Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Monstrosity Gazette: A weekly smattering of all things literary...

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Quote of the Week

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. 
—Charles W. Eliot




Today in Literary History...

On this day in 1594, Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew was entered in the Stationers' Register. Much of the main plot seems to come from a 1550 popular ballad called "Here Begynneth a Merry Jest of a Shrewde and Curste Wyfe, Lapped in Morrelles Skin, for her Good Behaviour." By the endeth, this contribution to the shrew-taming canon was merry from only one perspective. . . .

For more literary history, visit Today in Literature.





Book I'm Eyeing This Week:

The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
by Josh Berk
Hardcover: Feb 2010
256 pages

Summary in a Sentence:
When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces discrimination and bullying, but still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular football player in his class. 

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6 comments:

Lula O said...

Wow. Those are some great pics. I love learning stuff about Shakespeare. I stole just as much as we do!

Zibilee said...

I just loved that quote, and couldn't agree more!! Wonderful post!

Lisa said...

Once again, love the quote--and the pic with it!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I love the book art!

Serena said...

I like the book art sketch by Quint Buchholz! Is that pencil or charcoal?

Quint Buchholz said...

It's pen and thinned black ink.

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