Summer is over, but we still have crochet

Why is it that Finland has to have such ghastly weather? There’s a chance that the three summer months (June, July, August) are nice and warm, but not this year. I mean please. Most of the year we live in cold darkness (with our warm hearts of course), but during the months with more light,…

The list of all things good

As you may remember, I’m very fond of lists. Lists are wonderful, they simplify life, they create order into what’s ambiguous and they provide an endless source of happiness to a person who prefers things easy. My lists this week include the so-called general list, including everything that needs to be remembered. I also need…

Shooting dogs

I’ve recently started using Voddler, a movie streaming service. It’s easy to rent films online, and with a minor monthly fee you’re free of advertisement. When I say minor, I mean minuscule: they charge 10 cents per month to get rid of ads and get access to some films free of charge. I think it’s…

From Libya, with love

My commuting today by bus was made almost perfect with the BBC World Book Club. Again. It seems, no matter what they do, it always brings me happiness. The themes of the books they choose are always thought-provoking. To hear the authors talk about a novel, respond to questions from the audience, laugh, learn, deny and…

Self-annihilation: necessary and productive

The rainy Monday morning was salvaged by the BBC World Book Club, again. Irish author Colm Tóibín was discussing his novel Brooklyn with Harriet Gilbert and the invited audience. The moment I started listening to the programme, I immediately forgot that I had slept too little, woke up too late, that it was raining and my small…

Meet the author

I don’t think I’ve yet shared my passion for literary podcasts. I’m very picky when it comes to them. Actually, so picky that I’ve ended up listening to only one. It could be a radio show on my local radio, but it’s not. It’s a radio show in the UK, the BBC World Book Club.…