Well, today is not my birthday or that of any of my loved ones (and if it is any of your birthdays, do let me know so I can wish you!!) but November 29th happens to be the birthdate of many cool authors. This post is about celebrating the amazing brilliance of at least a couple of them, Louisa May Alcott and C.S. Lewis. Of course, here in the US, we just finished celebrating one holiday and are fast heading towards many others, or already celebrating them. There is Christmas and Hanukkah, and I have a couple of celebrations of our own coming up in a couple of weeks!
“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.” – Louisa May Alcott
Alcott happens to be one of my favorite authors of all time; or rather, her Little Women is one of my favorite books of all time! I also read and enjoyed Jo’s Boys and Little Men. I have mentioned Alcott and her books so very often on my blog that I am not sure I can say much more about her today. But I am guessing I never mentioned this fact:
Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832, in Germantown, now part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on her father’s 33rd birthday!! (source)
As for C.S. Lewis, I only read The Chronicles of Narnia as an adult, and maybe after seeing the movie. But his world building and simply everything about Narnia enchanted me effortlessly. While Lewis may not be on my list of top 10 authors, I certainly am in awe of his writing skills, and so glad he wrote this series for us. His full name – Clive Staple Lewis, and he was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland.
The above are the November 29th birthdays. Now on to the others
I would like to wish Paul Taubman (the original UBCer and founder of the UBC!) a happy birthday on the 30th of November.
December for me personally means the birthday month of my son. He will turn 19 this 19th!!
As for the other events, I mention a whole slew of them every Sunday, and December being what it is, we will all be celebrating in one way or the other.
And Now, the End of This Post
Dear reader, have you read books by the featured authors? Which is your personal favorite? Do let me know.