Trying InCoWriMo

This past November I finished my second novel with the help of NaNoWriMo. Not that they are any good, but they exist now. InCoWriMo takes that same spontaneous, seat-of-the-pants, something-is-better-than-nothing impulse to letter-writing. Today I stumbled across International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo). The idea is to write something on a piece of paper and give…

REVIEW: THE GRAND TOUR – AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE QUEEN OF MYSTERY by Agatha Christie

  Perhaps it comes as no surprise that this book is a wonderful window into an era past.  Like Agatha Christie’s autobiography, the book is comprised of her life in her own words. Her grandson Mathew Prichard has painstakingly gathered her letters and postcards from her trip to a countries in the Dominion.  She and…

QUICK REVIEW: The Englishman Who Posted Himself…

And Other Curious Objects By John Tingey A light biography of W. Reginald Bray, the undisputed Autograph King.  In Edwardian England, Bray decided to have a little fun with the postal service.  He mailed unusual objects (a turnip, coin, piece of seaweed, himself) to test the regulations of the Post.  Then he started testing the…

REVIEW: PARISIANS by Graham Robb

An Adventure History of Paris Consider this an entirely unorthodox guidebook through the crooked streets and tumultuous times of Paris.  Robb, as expert as one can be without actually being Parisian, uncovers and shares fleeting tales of famous moments in the City of Lights.   It is rather like finding a train ticket or a…

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