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This day in lit history

Hey! It’s my birthday! This is going to be a short post since it’s been a busy day. I thought it would be appropriate to talk about “this day in lit history.” The blog Interesting Literature does this every day, and it is, as the blog title suggests, quite interesting! Here are a few of the highlights from today’s post:

  • Apparently I share a birthday with Margaret Atwood, which is pretty cool! I haven’t read any of her books, and she is one of the authors I feel very guilty about not having read. The Handmaid’s Tale is patiently waiting on my shelf.
  • I also share a birthday with another author I feel guilty about not reading: Alan Moore. The omnibus of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is patiently waiting on my shelf.
  • Apparently Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” was published on this day, but there seems to be some debate about that when you do a Google search. I haven’t read it, but I should. It is not patiently waiting on my shelf.
  • Proust died. I don’t feel guilty about never reading him. He is not patiently waiting on my shelf.

A quick shout-out to my mom (who reads all my posts even though she doesn’t always know the books/authors I talk about – the very definition of a loving, supportive parent – thanks, Mom, I love you!). Today she posted a photo of me on Facebook from a day in elementary school where we dressed up as book characters. My choice? Mary Kate (or Ashley??) from a book where they become ballet dancers. I was a ballet dancer. Easy costume choice.



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