"Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them."
Today in Literary History:On this day in 1845 Robert Browning wrote his first letter to Elizabeth Barrett, so inciting one of the most legendary of literary love stories. The letter belongs to the 'fan mail' category -- the praise of a thirty-two-year-old up-and-comer for one just six years older and already internationally famous -- but it was more than just poet-to-poet: "...I do, as I say, love these books with all my heart -- and I love you too."
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Literary Pic of the Day:
Thursday Night Book Club- Owl Square Press
Book on my Radar:
Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
by Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie
Summary in a Sentence (or two):
Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes—now, it’s personal. This book—the testimony of their experience—exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives, from the simple household dust that is polluting our blood to the toxins in our urine that are created by run-of-the-mill shampoos and toothpaste.
Interesting Links to Peruse:
- The Misfit Salon reviews Alice I Have Been.
- Kirkus is back, baby!
- The New Dork Review of Books reviews Beat the Reaper.
- Aarti points out that not every Victorian woman was a feminist badass...