30 Day Book Challenge – Day 22
Book you plan to read next
And with another extended absence I offer my sincerest apologies and propose we turn a blind eye to my blogging indiscretions and continue with the 30 Day Book Challenge.
So, onto the book I plan to read next. I have a few sitting on my shelf and am as yet undecided which I will read next, but there is one amongst them that I’d like to mention: La Bella Lingua by Dianne Hales. A memoir/travel book recounting the author’s “love affair with Italy and the most enchanting language in the world”, I think it’s highly probable that I’m going to enjoy it. Why? For four main reasons:
- I love Italy
- I love Italian
- I love travel literature
- I love the person who gave it to me
Yep, that’s a pretty good indication that I’m going to like it. Point number 4 is particularly important. You see, on Saturday it was my birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME!
Okay, I’m done. As I was saying, on Saturday it was my birthday, and herein lies part of the reason for my blogging absence. To celebrate the big two six, I decided to spend the weekend in the beautiful city of Melbourne and catch up with two of my very good friends, both who I’ve known since High School. On the night of my birthday the girls took me out to an amazing Italian restaurant in Carlton, where I ate far too much and happily indulged in the magnificent company.
One of these lovely ladies is named Priscilla. She’s not the queen of the desert, but she is many extraordinary things: a talented music therapist in the making; a fellow Buffy enthusiast; a devoted chicken connoisseur (the girl loves her chicken); but first and foremost she is one of my best friends in the whole world. The whole world, I tell you! I can safely say she has been for quite some time in the top three when it comes to those who have supported and encouraged my writing, and I love her very much for it and am so grateful to have her as a friend.
As it turns out, she always knows, as often only best friends do, just what to get me on my birthday. This year she gifted me the aforementioned book, with the following inscribed message:
Thank you Priscilla. I’m sure I’ll love it, and even if the book isn’t inspiring, you my friend, are.