my mother will be undergoing her surgery soon. thanks for asking.

birthdays •
1711 –
Jupiter Hammon, American writer
1864 – Elinor Glyn, British writer (d. 1943)
1903 – Nathanael West, American writer (d. 1940)
1915 – Arthur Miller, American playwright (d. 2005)
1917 – Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian (later American) novelist (d. 1991)
1930 – Jimmy Breslin, American writer

travel plans • Edgerton Wisconsin hopes to be named an official ‘Booktown’

reading matter • hey look! another inspirational ‘small bookstores are fighting back‘ piece . . . wow . . . here’s another one. Geeze I think may vomit.

injustice • After years as a world class map thief, E Forbes Smiley gets a ridiculously light sentence and after stealing 2500 books over 10 years a ring of New Zealand book thieves gets off with nary a bitch slap. why are bigger sentences being handed out for stealing Cars than for stealing irreplacable items that happen to be made of paper?

more in a a minute

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