Subject: Asking to Borrow a Book
Take my love and affection. I hope you are hale and hearty by the grace of God. I’m also well by his blessings. In your last letter you had told me that I could borrow any book from you, since you have an extensive and well-stocked family library. So, today I want to ask you about a book that I really want to read but have not been able to get my hands on. I really hope that you have it so that I might borrow it from you.
As you know, I love to read. Reading has been my favourite hobby since I was a child. I try to read as much as I can. However, recently it has been very hard to find physical copies of many books due to the entry of e-books into the market. Physical copies of books have become extremely rare and overpriced as a result. The book I am currently looking for is The Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi, a prolific female writer from Japan.
I really love reading books by Japanese authors, and this has been on my reading list for a while. It is a tale of the women in a family, oppressed by their circumstances in life but each resilient and strong in their own way. I have not been able to find a copy of this book. So, I really hope that you have it, and that I can borrow it from you.
That’s all for today. Take care of your health and write to me whenever you have some time! I hope we can meet up soon!