"She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape." Michael Ondaatje. (The English Patient)
I have a few young pen pals to whom I send books or book recommendations. I love to write and ask them their thoughts on the books. It's like book club without the hassel of actually leaving one's house. Introverts of the world, unite! (But just through the completely non-threatening method of mail. Winning!)
Every year I set a reading goal and keep track of my books. For 2018 I think I might try to write a letter about each book I read and send it to a bookish pal with questions to discuss via post. Doesn't that sound heavenly?
"She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live." Annie Dillard. (The Living)
So, go read a book! And then write a letter about it, of course. It's magic!
Go Postal, Everybody!