My Top 5 All Time Favorites & The Birthday I Didn't Age

Since today is my birthday I thought I would post my top 5 books of all times! (in no particular order)

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Mr. Darcy is the fictional man that set the standard.

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Fantastic dystopian short story.

The Giver by Lois Lowry
This is exactly how I pictured the Giver, all alone in this grand room, holding the knowledge of "the world"

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
I LOVE Oddy! This is Koontz's best for me. 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
First book I truly read (I was in 3rd grade). It made me realize anything was possible.
These are also some of the upcoming reviews I will be posting while Kelli is out.

Amazingly I did not age this year, let me explain how this may happen to you. All year when asked my age I would reply "Oh I am 28". I never gave it a thought until sometime in December when I realized my mom and I were about to have our birthdays. Then I thought how old my mom was turning... *pause*... then I thought to myself wait a minute, I'm not 28 I'm 27.  I even had to call my mom to confirm her age (and my own) and to make sure I wasn't having a moment of dementia. And to my surprise or rather delight I was informed my correct age. 

So I am now officially 28 even though I have been saying it all year. The aftermath is that I will remain 28 for two years! And that folks is how you can avoid aging on your birthday :0) My favorite color remains pink, even though people have told me my whole life "you will grow out of it"... I doubt it, everything looks better with a little shade of pink.

PS I am brunette.


  1. Happy birthday and those are such great books :)

  2. Happy Birthday!

    PS: No one has to grow out of pink! It's such a happy color!

  3. Happy birthday.
    I'm one of the few people I know who read "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" before I saw the movie (I was actually very excite to discover there was a movie).

  4. I would just like to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you enjoy your day with some relaxation. Probably grab a book, a nice cup of hot chocolate and a blanket. Stress free =P

  5. Happy birthday! And, that's exciting that you didn't get older! ;)

    This is a great book list! I've read all but Odd Thomas, and they are all totally awesome!

  6. Happy Birthday. That is a very smart idea. I'm about to turn 26, so maybe I'll start telling people I'm turning 27 :)

  7. Amen to pink! pausing time! and still loving certain books.

    I adore the Giver (even though I read it for the first time last year).

    I'm 34 turning 35 in August ;) a curly haired brunette who loves pink and black.

  8. Hahaha, I just try not to ever think of my age!

    Love your book choices, read them all except the Koontz book.


  9. Happy birthday! My mom totally missed a birthday a couple of years ago! She thought she was a year younger than she was.

  10. HAHAHAHAHA! That is the best birthday story ever:) And happy belated birthday! Glad you are now fully aware of your age and aren't going around lying to people;)

  11. Happy belated B DAY!

    My son is on Jan 27 and so i know you're an Aquarius. Fine people and voracious readers.

    Happy b day & you're still a babe at 28!

    PS.. I'm dark haired with a little help from my Garnier box ;P

  12. Happy (belated) Birthday Natalie!!!

    Can you believe I have yet to read a Jane Austen novel?


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