Mailbox & Monday

My own kind of status updates for a Monday in May… 

#LETTERYEAR  <— my hashtag for my 2012 goal to write a letter every day.

I’m not too strict and I got lax in April – I know I wrote a letter on April 19 but failed to write WHO!  eek…  (If it was you, please write back and refer to my letter on 4-19, will ya?!) But overall, I am pleased, very pleased, with my success to date on this project.

I sent 61 letters in April for a cumulative total of 242 in 2012. I received 14 pieces of Fun-Mail in April. This month, I intend on writing my Senators to express my wishes for what they have to vote on down there in Washington.

#BOOKSintheMAILBOX

I received a new to me book by Mary Roach:  Packing for Mars!   Thank you Erin. I hope to start this after I read Cranford. Unless I get to Before I Go To Sleep which is calling to me. Both would satisfy challenge requirements. (Roach is on my authors-to-get-to and the other one has been loaned to me; the loaner is asking if I’ve read it yet…)

#WHATIamREADING 

Book club selected Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell and I really hope somebody loves it. I, myself, am having a tough time getting into it after the zoomfest of reading 11/22/63. It’s not bad, it’s just not captivating and at this time of summer fun, I’m a scatterbrain full of must-do & want-to to-do list conflicts. (Say that 5 times real fast.)

I have a pretty hardcover book of Cranford, I have the free eBook copy so that I can look up words and/or so I can’t avoid having it with me AND I am actually toying with the concept of looking for the audio version!  Overkill?

#AUDIObooks

It’s lawn-mowing time! I need an audio book suggestion, please. I can’t decide…

 <– from inhabitat.com; I would love to try one of these.

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16 Responses to “Mailbox & Monday”


  1. 1 Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) May 7, 2012 at 10:46 am

    That’s the kind of lawn mower I need! ;) Have a great week.

  2. 3 Jenners May 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I love me some Mary Roach. I could not be convinced to try that bike/mower for $500!

  3. 5 Debi May 7, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    242?!!! Care, you are downright impressive!!! Me? I bet I’ve sent 8 letters this year, and 6 of them were of the “pleading with my representatives to represent me” type.

  4. 7 Trish May 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I’m trying to imagine how loud you’d need to make your audiobook to hear it over the lawnmower! ;)

    • 8 Care May 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      Really!?!?! I think Sheila of Book Journey always listens to a book when she mows the lawn – I’ll have to ask her… I do have a loud lawnmower. :(

  5. 9 Bookfool, aka Nancy May 8, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Oh, I love that lawnmower, but it’s $500? That’s crazy.

    I can’t believe how many letters you’ve written. I’ve written a handful of postcards. That’s IT. So out of the habit.

  6. 11 Kailana May 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I am not sure I would be able to hear an audiobook over a lawnmower… I should try…

  7. 13 Melissa Mc May 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I read Mary Roach’s Stiff and loved it! Hope Mars is equally as good.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    • 14 Care May 21, 2012 at 8:38 am

      I’m tempted to move this up to be NEXT-BOOK. I’m ready for some NF and something not set in England. (I’ve read entirely too many books lately set there.)

  8. 15 stacybuckeye May 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I love that you are writing to your senators!!! Everyone should do it, including me. I’ve only called twice and felt somehow empowered both times :)


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