A picture of cake for the second post in a row, but as it says in the header, it’s my birthday today. I have turned 50 and am theoretically a grown-up (but don’t think that’s going to happen in reality to be honest).

I haven’t finished any books so far this year, although I have been reading quite a lot, so I see tomorrow as a bit of a fresh start in that respect and I hope to get to the end of a couple of my current reads soon.

Interestingly enough I used a widget that I got from someone else’s blog (sorry, can’t remember where) and discovered that the NY Times bestseller the week I was born was Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger – I have to confess that I haven’t read any Salinger but perhaps I should do so now. I haven’t been able to find out what was the best seller in the UK at the end of January 1962 but I didn’t try very hard (and if anyone knows I’d love you to tell me).

I have been giving some thought to a little project for this year where I re-read some of the books that have been important to me over the past five decades but am still finalising my list and will post separately when I’ve worked it all out.

I have also been given some books as birthday presents and will post on those once I’ve finished dipping in.

This has been a bit of a rambling post but when you get to my age I think that should be allowed! Normal servcie will resume shortly, I’m sure.

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