Book Talk with R and T: Let's Talk About Pen Pals


Tamara and I have been having a great week chatting about THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND. We shared our opinions here and here, interviewed author Katrina Bivald, and debated book covers. We've been tweeting non-stop and our giveaway runs through the weekend.

Today I wanted to know if anyone had pen pals growing up? I had one that I think I got out of the back of Teen magazine and we wrote maybe 4 letters to each other. I loved getting mail and thought it was so cool to "talk" to someone I didn't know. Now with social media, I do that everyday. Maybe that's why I like Twitter so much. It's pen pals 2.0! Did you have a pen pal? How did your correspondence begin? How long did you stay in touch? Did you ever met in person?

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4 comments

Melinda Ott said...

I had LOADS of penpals growing up and I loved it! Sadly, I've lost touch with, well, all of them. Sigh! My daughter, who is almost 7, has a friend who moved away that she writes to and, when she turns 8, I told her I'd "order" some international pen pals for her through a company that I used as a kid and is still in operation!

Rhiannon Johnson said...

That's pretty cool. I bet she could turn those international pen pals into some cool Show-and-Tell projects!!

Judy Krueger said...

I had an international pen pal. I think I got her through a program at school and I don't even remember what country she lived in. I was never a good letter writer. It felt like a chore and I would procrastinate something terrible. Twitter, etc is much better for me!

Rhiannon Johnson said...

I used to love getting the letters, not so much the writing them. I felt like it was a chore, too. Twitter is pretty fab for connecting w everyone across the globe!