Letters & Snail Mail:
- Royal reception for letter writer Marlene ~ very short article but a sweet story and I'll be curious to see if an article will be posted afterwards about their tea.
- Letters led to romance, wedding for young soldier ~ I came across this article on another site a week or so ago and meant to share it here, but apparently forgot all about it until I came across this site today.
- How to Write Family Christmas Letters ~ this is a bit early but since many stores already have Halloween candy and decorations out I decided to go ahead and share it. Besides, since we moved this summer I'll need to write a Christmas family letter and get all my cards mailed out early so everyone will have our new address, I'll have to start working on this project before Thanksgiving.
Christian Books & Reading:
- The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron is getting good reviews from bloggers and right now it's "only" $3.99 on Kindle so I've added it to my TBR list. Here are links to some blog reviews if you're interested:
* NovelCrossing's review
* I blog 4 Books' review
* Proverbial Reads' review
* Wishful Endings' review
* The Green Mockingbird's review
- Less is More at Thou Art the Man ~ I skimmed this post and agree with most of it, although I'll need to ponder it for awhile before I'm sure if I agree with him 100% or not. I saw that Michael Horton had a new book coming out and do think I'll read it but must confess when someone shared it on Facebook and I saw the price for the Kindle version, my first thought was "you've got to be kidding, you want how much money for an e-book?" and I was sorely tempted to post that comment there. Since e-books don't involve any paper (or shipping costs) they should be much less expensive than $9.99, especially in this horrible economy. So I'll wait until it goes on sale for $0.99 - $1.99 on Kindle, buy it used, or best price of all, borrow it from the library (but that's not as likely since even libraries are having financial problems and don't have many Christian books these days). So I decided to check the book the blogger recommends as possibly being better than Horton's upcoming book and the Kindle version of the Redmond book is just $2.99. That's a much better price so I'm tempted to buy it. Well, I'll download a sample to read first and then I might buy it. I espcecially loved the C.S. Lewis quote(s) he ends his post with. Lewis's comments are still very true.
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