Books & birthdays

Library of Congress — fancy!

My friends, the book world is a happening place

So… nobody told me the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction actually existed. Then I saw that Marilynne Robinson won the thing. So: that’s news!

Beverly Clearly turned 100 this week! Given that some of her books (Henry Huggins) seemed charmingly old-fashioned when I read them way back in the ’70s, I’m actually delightedly stunned that she’s still living. 

This is the lady who gave us Drop Everything and Read Day, and for that, I’m deeply grateful. (I actually celebrate this holiday most days, but I think that’s true of many of us.)