Life of trees and forest ecosystems
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Life of trees and forest ecosystems

All the facts are collected from the book Hidden life of trees by Peter Wohlleben. Have you ever wondered why trees are the way they are? Why do they form forests? Could they grow on their own, or do they prefer company? In the named book we find almost all the answers and what’s more, they …

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The Forest of the Hanged Foxes, Hirtettyjen kettujen metsä

By Arto Paasilinna, first published in 1983. The reader only learns where the title comes from towards the end of the story. Which is intriguing. Do I ever say anything bad about Paasilinna’s books? Impossible, they are all, without exception, good, intelligent, humorous, amazing. The story is about a criminal, a thief, Oiva Juntunen, who …

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[psi] The Book

As in the Greek letter Ψ. A book by an unknown Slovenian author, who called himself Eros (he passed away in 2015), translated to English, German and Croatian (for now). I read somewhere that they are also making a Russian translation. It’s unlike any other. It even says that itself. People say, and I agree, that …

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Looking for Grandfather and Life Short, Rytkönen Long

By Arto Paasilinna, original titles: Isoisää etsimässä (Looking for Grandfather) and Elämä lyhyt, Rytkönen pitkä (Life Short, Rytkönen Long). The first book written in 1977 and the second one in 1991. Basically stories about a bunch of old men and some younger ones who go for unexpected adventures. Unexpected as much for the characters as …

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Onnellinen mies book review

By Arto Paasilinna. Apparently there is no English translation, but the literal translation of the title would be something like »Happy man«. The original was published way back in 1976. Yet it seems like the story had just been written. All the books by this author make the reader feel this way. They are contemporary, …

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Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha, Paasilinna

Couldn’t find an English translation (is there one?), but the title would be something like: Charming mass suicide. By Arto Paasilinna The story starts by presenting the first character Onni Rellonen, who after failing a number of businesses decides to commit siucide but at the spot where he means to do it, runs into another guy with …

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the five peope you meet in heaven, book review
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The five people you meet in heaven

By Mitch Albom Another book about life by this brilliant author. I was reading this book at the time my grandmother passed away. The story made me think about her – where she is and how she’s doing. Is she talking to someone she knows wherever she is? It was easier to think so. So …

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