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Sent i November by Tove Jansson
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Jul 22, 11

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Read from July 21 to 22, 2011

This is the first Tove Jansson book I have read, which is kind of ironic, since it's one of the last books she wrote. But I loved it. It was enchanting and it felt nice to read it. The way the characters live with eachother in that big empty house, all of them brought together with the thought of visiting the Moomin family, it's neat and pleasant. Even though it's still summer, this book just makes me want to put on a sweater, make some tea and decorate a Christmas tree. While they were all in that house, it made me think of how nice it would be to spend a Christmas with my family at the village, watching movies (specifically Harry Potter, Back to The Future, even re-watch Doctor Who) and just feel warm in a nice, winter magic filled environment. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is interested. It's a lovely novel that leaves you with a passion to go out and walk around, then come back and just feel happy.
My favourite moment from this book was when they were all together at dinner for the first time and they were eating fish pudding. Since I'm vegetarian, the idea of fish pudding doesn't excite me, but in this way of things, it was really lovely to read about their talks and their life around this evening.
Favourite quote?
"When you're on vacation, you don't die."
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