Saturday, April 30, 2011

Harper Lee Comes Out of Hiding??

Apparently a former Chicago Tribune reporter wrote a book about Harper Lee, the well known but very reclusive author, claiming to have had input from the author herself. The New York Times briefly mentions this in THIS ARTICLE. According to the NYT Ms. Lee has repudiated any involvement. Even Jezebel, the fashion & celebrity gossip site has picked up this story. Several newspapers & websites, the Chicago Tribune among them have picked the story up, and some articles claim Penguin (the new book's publisher) has insisted that Lee did indeed cooperate with Ms. Mills in the writing and researching of the book. According to the Tribune article linked to above, Penguin claims to have a letter stating that Lee did indeed cooperate.However, I've done a search on the Penguin Press website and can't find a mention of Marja Mills.

SO- who knows? Did Ms. Lee really cooperate with Ms. Mills? Or not? Will we ever know or will it be buried by the lawyers?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Personal Life Update

Well you guys, I passed my 2nd exam in the computer class I'm taking. I totally screwed up the tabs (& thus the formatting) by neglecting to hit the set button before I hit ok..I passed, but my ego-such as it is, lol, is bruised. This was also a poignant reminder that I really do need to devote more time to this portion of the class. I'll cop a plea to being neglectful and a procrastinator.

What else? Younger son Maestro will be confirmed next Saturday, the Great Vigil of Easter. I love the Holy Week services, old and quiet and dark, almost primitive feeling. My husband will be reaffirmed at the same service. I hope family will come, but at this point I don't know who will or won't be be there.

More Links:

1. Happy birthday Beverly Cleary

2.Books that inspired author Elizabeth Moon

3.News about the Dragonriders of Pern movie adaptation

And in more erm..ADULT news, if you could call it that:

Iceland has a Penis Museum! Yes, I'm only 12 years old.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Links for Today

The Orange Prize (an award for women) shortlist is out, list available HERE.

In other book news a 600 year old copy of The Nuremburg Chronicles has turned up in Utah, story available HERE. I'd love if it could tell us how it got there, that must be quite a story!