Penpalling has been one of my favorite hobbies since I was about twelve years old. Back in 1996 I got my first pen pal from a foreign country. The sound of a letter in the mailbox definitely makes me smile. It used to be all about writing letters on either a legal pad or with Diddl stationary. Other things I could not afford back then and it was about the words anyways. It was not a very cool hobby to have, but I loved it anyways.
These days everyone seems to get into ‘snailmail’. Penpalling is not just about sending and receiving letters anymore. People add little gifts to their letters or make something creative to put the letter in. I do love buying colorful or cute stationary these days and it’s fun to decorate the paper and envelope with stickers and deco- or washi tape, but I am new to the whole world of modern snail mail. It does look fun to me though.
So whenever I get inspired, I try to do something nice with my mail as well. Last week I have read a post on snail-mail.nl and it instantly inspired me. It was such an awesome idea to use an empty DVD case as the cover for your snail mail and it’s not difficult to use it. So I decided to try this myself . This is my result.
What I have used:
- One empty DVD case
- Two sheets with a color / pattern on it
- One blank A4 sheet
- Double sided tape
- Project Life supplies
- Pencil & fineliners
- Washi tape
I am a ’90s girl. Well, I was born in 1984, but that means that I spent most of my youth in the ’90s. I remember that I started buying CD’s then and I really started to appreciate pop music then. I fell in love with boy bands as well, especially the Backstreetboys. I still love many songs that were made in the ’90s and I have tried to make a top ten for my blog today.
Backstreetboys – As long as you love me
When I am reading books I often notice that the author refers to classic English literature books or even Greek mythology. I must admit that I love it when one loves their classics. I have had ancient Greek and Latin at school so I do know most of these stories, but when it comes to English literature I have got some catching up to do. When I was in high school I did read a few books, such as ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’ but that’s about it. Reading these books wasn’t mandatory so I mostly just read Dutch literature back then.
These days I start wondering what I have been missing out on. I want to get to know all these famous stories and why not read a couple of those every year? Two days ago I started reading ‘Little Women’. I have to get used to the way the English is used in the book, but the story is definitely not bad. I also have copies of ‘The Scarlet Letter’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on my TBR., but I would like to read more. That’s why I want to make a list of English literature books that I want to read.
I have been searching for such a list online, but without success. So I need your help with this. Please let me know which English literature books you’ve read and what you thought. Do you have any recommendations for me?