zaterdag 19 november 2016

Postcards for the weekend: Books, reading, authors

This weekend the theme of Postcards for the Weekend is a favourite of mine, too: Books, reading, authors!
Also a favourite theme of many postcard lovers, and a lot of postcards have been issued on this theme. See for instance the website of Dutch postcrosser Willemijn, who posted hundreds of postcards on her 'Lezende vrouwen' ('Reading women') site between 2006 and 2012.

The first postcard I like to share here is this illustration by Fiep Westendorp. She became famous by her book illustrations of Jip & Janneke, the children's books by Annie M.G. Schmidt. But Fiep has drawn many other great pictures, among them cartoons about women's lives (in the 50'ies-60'ies and still actual!), and illustrations like this one:



A reading man is shown on this painting. I've sent this card to John in the UK, but alas I forgot to note who the painter and painted are:



From Eva I received this cartoon: 'Compre un libro. Y luego léalo!', in other words: 'Buy a book, and then read it!'
Who of you still has unread books on his/her shelf? (I have..)



To my opinion books preferably should be bought in real bookstores, not online. In order to keep sceneries like this alive:



Painting by Dutch painter Willy Belinfante-Sauerbier (1922-2014). She has made more paintings of reading people and bookstores.


And here a few books I received from Eva, that is, the covers on postcards, not the books itself :-) They are from a serie of Puffin Books postcards:





See more postcards on reading, books and authors at this weekend's Postcards for the Weekend.

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  1. So nice to see a postcard from Fiep Westendorp they always make me smile! ㋡

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    1. Fortunately a lot of Fiep Westendorp postcards have bene isued in the past years. Great to read you enjoy them, too!

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  2. The man is Emile Zola and the artist was Edouard Manet - and thank you!

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    1. Now I remember, thank you very much, John!

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  3. Love the cat's pose, obviously an engrossing read. Ah yes the 'to be read books' I've got plenty of those

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    1. I was focused on the child and birds, and didn't notice the cat until I read your comment, love the pose, too!

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  4. Wonderful postcards! I had the actual C.S. Lewis novel with that cover...so I have to pick that as my favourite.

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    1. I never have read the book, but now that both the sender (mailadventurer Eva) and you are this enthusiast, I think I should do so soon!

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  5. Hi Heleen, thank you so much for these widely themed reading postcards; I rarely see reading men featured! I do have a lot of unread books. And yes, I still buy from actual bookstores not online. I try to buy one book for every new city I visit for my business trip(s). Thanks for joining and linking up. Until next week.

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