You don’t know Pooh: 12 Facts about A.A. Milne on the 90th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh

  14 October 1926. Publication of A.A.Milne's Winnie the Pooh “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.“  - Winnie the Pooh   Facts about A.A. Milne and Winnie the …

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Art Comes from the Place You Dream: An evening with Robert Olen Butler

  Not heavy on literary events, 2016, though I'm rather proud of the lengths I went to in order to see Stephen King. It involved ten hours of driving, then five hours broiling on a sidewalk in the Louisville heat like a toad in a frying pan, dehydrated to the point I was near-hallucinating by …

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How well do we know authors? How well should we?: Elena Ferrante Unmasked

  Rather than being acclaimed as masterpiece of sleuthing, there was a decidedly negative reaction to Gatti’s investigation. Most people felt that Ferrante’s multi-decade anonymity had been unnecessarily violated, and crucially without her consent. - David O'Dwyer, Irish Times   I was reading a brief article in the Irish Times this morning on the topic …

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Slow to the Finish, Though I Eats Me Spinach: January reading, etc…

I haven't finished one book yet in 2012. Not one. I've started a few, and made some good progress but I keep getting distracted by other books and can't finish a single one. It's getting a little frustrating, especially seeing so many other book bloggers joyously declaring they're ready to post their first - or …

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Sebastian Barry Book Signing in Skokie, IL – September 30!!!!!

  Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness!   Chicago, IL    Barnes & Noble (Skokie, IL), 7:30PM     Friday, September 30     Wonder if I'm busy that day... Mayhaps I can clear my schedule.     Have I mentioned my fondness for Sebastian Barry? One Two Three Four Not lately. No, not at all.     …

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