Crush A Can Day

I had no internet connection yesterday so I spent the day having panic attacks. Perhaps I have an addiction?

1822 – Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered

birthdays •
1961 – Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
1906 – Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)

event – Fall For The Book Literary Festival – Fairfax, Va. Sept 27-Oct 5th.

new toy • Sony has announced plans to introduce its long-delayed electronic book store on the Internet on Sunday and also sell a device that displays e-books purchased from the store.

advice • U.S. novelist Walter Mosley says if you’ve got a novel in you, write it.

super shopping • A book by Soeren Kierkegaard that features a handwritten dedication to famed storyteller Hans Christian Andersen is to be sold at auction.

obits of note •
Maureen Daly, 85 – author of Seventeenth Summer.

Joseph Hayes, 88 a novelist, playwright and producer – author of The Desperate Hours.

audio • from NPR – Mommy? is the newest children’s book from artist Maurice Sendak, who is famous for putting child characters in jeopardy in stories like Where the Wild Things Are.

resurfacing • Despite having 5,000 gallons of water unleashed on more than 15,000 books, the Edwardsville Illinois Public Library will reopen after two days of cleaning up.

cookies • Haruki Murakami has won the second Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, his third collection of short stories to be published in English.

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