Sunday, November 29, 2009

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

Bookish Quote of the Day:

Oh for a book and a shady nook...

-John Wilson

Today in Literary History....

Edgar Allan Poe photographOn this day in 1811, a notice appeared in the Richmond, Virginia Inquirer asking for donations in aid of Eliza Poe, a young actress now "lingering on the bed of disease and surrounded by her children." Though two-year-old Edgar would be rescued by the Allan family, the life of poverty, abandonment and hand-outs so familiar to his mother would eventually return to stay.

For more literary history, visit Today in Literature.

Literary Pic of the Day:

© 2009 by Gwen Gunter and by Owl Square Press

"Books are the bees which carry the
quickening pollen from one to another mind."
~James Russell Lowell 

New Book on My Radar:

solace of the road by siobhan dowd book cover
Solace of the Road
by Siobhan Dowd
Published Oct. 2009

Summary in a Sentence:
While running away from a London foster home just before her fifteenth birthday, Holly has ample time to consider her years of residential care and her early life with her Irish mother, whom she is now trying to reach.

Read the Reviews:

Melody's Reading Corner and  Crossover


Nina said...

That book sounds great and the cover is beautiful with the road ahead of her.

Marie Cloutier said...

I love that picture. Is it available to buy somewhere? How perfect for the home library! :)

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Yes it is!

Veens said...

That 2nd pic will be perfect for the header!

i love both the quotes!

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