Birthdays & Books
The last time I wrote a birthday post was two years ago, when hubby surprised me with a helicopter ride over our desert abode for my fortieth.
This year my birthday was more mellow, but equally wonderful because I took the day off – something I rarely do for birthday celebrations. Before the desert heat draped itself over the valley, I headed out on Rojo Diablo, our little Ranger-mobile. My goal: To get lost in a book. In the desert. Amongst nature.
It’s probably fitting that I was reading the book Wilderness by Lance Weller – since I was out in the … well, not wilderness … but the wilds. I saw three summer tanagers, presumably making their way to South America. I saw a great-horned owl, a lizard, two never-seen-before bugs and gorgeous prickly pear and cholla blooms.
What made my birthday even more special was the number of May 13 book releases – each of which has sparked my interest and is either on my TBR list or on my physical shelf already.
- Bittersweet – Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
- Cutting Teeth – Julia Fierro
- Elephant in the Sky – Heather A. Clark
- The Hollow Ground – Natalie S. Harnett
- Searching for Sky – Jillian Cantor
- The Transcriptionist – Amy Rowland
- Remember Me Like This – Bret Anthony Johnston
All in all, I’d say this was a perfect birthday filled with all-things bookish (plus, hubby brought home dinner from a favorite restaurant, which I haven’t had in probably five years)!