1998: A very good year

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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 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:

Fiction:

#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

Non-Fiction:

#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.

2 thoughts on “1998: A very good year

  1. A few days late but happy anniversary to you guys! That’s a lovely list you put together (I totally forgot how the Tamogotchis were all the rage then *had a Nano puppy one but that was beside the point*), out of the books you mentioned I’ve only read one *blushes* (I have Cold Mountain sitting somewhere waiting to be read*)

    • Thanks, Lianne! My daughter was in elementary school when Tamogotchis were big, and I (the overindulgent parent) actually took hers to work with me so I could feed it during the day. So glad that fad came and went!

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