Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Note About Letters

Letter Writing Pen and Paper

Did you know April is National Card and Letter Writing Month? As with many of us who delve deeper into the digital-age trends of e-mail and texting, we may have grown a tad lackadaisical with our handwritten correspondence. However, this eloquent means of communication does deserve its well-deserved recognition. So, what’s a better way to ensure this literary art does not become obsolete? Well, get inspired, of course! Here are some interesting books about letters that will, hopefully, remind us that the art of handwriting snail mail is not lost.

Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self edited by Joseph Galliano
I Love You, Ronnie : the Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan by Nancy Reagan
The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens edited by Jenny Hartley
Marshalling Justice: the Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall edited by Michael G. Long
Ten Letters : the Stories Americans Tell Their President by Eli Saslow
The Letters of Ernest Hemingway edited by Sandra Spanier and Robert W. Trogdon
Write the Right Words : Messages from the Heart for Every Occasion by Sandra E. Lamb
The Art of the Personal Letter : a Guide to Connecting through the Written Word by Margaret Shepherd

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