April is National Letter Writing MonthI love Maggie Rudy's mice and her blog MousesHouses. Since I was a child, I've been fascinated with books and stories with tiny animals and their anthropomorphic lives, and I have never outgrown the charm and enchantment of seeing these miniature worlds. Of course, there is the iconic British mailbox to give this scene even more flavor!
I have a problem with time. Or scheduling. Or both. My good intentions of being prepared for National Letter Writing Month are up in smoke, once again. :) I already have addresses for several of you, so at some point in April, you will get a little something in the mail!
If I don't have your address, and you would like a postcard in your mailbox during April, leave a comment, and I will email you to get your address. :)
A recent letter from Connie gave me a surge of enthusiasm for trying to post a letter a day in April. Except for Sunday. Thank goodness for Sundays. You might check out the Write_On Challenge, but the important thing is to send a surprise missive to make someone's mailbox happy, not to pressure yourself with a particular number.
The letter I sent to Melody at the first of March came back to me in sad shape. I'm really glad the return address was intact. I stuck an address label and an additional stamp on the plastic bag the P.O. used to return it, and sent it on its way again--with fingers crossed!
Books and Reading
Fiction. Have you ever read a trilogy or a series and then been heartbroken that it eventually came to an end? I've been reading Robin Hobb for over 20 years. Hobb writes some of the best epic fantasy around, and she just completed the last trilogy concerning Fitz and the Fool. I read it in February but it won't be released until May, so I've held off on the review on my book blog and have it scheduled for April 5.
It is really difficult to let go of these characters and this world that I've inhabited through so many books. The first trilogy is the Farseer Trilogy: Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest that introduces Fitzchivalry and the Fool. And "there be dragons" aplenty in most of these books. :)
More on Dragons
I love dragons in myth, and in fantasy, and in Bozena Wojtaszek's quilts! Check out Textile Cuisine for more of Bozena's enchanting dragons. Fairy tales come to life!