Review: The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know – because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned (1922)

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Review: Howards End by E.M. Forster

“Only connect!”
~E.M. Forster, Howards End (1910)

Dear all,

let me kick off the series of reviews by the very first item on My Top 30 Books, Howards End by E.M. Forster. I will review all 30 items on the list in the order of appearance. The purpose of the review is not to spoil all the fun but give an outline of the atmosphere in the book.

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Kulttuurikohteet 2016

Heippa,

toukokuussa tein yhden elämäni parhaista hankinnoista – ostin museokortin. Korttia mainostetaan “vuoden mittaisena kulttuurimatkana” ja sitä se tosiaan on ollutkin. Kulttuuriaddiktio on taattu!

Alla listausta kronologisessa järjestyksessä erilaisista kulttuurikohteista – näyttelyistä, konserteista ja teatteriesityksistä. Ensi vuonna on sitten uudet kujeet uusine kohteineen. Tammikuun lopussa onkin vuorossa Sonata Arctican keikka The Circuksessa ja toukokuussa 2017 KISS:in konsertti.

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My Top 30 Books

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

On the topic of books, I never seem to have gotten over Albert Camus’ L’Étranger/The Stranger/The Outsider (1942). It was one of the first books that made me really think about what it means to be a human. The book was a compulsory read during those educating years at high school. All the signs were there to hate the book – all things mandatory made one automatically to be hesitant and mostly skeptical. But luckily there are exceptions to the rule.

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Yay, my first post!

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“There is no page. There is only the idea of a page”
~WordPress Essential Training at LinkedIn

Hi all,

this is my very first post. I’ve been prejudiced about starting a blog, but the interest to develop my technical skills got the better of me, so here we go. What I’ll mainly focus on is literature and culture. I’ll be doing reviews on books that I’ve read and keep you posted on the exhibitions and museums I visit as well. At times there might be room for story times.

Check out the listing of all the exhibitions, museums, plays and concerts that I’ve visited in 2016 (in Finnish).

Welcome and feel free to leave a comment and give feedback!

Take care,
fictivestina

PS. Check out the article The lifelong benefits of reading at the World Economic Forum website.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde