As promised more literary postcards. I have a large enough collection now that I can pick and choose which to share (so expect more sometime in the future). I had to start with this one--I think more than a few of us understand this wintery scene only too well. That was practically me this morning! Apparently we are due for a wetter second half of winter. It's been Artically cold here, but we've not had much snow. Until now. As long as it comes in small bursts and melts in between . . . If it gets really bad I'll be looking for more summery, warm weather reads.
And in honor of the month of February, here's a "Love" card (as in I love books and read--if the card is open to interpretation!). It looks like a journal, which is fitting since I am keeping a reading journal (of sorts) this year.
Isn't this a great card? It is a Postcrossing card that came all the way from Russia, from the ancient city of Pskov, which was founded in 903. I haven't a clue what book the girl has. A classic maybe? Anyone read Russian?
Here's something you don't see anymore! Remember these? Some of you probably don't! Yes, the card catalog. I don't miss them too much--at least not from the perspective of ease of searching online catalogs, but I do think in general the wood card catalog cases are pretty cool. I could use one for other purposes--like organizing my needlework supplies. They are not to be had cheaply these days, however.
I never managed to visit Foyles when I was in London (many, many years ago), but it looks like a place I could pass a few hours. Who out there has been there?
Do you know this man? Another Postcrossing card from Russia. If you said Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, you are correct. I have been 'collecting' all his work and someday I am going to have a very serious Chekhov reading splurge.
I see Louisa May Alcott at the top of the pile but don't recognize any of the other books. Still, what a pleasant sight. A stack of books and a cup of tea or coffee. Just need a cookie or scone and I'd be pretty content.
This is a postcard from Persephone Books. I know the bookshop is on Lamb's Conduit Street, but is it near Russell Square Station, Bloomsbury? In any case It's a very cool postcard.
And last but not least Katherine Mansfield. How fitting--another short story writer for my author collection. That's quite a penetrating look, don't you think? I would expect no less from such an amazing writer.
For more literary postcards: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6. Needless to say when I find a card like these (bookish cards are cool, but I am happy with any postcard or letter!), my day is made!