November 9th, 2020 (continuous)
100 PostcardsI recently (not recently) acquired a set of 100 postcards, each with an individual classic book cover on the front, and I plan to send them all over the next good long while to keep in touch with those who are in my thoughts as we barrel along into the new year and see what happens in the rest of the 20s. 1. Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice - to Lucy Sherratt on November 24th, 2020 2. Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe - to Deborah Esdale, same as above. 3. Laurence Stern - A Sentimental Journey - to Jimmy Kavanagh, the same. 4. Beowulf - to Robbie Doyle, on November 25th. 5. Buddhist Scriptures - to my brother, Ryan, on November 26th, Thanksgiving. 6. The Conquest of Gaul - to Charlie Dunne et al in Titley, on November the 27th. 7. The Canterbury Tales - to Saoirse Anton, in Clonkeen, same. 8. The Cloud of Unknowing - to Hiram Harington, in Drumcondra, on November the 28th. 9. The Divine Comedy - to Lainey O’Sullivan, in Glasnevin, the same. 10. The Idiot - to Eoin Potts, in Rathfarhnam, on December the 4th 11. The Epic of Gilgamesh - to Paul Miller, in Rush, on December the 5th 12. Madame Bovary - to Hannah Crowley, in Teddington, same. 13. Faust - to Jack Farrell, in Ranelagh, the evening of December 5th, sent on the 6th. 14. The Golden Ass - to Sarah, in Chicago, the same. 15. The Master Builder - to Charlie Jermyn, in Leiden, the same. 16. Les Liaisons Dangereuses - to Will Dunleavey, in Shepherds Bush, on the 6th. 17. The Travels of Marco Polo - to Sam Killian, in Ballsbridge, on the 7th. 18. Bel Ami - to Ronan Carey, in Balbriggan, the same. 19. Monkey - to Iseult Deane, in Bristol, the same. 20. The Nature of the Universe, to Will Penswick, in Parsons Green, the same.
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