Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pen-Pals for Book Lovers --- Anyone Interested?

Hi everyone!


A few weeks ago, my closest friend and I decided to bring back the hand-written letter. Well, at least between us. We've been writing letters back and forth ever since (2 each, so far).

Is it speedy, like texting, emailing, or using Facebook/Twitter? No. Do we often have to wait over a week for a response? Yes. Is the "news" in our letters sometimes outdated? Sure.

But, to be honest with you, it's the most "fun" we've had in a looong time. Well, I think so, and since she hasn't complained to me (yet!), I'm guessing that she thinks so as well. :)

There is simply something about letter writing that cannot be appreciated or understood via the other, more modern, ways of communicating. It's...oh, just a great feeling, waiting for a letter to come, opening it and reading what the person wrote--actually wrote, not just typed. It's too bad that very few people do this anymore, and those that do, well, let's be honest, it's not usually the younger generations. :)

But I want to change that!

Around the time that my pen-pal journey started with my friend, I also had an idea. Many of us, I know, live in areas where there are few, if any, fellow book lovers around (for the genre we read, at least). That is why many, including myself, have turned to the Internet, where fellow readers abound, and they too are looking not only for good books, but people to discuss them with.

And while I've met a ton of great people online, and had more then a few good chats, often it's hard to keep up with Tweets to a dozen different people at once. Or have a real conversation in the comment section of a blog. (Though both ways are still a good way to talk, don't get me wrong!).

And then it hit me--what about a pen-pal program for book lovers?

Maybe I'm odd, but I would totally joining such a program! {And by the way, if there is one out there, and I'm totally clueless to it, please let me know, I've been wrong before!}

My question today is how many of you would be interested in such a program?

Update: Since I've seen a fair amount of positive feedback so far...

What would you name this program? :) I'm going to start working things out so the fun can begin, but I need a little help with a name. What do you think?




Enjoy!


Until Next Time,
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12 comments :

  1. I would in a heartbeat. I think this would be a lot of fun plus it would be something to look forward to and could become a great friendship.

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    1. :) I'm glad to hear that! And it's true, what would start as letters about our recent bookish finds would no doubt turn into some great friendships!

      If enough people are interested, I'm more than willing to start something up. How to do it, now that is the next question! :)

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  2. Sounds fun. No one really writes letters any more and going "ol' skool" sounds appealing :)

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    1. :) Yes, "ol' skool" all the way! Hehe.

      Please stay tuned, I may just start the program up!

      Enjoy,
      TBQ

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  3. I Would Love It It Me Up If You Get One Going. butterfli262002@yahoo.com

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  4. You and I are on the same page! I love writing and receiving hand written letters but have no one to write to. I'd definitely be interested in a program like this.

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    1. Yes! I'm glad to hear that, I'll start working on the basics of the program after I get most of the blogoversary out of the way. :) Might even call on you again for a graphic for it!

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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    2. Great! I'd love to make a graphic for it!

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  5. I think that is a brilliant idea! I love meeting new people and discussing my favorite hobby.

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    1. Okay, it's official then--I'll start working on the program ASAP. Keep your eyes out for more info...

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  6. Oooo! I would love to participate in something like this! This is a fabulous idea :D

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