Unfortunately, there are no libraries in this country and very few bookstores.
The bookstores we do have are subject to censorship which means the availability of books and magazines is quite limited.
So you can imagine my delight upon finding some of my favorite magazines at one of our stationery shops recently.
I scooped them all up just as fast I could and have been flipping through them ever since. A couple of them even made the trip to Sri Lanka with us and back again.
One of the articles in Cloth*Paper*Scissors entitled Artists Give Back is where charitable groups and individuals who use art to help others are highlighted.
The first one is Girls Love Mail (GLM) founded by Gina Mulligan who is a breast cancer survivor.
With the belief that a handwritten letter is a gift with the ultimate power to heal, she and several volunteers collect and distribute handwritten letters to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Their goal this year is 5,280 letters and so far they've collected 733.
If you would like to be a part of this special movement of hope and encouragement, you can mail a letter or small piece of art to:
Girls Love Mail
2330 E. Bidwell Street, Suite 200
Folsom, CA 95630
To find out more about the cause, you can visit Gina's website Girls Love Mail.
And if you are tired of winter weather, Heart Home Magazine just launched its Spring issue.
So kick back and enjoy browsing through its pages.
Thanks Claudia for hosting.
Have a wonderful weekend!