Friday, 22 March 2013

C'mon deliver the letter, the sooner, the better... Part 2

Book 2 for the Postal reading Challenge-
Next To Love

 This book belonged to my Mum and she had enjoyed it. I'd attempted to read it once before but put it down after a few pages. This is a good thing about reading challenges, they get you to give books a second chance. I enjoyed this book, but I didn't love it. I found the time setting interesting and the parts I enjoyed the most were the letters. I found it interesting reading the letters from the men in the war and how their perceptions of the world changed with their experiences.

Book3 for the Postal Reading Challenge-
Feeling Sorry for Celia

I didn't feel sorry for Celia at all, and think it's a rather ill fitting title for this book. I don't think any of the characters felt sorry for Celia really? Worried about Celia might have been a better title. Celia's mother should have done something about her behavior really!
I guess this book (like "Every boys got one") would appeal a lot more to younger readers. 

Book4 for the Postal Reading Challenge-
The Prodigal Sister

This book was also my Mum's and I wish she'd had a chance to read it, she would have loved it I think. This is the sort of book I wanted to write notes in the margins of. I added a list of dates and a photocopy of a map for the next reader (probably one of my sisters).
I loved the interaction between the 4 sisters and the location. (New Zealand's South island)
I didn't want to finish it, but I couldn't put it down.
The book covered a lot of topics (grief/self harm/infedelity) in an interesting storyline.

Why don't you write me, A letter would brighten My loneliest evening. Part 2

I finished Lettermo! The last 3 days were a bit hard and I just sent out postcards, but I made it!
I wrote at least one item each day of February.
In total I sent out 48 items.

I sent things to people in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland,USA,Netherlands, Korea,Germany, UK, Canada, Lithuania, Belarus and Macedonia.

I sent postcards, letters and a Valentines day card.

I've had lots of replies and I'm still answering mail!