I was reading one of my favorite writing blogs this afternoon — Tayari Jones — and found something fun.  What was the #1 NYT bestseller on the day you were born?  Find out here.

The Source was #1 on my birthday.  I have never heard of this book, but now I think I’ll have to read it.

Of course I couldn’t stop there.  Rex’s book was The Caine Mutiny, which I read about 10 years ago during my Herman Wouk phase.  For my mother’s birthday I found Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor.  Grandma’s book was The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and I can promise you that my tough and sassy Grandma — for a number of reasons — would have appreciated that.