My birthday was on the 14th. I turned 37. Most of my friends stay 35 forever. Not me. I embrace getting older.
Of course, I don't feel older. As evidenced by my choice of birthday movie. Every year the Man takes me out to dinner and a movie. This year we're trying to cut back on spending so we skipped dinner out and saw a movie instead. There are a lot of good movies out this time of year. And I could have picked any number of moving or comedic movies to see. What did I pick?
Horton Hears a Who.
This was my favorite Dr. Seuss book growing up. I loved Horton and his heroic journey to save the Whos of Whoville who happen to live on a speck that's landed on a clover. I loved the Sour Kangaroo, the Whos in Whoville. I even loved the Wishersham Brothers. So, when I found out that Fox was making a movie and that it was opening on my birthday, well I had to be there.
And I'm so glad I was. It was wonderful fun. Great animation. Wonderful music. Great nostalgic fun. And after the movie, I went to www.hortonmovie.com and adopted a Who. It was the best birthday ever.
I hope, when you turn 37, or whatever age your turning on your next birthday, you grab yourself some whimsy and see a movie full of childish enthusiasm and wonder. It's totally worth it.
February was a good reading month for me. I read several new-to-me authors and wasn't disappointed with a single book.
Time For Love - Kelly Kirch (ebook) Kelly's debut novel was a treat, blending time travel and love. See my review here.
Strangers in Death - JD Robb Love me some Roarke! This was another great installment to the In Death series.
Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah Poignant, funny, and devastating all at the same time. There's a reason it's been compared to Beaches.
Strong & Sexy - Jill Shalvis Another fun book filled with hot men, amazing women and lots of lovin'. *g*
Really Something - Shirley Jump I like SJ, and I really liked this book, until I realized how young the hero/heroine were supposed to be. That totally distracted me. Then I made them older in my mind and all was well. LOL
The Haunting - Hope Tarr Reincarnation, karma (to a degree) and ghosts are the foundation of this romance. The end left something to be desired, but the story was creative and well developed.
Blue Smoke - Nora Roberts A re-read for me of a book that will always remain on my keeper shelf. So much better than the Lifetime movie version of the story, lol.
Slave to Sensation - Nalini Singh I give Nalini total props for world building and story telling. She brings us into a unique version of Earth and life in the not-so-distant future. I really enjoyed it and will check out more of her Psy-Changeling series.
Megan's Mate - Lora Leigh Great storytelling skills. I was in the world Lora created. But there was something that bothered me about the story. I'm not sure what. May require a re-read. Good enough that I'll get the next book of her Breed series from the library.