I’m a Finnish graphic designer and illustrator who loves to read. I mostly read fantasy – epic or modern, ya or adult, books or graphic novels, it doesn’t really make a difference. I also read other speculative fiction as well as classics.

Some info about me

I’ve been reading mostly fantasy books ever since I discovered the Dragonlance Chronicles and the Belgariad series when I was in the 6th grade (I was totally in love with Raistlin – or still am). Although I wasn’t a stranger to fantasy even before that, since my mother had read the Narnia books to me and my sister when we were little. At first I read mostly high fantasy, then focused more on modern fantasy (by that I mean that the setting is modern day, like Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere). Lately I’ve also been reading Young Adult books, since I noticed that there are lots of fantasy titles in YA nowadays.

Here are some of my favourite books/graphic novels

  • The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • The Courtney Crumrin series by Ted Naifeh
  • Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  • The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

What’s that header about?

It is a modern Snow White that I drew some time ago. I just though a fairy tale character would fit a book blog!

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey
    I love your site. Great drawing of Snow White – you should go and read Sarah Pinborough, Poison and Charmed – she’s doing alternative rewritten fairy tales and they’re really good.
    Lynn :D

  2. My name is David Meredith and I very recently came across your book blog. I have just released a novel – The Reflections of Queen Snow White – on Amazon.com in the Kindle Store this past October and would be happy to send you a complimentary copy if you would be interested in reviewing it. I have included the dust cover synopsis below. If you are interested, just reply to this e-mail and I will happily send you your free copy right away. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response!

    What happens when “happily ever after” has come and gone?
    On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven’s wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven’s fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White’s own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:
    The king is dead.
    The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.
    It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what “happily ever after” really means?
    Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.
    Available on Amazon here:
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    • Thank you for showing interest, but I have so many books that I need to get through! I wouldn’t have the time right now. I’ll leave this post, though, in case anyone else would like to check it out on Amazon.

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