Well, as the teller reminded me at the bank this afternoon, my birthday is coming up soon. Iâ€™m not going to tell you when it is. Just thatâ€¦ there will be a lot of parties that day for another reason. A sporty reason. Anyway, my husband and I agreed not to do birthday presents this year (his is this weekend) because we will be going on this:
Â â€¦to celebrate our one-year wedding anniversary. (It’s the Disney Magic Cruise ship that will be sailing out of NYC for the first [and last time].) Iâ€™d say itâ€™s a pretty awesome trade-off, donâ€™t you think? But in the spirit of birthdays and the steady addiction I have to buying books lately, I thought I would concoct a fun wish list anyway. Just to make myself feel better, of course. So here it goes:
Â 1. Iâ€™m a huge musical theater fan. In fact, one of my best friends and I just went to Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd/Company) and Tony Kushner (Angels in America) lecture on Tuesday night. It was pretty damn amazing. Sondheim recently came out with the second volume to his â€œmemoir/ notesâ€ collection called LookÂ I Made a Hat (it’s part of an awesome lyric from Sunday in theÂ Park with George.)Â The friend I just mentioned was nice enough to gift me the first one for Christmas, but because Iâ€™m greedy (and love the pink cover!) Iâ€™m in need of the second.
2. The Jessica Darling series in its entirety. If anyone knows a fabulous birthday genie, ask them if they can have a box set of this series created. You can order them all together as an eBook but I physically need these in my collection. I read them the first time last year and a must-read is definitely needed. Soon.
3. If you read us pretty often, you know that Magan and I are huge Stephanie Perkins fans. I donâ€™t have to go into much explanation why I would love a hardcover copy of Lola and the Boy Next Door. I already have the book on my Nook butâ€¦ it would just look so pretty in the bookcase we recently â€œstoleâ€ (borrowed) from my in-laws.
4. Something Borrowed on Blu-Ray. As my friends, Michelle & Rachel, can attest, I was not very happy with this film version of the book (by Emily Giffin). Because I love the book. Like love it in an unhealthy way. I wonâ€™t tell you I started rereading this last week and just skipped ahead to the parts that made my heart get all swoony. Because I most definitely did not do that. (I did. I did.) Rachel (not the main character) ended up seeing it again and said it was better that time around. I still have not had the pleasure of doing that and I think it would make one kick-ass blog post when I finally do.
5. I may be cheating with this one, but my best friend from number 1 discovered this etsy shop, JezebelCharms,Â last week and Iâ€™ve been lusting over quite a few of its items since. Most especially, this necklace with a Louisa May Alcott quote. (I think that it is necessaryÂ in every bookwormâ€™s wardrobe.) I also loved the bangles!
Anyone else have a birthday coming up? Even if you donâ€™t, anything you are just dying to buy? (I’m in the middle of a clothing freeze. This is Day 19 of too many and I’m feeling antsy! Make me feel better!)
P.S. Need more ideas? I hate flowers, love dark chocolate, could always use a Nook gift card, wear a size S in tops, and Iâ€™m a huge fan of anything Muppety.
Speaking of Muppety…