Curiosities

Curiosities

By posted at 7:02 pm on August 3, 2008 1
  • Anne Fernald’s two posts about her grandmother’s editions of Virginia Woolf are a treat.
  • Gwenda Bond of Shaken and Stirred landed on NPR over the weekend to talk about the 100th anniversary of Anne of Green Gables, in honor of which the Modern Library has put out a new edition.
  • The Oxford Project: “In 1984, photographer Peter Feldstein set out to photograph every single resident of his town, Oxford, Iowa.” It’s a neat sounding photo book, reminiscent of La Porte, Indiana.
  • Under 30? Really good at writing book reviews? You should enter VQR’s Young Reviewers Contest.
  • It’s an alarm clock that wakes you up with the voice of Stephen Fry in the character of Jeeves. You can listen to all the recordings at the site. An example: “Let us seize the day and take it roughly from behind… as the Colonel used to say in his unfortunate way.”




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One Response to “Curiosities”

  1. Lezlie
    at 5:51 am on August 4, 2008

    Funny! We have that Jeeves alarm clock. My husband just had to have it. And it does have a way of making you start your day with a smile. :-)

    Lezlie

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