Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It’s hump day. How is your Wednesday going? We’re half way through the week, half way to the reading weekend.

Some of the writers born on January 23 include:

Stendhal (1783), Camilla Collett (1813), Jyotirmoyee Devi (1894), Freda Utley (1898), Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1923), Derek Walcott (1930), Elvira Lindo (1962), and Brendan O’Connor (1970).

Also born on this day was Sir William Samuel Stephenson in 1897. Stephenson was the Canadian soldier with the codename Intrepid during World War II that was the inspiration for James Bond character by Ian Fleming.

The sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel, called Tiers Livre, was published on this day in 1546. The author, François Rabelais, had not published anything for eleven years before this.

On January 23, 1656, the first of Blaise Pascal‘s Lettres provinciales was published.

It was on this day in 1950 that the Knesset passed a resolution that stated Jerusalem was now the capital of Israel.

The American inventor, Walter Frederick Morrison, sold the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company on this day in 1957. Wham-O later renamed his flying disc the Frisbee.

On January 23, 1986 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first members. These were: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

series of unfortunate events the end

Today’s highlighted title is The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13) by Lemony Snicket. We have the hard cover edition of this book ready for you to read! This is a fun book for anyone age 8 and up. We have many of the Series of Unfortunate Events series in stock for your reading pleasure. Amazon gives the following description for this title:

Like an off-key violin concert, the Roman Empire, or food poisoning, all things must come to an end. Thankfully, this includes A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The thirteenth and final installment in the groundbreaking series will answer readers′ most burning questions: Will Count Olaf prevail? Will the Baudelaires survive? Will the series end happily? If there′s nothing out there, what was that noise?

Then again, why trouble yourself with unfortunate resolutions? Avoid the thirteenth and final book of Lemony Snicket′s international bestselling series and you′ll never have to know what happens.

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Disclaimer: Much of the information in this blog is taken directly from Wikipedia.   Images have been taken from various sources around the World Wide Web.

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