My birthday was on Tuesday and I asked for books, (and a new bookshelf) my loved ones saw fit to oblige here’s what I got!
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” My best friend got me two new bookmarks, this one features one of my favorite quotes on it. The quote by Norman Vincent Peale, reminded me to always persevere and to go for what I want. Even failure in attaining my goals could lead me closer to them than if I weren’t to try at all. Every reader needs a good bookmark and the metal one with decorative chain will last me through many stories.
The other bookmark I got was two-sided. I’m a very spiritualistic person. I know my zodiac, Chinese zodiac, birth-number etc. I’m a child of the word according to the African zodiac and my moon sign is cancer. Naturally, bestie got me a bookmark that speaks to me other-worldly side. My suit is the clubs, We aspire to understand life through communication, we quest for knowledge, logic, mental intuition and education. The King of clubs is the Master of the Mind. A master communicator successful in all mental areas. I love these because I always find them to be eerily accurate.
My best friend Ainyae, makes us all personalized gift baskets for holidays. So the bookshelves, candle and books were all a part of a set. This book is a book of quotes from authors like Mark Twain and Cicero. I haven’t read them all yet, but they are sweet.
A new fiction stand alone to add to my library is Night of the Animals by Bill Brown. I’m not familiar with the artist and having received it as a gift I’m not supremely familiar with the book itself. The inside panel describes it as a new-aged Noah’s ark situated in a futuristic London. The main character believes he can speak to the animals and is determined to free them from the zoo. He sets to the task of freeing them while interrogating them for information about his dead brother. There’s also a suicide cult who wants to kill the animals and themselves. Leave it to my bestie to grab something I’ve definitely never thought to read. My November TBR list is all booked up but I’m sure there is a reading challenge that may require a book like this in the future.
I remember this book in high school, all the “cool kids” had one to detail their angst and channel their creativity or at least that what I told my mother as I begged for one. I believe I had it for all of a week. This goes against every fiber of my body but the concept of this book is to literally, Wreck This Journal and I’m working on it. This version comes in color! A big step up from the original black and white copy. This journal is full of pages meant to be scribbled, bitten, cut and crunched. Things I would usually prefer not to do with my book. Actually, the day before receiving this book I went on a 5 minute rant about how horrible it is that people write in their books. So far I’ve written my name and info around the closed edges of the book, but couldn’t bring myself to go to a more daring page. Wreck This Journal is the brain child of Keri Smith.
The Special Edition 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone did not actually come in my birthday basket. If you’ve read my B-Day Book Buy article you know I’ve needed a replacement for my original copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone after my copy literally fell apart at the hands of my mother. The book features information about Gryffindor House, its ghost and lots of other Hogwarts details. The complete first book of Harry Potter is inside along with other details from J. K. Rowling. Obviously I have read the first Harry Potter book. (Who hasn’t right?) The best thing about getting this book is actually that it completes my collection of the set which I had to re-purchase. (Thanks Mom). The next few books from the world of Harry Potter are the Cursed Child, (a late present from mom) Fantastic Beasts and Quidditch through the Ages.
I absolutely love my birthday books, the one about the animals will be getting read very soon, my bestie promises me it’s hilarious.
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