I love Jocelyn’s campaign of #bringbackpaper over at her blog The Reading Residence. Like her, I prefer reading books you can hold in your hand and when you’re done reading with them, you can put them on the shelf along with all your other acquisitions.
Here’s my small pile of books to read. Again, admittedly I have a bigger pile than this, but I’ve been so slow in my reading lately. I can only deal with small piles on my side of our headboard, I get stressed out when I see my husband devour one book after another – only because I know that book will end up on my pile, so I hide them and pretend that my pile isn’t growing and that I’m on “top of things” Oh and Yes, we do share a lot of our books, except when it’s about history 😉
I also like sending and receiving snail mail, though (again) admittedly I haven’t done it in a while. But because of her campaign, I’m sort of nudged on the right direction and to just do it and stop procrastinating.
I don’t have Jocelyn’s lovely paper/stationary collection. I wish I had. I used to collect them when I was a child and even as a teenager. This is something I would love to do again. What I have instead are postcards. Here are a few of my faves:
I love the Banksy one. Saw the original art-work in Brighton when we visited and couldn’t resist buying the postcard when I saw it. I should have bought two – I promised my sister I’d send it to her, but don’t really want to part with it till I have another!
And I still keep a journal, now that’s something I’ve been doing since I was a child, which reminds me, now that little T is growing up way to fast, I have to make sure that she doesn’t get hold of any of my old stuff, especially the ones I’ve written when I was a teenager. I shudder at the thought of her going through them!
Yes, I know. I have terrible writing. When I was in fourth grade, my best-friend had the most beautiful handwriting. I sent her snail mail a year ago (she lives in the States with her family), vowing we’d continue writing to each other like we did when we were in our teens, but she complained about my writing! Hahaha and never replied. Of course we’re still friends and we do hear from each other semi-regularly through Viber and follows me over at IG. Thank goodness though, she’s too busy to read my blog!
I plan (oh dear, here I go again), to send some snail mail soon, especially to old friends whom I would love to stay in touch with. Not the best friend I mentioned above though, won’t send her another one, till she replies! Again, we’re still friends. We’ve been friends for so long I actually think nothing can deter us from being close even though we’re continents away and don’t speak on the phone much. Yes, that kind. As I grow older, I’m learning how important that kind of friendship is. I’m lucky to be still friends with people I’ve grown up with, friends I met at grade-school (elementary), university days and work colleagues, even former bosses whom I’ve managed to forge friendships with and I intend for it to stay that way, always.
What about you?
Are you still friends with people from your childhood?
Do check out what the others are up to with their #bringbackpaper posts.