February 2nd…

Groundhog’s Day(My buddy, Larry, made this postcard… thanks Larry!)

For being 123 years old Punxsutawney Phil has eyesight enough to still see his shadow.  That means six more weeks of winter.  If you’re wondering what Groundhog’s day is all about, click here.  (you can learn great little facts like Phil’s full name… Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary)

Or if you want more info on other weather predicting rodents click here.  Don’t forget about Cape Cod Quahog Day?

So we’re celebrating, or mourning, Groundhog Day at Bookworks on our ‘coffee table.’ Stop by, grab a coffee and cookie, and peruse the store.

Check our selection of “shadow books” displayed on our Coffee Table
The Poe Shadow

The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shadow Catcher

The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
The Shadow Rising: Book Four of

The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan

Happy Birthday James Joyce

Dick is celebrating February 2nd for a far more literary reason…not only is it Joyce’s birthday, but also the anniversary of the publication of  Ulysses, what many consider his masterpiece.

A complete list of his publication dates is found here.

One more thing….

The New York Times Book Review had an article on Patti Smith‘s Just Kids.  Smith notes Mapplethorpe’s love for Andy Warhol, one of the few things the pair didn’t share.  She says “I hated the soup and felt little for the can.”  

After sharing this with me, Dick adds, ” I think she and I could have had a great life together.”  He’s probably right…He usually is.


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