Incoming Mail--Wanda in Canada

Cheerful Lang card and letter.

Incoming Mail--Jenn in Texas

Gorgeous Pomegranate card and letter.

Incoming Mail--Sherri Kay in Wisconsin

Changing it up this year and sharing our Christmas cards.  Here's the first one of the season, sent by one of my longest pen pals.

Outgoing Mail--November 1-15, 2017

Cards and letters to Shirley in Nebraska, Penny in Canada, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, Claudia in California, Garrett in New Mexico, Becky in Oregon, Kate in Iowa, Dana in North Carolina, Tami in Oregon, Michele in New Mexico, Lee in Scotland, Barbara in South Carolina, Joanna in Poland, Wanda in Canada, Les in Maine, and Laura in Iowa.

Cards to Jenn in Texas, Liz in Iowa, Amanda in New Mexico, Mom in Nebraska, Bobbie in Texas, Andrew in Iowa, Terri in California, Melissa in the UK, and Sue in North Carolina.

Postcards to Hans in Sweden, Sarah in Wisconsin, William in New Mexico, Joel in Arizona, Millie in Alaska, Fish in Taiwan, Mom in Nebraska, Michele in New Mexico, and Jenn in Texas.

Thanksgiving cards to Mom in Nebraska, Laura in Iowa, Becky in Oregon, Michele in New Mexico, Keli in Nebraska, SJ in Iowa, William in New Mexico, Jenn in Texas, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, Shon in Nebraska, Claudia in California, Steph in Minnesota, and Barbara in South Carolina.

Recent Reads

Lost Highway:  A Horror Romance by Tatiana Xavi and Bijou Hunter (2016).  Odessa, just a regular sort of person, becomes stuck in a harsh, hopeless place with death around every corner.  Her only guide in this new world is Quill, a harsh man who may just be worth this new reality.  Pretty perfect for a quick, dark Halloween-time read.

The Ice Master:  The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk and the Miraculous Rescue of Her Survivors by Jennifer Niven (2000).  Hoping to be part of exploring the Arctic, several men, a woman, and two children instead become trapped in the ice, slowly dying from hunger, a strange illness, disappearing, and, possibly in one case, even murder.  Those who survive eventually get rescued after two brave men successfully go for help.  The book dragged for me a bit after my favorite person died before rescue; I missed the insights Niven quoted from the journal he left behind.  Overall, an interesting glimpse into a nightmare experience for those involved.

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Incoming Mail--Millie in Alaska

Fun seasonal postcard from a new postcard-only pen pal.