Sunday, August 7, 2016

BW32: Bookish birthdays and news



Step into my parlor and join me for a cup of tea as it's time for another edition of Bookish birthdays and news.

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience.

Nicholas Bakalr - Read Books, Live Longer?

The Strand's Literary Quiz - Want to Work in 18 miles of Books?  First, the Quiz

The Millions - A Thousand Hands will Grasp You with Warm Desire


Authors celebrating birthday this month are:

1  - Herman Melville
2  - James Baldwin
3  - Leon Uris
4  - William Henry Hudson
5  - Conrad Aiken
6  - Janet Asimov 
7  - Garrison Keillor
8  - Elizabeth Ann Tallent
9  - Daniel Keyes
10  - Witter Bynner 
11  - Alex Haley
12  - Mary Roberts Rinehart 
13 -  Alfred Hitchcock
14  - Russell Baker
15  - Edna Ferber
16  - Hugo Gernsback 
17  - Charlotte Lottie Forten
18  - Paula Danziger
19  - James Gould Cozzens
20  - H.P. Lovecraft
21  - Lucius Shepard
22  - Dorothy Parker and Ray Bradbury
23  - Edgar Lee Masters
24  - Mason Williams
25 -  Bret Harte
26 -  Barbara Ehrenreich
27 -  William Least Heat-Moon
28 -  Rita Dove
29 -  Oliver Wendell Holmes
30 -  Mary Shelley
31 -  Dubose Heyward

Have fun following rabbit trails! I did!

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