National Bouillabaisse Day*

* NOW we are talkin’, yummy. Bouillabaisse.

birthdays •
1640 – Aphra Behn, the first English woman to make her living with her pen, was born (d. 1689) When she becomes a spy for Charles I the payment is so slow, she is put on debtor’s prison where she writes many of her earthy comedies.
1919 – Shirley Jackson was born (d. 1965)
1920 – Rosemary Sutcliff was born (d. 1992)

blog of note Books Found have found a few novel uses for B-flute corrugated packing material.

worth reading • Bookworm Alan Chudnow has got a double post up about book condition grading.

super shopping • A Christmas Day letter written by Charles Dickens is up for sale at New Hampshire’s R&R auctions. (via Philobiblos)

banktoaster • BoingBoing is finally copying me. The great blog is offering their own free printable hi-res christmas card, this wonderful Goldberg-esque Roy Doty illustration at left.

obit of note • Richard Carlson, 45 author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.

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