Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Covered in White [Daily Photo #657]


My June Pride Reading

My super-belated June reading is introduced to you by Furiosa! All the books I chose for June had LGBTQ characters. This time year I tried to feature more countries. (You can also check my Pride readings from 2014, 2015 and 2016.)

The reviews contain some spoilers, though I try not to spoil plot twists too much (with the exception of the book that angered me).

  • Meredith Russo “If I Was Your Girl” [USA]
  • Chinelo Okparanta “Under the Udala Trees” [Nigeria, USA]
  • Tittamari Marttinen “Ikioma perheeni” [Finland]
  • Julia Ember “The Seafarer's Kiss” [USA, UK]
  • Salla Simukka “Musta kuin eebenpuu” (Lumikki Andersson #3) [Finland]

Romanesco Fractals [Daily Photo #656]

Romanesco is such a beautiful cabbage!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Very Spicy [Daily Photo #655]

What can be better than spicy food when you have a cold? =D
A raita spice mix, made in Pakistan.

And Namaskaar takeaway: palak paneer and chana masala. ^^

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Guttation [Daily Photo #651]

When I bought a Monstera last year I knew that they sometimes drip water from their leaves. And it finally happened yesterday for the first time! =D Small joys in life. This process has a fancy scientific name – guttation, and it's perfectly normal. (You can read more about guttation here and here).  

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Aldious – We Are [Daily Photo #646]

Time for one more souvenir from Japan from my brother-in-law, aka The Bringer of Japanese Gifts!

For some reason many Japanese bands don't sell their music digitally on international sites like Google Play or non-Japanese iTunes (looking at you, Buck-Tick), so you gotta order actual CDs from online shops (unless you have The Bringer of Japanese Gifts in your family, of course ;p). But, some bands are worth the trouble!

One such band is…

Friday, January 5, 2018

Underdogs [Daily Photo #644]

I discovered Madder Mortem's music ages ago when I lived in Mordor, sorry, I mean Moscow. There was a late night show on a rock and metal radio station, that night's theme was Norwegian metal. They played a few songs by mostly new to me bands and I even taped some of that show! As soon is Madder Mortem's Rust Cleansing started playing I was hooked. It's still one of my top 5* songs of all time. =D It's just so perfect in every aspect!

* Well, I don't actually have a top 5 list, that would be too hard to choose, but I know that Rust Cleansing would definitely be there. ;p

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Not Frozen [Daily Photo #643]

The weather has been all over the place lately – snow, rain, fog, snow, drizzle… winter – not winter – winter. Lakes haven't had a chance to freeze properly yet which is a bit sad – I want to walk on lakes! Now! T_T

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year, Old Books [Daily Photo #641]

Although I got quite a few new books last birthday and Christmas I decided to start reading one of my “old” ones first, Planetfall by Emma Newman. I'm on Chapter 8 already and enjoying it a lot! ^u^ They say the way you start new year determines how all of it is gonna be, so I guess my 2018 will be full of books and space? ;p

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