December birthdays can be a bummer. Depending on which day it falls on in the month, your special day can be completely overshadowed by Christmas. For those of you who have experienced this problem, our hearts go out to you! But you’re not alone. This Sunday, December 16th, marks the birthday of two famous authors: Jane Austen and Arthur C. Clarke.
Austen is best known for her written work on romantic fiction (namely Pride and Prejudice). She is still currently noted as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Clarke is on the other end of the writing spectrum, as he became famous for his novels in Science Fiction. People often remember him for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Let’s raise our glasses (or eReaders) to two excellent authors who helped shape the minds of many.
TGIF? Kinda. The weekend is upon us and for those getting their last minute Christmas shopping done, well – put on a brave face at the mall, cause it’s going to be crazy. Just remember, Amazon is your friend. If you’ve never been a fan of online shopping, try it out this holiday season. We’re confident that you’ll change your mind. And hey – while you’re cruising around on Amazon trying to find your Uncle Jeff that ultra fancy fishing rod, check out our weekend reading selection from BookRix authors: