March 11th, 1818 • a 21 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley published Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus.
trash day • Cumbria library find it’s easier to pulp books rather than sell them. Hell i could have told them that.
• interview with David Laskin author of The Children’s Blizzard the terrible pre-global warming suprise snowstorm that killed mostly children
• Doris Lessing has two new books out Time Bites: Views and Reviews and The Story of General Dann and Mara’s Daughter, and Griot and the Snow Dog
• Susan Stamberg reflects on a WWII era where she witnesses the homecoming of young men from a Pennsylvania town who died in World War II.
• Chris Bachelder Resurrects Upton Sinclair in the comedic novel U.S.!
Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Female Caligula: Ranavalona – The Mad Queen of Madagascar by Keith Laidler
just in from Win Schaeffer :
the Ayn Rand dating service. it’s so nice these people can find each other.
Sheffield’s a Chicago Bar holds a Reading Under the Influence on the first Wednesday night of every month. The rules are simple: Guest readers, who themselves are authors, read from the published works of unidentified writers, tossing down a shot of booze before and after. Sounds like my kinda pub.