I’ve thought a lot about birthdays this past week, since Prism Book Group is now officially two years old. I hope you came to the virtual party, enjoyed the blog hop, and got in on the prizes. A birthday is an occasion to celebrate!
It’s fun to look backward, take stock, and enjoy recollections of birthdays past. My little brother cried inconsolably the day he turned six. Why? Because he didn’t feel any different than he did the day before, when he was still five.
When I was growing up, each child in our family was allowed to choose the menu for dinner on his or her birthday. As you can imagine, we had some memorable meals—but they seldom featured cake. If you could taste one of my mom’s wonderful homemade pies, that would make perfect sense. The typical birthday dinner menu included french fries, pinto beans, cornbread, and some variety of pie. So much for the illusion of sophistication!
One of the best (and worst) things about birthdays is that they keep on coming around. Today, a Prism author celebrates a birthday. Karen Cogan is one year older. Let’s celebrate by giving ourselves a present in Karen’s honor—snag a copy of her latest novel “Runaway Hearts” on October 16th! Maybe treat yourself to some pie along with it. I prefer lemon. How about you?