Thursday, 11 April 2013

C'mon deliver the letter, the sooner, the better... Part 3

Book 5 and 6 for the Postal Reading Challenge
"13 Little Blue Envelopes" and "The Last Little Blue Envelope".
I really enjoyed these two books, they reminded me a bit of "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares" and "From the mixed up files of Mrs Basil e Frankweiler".
One thing though that bugged me all the way through both books is - What about her parents?? She calls her uncle all the time to let him know she's ok during her travels but there is no mention of her calling her parents and only one or two mentions of them at all. Very strange!
I enjoy these books about teenagers going on adventures, a bit like slightly more grown up versions of Trixie Beldens and Enid Blyton books I guess!

Book 7
"Tom the Outback Mailman"
This is a kid's picture book, but it's based on a real story about Tom Kruse, (not Tom Cruise!) a mail carrier on the Birdsville Track in outback Australia. Tom battled floods, heat and sand to deliver the mail to lots of towns along the track. There's also a documentary about Tom titled The Back of Beyond.

Book 8
"Stitched Postcards"
A non fiction book about making postcards from material. I think my sewing skills need a bit of work before I attempt to make postcards but there are some beautiful ideas in here. I have been lucky enough to have received 2 stitched postcards in the mail from swaps at Swapbot.

Book 9
"The Boy next Door"
I've read all 3 of this series now and I think this one is the funniest! The email format was a bit annoying in the beginning but I got used to it. I don't think anyone's boss would really email them to tell them to get out of the toilets! The celebrity references were amusing as they were all a bit dated. I actually laughed out loud a few times reading this one.

Book 10
"Daddy Long Legs"
This book about an orphan who is sponsored by a trustee annoyed me a bit. In real life if you found out the thing Judy finds out at the end (no spoilers!) you'd be pissed! She accepted it happily but I think most people wouldn't be so accepting. Maybe the time setting makes the difference, and I guess it's not like she could do anything about it. These days he might be sued for false pretenses!

So now I have acheived- 

Snail Mail Level:   Read and review 8 books with a postal theme.

and I'm well on my way to-

Parcel Post Level: Read and review 12 books with a postal theme.

Love is like a letter wrote And life is like an envelope....

These are a few of my favourite letter writing items and some that are on my wishlist!

A Paper Plane Satchel, I actually really like the overnight bag but I can't find anywhere that has them in Australia at the moment. I already have the makeup/washbag.

Lots and lots of things from Little Paper Lane , I could spend a fortune on all the lovely things in Little Paper Lane. If I ever get to go to NSW again, I'm definitely going there! They have a great range of rubber stamps.

Washi Tape!! I have a couple of rolls from Typo but there are so many lovely ones at Cutetape.

Love the Life you live postcards.  I have 2 different boxed sets of postcards, these new ones are on my wishlist!

Letter Writers Alliance membership. I'm currently waiting for mine to come in the mail! I love their pigeon stamp too.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Bookcrossing books to give away

Fill a 3kg bag-
Diary z
Massachusetts brides
Black sunlight
Beyond suspicion
On beulah height
Eleven hours
French women don't get fat
It's not the end of the world, deenie and then again maybe I won't
Eat your heart out Victoria Chubb
The secret of terror castle
1st to die
Max remy nightmare vortex
7th heaven
A clear blue sky
Herbie rides again
Robotech metal fire
Tirra lira by the river
Mermaid SOS misty to the rescue
Wonder book of horses
Questions and answers about horses
Sea monsters of long ago
Baron beef burger and Desmond the dragon
The missing
4th of July
Family circle cookbook crazy for chocolate
Treasure island and kidnapped
The witches cradle
Outback legacy
Lily white
Unsolved crimes slime number nine
Family circle best of kids cooking
Unsolved crimes alien invasion
Jedi apprentice mark of the crown
Buck jones where are you?
Underbelly 9
Secret diary of Laura palmer
2nd chance
The third twin
The king of sleep
Asterix adventure games asterix to the rescue
Skeleton crew
The art and making of toy story
2nd chance
Main Street welcome to Camden falls
Chopper last man standing
Autobiography of dale cooper twin peaks
The outsiders, rumble fish, that was then this is now
Annette and the mystery of moonstone bay
Ultimate book of foul and funny facts
Where will all the animals go golden book
The rabbit is next golden book
The happy venture readers book one
The happy venture readers book two
Tolkien diary 1992
Chopper 10 1/2
Summer adventure
Midnight express
Kit hunter mystery of the mind
The rough guide to clarinet
Stage fright
Crocodiles of the gulf country (kids school reading book)
When the dolls woke
Captain underpants... Talking toilets
Captain underpants
Nicola and the viscount meg Cabot
45 and 47 Stella st
Weird yet true you and your body
Lead belly
Stuart little
Speaking to Miranda
Two minute mysteries
Our enemy my friend
Naughty fairies imps are wimps
Knocked out by my nunganungas
Murder by the book
Robot tech invid invasion
Robo tech ref field guide
Robo tech the sentinels
Robo tech the role playing game
Robot tech the return of the masters
Good news week 2
Circle of friends
Never to be released vol 2

Prizes 2013

$55 Hearing life voucher
$50 Guilt movie hamper
$100 Woolies card
$20 Playschool dvd
$8 sippah straws
$10 board game

Books Read 2013

1 Summer at Mt Hope
2 Indigo sky
3 A distant Land
4 Invisible
5 A History of Love
6 Jasper Jones
7 Every Boys got one
8 Next to Love
9Feeling sorry for Celia
10 Fiveways
11 The Storyteller
12 The Prodigal Sister
13 Lighthouse Bay
14 Second Chances
15 13 Little blue envelopes