Saturday, April 06, 2019

National Letter Writing Month, Books/Reading,

National Card and Letter Writing Month

Hints and tips for writing cards and letters can be found at Think.Make.Share.  
There is also a link to a calendar of ideas.

How to Write a Letter to a Friend offers more tips.

April Outgoing

 postcards to the grands

to Suzie,
and yes, listening to a lot of Paul Simon lately
to Carla
 to Ricky & Teresa

Witty, but informative take on usage, syntax, and grammar.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Benjamin Dryer is a copy editor who stands by the Oxford comma, but takes a less restrictive stand on many rules.  He works to keep the author's voice and style evident while keeping the narrative clear and easy to follow.

A funny and entertaining book on a subject that rarely inspires humor!

I've already reviewed this one at A Garden Carried in the Pocket.

I'm a late comer to Linda Castillo's crime/mystery series featuring Kate Burkholder, but I have enjoyed the two that I've read.  The setting in Amish country makes the mysteries more interesting.  Shamed is an ARC due out in July.  My review is scheduled, but not yet posted on my book blog.

Although I swallow fiction whole, I read nonfiction slowly.  A couple of chapters at a time, then a break for an entire novel.  Or two.  Zora and Langston is full of interesting details about Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, their friendship, the Harlem Renaissance, and their eventual falling outAnd Charlotte Osgood Mason, their creepy (at least I find her so) benefactor.

Got allergies?
(you aren't wrong, it is getting worse each year)


  1. I'm excited to see that we will get a postcard if the postal carrier gets it right! I love all the cards, and now that I know April is a special month, I need to get busy to send a few cards. I'm not sure what I've been doing but reading and writing really haven't made the top five. We are enclosing the upstairs sleeping porch so I will have a craft and hobby room where I can make a mess and leave it even if we have company! Our carpenters are doing much of the work, but Ricky and a friend are painting and doing some rewiring. I've been working hard on my historic preservation efforts, especially with a Highland Revolving Fund. Patty and Dave enjoyed their visit with you.

    1. :) Yay for a craft and hobby room! Is Ken Kirbow doing some of the work? He did such a wonderful job on your library! Of course, you are still busy with all of your Highland Restoration work, but have a little more time after the whirlwind of being the Queen of the Highland Krewe.

      It was great seeing Patty and Dave again!

  2. Letter written. Now, onto reading a book.
    Great post, Thank you!

    1. :) Sounds like a great plan for the day! I have letters to write and a book to read, too. Since it is raining, it is a perfect excuse to enjoy both writing and reading.

  3. Good to know I'm not the only one to swallow books whole!

  4. Love, love ,love your envelope art! You've outdone yourself. These are tremendous.

    1. Thanks, Debra! It adds a little fun to keeping in touch! :)


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