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Fake Literary Personalities on Twitter

Best Literary Fake Twitter Accounts include Laura Ingalls Wilder and William Shakespeare.

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The Collectible, Nonsensical Dr. Seuss

Collectors of scarce, rare and collectible Dr. Seuss have come to the right place. We’ve compiled a selection of some of the choice items available for sale for the Geisel enthusiast. Most are first edition copies, in varying conditions, some signed or inscribed.

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New Weirdness: Visit the Weird Book Room

Do you know the Weird Book Room? We’ve just updated with six new finds, including our featured weird book this time around, “Ragnar’s Guide to Home and Recreational Use of High Explosives”.

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The Eerie Glory of Edward Gorey

From cats to bats, the ballet to fur coats, mustachioed villains and swooning heroines, Edward Gorey was one in a million. Explore.

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This author’s writing is “Naughty. But Nice.”

Question – what’s the connection between this fantastic British TV advert for cream cakes and Salman Rushdie? Don’t rush off to Google. I’ll tell you. Mr Rushdie wrote the ‘Naughty. But Nice.’ tagline for this famous advertising campaign back when he was a struggling writer. This particular ad aired in 1984 and stars comedians Les […]

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Tailgate Library: The Bookish Boot Sale

60-year-old bookseller, former lawyer and definite character Charles Mysak has been selling books out of his car in the same parking spot for 11 years.

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The 50 Funniest American Writers

A man called Andy Borowitz has written a book called The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor From Mark Twain to The Onion. It comes out in October. USA Today seems to know who Borowitz is but I haven’t got a clue. It’s a shame Bill Hicks didn’t write a book because I […]

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Sad Keanu publishes poetry

Strange things ARE afoot at the Circle K. Keanu Reeves, the actor who brought us cinematic greats like Speed, Speed 2, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey and Johnny Mnemonic* continues to give back to the world, this time with a book of poetry titled Ode To Happiness. The New York Daily News explains that “Ode […]

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The Blackest Black Humour: Catch-22 & Other Grim Jokes

The most common theme in black humor is death but many taboo subjects are satirized, including depression, drug and alcohol addiction, disabilities, violence, mental illness, poverty, sex and bodily functions.

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Authors behaving badly

Authors often get into verbal jousting matches. William Faulkner once said that Hemingway “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” to which Hemingway replied “Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?” The recent squabble between V.S. Naipaul and Keri Hulme, […]

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