Tag Archives: Finland

Preparing for NaNo

It’s September, which means it is almost time for NaNoWriMo! In the meantime, I’m researching material for my novel and reading books about Finnish history, reading books written by Finns, brushing up on my music theory and history, and continuing to learn the Finnish language. If you would like to learn more about NaNoWriMo, click …

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Kalevala

I received my copy of “Kalevala” in the mail. Printed and bound in Finland in the 1980s, it is the fourth full translation from Finnish to English.

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The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson

With the strong descriptions of winter, I made a blanket fort to read “The True Deceiver” by Tove Jansson. Favorite quotes: It was simply that she was only fully alive when she devoted herself to her singular ability to draw, and when she drew she was naturally always alone. Giving another human being your undivided …

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