Book and movie favorites via postcards

I’ve written a few posts about my little hobby with Postcrossing (details here and here if you want them) and I thought I’d give you an update. Since I started in November last year I’ve sent 79 postcards around the world (367,700 miles) and received 70 (332,568 miles). In the spring I added a request to my profile for the people sending me cards, asking them to add their favorite book or movie and, to date, 29 have added one or more favorites. I love receiving the postcards in the mail, but it’s extra fun when they share books and movies with me too! Here are the 29 that sent me titles

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I thought some of you might like to see some of the results by country.  The movie Cloud Atlas made the list twice (and the book once), and Stephen King and Haruki Murakami both show up twice. Danielle from the Netherlands hopes to be a writer someday and Nic from Great Britain is a children’s picture book editor.

The list (some countries have more than one contributor)

Australia
movie-Last Holiday

Belarus
book-Flowers for Algeron by Daniel Keyes
movie-1:1

China
book-author Haruki Murakami
movie-Titanic

Czech Republic
book-author Jenny Nowak, Fevre Dream by George RR Martin
movie-Cloud Atlas, The Host, My Sister’s Keeper, Woman in Black

Finland
book-Cider House Rules by John Irving, Looking for Alaska by John Green
movie-Dear John

Germany
book-Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Great Britain
book-Tess of d’Urbevilles by Thomas Hardy, His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

Hong Kong
movie-Toy Story 3

Japan
book-Alive by Piers Paul Read

Ireland
movie-Finding Nemo

Lithuania
book-author Haruki Murakami
movie-director Tim Burton

Netherlands
book-The Shining by Stephen King, The Shack by William Paul Young, Beyond Sleep by Willem Frederik Hermans

Poland
book-Under the Dome by Stephen King

Portugal
book-The Razor’s Edge by Somerset Maughan

Russia
book-Glue by Irovine Welsh
movie-The Devil Wears Prada, Cloud Atlas

Sweden
book-Harry Potter
movie-The Hunger Games

Taiwan

movie-Life of Pi

Turkey

book-The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

Ukraine
book-The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, 50 Shades trilogy by EL James, author Jules Verne

USA
book-CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Life of Pi by Yann Martel
movie-Marathon Man, My Family & Other Animals, Sweet November, The Wizard of Oz, The Producers, Dr. Strangelove, Sound of Music, Fried Green Tomatoes, actor Tom Hanks, actress Meryl Streep, Pixar movies

If you are interested in sending and receiving postcards, visit www.postcrossing.com. It’s free!

13 thoughts on “Book and movie favorites via postcards

    • stacybuckeye says:

      It’s $1.10 for every postcard no matter where it goes out of the US. The postcards are as cheap as you can find them! They make you start by sending only one or two at a time. It takes a while at first to get your first few postcards depending on where they come from. And you never know where it will be, that’s what makes it so fun! I like sending them as much as receiving them.

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