Chaos Never Dies Day

birthdays •
1818 – Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist is born (d. 1883)
1928 – Anne Sexton, American poet (d. 1974)

something to read • from the November issue of Wired Magazine, an exercise in the very very Short Story – they polled 33 writers, 5 designers to yield 6-word science fiction stories. (via Aurora Fox @ Morning Star Books)

event • Several African-American and Caribbean authors will attend the literary festival the 23rd edition of Miami Book Fair International – November 12th – 19th.

something else to read • from the NYT – On Carefully Choosing a Book by Its Cover by Eleanor Randloph.

banktoaster • I finally found a pbwiki I like, Librarian Chick has a dandy list of useful as hell links. I am jealous. (via Becky Palmer @ Booksallover)

something new • the Guardian reviews the Joke’s Over/Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter Thompson and Me by Ralph Steadman

obit of note • Ernestine Gilbreth Carey at 98, author of Cheaper by the Dozen, detailing the frenentic life of a family with 12 children.

dystopia alert • A 22-yr old west London woman has been charged with four offences under the UK Terrorism Act 2000. Her offences are storing terrorist handbooks on her computer. Granted the titles are The al-Qaeda Manual, The Terrorists Handbook, The Mujahideen Poisons Handbook, a sniper rifle manual, a firearms and rocket-propelled grenade handbook and a document entitled How To Win Hand To Hand Fighting, which I agree is awfully scary indeed. But if merely POSSESSING books and documents has become a crime in the western hemisphere, some of us are gonna be in serious trouble.

BTW • DeepDiscountDVD is having their semi-annual 20% off sale, since are one of the few places on the net with the cheapest prices on NEW dvds, 20% off and free shipping is like Christmas. If runs from Nov 10th to Nov 18th – coupon code is SUPERSALE.

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