Today just happens to be my 15th wedding anniversary, so…
Happy Anniversary To Us!
Yes, we got married in 1998, but other things happened that year too, such as this:
and even this: (*cough* not that this had anything to do with my marriage *cough*)
Of course, being who I am, what’s of greatest interest to me is the world of books in 1998. A quick visit to the New York Times bestseller list for February 1998 shows some really terrific books, among them:
#1: Paradise by Toni Morrison
#2: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
#7: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
#9: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
#2: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
#5: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
That’s just a smattering of the books on the list, but these are the ones that I’ve read and enjoyed. I suppose if I were looking for signs and portents, I’d say that of the six books mentioned above, I’d feel just as comfortable recommending any of these today as I did fifteen years ago.
So… 1998: Books with staying power. Marriage with staying power. It’s all good.