While chasing her Corgis, the Queen of England happens upon a Bookmobile parked on the street behind Windsor Castle. She's too proper to leave without borrowing something, a happenstance gesture that transforms her into an insatiable reader and turns her staid life on its ear. I just discovered The Uncommon Reader, a wonderfully unique novella by British playwright Alan Bennett that is both a political satire and a love letter to the written word. This one goes on my shelf of favorites. A book about books. Which, in my book, is the very best kind. (image)
When is the last time you found a personal note peeking out of your mailbox? From someone who gathered paper, pen or laptop (and thoughts) and focused solely on dear, wonderful you? Well, there will always be correspondence to open here. Love letters from life, written just for you.