I wonder what favorite authors of ours celebrate their birthdays in July . . .
Will they have pool parties?
Would Nathaniel Hawthorne do a cannonball off the diving board?
Would Beatrix Potter wear a bikini?
So much to wonder about . . .
Here’s the birthday list for July:
July 1 George Sand
2 Charlotte Perkins Gilman (The Yellow Wallpaper)
4 Nathaniel Hawthorne (I’ve been to the House of Seven Gables*)
5 Jean Cocteau (plays a cameo part in Midnight in Paris)
10 Marcel Proust (genius, that’s all)
July 11 E.B. White—-love E.B.White *****
July 12 Pablo Neruda (I visited his house when I was in Santiago)
12 Henry D. Thoreau (same day! maybe they’ll share a pool party)
July 15 Iris Murdoch
July 16 Anita Brookner
July 18 William Makepeace Thackeray (Vanity Fair)
July 21 Ernest Hemingway
24 Alexandre Dumas ***** Three Musketeers!
24 E.F. Benson (hurray for Lucia books *****)
July 26 George Bernard Shaw
July 28 Beatrix Potter
July 29 Booth Tarkington (Penrod, Seventeen)
July 30 Emily Brontë (Wuthering Heights)
Choose one or two July authors—-get their books at the library. Come home, make a cake, and read by the pool!