Happy Friday! Here’s the news this week in letters and idiosyncrasy:
- An Oregon man received a postcard for his great-grandmother — postmarked February 20, 1940!
- Speaking of fan fic, here’s an interesting article about author L.J. Smith of The Vampire Diaries. When she was fired for another ghostwriter, she turned to Amazon’s Kindle Worlds to complete the series on her own terms.
- The New Statesman sounds an optimistic note on the future of the novel: “the same heart will beat behind the screen.”