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About meI'm a Finnish expat living in London and working for a book publisher. I used to worry that editing books for a living would take the fun out of reading, but I can report with relief that that's not the case!
About my libraryI use LibraryThing to record what I've read (but not what I have in my bookshelf or wishlist). Everything I've read – from cover to cover – since joining the site is here, plus everything I can recall having read before that, except non-classic children's and YA books.
I read anything that catches my attention but tend to like literary fiction the most. And I have a squishy-soft spot for personal development books. Some of my favourite themes in fiction are nostalgia, reforming oneself, succeeding against all odds and ordinary heroes. Why I like to read has been put into words perfectly in The History Boys by Alan Bennett:
The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.
GroupsBug Collectors, Finnish Librarythingers
Favorite authorsJane Austen, Alan Bennett, Gerald Durrell, Hugh Howey, Mary Renault, Laura Vanderkam, Sarah Waters, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)
VenuesFavorites | Visited
Favorite bookstoresBlackwell's Oxford, Odyn Copr
Favorite librariesTampereen kaupunginkirjasto - Lamminpään kirjasto, Tampereen kaupunginkirjasto - pääkirjasto (Public library of Tampere), Trinity College Library, Dublin
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceApr 5, 2008
Currently readingMurder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin