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 January. What a choice!
Jan 1 E.M. Forster
Jan 3 J.R.R. Tolkien
Jan 6 Carl Sandburg
Jan 7 Zora Neale Hurston
Jan 8 Wilkie Collins
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Jan 9 Simone de Beauvois
Jan 11 Jack London; Alan Paton
Jan 13 Horatio Alger
Jan 15 Moliere–(“Even kings must obey the rules of grammar.”)
Jan 17 Anne Brontë
Jan 18 Peter Mark Roget (thesaurus); A.A. Milne
Jan 19 Edgar Allan Poe; Patricia Highsmith
Jan 22 Lord Byron
Jan 24 Edith Wharton
Jan 25 W. Somerset Maugham; Virginia Woolf
Jan 27 Lewis Carroll
Jan 28 Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
Jan 29 Anton Chekhov
Looks like there are seven books in my “banner” at the top of the page—one of my
bookshelves which tops most of these posts—-seven “birthday” authors in that one shelf!
Happy Birthday to these and all of YOU January birthday people . . .