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CollectionsAudiobooks (1), Manuscripts & proofs (37), The Patersonian (79), Kotona (191), Ebooks (97), Currently reading (2), Read but unowned (277), Favorites (18), Work (18), All collections (676)

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Tagsfiction (486), british (197), 2000s (180), britain (147), classic (144), non-fiction (136), 2010s (120), Finnish (113), read in 2009 (102), American (99) — see all tags

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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, Väinö Linna, Mary Renault, Laura Vanderkam, Maarit Verronen, Sarah Waters, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBlackwell's Oxford, Odyn Copr

Favorite librariesTampereen kaupunginkirjasto - Lamminpään kirjasto, Tampereen kaupunginkirjasto - pääkirjasto (Public library of Tampere), Trinity College Library Dublin

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Member sinceApr 5, 2008

Currently readingGorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
Smile or Die by Barbara Ehrenreich

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