Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Dear Everybody, But Especially Felicity

{{Title is a quote from one of my favorite books, and I will hug you if you can name the book.  In this post we bring you little letters in an attempt to Get Caught Up on All the Stuff Happening Around Here.}}

Dear Thanksgiving,

You came and went in what seemed just a blink this year... griefies, slow things down a bit next time, okay?  Having the celebration at our house for the first time in eight years was fun, though I missed being at Grandmom's... but thanks for reminding me that new traditions have to start somewhere.  (And having Grandmom and Aunt Miriam come here helped tremendously with that. :D)

Dear Lark Rise to Candleford,

Thanks for being even MORE addicting on my second viewing.  Seriously.  Anne-girl and I have begun to regard Tuesday nights as the highlight of our week.

Dear Tea of Any Kind, But Especially White Mandarin Orange,

I love you.  *blows kisses*

Dear Phantom of the Opera RAH Album,

I'm really trying not to play you over and over and over again because there's a small chance I might get tired of you, but sheesh, you're just gorgeousness.  *puts Entr'acte on repeat*

Dear Jeanne Birdsall,

I'm terrifically excited about the new Penderwicks book, but what's up with only having Batty and Ben's perspective???  Aren't we going to hear from Skye and Jane?  And if Jeffrey doesn't make at least several appearances, I am going to be one very disgruntled fan.   (Still love your work, though.)

Dear Christine Daae's Dressing Gown,

I'm finally making a replica of you and I'm sorta scared and I'm sorta proud-- er, excited-- and I think it's going to be harder than it looks, but I also think it's going to be fun.  Please don't be too complicated, and thank you for being on sale (your materials, that is).

Dear People Who Recommended Books to Me in October,

I am in your debt.  SO MUCH.  I have such a loverly stack of new books to read, and more that I haven't even ordered from the library yet.  Nine Coaches Waiting and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society were two of the best books I've read this year.  Book sharing is the greatest, isn't it?  In that vein...

Dear People Who Love Books in General,

In January I'm planning to launch a series of monthly interviews with fellow literary lovers... a bookish chat in which we discuss favorite books in a variety of genres.  This blog ostensibly revolves around period movies, but lately I've been feeling that books deserve to have just as much focus put on them, don't you agree?  And in the vein of new stuff on the blog...

Dear Everyone Who Reads YAPDB,

I'm really excited to announce that I'm beginning a new feature this month, too-- but I'm not going to tell you what it is until Friday, when it gets unveiled.  All I'll tell you is that it has to do with Jane Austen and homeschooling and humor, and I like it a lot, and I think you guys will too.

Dear Same People,

(This could have been included in the previous note but I like to keep subjects separate.)  I'm also super excited because I have another announcement coming out next week... on Wednesday, to be specific, so stay tuned.  (And a dear friend of mine has a similar one... so I'd tell you to check her blog too except I'm being all cryptic and mysterious and not telling you who she is so... just stay tuned around here.  *swirls cape*)

{{And the post ends with a cute warm-ish fuzzyish picture of William and Peggy.}}


Lorren Lemmons said...

The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery?

Melody said...

How's come whenever you try to have a background on your blog I can never seeee it? It's just like gray, yet it says "The Cutest Blog on the Block" at the time. Hmmm.

Heehee. Yay for LRTC. :D Without me you proberly wouldn't have tried it so soon, right? ;)

What's this about Batty and Ben? I didn't hear any of that... how odd. Do we know when the book is to come out?

OOOOOH I THINK I KNOW WHAT THIS THING BEING UNVEILED ON FRIDAY IS AND SQUEE. I hadn't heard a peep about it since you first mentioned the idea, haha. ;)

And I thiiiink I might have a guess about the announcement, too. ;)

Jessica Greyson said...

Hello Brilliant Miss Dashwood, (I am so glad you are back...I've missed you.) I am excited and you have me hanging onto the very edge of my keyboard in anticipation to see what will happen *bounces* *glad my day off is Friday so I can haunt your blog*

Oh, that dress is perfectly LOVELY!!!! It is intimidating but I know you can carry it off...I am terribly scared of the dress I wish to make. Here is to attempting the gorgeous and the beautiful and finding success...we hope.

Hope you have a perfectly lovely evening!


Miss Jane Bennet said...

THE STORY GIRL!! I love that book. :)
I can't wait for the announcement! :)

payton marie said...

I'm immensely glad that you're blogging again. :D And I'm dying to know all the books you read in November, m'darling Chauvelin. Please please please tell! :)

MONTHLY INTERVIEWS ABOUT NOTHING BUT BOOKS?? *promptly faints* So, so, SO thrilled, excited, and giddy.

Eheeeee, I feel so all-knowing and powerful since I know what the last two letters are referring to. *wink wink*

Natalie said...

I think your title is from The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery too! I immediately guessed that when I read it.
Oh, you're making a replica of Christine's dressing gown?? I AM TOO, HOW COOL IS THAT? Mine is Barbie doll sized though. What size is yours?
Oh my goodness, Jane Austen, and homeschooling, and humor?!!? Think I'm going to love this....
I can't wait for Wednesday and Friday! :)
Love your header, BTW!

Maribeth B said...

Ohhhhhh! The suspense is going to kill me regarding TEH ANNOUNCEMENTS.

I asked for the POTO 25th Anniversary album for Christmas! I have a feeling I'll have it on constant repeat, too, LOL. Also, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" is on my wish-list! You're the third person I know who enjoyed it, and seein' as how I respect your opinion HIGHLY and the opinions of the other two readers aforementioned, I think I will really like it as well.

Molly said...

Ooh, I can't wait to know what the unveiling and the announcements are!

Caroline L. said...

Announcements! I love announcements! ...provided they are nice ones.

YOU ARE MAKING THE CHRISTINE DRESSING GOWN. THAT IS LIKE, MY LIFE GOAL. Well, not really. BUT ONE OF. I'd love to hear/see more about it! =D Really. I am VERY excited.

Mykaela said...

Book recommendation: A Girl of the Limberlost...have you read it? Ok, got that off my mind, cuz it's like one of the best books ever. :) Good to have you back!! I really liked that post!

Jane B said...

I guess the quote is from The Story Girl by LM Montgomery. One of my favourite LM's!
And love to see how Christine's dressing gown turns out as I'm planning on making a replica myself!

Quinlyn said...

Lark Rise to Candleford! :D We're watching the series for the first time here at my place. Everyone in the family enjoys it. Except maybe little brother, but I don't think he DISLIKES it, quite... ;)

Ahhh! Christine's dressing gown! It'll be lovely, I'm sure. Good luck with it!

I, too, have been listening to the Phantom of the Opera RAH album. It's just so beautiful. I must get everyone addicted. Yes.

How did NaNoWriMo go for you? I finished a few hours before the deadline. Whew!


Alicia Showalter said...

Well that wasn't nice...
The one time I don't copy my comment and it disappears when I click "publish" eh, oh well.
OH you had Thanksgiving at your house? That would be fun, but I can also see why it would be hard to start a new tradition too. Did you have pumpkin pie?! (my favorite!)
I have never actually watched "Lark Rise to Candleford" but I want to muchly sometime.
White Mandarin Orange tea? It is as good as Constant Comment???
THERE IS GOING TO BE A NEW PENDERWICKS BOOK COMING OUT!?!?!? YES! Hmm only Batty's and Ben's perspective? ;( Geoffrey better be in it! (a lot) heehee
WOW WOW WOW I absolutely love that dress. IT is gorgeous and the lace.. *swoon* haha You will do a spectacular job I am sure - I want to see it in the process!!!
I hope to hear all about the books you read in Nov.! :D
OH I want to know what the announcement is!! Too much suspense!!!! I guess I'll just have to wait...
ps. I will call/e-mail soon - sorry for the delay!!

Erika said...

My dear Miss D,

Pardon my ignorance, but I did not recognize the elegant title of your correspondence which is recorded hither. To remedy this crippling deficiency, upon perusing this posting I immediately proceeded to google your title.

As a result, within twenty-two hours I had enjoyed reading both The Story Girl and The Golden Road.

This letter is devoted to expressing my gratitude to you. I cannot express the enjoyment I reaped through perusing said volumes.

In the words of the ancient proverb, "Provide the right appetizer--sell the feast."

With most grateful regards,
Lady Resterwen

P.S. I composed the proverb. It still holds true. Keep reading books. L.R.


Alexandra said...

And here I am catching up...baaaaad me.

SO GLAD YOU LIKED THE POTATO PEEL PIE BOOK! (Can never get the title right, LOL) We must needs discuss this more in depth sometime. Wasn't it awesome?!