Emilie started her project "Adopt Penguin Books Postcards" inspired by Postmuse's Orphaned Project. She bought a box of 100 Penguin Books Postcards, and now she is offering them in adoption.
The goal is find people who had read every single book. But it is not always easy. As she says:
There are a lot of weird out of print books, and I doubt I'll ever find someone who's read #82. Plats du Jour or Foreign Food (A Penguin Handbook) or #86 Scootering (A Penguin Handbook).If you request a postcard, she will sent it to you in an envelope, and then on the back you will write something about the book (what you thought of it, a memory linked to it...), and then send it back to her. It is easy! You can read see the list here, and read about the adopted postcards here. I encourage you to participate in this project. The only problem is that the postcards are really beautiful, so it is difficult to part with the postcard... Here is my Penguin adopted postcard:
However, I bet there are people who would have something fun to say about those topics... so if there is a non-novel that you would like to adopt, feel free, even if you haven't read it. For the present time though, if it is a novel, please, only request it if you've read it.
Sent to Claudia (Germany). To the mail art call Schickt mir Euer Geweih ('Send me your horns').
Alterd postcard (the original on left) who represents an AD for a bullfight in València (some years ago...), with the famous toreador "El Cordobés". The cow was first created by the drawing factory Kukuxumusu. The back of the postcard:
Also published here (almost at the bottom!).
It usually happens after a long and hazardous trip. The third postcard you can see here arrived after 35 days travelling. I'm afraid it's the most ruined postcard I've ever got. Even with a hole! Poor postcard...
Sent by Laura (the United Kingdom).
Sent by Martina (Czech Republic).
Sent by Heleen (Denmark).
This postcard was a part of a "value coupon" to buy 5 photos for 200 DKK instead 1 photo for 100 DKK. And then turned into a nice postcard with handmade rubber stamp!
Smurfcover drawn by Linda (the Netherlands). She sent also the figurine.
Smurf drawn by Dominika (Czech Republic) on the back of a photography.
Two smurfpostcards by Heleen (the Netherlands).
Sent to the mail art call Mail of the Living Dead (the USA).
The author of the comics is Mel, and they were published in the magazine El Jueves. I reused the envelope; it is made from a cover for cutlery picked up in a restaurant.
Also published here.
NB As Heleen did, I must say I don't like zombies at all! Don't send me a zombie!