Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Adopt Penguin Books Postcards

I am setting up my own postcard adoption project, inspired by PostMuse's Orphaned Postcard Project.  I recently bought a box of 100 Penguin Books Postcards...

So now I am offering them up for adoption.  I will slowly be putting the list up of the titles of the books included.  You can request a postcard of a book that you've read, I'll send it to you in an envelope and probably with a little note hello, and then on the back you'll write something about the book, what you thought of it, a memory linked to it, anything! and then send it back to me.  And I will document it on my blog! I'm excited to start.

So, you can email me at to request one 
or send me a letter requesting one.


1. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Lady Chatterley's Lover - D. H. Lawrence
3. The Lost Girl - D. H. Lawrence
4. Men Without Women - Ernest Hemingway
5. Black Mischief - Evelyn Waugh
6. Flying Dutchman - Anthony Fokker
7. My Man Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse
8. The Rights of Man - H. G. Wells
9. One of our Submarines - Edward Young
10. There must be a Pony! - Jim Kirkwood
11. The Garden Party - Katherine Mansfield
12. Pearls and Men - Louis Kornitzer
13. Mantrap - Sinclair Lewis
14. Aircraft Recognition - R. A. Saville-Sneath
15. Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
16. Rabbit, Run - John Updike
17. Vile Bodies - Evelyn Waugh
18. Siren Land - Norman Douglas
19. Cakes and Ale - W. Somerset Maugham
20. Britain in the Sixties: The Other England - Geoffrey Moorhouse
21. Man and Superman - Bernard Shaw 

22. Common Sense about Smoking - Fletcher, Cole, Jeger, & Wood

23. Still She Wished For Company - Margaret Irwin

24. Together - Norman Douglas

25. Wuthering Heights -  Emily Brontë

26. Chosen Words - Ivor Brown

27. Warfare by Words  - Ivor Thomas

28. Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Ernest, Salomé - Oscar Wilde
29. Brighton Rock - Graham Greene

30. Siamese White - Maurice Collis

31. Civilization - Clive Bell

32. Keeping Poultry and Rabbits on Scraps - Goodchild & Thompson

33. Hotel Splendide - Ludwig Bemelmans

34. The Penguin Poets: Robert Burns - Robert Burns

35. Sweet Danger - Margery Allingham

36. The Odyssey - Homer

37.  The Common Reader - Virginia Woolf

38. Soft Growing Fruit - Raymond Bush

39. England's Green and Pleasant Land - J. W. Robertson Scott

40. The Penguin Modern Painters : Edward Burra

41. The Horizontal Man - Helen Eustis

42. The Buildings of England : Middlesex

43. Explosives -  John Read

44. The Body in the Library -  Agatha Christie

45. Ariel - André Maurois

46. A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf

47. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler

48. Fantasy-Overture : Romeo and Juliet - Tschaikovsky

49. The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism - Bernard Shaw

50. British Herbs - Florence Ranson

51. Music at Night -  Aldous Huxley

52. Country Life - H. E. Bates

53. Not To Be Taken - Anthony Berkeley

54. The Conquest of Gaul - Caesar

55. Sailing - Peter Heaton

56. Thinking to Some Purpose - L. Susan Stebbing

57. An Introduction to Modern Architecture - J. M. Richards

58. The Compleat Angler - Izaak Walton

59. Dangerous Curves - Peter Cheyney

60. The Penguin Poets : A Book of English Poetry - Chaucer to Rossetti

I will be updating the list, removing names once they have been requested.
There are 100 books in all.


  1. Can I have The Great Gatsby?

  2. This is such a great idea! I will adopt Lady Chatterley's Lover or A room of One's Own. I am leaving for Costa Rica for 6 weeks right after Thanksgiving, but if you get it out to me soon, I will make sure to get it back before we go. Otherwise I will send it to you as soon as we return in January. I'm loving your creative mail explorations! See you in the mail! I think you have my address but in case you don't it is on

  3. May I link your project on my blog? That way there may be others who visit my blog who don't know about yours yet that would like to participate. Just let me know! Shalom, Elle

  4. Hi Elle, thanks for your nice comments. I would love it if you linked to my project on your blog. And I just got an envelope ready to send to you with the penguin postcards and a letter. :-) See you in the mail!

  5. what happened to your project? Still going?