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.


  1. What a great post! So much to examine. I love the mail art you make and send -- and so many good books here. Thanks for reading along and sharing your finds. I've heard of the Baker Street Letters but haven't read any yet so will have to give it a try.

  2. So many letters and postcards and other beauties! You have a great collection of stamps, I wish I have one too *.*

  3. Isn't gorgeous mail like yours so nice to receive. I still have the letters I received from Aunts when I was little.