Sunday, June 15, 2008


It's that time of year least for me. It is the time when I get to officially turn one year older, and really, it's about time. Don't you ever get the feeling that after a year of usage, your age is starting to sound a little young and it's time to move it up a notch? Well, that's about how I feel. I've always been told that I look old for my age, which I suppose could be taken as compliment...I guess. So whenever my birthday rolls around, I always breathe a sigh of relief because it means that I'm one year closer to actually looking the age that I tell people I am. If that makes any sense...

And so in honor of my special day, I've decided to let myself post about anything I wanted to. I hope this isn't boring for any of you. After much speculation, I've decided to devote this post to my favorite literary heroine. No, it's not Bella, Hermione, Princess Mia, or any of those other girls. My favorite bookish female is Olivia. Olivia the Pig. Anyone familiar with her? Now you might be thinking; Olivia the pig? But she's from a children's book! Children's books are lame! And to that I would say; while some chilren's books are rather, shall we say, lame, others are complete works of genius, the Olivia The Pig series standing among the more genius of the bunch. Not only is the writing witty, precise, and hilarious, the drawings really are fabulous.
Don't you just love her? I think one of my favorite parts in the the books is when Olivia tells her class this huge story about how she ran the circus and tamed lions and got tattoos. She concludes the story with; Then one time my dad took me sailing. The End. Ha! I don't know if you guys think that that's funny, but I really do. It's the simplest form of comedy but it cracks me up every time. Wow am I easily entertained. Oh, and then the following dialog goes on with her teacher: " Was that true?" Olivia's teacher asks. "Pretty true," says Olivia. "All true?" "Pretty all true." "Are you sure Olivia?" "To the best of my recollection." Oh my goodness, that whole paragraph has me on the floor laughing. But maybe it's just me being biased because the main character has my name. I don't know. Anyways, over the years I myself have accumulated quite the collection of Olivia the Pig paraphernalia. I have a tea set, a charm bracelet, a jewelry box, a lap desk, a puzzle, and a purse. I even have the original book signed by the author. It says; To Olivia from Ian Falconer and Olivia. Hehe. And if you haven't discovered Olivia the Pig by now, I urge you to go out to a bookstore and pick up one of her books. I guarantee that you will laugh out loud at the author's subtle style of humor. You're going to appreciate the series even if your name's not Olivia. :D And it will show you that there are really some quality children's books out there! Of course I never doubted that, but still...

And that concludes my little birthday post. I hope it wasn't too excruciating, boring, or weird. :P I'm really glad to be starting a new year! And no, I am sadly not having any contests or fun things like that. I wish I could, but as I'm going away soon, I really don't want the hassle. But be sure to look forward to a super duper big contest when I get back (the 20th of July)! I promise you that it will be completely awesome.

Happy Birthday to me...


  1. happy birthday - hope you get lots of books :)

  2. Happy Birthday! And you want to know a children's book that I really like... Runaway Bunny. Don't know who wrote it, all I know is that it's one of those books that I really really like even though I'm a teenager. And I sadly don't own it or anything that relates to it, but it's still a cool book all the same =D

  3. happy birthday!

    Children's books are the best in the world. I still read them. My favorite book in the whole wide world is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. :) It's the best and it's still my favorite even though I'm fourteen (almost fifteen) now. :)


  4. happy birthday liv!!! I always get told i look young for my age. my sister is 8 years younger than me and people always think she is older, so i feel your pain. even though the situations are reverse!

    hope you have a wonderful day and get lots of wonderful gifts!

  5. Happy Birthday! Olivia is the best :)

  6. Happy Belated Birthday!!!! I loved Olivia the Pig. She's awesome!!!!


    Olivia's so cute!


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