Letter-writing is one of my favorite modes of correspondence. It’s not the most convenient way of telling something to someone - it’s just above telegrams and smoke signals. I daresay most people believe it to be outmoded, old-fashioned, and altogether obsolete. I disagree! I think it’s one of the best ways to communicate - and here’s why I love it.
Last April does not seem like it was a year ago, and yet, here we are! I've been looking forward to Write_On since I sent off my final campaign letter on April 30. I have sent plenty of letters since then but there was a real air of excitement throughout the month of April as I sent off letters and anticipated replies in my mailbox. Because it's a simple joy to receive a handwritten letter in your mailbox. This simple joy is becoming less and less common and it's a shame to see a perfectly good simple joy slip into obscurity, especially when beautiful stamps, pretty paper products, and the postal service still exist.
Last year I made a post about all the books I read in 2014 with short reviews that may have been read by nary a soul. But nonetheless, I'm continuing the act and starting a tradition by sharing all the books I read in 2015. It was a wonderful year of reading. I finally jumped on the Harry Potter bandwagon and am now a proud Hufflepuff. I read a few classics that I've always wanted to read. One of my book selections led me and my husband to Oklahoma City to serve Joe's Addiction through painting. You just never know where a book will take you.
About this time last year, I was very unhappy with myself because I had not read a book in a long, long while. I kept buying books, and writing titles down to read later but never made time to actually read one. Shameful. One day I had enough of myself and vowed that I would read! Read until I was sick of reading! That fate has not befallen me and instead, I have found some of the greatest satisfaction reading titles that have been sitting on my bookshelves for years who have patiently waited their turn to be picked up and read.