Saturday, November 19, 2016

Postcards for the weekend 12: Books/reading/authors

Friendship Gift Postcard, Sender: Terry
Sent: 10 September 2016, Traveled 16,656 km

I've never heard of the author, Joan Aiken until I received this postcard. After researching, I found out that she's an author of supernatural fiction and children's alternate history (AH) novels. Needless, to say, I had to read further to understand her genre... I might have read AH stories and novels without knowing that they're classified as AH. 

Thanks to my sweet bookworm friend Terry for sending me this card. She wrote, "I don't know this story but it sounds like an adventurous tale. That makes me think of you. You seem brave and willing to step out into the world to see what it has to offer!"

FI-1391098, Sender: Marjut
Sent from Vaasa, Finland, Traveled 9,032 km in 21 days

I honestly didn't notice that there's a little white dog reading beside the girl until I researched about this artwork. I wonder, what book can make a canine curious? ... This painting is called Good Friends (Portrait of the Artist's Sister Bertha Edelfelt). The painter is Albert Edelfelt, one of the founders of the Realist art movement in Finland. 

I'm back from my trip tomorrow and I can't wait to make my round of visits to the linky participants from this and last weekend's parties. 

Happy weekend everyone,


  1. I like alternate history stories with their skew of what might have been. The Finnish postcard is a super postal souvenir with the cancel mark in the perfect position, love that little dog, and the frilly skirt.

  2. Hi Maria, I enjoyed your cards in this post! And the little girl reading the book ... I completely missed the little dog until I read your comments. That is such a cute card! I am finding some of the themes to be challenging for my collection but your flexibility on what works makes the linky so much fun! Thanks for hosting and sharing! Wishing you a fine weekend. Hope you will tell us about your trip!

  3. Beautiful painting!

    Also I had never heard of the 'alternate history' genre of books before. I'm not sure if I ever have read those. But maybe I did: one favourite (older) children's book serie is Percy Jackson, by Rick Riordan, who has altered Greek mythology into a 21st century story.

  4. I like your choices, Maria. I hope you enjoyed your trip.

  5. Lovely postcards for this weeks theme...Thanks again for hosting!ツ

  6. I haven't read that book, but I've sent the postcard because of the dragon. The second postcard would fit both in my albums of reading women and reading animals!

  7. Sorry...had a busy week and didn't have a chance to comment. I really like the cards you are showing...I think I have received another Edelfelt card and really liked it too.
    Hope you had a good time in Japan!


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