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Blogging Anniversary - 10 years

A while ago I checked when I did my first blog post, in order to celebrate with an anniversary post. Well, that day came and went without any reaction from me. Better late than never, so here a reminder of my very first blog post from 24 October 2012.


The book was New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani. Marani is an Italian novelist, translator and newspaper columnist. While working as a translator for the European Union he invented a language ‘Europanto’ which is a mixture of languages and based on the common practice of word-borrowing usage of many EU languages. It was a suitable book to start with, being a book about letters, languages and memories. With a beautiful prose, the novel went directly to my heart.


"One night at Trieste in September 1943 a seriously wounded soldier is found on the quay. The doctor, of a newly arrived German hospital ship, Pietri Friari gives the unconscious soldier medical assistance. His new patient has no documents or anything that can identifying him. When he regains consciousness he has lost his memory and cannot even remember what language he speaks. From a few things found on the man the doctor, who is originally from Finland, believes him to be a sailor and a fellow countryman, who somehow or other has ended up in Trieste. The doctor dedicates himself to teaching the man Finnish, beginning the reconstruction of the identity of Sampo Karjalainen, leading the missing man to return to Finland in search of his identity and his past."

Have you read it? Please let me know in that case.

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Marianne Maurer
Marianne Maurer
07. Dez. 2022

Belated congratulations to your 10 year anniversary and present congratulations to your new website. I wish you to be happy with it. It looks very promising and the cover picture is so cozy.


Thanks for visiting my <a href="https://momobookblog.blogspot.com/2022/12/top-ten-tuesday-christmas-reads.html ">TTT</a> about Christmas Reads this week.

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thecontentreader
thecontentreader
07. Dez. 2022
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Thank you Marianne. It is from the library at the castle/palace of Gammel Estrup in Jutland, Denmark. Beautiful palace, well worth a visit.

Can't believe it is already 10 years. It has been very fulfilling to blog and get to know so many readers around the world.

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Debbie Nance
Debbie Nance
06. Dez. 2022

Congratulations on creating your new site. It's lovely.


And congratulations on your ten-year blogoversary!

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thecontentreader
thecontentreader
06. Dez. 2022
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Thank you Deb. Yours is the first comment on my new site. Thank you. I am happy to see that it works. Can’t believe I have been blogging for 10 years.

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