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It's my birthday! Happy birthday to me!

The main birthday festivities are occurring tomorrow (I'm making a yellow cake with vanilla buttercream & raspberry jam in the middle), but today I celebrated by treating myself to Carol Ryrie Brinks' Two Are Better Than One, which is absolutely as delightful as I hoped and I'm glad that I managed to hold off on it until today. (I've had it since June 30th and it has been DIFFICULT TO RESIST.) It's about FRIENDSHIP and IMAGINATION (the two friends in question write the kind of ludicrously epic novel about their dolls that you can only write when you're twelve or thirteen) and also GROWING UP, but not in that way where books about growing up sometimes seem like they're about renouncing everything you actually like in favor of things that grown-up persons are supposed to be interested in.

Cordy and Chrystal keep playing with their dolls as long as they want, never mind they're just a bit too old; and when they do lose interest (realizing with a start of guilt that they've forgotten the dolls for ages) they don't shamefacedly hide the dolls away, but give them a proper send-off with a great big doll wedding. I fully expect they will write ludicrous novels together all through high school, just for the fun of it.

Date: 2017-07-02 11:58 pm (UTC)
silverusagi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverusagi
Happy Birthday!!

Date: 2017-07-03 12:21 am (UTC)
isis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] isis
Happy birthday! The cake sounds delicious.

Date: 2017-07-03 02:25 am (UTC)
sovay: (Lord Peter Wimsey: passion)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Happy birthday! I hope it's being a splendid one.

Date: 2017-07-03 07:29 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Lord Peter Wimsey: passion)
From: [personal profile] sovay
loads of sunshine, not too hot, reading by the banks of a creek.

Nice!

Date: 2017-07-03 10:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] evelyn_b
Happy birthday! I'm glad Two Are Better Than One lives up to its name! I hope your birthday celebrations are just as delightful (that cake sounds delicious).

Date: 2017-07-03 10:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ladyherenya
Happy birthday! Books and cake sound like excellent ways to commemorate a birthday.

Date: 2017-07-03 11:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] littlerhymes
Happy birthday! Pls post photos of cake! :)

Writing ludicrous novels together is the very definition of friendship. No wait do I mean fandom. ... Maybe both.

Date: 2017-07-04 10:23 am (UTC)
littlerhymes: the fox and the prince (Default)
From: [personal profile] littlerhymes
You can do that or you can (apparently) upload them directly to dw - see: http://www.dreamwidth.org/file/new

(I say 'apparently' because I have seen it done my on flist! But I have never done it myself.)

As in the ancient saying, fandom is the birthplace of both great friends and great enemies...

Date: 2017-07-03 01:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gaudior
Happy birthday!

Date: 2017-07-03 03:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] minutia_r
Happy birthday!

Date: 2017-07-05 03:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brigdh
Happy birthday!!

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