1779 – Peter Mark Roget, compiler of the most famous thesaurus in English
1867 – Nicaraguan symbolist poet and short-story writer Rubén Darío was born
1882 – A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, was born. (d 1956)
1922 – Irish author Liam O’Flaherty and several Republican comrades occupy Rotunda in Dublin for several days.
1932 – Robert Anton Wilson author, anarchist, is born.
obit of note • Art Buchwald has left the building.
worth reading • Philip Pullman leads drive for recycled paper in books, he and other big-hitting Canadian authors such as Alice Munro demanding that their books be printed on recycled pape
blog of note • Jeremy Dibbell’s Philobiblos has been working very hard lately and trying to post something of biblio-interest before him has become harder and harder – think he’d mind if i just reposted his entire posts . . . yeah . . . better not.
15 minutes • New Bibliophile Group Member personal & professional blogs that have been added to the sidebar:
- Books about Books Blog
- Lizard in the Leaves
- Chair is a Closet
- Children’s Picture Book Price Guide
- Strategist’s Personal Library
- Report from Cane Creek
so far so good…..