

    I think this is a fabulous idea! Great pages you've done already! It really is a lot of money Even though it would go towards a pretty freaking good cause! I know what you mean. I've stopped doing a whole lot of things since I got employed. Now it's a miracle if I get any -real- stuff done at all. However, I think you are doing more than you give yourself credit for. You've started your gratitude journal, and you are playing video games which you love, and you are spending quality time with your partner! You've also managed to read a lot of books this year already! I wish you a very happy reading year in 2018, Nollaig!
  11. What are you listening to?

    Decades later, this is still an amazing song <3
  12. I will be shelving about 30 or so books today, I've kept them in a cardboard box or two for a few months. Poor books! They are books I've bought in the past 3-4 months.
  13. What Are You Watching Now? - 2018

    Any favorite characters you have? I'm still on the fence. I liked Richard to begin with but now I find him a bit boring and annoying. Erlich is funny!
  14. Andrea's reading in 2018

    I second the motion, a three year slump is enough indeed! Here's to a brilliant reading year in 2018, Andrea!! I hope life's treating you well these days
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