jesus loves porn stars

anti-climax • The American Bible Society refuses to publish Bibles With “Jesus Loves Porn Stars” on the cover.

gone postal • Letters discovered in a Swiss cellar reveal Bertolt Brecht’s talent for offending among other people Christopher Isherwood.

worth a listen • Don Swaim’s CBS Radio interview program Book Beat are now available online from Wired Books.

history mystery • The Library Company of Philadelphia will publish the most complete inventory in Ben Franklin’s library. There is no surviving inventory of the 4,276 volumes, which his grandson, William Temple Franklin inherited and sold for cash.

memento mori •
NPR’s Bill Marx gives us an appreciation of the late Stanislaw Lem.

NPR audios
John Ydstie interviews the Book Thief’s Markus Zusak.

Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl gives us the low down on first books worth reading.

word work • to promote Baranar Wallraff’s new book Wanted Words, Harper Collins has started a contest for invented words.

who knew? • there was a The Global Language Monitor website? who am I kidding, there’s a website for everything these days.

event (KY) • There’s a nice piece in the Lexington paper on the upcoming Southern Kentucky Book Fest in Bowling Green.

event (VA) • and a bunch of events in the Hampton roads area of Virginia.

events (CA) • a few around the OC area.

slacking off today…woke up with a hacking cough and don’t have the excuse of being a smoker. damn global warming.

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