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The Sketchy Reader February Letters Revealed *and* A MacKenzie-Childs Giveaway

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Thursday, My Lovelies!  On Monday I mailed this month's The Sketchy Reader Letters before all the week's activities.

Here are this month's letters:

My Favorite Book Selection for February 2018 is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.
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I remember loving this book (and especially Meg) when I was a child, and it''s always fun to reread as an adult.  This month's letter was prompted by the spring release of the movie, and I hope that it's a wonderful adaptation of the book.  

The Indie Next List Selection for February 2018 is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
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Since spying Little Fires Everywhere on the September 2017 Indie Next list, I was intrigued with the blurb and quickly added it to my TBR List.  Of all the books I've read in the past year or so, this is the one that I'd most like to discuss with other readers.  For this reason, I think it would make the perfect selection for your book club.

A few of y'all have asked me what I put in the envelopes with the letters.  Before mailing the packages Monday, I took a few photos to show you.

Obviously, copies of my original letters addressed to the recipient goes in first.  I also include a list of ten or so discussion questions for each book.

Origami birds are an important plot point in Little Fires Everywhere, so I made some for the letter, and...

I included origami paper and instructions for making origami birds.

I also included a Valentine (I like to include seasonal ephemera) and confetti.

I enjoyed drawing Mrs Who's glasses and a close-up of the ant's face for the A Wrinkle in Time letter.

This is the one I sent to my daughter.  The letter is addressed to her.

I also stamped the envelopes for Valentine's Day.

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I will feature each book in the next two Literary Friday posts.  

Also, my friend Patti is hosting a MacKenzie-Childs tote bag giveaway!

Isn't it beautiful?  I think it would make the PERFECT bag for the lake, beach or library!  ;P

Click on THIS LINK for the giveaway!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill 


  1. The lines and the drawings are superb. Beautiful art!

  2. Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books, and I have reread it several times. I also read the others in the quintet as well as her series. I have her Christmas book and her poetry book as well. That's a darling bag, and I hope you win it! xoxo Su

  3. Lovely February letters and books RJ. I liked your addition of valentines with the letters. Sweet post......

  4. So much fun! Wrinkle in Time is a favorite at this house too. :-)
    Have a great weekend!

  5. I just saw the previews for Wrinkle last week. I'm looking forward to that one. And have heard good things about Celeste Ng. I love the detail and care you put into your letter packages. It's like opening a surprise!

  6. Your letters are works of art Ricki Jill, and so much fun to receive with all the goodies inside! the glasses turned out great! So many good books out there, I wish I was a speed reader! ❤️

  7. I would love to win this tote for my shopping.

  8. you are just awesome!!!! what an awesome little package that must be!
    A wrinkle in time is so incredible..I even have a graphic novel version of it:)

  9. What a lovely tote. I would use it to put my knitting supplies in.


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