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Friday, December 16, 2011

News Around the Net

Christopher Hitchens died today at 62.

How about a little bit of A Christmas Carol to rouse a little holiday spirit? Even better with Dickens's 200th birthday coming up in a couple of months. A recording of his great-granddaughter reading the Christmas classic for our entertainment.

Some offbeat gifts for the writers in our lives. Just in case you don't want to get them, you know, books. The bamboo keyboard is actually pretty cool (hint).

A 500 year old Latin poem (written by a woman) was just found in a 1561 edition of Chaucer in the rare books sections of the West Virginia University library. And the search is on for who this woman is.

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