Sunday, July 12, 2015

Already you see I have escaped from you

These photographs were taken in Luukki on July 3rd. Today is a cool day, +12 °C in the morning, +15 °C in the afternoon, and some rain in the forecast. I have done quite a lot of walking this week, a total of 12 hours, but today I might do something different.

(Posting title is from the poem Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand by Walt Whitman.)


Andreas Manessinger said...

I love #1 and the feeling that it conveys, a feeling of not having escaped, quite to the contrary :)

Juha Haataja said...

Thank you, Andreas!

I have been reading historical romances during the summer, a genre which I have usually avoided, and the dark tones of these photographs fitted the sentiments of the books, and this quote.

Andreas Manessinger said...

Appreciating your sophisticated tastes I wonder what "historical romances" would be?

Btw, are you by chance on I'm there because Cedric mentioned it once and I found it kinda satisfying. It's a place for finding and recommending books, for reading and writing critiques. You can tell them what you've already read (they ask you on signup), and then whenever you're interested in a book, you mark it as "Want read" or when you begin reading you promote it to "Reading". Finally you mark it "Read" and they ask you for a star rating and a critique.

Of course what you've read is used for making targeted recommendations, and they are quite good at that.

In short, it's an unobtrusive, low profile social network for readers. You may like it.

Juha Haataja said...

Well, currently I'm reading The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, which is rather dark and somewhat mysterious tale. More typical of this genre is The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen, which wasn't badly written even though rather predictable story of intrigue.

I started reading historical romance novels when I noticed them being the most popular works in the e-library (Overdrive system) of the local library.

I have visited Goodreads when searching for information about books, but I haven't used it myself for critiques. It seems to be a competent site, even though for some authors the fans really dominate the discussion.