Limerick Day

there once was a poet named Lear,
who said, it is just as I fear
five lines are enough
for this kind of stuff
make a limerick each day of the year.

birthday boys
• 1812
Edward Lear, English author and poet (d. 1888)

• 1921 – Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist

joinery • who knew there was an International Organization of Book Towns?

worth reading • lovely yummy essay by William Grimes about books that explore adventure cooking and extreme eating, old and new . . . looks like i will be doing some shopping.

obit of note • Alexander Zinoviev at 83, a prominent author who was forced to emigrate from the Soviet Union for his satire aimed at the Communist regime.

petit fours • Armistead Maupin’s, Tales of the City, has been named Britain’s favourite gay novel in a public poll.

un-book • a new blog based book has become a bestseller without ever being published, Glenn Greenwald’s How Would a Patriot Act: Defending America from a President Run Amok. I have kinda sworn off the word ‘bestseller’ it always make me suspicious.

site worth seeing • someone pointed this out to me: which seems kinda like wikipedia for books, though if you have Wikipedia why do you need Debbies Idea? who knows it might catch on.

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