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In celebration of 7th annual world wide edible book festival!I have created the Bibliophile Bullpen’s first edible tome!

Perhaps next year we can have our own little competition and get on the Books2 Eat schedule.

Breaking News!!

UPI: Boston. Literary scholars Jay Sumner Pulleg and Horace W. Alpole dropped a bombshell at an early morning press conference when they revealed that their research indicates that 19th century poets Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe were actually the same person.

According to Pulleg, recently discovered manuscripts in the Widener Library at Harvard show incontrovertibly that the poems and short stories attributed by history and literary fame to Poe were actually written by “The Belle of Amherst” in her darker moments.

“She was one sick puppy,” Pulleg commented.

Apparently the manuscript that convinced the scholars was a holographic poem titled “Although I could not stop for Annabelle Lee”. Further evidence came in the form of a partially burned short story manuscript titled “The Cask of Snowflakes”, and a letter to Dickinson’s mentor, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, which said, in part “The Poe stunt is working, send more gin.”

Scholars at the Dickinson Homestead in Amherst Masssachusetts declined comment. One did say, off the record, “Well, shit.”

sticky fingers • a tale of historical and modern day recipe thieving from down under.

essay • After 2281 years Euclid’s fourteenth book may finally see the light of day. The parchment manuscript was found by 12-year-old while exploring a rocky cave on an island off the west coast of Ireland and who had thought he had discovered a treasure map.

nosy parker • Glenna Nowell, a retired Maine librarian compiles an annual “Who Reads What?” new list: Celebrities List Favorite Books for 2006

talk head • the St Louis Post Dispatch gives us an interview with Sharon Shinn.

challenges KY parents disapprove of Love in the Time of Cholera as high school reading. who really cares, as long as they are reading something? besides do they want them thinking the only books with sex in them are porn.

Sydney Morning Herald has a lovely long piece on Peter Carey’s new book Butcher Bones.
the Guardian takes a look at Seamus Heaney’s new District and Circle

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