Category Archives: birthdays

June Literary Birthdays

Big month for birthdays—-three in the family—-and you, too? It’s a good month to group these authors at their birthday party tables.  For instance, there are the authors who are big hits in the junior high reading lists:  Anne Frank, … Continue reading

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May Literary Birthdays

Got your May Pole ready?  Or will you be leaving little May baskets at your neighbor’s door secretly? It’s time to think about birthdays again—first of the month.  This month we have a fine list of authors  and I think … Continue reading

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April Literary Birthdays

Frankly, and I’ll admit, I AM a little bit late and ALREADY missed Edmond Rostand’s birthday on the FIRST—-what a card—born on April Fool’s Day—and then writing Cyrano de Bergerac———–gotta love him . . . But, again, frankly, for the … Continue reading

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March Literary Birthdays

Ah—-March, in like a lion, out like a lamb.  March is not a powerhouse for honoring literary birthdays, but still, we have a few.  And, you have a nice long month for lots of reading before spring pokes its pretty … Continue reading

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A Little Dickens Quiz

February 7—today’s Charles Dickens’ birthday!  Today is the 200th anniversary of his birth, born February 7, 1812. Since we don’t have time today to read a whole book by Dickens, please join me in a little guessing game.  Can you … Continue reading

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February Birthday Party in Books

Ah–what conversations will we overhear as we listen to this group of writers celebrating their February birthdays?  Do you have room at your house to host this bunch?  What will be your seating arrangement?  Can you put Charles Dickens next … Continue reading

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January’s Birthdays

Wow!  What a month for literary birthdays!! I thought December was a busy birthday month, but January is something special.  Browse through the list–do you recognize most of them?  Have you read them?  Choose one or two to read for … Continue reading

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Your December Birthday

Not your birthday? Not in December? Well, don’t be blue—I’ll let you ponder these three old buttons from Mom’s button box.  The two on the left are sometimes called twinkles because they have mirrored backgrounds underneath their cutwork.  The button … Continue reading

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December’s Birthdays

What a month of birthdays! I’m sure you have favorite writers—but do you know when to send them a birthday card?  When to invite them over for cake? Here’s a handy list for December . . . December 3                   Joseph Conrad … Continue reading

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