Sunday, April 13, 2014

BW16: Book News

Efteling in Netherlands

I'm elbow deep in tax land this weekend and would much rather be having fun at Efteling in the Netherlands.  I just discovered the park during my armchair travels and have added it to my list of dreams places to go.  Another dream place on my list is Ireland since many of my great great's originated from there.  I think we still have cousins long removed in Cork County somewhere.  I don't know why it is, but when I think of Ireland, poetry comes to mind.  Which brings me to Seamus Heaney, 1995 Nobel Prize winner and Irish poet who passed away last year, and would have been 75 years old today. 

He shares his birthday with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett as well as Thomas Jefferson and Eudora Welty.

From my meanderings around the blogosphere:

Poetry that Moves Men to Tears ~ 100 poems including one from Heaney as well.

Future Legends of Russian Literature at the London Book Fair.

During the Los Angeles Festival of Books this weekend, the 2013 Innovator's Award went to John Green and the 2013 Book Prize Winner in fiction is Ruth Ozeki for A Tale for the Time Being.

Kurt Vonnegut died 7 years ago and Brainpickings highlights a 1974 interview on limitations of the brain and why the universe exists.   Plus they found a 1926 recording of Dorothy Parker reading Inscriptions for the Ceiling of the Bedroom.

Happy reading! 

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