National Chocolate Milkshake Day

1940 – Cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France.

1880 – H. L. Mencken, American journalist and author (d. 1956)
1921 – Stanislaw Lem, Polish writer (d. 2006)

knuckle raps • Author, playwright and former host of BBC’s “Bookshelf”, Susan Hill says British public library managers have abandoned their commitment to books and are trying to turn libraries into social centers.

cookies • The 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury has announced a list of 15 authors and their books that will be considered for one of Canada’s most prestigious literary prizes. is it JUST me or does CANADA have a buttload of literary prizes?

talking head • with the release of DePalma’s film version of the Black Dahlia, James Ellroy gets to talk about his mom’s murder some morebig surprise. obsess much fella?

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