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CollectionsYour library (5,109), Erja (2,482), removed (14), Pihlis (416), Wishlist (8), Read but unowned (1), Favorites (6), All collections (5,118)

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Tagsfiction (862), history (731), crime fiction (528), japan (324), language (225), art (201), travel (194), poetry (187), drama (167), archaeology (151) — see all tags


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About meMiddle-aged translator, lifelong fascination with anything English and British. My education is really about history and archaeology, I have an MA in Finnish history.

However, languages, especially English, have always been my love no. 2. So that explains the amount of English books in my library. Languages are the salt of my life, reading books is extasy.

About my libraryA diverse collection of everything I find interesting. Some books are moving off the library to new pastures due to family matters.

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Agatha Christie, Ancient China, Ancient History, Anglophiles, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books by Taschen, BritWit, Cats, books, life is all groups

Favorite authorsPaul Bowles, Claire Bretécher, William S. Burroughs, A. S. Byatt, Albert Camus, Umberto Eco, Bohumil Hrabal, Veikko Huovinen, Leena Krohn, Doris Lessing, Alberto Manguel, Gabriel García Márquez, George Orwell, Georges Perec, Pentti Saarikoski, Edith Södergran, William Shakespeare, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Paul Theroux, Kurt Vonnegut, Kjell Westö (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAkateeminen kirjakauppa - Helsinki, Antikvaarinen kirjakauppa Aikakirjat, Antikvariaatti Sofia, Antikvariaatti Syvä uni, Ateneumin taidekirjakauppa (Ateneum Bookshop), Books Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store 紀伊國屋書店 新宿本店, C. Hagelstamin Antikvaarinen Kirjakauppa, Euro Publications, Hakaniemen Antikvariaatti (Interfennica Oy), Kampintorin Antikvaarinen Kirjakauppa, Kontulan antikvariaatti, Laterna Magica, New York Stories English Bookshop, The American Book Center

Favorite librariesÅbo Akademis bibliotek - huvudbibliotek (Åbo Akademi University Library), Helsingin kaupunginkirjasto - Kirjasto 10, Helsingin kaupunginkirjasto - Rikhardinkadun kirjasto, Kansalliskirjasto (The National Library of Finland), Tampereen kaupunginkirjasto - pääkirjasto (Public library of Tampere)

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Real nameErja Hirvonen


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Member sinceApr 23, 2007

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