Most people don’t like to share their birthday with a friend or family member because they want to keep the b-day spotlight to themselves. It’s understandable, considering birthday celebrations only happens once a year. But something tells us, if Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift (two uber famous authors) had been around during the same time and were friends, they would’ve celebrated together. And if you’re anything like us, you would want to be there too. Imagine the conversations!
Mark Twain took up writing when his job as a gold miner failed. Who knew? The two books he’s most widely known for, Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, were based in his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. Twain’s wit and satire earned him praise from critics and peers from around the world.
Born two centuries before Mr. Twain was Jonathan Swift, an author also famously known for being a master of satire. Two satire styles, specifically: Horatian and Juvenalian. Many remember Swift from his classic Gulliver’s Travels. He was a noted poet, but gained more recognition for his books.
Today, November 30th, marks the birthday for each of these talented writers. We graciously thank them for their exquisite written work and for paving the way for other writers following in their footsteps. Cheers, men!
Now what’s a winter weekend without a good read? Well, we have several to recommend! So get into your cozy, comfy clothes, turn your ringer off and settle into that plush sofa for some brain food.