Listopia: Fun and less fun facts about books read in 2017

According to my good friend Goodreads, I’m 5 books ahead of schedule in terms of reading goals for 2017. This year I had to lower my standards, so the goal for the entire year is only at 30 books, out of which I have up to this point read 25. So, all in all, I’m doing pretty good, but the latter part of the year will be less filled with reading.

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Helsingin alkukesän galleriavinkit

Watching people watching art. Photo: Pixabay (CC0 Public Domain)
Taiteen katsomisen tarkkailua. Kuva: Pixabay (CC0 Public Domain)

Hyvä Helsingin kesäväki! Aikaisemmin tällä viikolla vinkkasin teille museonäyttelyistä, nyt olisivat vuorossa galleriasuositukset. Gallerioiden valinta osoittautui paljon haastavammaksi tehtäväksi kuin museoiden valitseminen.

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Helsingin alkukesän museovinkit

Liikennelaitoksen turistipalveluauto Kauppatorilla. Kuva: Unto Laitila / Helsingin kaupunginmuseo (CC BY 4.0)
Liikennelaitoksen turistipalveluauto Kauppatorilla. Kuva: Unto Laitila / Helsingin kaupunginmuseo (CC BY 4.0)

Aurinkoista kesää kaikille! Poikkeuksellisesti innostuin suomenkielisestä blogipostauksesta näin kesän kynnyksellä. Johan tässä on päästy talvesta ja pimeydestä nauttimaan, ei ihme kun on kielet menneet sekaisin.

Kesän sadepäivien ratoksi alla 10 poimintaa museoiden näyttelyistä, joihin kannattaa suunnistaa. Näyttelyissä käyminen on vähän kuin matkustaisi pienoiskoossa – ja matkailuhan tunnetusti avartaa ja vaihtelu virkistää. Vai miten se nyt menikään?

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Listopia: Best Dystopian Novels and Books

“You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension.”
~Nikola Tesla

With The Handmaid’s Tale based on Margaret Atwood‘s novel of the same name hitting the screens, it is time to consider what other dystopian novels and stories one should read. I find dystopian novels and stories to be among my favorite genres of literature.

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Listopia: Best of Finnish Fiction

“You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is.”
~Tove Jansson, Comet in Moominland

Moikka! I could not help but check out the list on Finnish fiction on Goodreads. Check out the Top 25 list below.

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Books read in 2016

Random book. Photo: Daniel Wehner (CC BY 2.0)
Random book. Photo: Daniel Wehner (CC BY 2.0)
The book year of 2016

2016 was pretty productive in terms of the quantitative as well as qualitative aspect of reading. As of 31 December 2016, I read altogether 52 books, amounting to over 10,000 pages. Below you’ll find a listing of some of the novels, short stories and other books I read. Most of the non-fictional works that I had the pleasure of reading are not included.

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Books to read in the future

Pile of Books. Photo: Raoul Luoar (CC BY 2.0)
Pile of Books. Photo: Raoul Luoar (CC BY 2.0)

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Don’t you think that sometimes there isn’t enough time to read? That you’d like to leave everything else aside and only read your life away. No? Well, in that case have fun doing whatever you’ll be doing instead of reading 🙂

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