better late than never

thanks for continuing to tune in….the laptop is in the shop AGAIN and the desktop monitor is giving up the ghost.

eat me • See the results of the Seattle edible book fair.

hey, leo • The Victoria and Albert Museum is holding a major exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci drawings this autumn – the first in London for almost two decades. – and the release of the film has NOTHING to do with it. yeah right.

cycling • Travel writer Dervla Murphy is on the road again – she cycled from Ireland to India in 1963, now in her 70s, she is planning a winter bike ride in Siberia.

obit worth reading • Muriel Spark at 88- NYT, Reuters

volley fire • McDonalds fires back at Eric Schlosser’s (Fast Food Nation) new book Chew on This.

naughty naughty • a Book of remembrance for fallen SAS heroes has been stolen from a UK church.

naughty naughty caughty • Utah Museum books are recovered; suspect jailed.

wtf? • a never married author has self-published a book about marriage while she slowly recovers from an illness.

idiot alert • a chairman of the board of supervisors of San Bernadino Co., CA, has ordered the county’s libraries to remove the scholarly text, MANGA: SIXTY YEARS OF JAPANESE COMICS, from circulation. If he thinks THAT’s obscene lets hope he doesn’t read HOWL.

now THAT’S my kind of pub!! • Enjoy a book and a beer for charity!

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