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My Year of Writing Letters ✍ August LookSee

At the beginning of 2012, I set a resolution to write a letter every day of the year. I have written many letters and sent many a postcard to many corners of the world, but I cannot truthfully claim that every dawn saw me put pen to paper to envelope to stamp. Alas, I am not to be deterred; my letters per day ratio should end up showing I was successful. Yes, let’s go with that.

My recap to date:

month      –     letters sent     —     cumulative
January            49
February           86                         135
March              46                         181
April              61                         242
May                46                         288
June               39                         327
July               31                         358

Letters per day 358/213 = 1.68 letters per day.

Now as to challenges and my yearly book count tally, I’m doing OK. I am on track for 55 books, having read 35. Or 36, goodreads and I never ever seem to match and I’ll end up sorting it out at the end of the year.

I have been very successful at ReadALong particiption. Twitter is most fun, in that regard.

And since I didn’t join too many challenges, most of mine being of the personal variety, I’m doing OK. I finished the What’s in A Name 5 and halfway through the must-read-author list that I had setup for myself, but reading the books loaned to me? not so good. In fact, I’m giving up on a few and returning them to their proper owners.

How are YOU doing with challenges?  To me, August is one of those months that has me holding me breath, hoping to stall time. Because once September hits, the year just takes on speed. Good luck to you on YOUR challenges!

HIdeinWhitetoSkipLine

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What’s in the Mailbox?

Just a musings-Monday. Happy April Everyone!  Here’s a photo from the local garden store that I made my husband take me to yesterday so I would get out of the house:

And I can tell you that I got a book in the mail last week. Thank you Softdrink for sending me this after I begged for it.

I cannot decide what to read next and it is really irritating me. I think I will abandon The Invention of Clouds but every time I flip through it, I think, “OOOoooo!!  That’s cool.” and it has poetry!  and mentions of Jane Austen!!  but.  It’s due at the library. I might end up buying it for my brother as a gift. (SSSHHHHHH!  Don’t tell him.)

Our book club selected The Elephant Keeper and none of you blokes seem to have read it. What’s up with that?!  When I can’t find any review in Fyrefly’s book blog search, I get nervous. On the other hand, maybe I will love it and spark a blogfire of appreciation. THAT would be something fun that I haven’t ever done.

Having read the Literate Housewife’s groundbreaking project to amass a list of truly worthy (cough, not celebrity) audio book narrators, I am tempted to buy the audio of The Elephant Keeper. Roger May reads it. I have no idea if he is any good. (uh, thought – can these be sampled?) IF YOU HAVE LISTENED TO ROGER MAY and recommend, PLEASE let me know.

Or should I get the print version. Or the kindle version. OR see if the library has it?  I’m in a state of paralysis and indecision.

On the letter writing year that is 2012, I sent 46 pieces of mail in March for a grand total of 181 for the first quarter. I received 35 letters, I think. I counted but can’t find where I wrote that down. (probably in a tweet!) I bought some nifty cards and stationery at Marshalls – gawd, I do love the TJX stores.

I posted my Final Summary Thoughts on Cloud Atlas and recommend reading it – if not only because it is one of those books you want to say you ‘know’. But I enjoyed it, too! It’s one of the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die…

What else. I need to make a pie maybe today, maybe tomorrow, NOT yesterday as planned, of the SuperBerries I received on Thursday. Check it out on my tumblr page.

That’s it. To recap… NO WAIT!  I have a copy of Angels and Insects by A.S.Byatt to send on!  Who wants?  Leave me a comment here or on one of my review posts (click Angels or Insects) and tell me if you’ve ever seen a Javelina in real life!

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deadline April 7, Saturday, 7 am EST (ie, NewYorkCity)

Recap:  I received Saturday in my Mailbox, I can’t decide which format to read/listen to The Elephant Keeper and I seek your advice, I write a lot of letters, Bloggiesta was awesome, I still need to bake a pie.  I have a giveaway.

Happy Spring!

HIdeinWhitetoSkipLine

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