August 4, 2009

The First Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper

Everyday Correspondence was fortunate enough to be chosen as a contributor for the First Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper! As described by this month's Carnival host, Notebook Stories:

Some carnivals have roller coasters, fried dough, and oversized stuffed animals as prizes. This carnival offers just as much fun and variety, if you love handmade Japanese paper, fountain pens, Filofaxes, and 15-year old spiral notebooks. Every month, a different blog will host this traveling collection of the best posts about pens, pencils, notebooks, and other related topics.
I’m so excited to be launching the Carnival with such a great collection of posts. The submissions were everything I’d hoped for: a wide range of topics from a variety of blogs, some that I knew well and some new ones I’ve just discovered. It was hard to select a few favorites to highlight as Editor’s Picks, so I chose a few from the blogs that were new to me.

Everyday Correspondence's "exhibit" at the Carnival is a post about Thomas Jefferson's fountain pen, which I was able to see on a recent visit to his home, Monticello. For more information about the Carnival, including on how to submit and where it will be hosted next, check out this post over at Notebook Stories.

My favorite post from this month's Carnival is from Monda at Fresh Ribbon, titled Reading the Minutes. It is about discovering an old minutes log from the Daughters of the American Revolution. I enjoyed it because the secretary who kept those minutes probably never realized that she was going to be corresponding the activities of her organization to individuals 70+ years after they were written. And, also, because the post features a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt.

What about you, what is your favorite "site to see" at the Carnival?

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