Comment: The poetry book sounds interesting! My dad's family came from Czech, and I've always tried to find and read Czech folk tales, poetry, history, when I can find them in English. I'll have to go searching for this one. :)
Thanks for sharing you list. :)
Response: Here is one of the poems :) https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30928457
Comment: I wish I could give you 100 hearts! I just got this wonderful journal. I have loved going through your pages. You did a fantastic job and it's so much fun to read. I will definitely be adding my own art very soon. Thank you again for a great swap. Best wishes!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your stories. The one about Mozart and the coincidences was so cool! I LOVED the Three Investigators books!!! My brother and I read them over and over. We also tried having a club, but sadly, in real life, kids don't really have access to nifty haunted castles. Especially kids in the middle of the suburbs! But mainly, I wanted that hideout with the fence and the other sneaky entrances. *sigh* It's so cool that you get to meet someone from Postcrossing - that seems less personal to me than, say, SwapBot, so it's awesome. Anyway, I intend to respond to you, though it may take a couple of weeks. Meantime, thanks for the super cool monkeys, super neat and legible writing, and interesting stories.
Comment: Thank you very much for the detailed list! :) Sometimes I also like to read biographies, although the last time I did is already a while ago. Great that you found recommendable ones :) I know Paddington bear, the stories really are charming. The other book you mentioned sounds really cool, about the time travelling letters! I'll definitely put that on my to read list. I can understand you though, often it is better to let books give no explanation for stuff like timetravelling than give a not well thought through one.
I wish you a wonderful week!
Response: As for the time travelling letters, I remember reading its review on a book blog and although I didn't look for it actively, I remembered it when I noticed it in a library and decided to try it. Turned out well!
Comment: Thanks so much for your lists. :) I like how you organize your email and include some of the cover art as well. Your book choices reminded me of a book I read many years ago, called "Kitty My Rib" by Jane Mall. Have you heard of it?
Response: "Kitty My Rib"... no, it doesn't sound familiar. But the thing is, book titles are sometimes traslated quite "creatively", so maybe it's here under another name... hmmmm, that gave me an idea for a post on my blog about translations of the titles. If we don't talk just about the books, I remember a CD with songs from children fairy tales, cartoons, etc. which was in Czech and I didn't recognize the song by name (only when listening to it), as they changed the name of the family whose members are the main characters. :D
Comment: Thank you very much for this swap as well and for your detailed reviews! Even more about that science fiction author, I'll try to get the books from the library when I have time for reading again, they sound interesting :) The adventure stories book sounds like a cool idea. I agree, might not be fore everyone, but I also often become more interested in stories after reading spoilers. I hope you can enjoy reading wonderful books in February as well! :)
Response: For me Kazuo Ishiguro's "Never Let Me Go" is something I became interested in thanks to spoilers. ;)
Comment: Thank you very much for this wonderful letter! I loved how it looked, the colors looked really pretty and your handwriting is really neat! :D Thank you for mentioning all the books. I had never heard of the author of the book you read, but his books sure seem to be interesting to check out, I love science fiction books! :) And classics as well! :D That book by Dickens you mentioned is on my to-read pile as well - I already have it, now just need to find the time to read it. And cool you could find a book that has a blue cover in all languages, that's definitely rare :D Best wishes and I hope you had fun with the swap, I certainly loved receiving it :)
Response: I was rewriting my list of books which I might read later (it was getting messy) and yes, Dickens is there! ;)
Comment: Okay, this was definitely my favorite list, because of course I've NEVER heard of any of these books! I'll be looking to see if any have English translations, though. Thanks for sharing and have fun reading!
Response: The War with the Newts is available at Australian Gutenberg project: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601981h.html :)
Comment: Thanks for the post card showing showing the provost's squirrel ànd long eared jerboa. I hadn't heard of either before. We have a lot of grey squirrels where I live, but unfortunately no red ones.
Comment: ❤️Beata!❤️ It finally came today! So sorry the post office messed that up for us, so frustrating! I appreciate all the efforts you took to get it here. What a beautiful envelope and I absolutely loved your note! I’ll be posting something for you here as I have a moment to write. Love from Iowa USA ❤️Debbie
Response: I'm happy that you received the envelope and that you liked it! :) I will love to hear from you! :)
Comment: Thank you very much! The butterfly note card you used is so pretty 😍 The FDC, postcard and stamps are so gorgeous too! I like the stamps on the envelope too! ❤️️❤️️❤️️ Your hand writing is so neat and pretty :)
Response: I like notecards, so I use them often, I'm happy you liked it, as well as the items for the swap :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcard from Brno. It's my very first postcard from Slovakia, and I am so happy that this heart definitely belongs to you. I can already imagine standing in front of this tall church building. =]
Comment: Thank you so much for this fantastic card! Bratislava by day *and* by night - that is so cool ... !! I love it, thank you so much. Thank you for participating in the swap as well. Oh, and you have great handwriting. :-) Hope to swap with you again sometime!
Comment: Thanks for the amazing oversize postcard! I laughed because I mailed your tag PC out then checked my PO Box...and there was your card! I love it! Thanks for putting Moomin stickers on it as well!
Comment: Thanks for this beautifull post card.I was happy to see your photos: I was one time in Roma and Vienna . If you want to see something what i do you can: http://magnyette.over-blog.com. And you can leave a comment...Have a nice day.
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing map postcard!! I have never seen a 3D map card before. This one will have an extra special place in my collection :) Thanks for the great stamps that you used on the envelope too!
Comment: you are tempting me to do a private swap, lol. I've never seen any of those prints before! amazing in color & variety. I also have quite a collection, only secondary to my passion for paper. PM me if you'd like to add something new to your mix:)
Comment: Love the Czech Republic PC ! I try to research the country of all the cards I receive. Can you tell I'm retired?, lol Looks like a beautiful country, bet you had a great time. Thanks so much, love the stamps also, Judy
Comment: Thanks a lot for your letter! I am a little bit jealous because you speak Russian so well!:))
Response: You know, both Slovak and Russian are Slavic languages, so it's easier for me to learn Russian. ;) I was more enjoying writing the letter than thinking of the grammar, so I'm pretty sure there are mistakes, haha! But I hope they haven't caused any problems with understanding for you!
How about the next letter, how do we decide, who will write it? I can write it or wait for yours, both possibilities are fine for me. Do you have any preference? PM me... :)
Comment: I finally got your card yesterday. Many thanks for the lovely card & wonderful postages. You have very beautiful handwriting too =) *Updated (02/06/09): I received another awesome card from you yesterday! Thank you so much for the resent card Beata >.<
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card - you are so lucky to have actual castles there! There is nothing even close to that old here. The saying goes - in North America, a hundred years is old, in Europe, a hundred miles is far lol.
Comment: Thank you for your reading list. I smiled when I read that the three investigators are on your childhood favourites reading list. My husband listens to the cd version of it all the time. The boys are called Justus Jonas, Peter Shaw and Bob Andrews here.
Domo arigato for an interesting postcard and story. Spent 3 weeks in a private home in Tokyo a few years back. What a wonderful experience. But I could never learn their language. Hugs, Joy
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I like the architecture of the buildings. Your handwriting is neat and the stamps you used are very interesting! Hope you swap with you again in the future. Have a nice day! ^_^
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful postcard and great quote! The author is Neil Young. The lyrics are form his song "Hey, Hey, My, My (Into the Black)". It was also quoted by Kurt Cobain in his suicide note.
Comment: You have fantastic handwriting! I love "Old World" cities and would love to take a year touring all over Europe and further east.....maybe someday.. :)
Thank you so much for the wonderful card!
Comment: OMG OMG OMG!!! You deserve like 1,000 hearts dear! I looove all those chocolates! You are a DOLL. Hope you got your package soon =) It was a pleasure to make this swap with you my friend. Oh, and I adore the magnet. Thanx a bunch!! XOXO
Response: You're welcome! :) I really enjoyed buying the chocholates, LOL.
Comment: Thank you so much for such a wonderful package ! I love the little hedgehog and the hat is super and the photos of places you went were stunning! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
PS my boyfriend says you have stunning handwritting and I agree! :)