fourth day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta*

Guess what? it’s raining again in New England . . . third day in a row . . . and I don’t mean those days where it rains in the morning and the sun comes out, I mean the kind where the sun never shows it face at all for days on end. And I say it’s spinach and I say the hell with it. I spent most of the day, making curtains and watching Bette Davis movies.

MEOW • Times writer Anna Burnside reconsiders j.k Rowling’s greatest living writer status.

llama signing • Spellbound Children’s Bookshop in NC will be having the authors of the llama book Trek with Floyd, in for a signing, as well as a llama.

cookies • piece about Jess Walter – Edgar award winner for novel Citizen Vince.

birthday boy • 1911 – Terence Rattigan, British playwright (d. 1977)

fixer upper • the Chinese have 10 million rare and dilapidated antique books to repair and a millenium to do it in.

essay • Cynthia Tucker editor from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – has a nice piece on getting children hooked on books early.

essay • Peter Kavanagh writes in the Toronto Star about “Recalling the Index of Forbidden Books”

rescue • at the last minute.

bank toaster • a nice little online magazin cum website, Thrilling detective in from Barbara @ Slightly Read Books

* Vesta was the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman mythology, analogous to Hestia in Greek mythology. a VIRGIN goddess of Hearth & Home & Family? anyone else see an inherent problem with this?

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