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 our contributions and makes us glad we put in the energy. I joined her “Naturally Reading” theme and have had this birthday year one in mind. The criteria are a lot more narrowed, straight to your birth year but 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 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! My rule, since our personal library of unread books is large: themes are for trotting through books we own. It is a lot of fun shopping within the collection Ron & I have built, starting with my childhood bargain bin purchases at my uncle’s family cottage.
I know very well the young year 1972 is a wonderful source of literature and music. One novel on hand succeeds other ouevres by an authoress, Barbara Mertz, whose pseudonyms and heroines I prefer spacing out. Stay tuned for alternatives I know I will find. 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.
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, I have a 1969 novel that precedes “Greygallows”. 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 fit those in.
Before my parents moved from our family homestead, Mom gave me a box of books belonging to me, as well as my brothers, that I was unaware she had. I have maintained my collection as far as I knew, so I am to have for certain everything that is mine. Two great 1972 childhood books are among them. I think finding this year in literature is specific enough but this year, J.G. wanted 100 pages as prize-qualifiers. I am showing the whole lot. Two are full 100+ page novels, well done!