Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
June is LGBT Pride Month, so last year's June I read only books with LGBT+ characters. I'm planning to do the same this year as well. (I do read such stories throughout the year as well, but it's nice to have this kind of special month. ^^)
At first, I'd like to recommend a few really cool books with LGBTQIA characters that I liked a lot. For the most part, characters here just happen to be queer, but there are some stories that specifically deal with queer issues. Some of the authors are LGBT+ too.
Because of my personal preferences most of these books are speculative fiction written by women.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
My march reading is introduced to you by Chuck (aka the yellow angry bird) and Minion Pig. In march I decided to read more Finland than usually.
Salla Simukka “Punainen kuin veri” [Finland]
Niskatuki ja muita sarjakuvia [Finland]
Aino Kallas “The Wolf's Bride” (Sudenmorsian) [Finland]
Ana Blandiana “The hour of sand: selected poems 1969-1989” [Romania]
“Grumpy cat: yrmeä kirja (Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book)” [USA]
Emmi Itäranta “Memory of Water” (Teemestarin kirja) [Finland]
Agatha Christie “Partners in crime” [UK]
Octavia E. Butler “Wild Seed” [USA]
“Punainen kuin veri” (As Red As Blood)
Monday, April 6, 2015
A woman turns into a werewolf and tastes freedom – from men, social norms and obligations. That's what The Wolf's Bride (Sudenmorsian) by Aino Kallas is about. It was first published in Finnish in 1928. I chose to read the story in English, because it was written in “archaic Finnish” which I figured would be too hard for me, probably. :D
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Last February exist†trace's fan club Archangel Diamond organized a trivia contest for the fans of the coolest rock band ever, and I won something. :-) I'll show you my prize in a moment, first: the trivia quiz.
The questions were:
[Q1: Jyou] How is "Jyou" written in Japanese? 1) ジョウ 2) ヅョウ 3) ゾョウ
[Q2: miko] Which exist†trace music video ends with the band playing in a field of grass?
[Q3: Omi] Which animal does Omi want the most for a pet? 1) Cat 2) Axolotl 3) Tropical fish
[Q4: Naoto] How many piercing holes does Naoto have? 1) 19 2) 20 3) 21
[Q5: Mally] In Mally's 2014 Twitter Halloween drawing, which member completed her Jack-o-Lantern perfectly (without witchcraft)?
Questions from Jyou, miko and Omi were easy for me (fangirl power!). But Naoto's piercings? I don't think there ever was any exact information about it, at least not in English. I tried my luck and guessed incorrectly... :'-(
Mally's question was a different kind of tricky. Luckily, I had saved her drawings in a special folder, so I just had to check it quickly. ^^