Wednesday, 7 August 2013

C'mon deliver the letter, the sooner, the better... Part 5

Firstly some photos of mail, incoming and outgoing over the last few months-

 My collection of stamps, mostly from KikkiK, Typo and Spotlight.

Postal Reading Challenge Book 14
The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson
I enjoyed this more then I expected to. Rather unbelievable in places, but an interesting read. I rather liked the idea of someone answering letters from years before. I wonder if people really do get letters addressed to fictional characters?
I've just realised as I've looked this book up on Goodreads, that this is a series! I'm happy to see that, I'll have to look for more of them now.

Postal Reading Challenge Book 15
The Perks of being a wallflower.
I will admit to seeing the movie before reading the book, and I really think people should do it in that order. The book explains so much more then the movie.
I read this as an ebook, (which I'm still not overly thrilled with and can't read more then one at a time of) as I didn't want to wait for a library copy.
My daughters best friend is always talking about TPOBAW and quoting lines from it. I am surprised I'd never heard of it before now.
I'm a big Rocky Horror fan so I loved those parts of the book. I downloaded lots of music from the movie and the book.  (2 different soundtracks really)
I think Charlie probably needed some more help. Probably in a 2013 setting he would have gotten more. 
I liked Charlie and I hope he was happier eventually.

Postal Reading Challenge Book 16
Going Postal by Nathan Millward
In this case Going Postal isn't a Terry Pratchet novel or a killing spree!
A Bookcrossing  friend of mine sent me this for the Postal Reading challenge, she didn't mention that Nathan buys his postie bike from my home town!
Nathan decides, when his visa runs out, that he will ride a postie bike home to England. 9 months and 18 countries!
Nathan has a website thepostman with a map of the route he took and pictures etc.
 I loved reading about all the different places, but thought the last part of the book was a bit rushed, there was not as much writing about Europe as there was about Nepal and India.
The books still on my Postal Reading Challenge "To be read" pile.

Under an old brass paperweight Is my list of things to do today................

Making : a corkboard display for the entry
Cooking : Canned soup for a lazy dinner
Drinking : Pepsi
Reading: "what to do when someone dies" Nicci French
Wanting: to find a Balmoral Kitchen hutch secondhand.
Looking: at houses on Real
Playing: smurfs village
Wasting: lots of out of date jars of stuff from the fridge.
Sewing: nothing, hopefully one day soon.
Wishing: for time back
Enjoying: hearing Miss H say "oh dear"
Waiting: for surprises in the mail
Liking: the cooler weather
 Wondering: why everyone is so crazy about Offspring.
Loving: the 3 day weekend coming up
Hoping:  to go to the Ekka
Marvelling: at Miss H "counting" 2,3 at 20mnths
Needing:  a hug
Smelling: mandarins
Wearing: purple and grey
Following: the herd
Noticing: the grass looks good cut really low
Knowing: there's the zoo to look forward to
Thinking: about things left unsaid
Bookmarking: recipes into Evernote
Opening: the mail
Giggling: at silly internet jokes
Feeling: relieved

From Meetmeatmikes