Mailbox Monday 2.27.12

Mailbox Monday 2.27.12

Mailbox Monday 2.27.12

  Mailbox Monday is a Meme currently hosted by MetroReader.

I picked up the following at Goodwill on Saturday so not quite ‘mailbox’ but more like New-Books-In-the-House:

  I really enjoyed Oryx and Crake.

 Seems to be one of those books you should read cuz everyone has.

  I’m sure this will be grittier than the movie.

Now for a LetterMo report. Three days to go! Still time for me to write you a letter if you want one. Or want to receive an ARTFUL postcard! Just DM me your snail-addy to @BkClubCare or e/m to BkClubCare [at] GMail.

I have written/sent (not including today tomorrow and Leap Day (Wednesday)) 75 pieces of mail. Twenty of these pieces were to family, most likely Valentine’s Day cards – I have 11 Nieces and Nephews. I sent 12 birthday cards and 11 postcards. I wrote 9 letters to 6 other LetterMo participants. Thirteen thank-you cards were mailed thanking various kindnesses; one bereavement card. I received a sad and moving thank-you back for that bereavement card. Only one of the birthday cards has been acknowledged. No judging; just the facts.

Postcards seem to generate the most responses — tweets, Facebook acknowledgements, emails, etc.

In all, I received 13 pieces of mail (not counting a bookmooched book; but I sent a thank-you to the nice person who mailed it to me.) I received a gift of a heart-shaped bottle opener – and immediately sent a thank-you. I received some cool postcards, a bookmark and a lovely haiku. One LetterMo letter did not have a return address on so I am sadly unable to reply. One LetterMo letter (to Winnipeg) I intend on writing tomorrow.

I received two Valentine’s Day cards myself; a text message of ‘Thank You’ came from the mother on behalf one niece. (What about the nephew, same household?)

I have sent letters to California, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Alabama, Massachusetts (to an address just around the corner from me), Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Virginia, Missouri, Florida, Connecticut, New York, Nebraska, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Canada:  Nova Scotia, Toronto and Calgary Alberta. Overseas in both directions: Belgium and the Netherlands, South Korea and the Philippines.

I wrote one author a fan letter.

THANK YOU EVERYONE who has offered me their addresses, have requested to receive mail and/or let me know it arrived!  I do NOT do this so I can get mail back necessarily, but it IS nice to know something sent was received. Did I miss you?!  I do feel like I’ve failed someone but can’t figure it out…

I know 12 people who celebrate birthdays in March and I intend to mail them each a card.

Looks like my year of letter writing has some strong momentum, wouldn’t you agree?



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20 Responses to “Mailbox Monday 2.27.12”

  1. 1 bermudaonion (Kathy) February 27, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I’ve heard Freakonomics is surprisingly good.

    I’m not surprised your letter writing is so popular – everyone loves to get a letter in the mail!

  2. 3 Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) February 27, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Glad to hear you liked Oryx and Crake. I have The Year of the Flood but am waiting to read Oryx first. Enjoy your new books!

  3. 5 Jeanne February 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I loved the Dali postcard–and it came on just the right day!

    • 6 Care February 27, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Oh, there’s more comin’ Honey.

      • 7 Jeanne February 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

        I just got the lovely (!) O’Keefe one in today’s mail! It made me smile (and that’s quite a trick, at the end of February). Thank you! When the mail came, the mailman picked up a postcard I’m sending to you, with my favorite print by my favorite artist. It’s not titillating, but it’s kind of weird and interesting.

  4. 8 Kailana February 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Enjoy your new books!

    I still mean to write you back. I am really slack. Getting sick didn’t help my to do list any!

  5. 12 Amused February 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    These look like some oldies but goodies! Enjoy your new reads!

  6. 14 Mary February 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I love the letters idea!

    • 15 Care February 28, 2012 at 6:56 am

      Every day! I have three to write today and at least one saved for Leap Day tomorrow. Then March will be wide open – I will likely send St.Pat’s cards. I have a nephew born on St. Patrick’s Day who will be 4. FOUR! How did that baby get to be 4 already?! yikes, they grow up fast.

  7. 16 Suey February 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Ah, you did awesome on the letter month! I plan to do a similar wrap up post soon, but I’m afraid I didn’t keep quite as good of track of things. We’ll see how it goes.

    • 17 Care February 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      I bought a cheap weekly planner for $1 and am writing who gets a letter and quick code of what kind of letter: pc for postcard, hb for birthday card, ty for thank you (earth-shattering, huh?!) … sigh

  8. 18 Trish March 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Oh Dear Care. You are so awesome. Seriously. I loved receiving your sweet little valentine’s day card in the mail. I hang my head in shame noting that I STILL need to write my Christmas thank yous. This Weekend!!!!

  9. 19 Karen K. March 3, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I got my postcard! Thanks, it was a lovely surprise. Sorry for not commenting about it earlier, it’s been a hectic week, but now I have a three-day weekend to make up for it. Thanks again for thinking of me in Texas!

  10. 20 stacybuckeye March 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I received your postcard yesterday. Loved it! You’ve reinspired me. After doing a month of letters I’ve now put a letter a week on my planner.

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