Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Round Up

R.I.P. Dick King-Smith-his book was the inspiration for the movie Babe.

Interesting book-The World Made Flesh-Literary Tatoos from Bookworms Worldwide (Harper Collins) by Eve Talmade and Justin Taylor.

Keith Olbermann-you will be so missed.

Just in case you were wondering-the 2011 Meteor Shower schedule.

The top 10 talking animals in literature. I'm so glad to see Toad listed.

What book was a best seller on your date of birth?

Look at all of these lovely tartan-themed books.

Book wagon for sale on eBay.

If the top 10 talking animals in literature didn't excite you, what about something a bit more hirsute-the 10 best literary beards in literature? Hey, what about Santa. His beard is fairly awesome. He's a literary figure and you know, he's also a real-life person as well.

I would love to visit these ice hotels-all of them.

I love finding these interesting architectural and geographic factoids. The buildings in the Carl Sandburg Village, located in Chicago, Illinois, are named after authors.

Why not combine your vacation with doing some good deeds-Global Action Atlas.

Very nice article on author/illustrator Jan Brett. I so envy people that are talented in such a way that they are able to do what they love and do it from the comfortable confines of their home.

One of my favorite catalogs is the King Arthur Flour Catalog. It's just filled with wonderful gadgets and really great recipes. They have a blog. A mouth-watering blog.

Lots of interesting geographical factoids about the Northwest Angle. More about the Angle here and here.

That's all for now.

"Chance favors only the prepared mind." Louis Pasteur

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