Quote of the Week
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
—Lady Bird Johnson
Today in Literary History...
On this day in 1928 Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, as Marguerite Johnson. Angelou has said that her remarkable and varied life -- prostitute, dancer, actor, writer, activist, educator, academic -- has been made possible by a "remedy of hope" made from reading, courage, and "insouciance."
For more literary history, visit Today in Literature.
Bookish Photo Love:
© 2006 Jennifer B. Bodine.
Book on my Radar:
Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
By Scott Korb
Hardcover, 256 pages
Summary in a Sentence:
A generally historical, fun look at life during the time of Jesus.
~ Check out this interview with Scott Korb on Diana Joseph's blog.