I have been happy to discover the wonderful J.G. (whose given name I must ask), the rewarding kind of hostess I strive to be, who takes interest in your contributions and makes you glad you put in the energy to write them. I joined her “Naturally Reading” theme and have had this birthday year one on my mind. The criteria are a lot more narrowed, straight to your birth year but other than that, revisiting her post clarifies for me that the rest is as easy as finishing one book. I prefer to do better than that, so I am looking around our pride and joy, our very generous library of book possibilities here at home!
I am the most enthusiastic birthday celebrator! I take meaningful pleasure in savouring the magic of mine each November; with music, friends, and great vegetarian food. This is another theme for me! You know my rule, since our personal library of unread books is a large, generous queue: right? I use these themes to trot through books we already own, so I can’t cast around for other sources. However there is a lot of fun shopping to come from within the collection Ron & I have built, that started with my childhood bargain bin purchases at my uncle’s family cottage. Here are two books I will read.
I know very well the young year 1972 is a wonderful source of literature and music. I have a third novel on hand but am reading other ouevres by that authoress and preferring spacing her pseudonyms and many heroines out. Stay tuned for the third alternative I know I will find and perhaps more. I have a good idea where more good 1972 material is in our reserves, as long as they aren’t far inside a series I am just beginning to read.
“Uncle Robert’s Secret” Wylly Folk St. John 1972
“Nobody Likes Trina” Phyllis A. Whitney 1972
February 11th, 2016:
I found my third! I alluded that there are two others I know of; by Barbara Mertz, with her Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters pseudonyms. I want to get along in another Amelia Peabody novel, my least favourite series and after a two year wait, treat myself at last to the second Vicky Bliss, her best series. I wish it were the longer one. From Barbara Michaels, there is a 1969 novel that precedes the right one I own. I read in order, single novel or not! However with a break provided by a plethora of other authors even over the next couple of months, I can surely fit those in. I’m not done browsing our home for other candidates. If prize competition is fierce, it might behoove me to gather my special year now. Hehehe. The third separate novel I found thus far, a gothic one, is this!
“The Late Mrs. Fonsell” Velda Johnston 1972