Friday, October 27, 2006

All the Literary History You Need to Know

Today's the birthday of ...
  • Dylan Thomas born, in Swansea, Wales (1914)
  • Sylvia Plath, born in Boston, Massachusetts (1932)
  • Maxine Hong Kingston, born Maxine Hong in Stockton, California (1940) and
  • Zadie Smith, born in London (1975)
I'm in good company, huh?

Facts from The Writer's Almanac, which sends you amazing nuggets of writerly information and a daily poem. You can hear the daily radio programme online, presented by author Garrison Keillor. Great fun.

23 comments:

BawangMerah said...

Was reading midnitelily before I came here. Nice new look. :)

Eliza said...

Happy Birthday, Sharon. And lovely artwork on the site.

Nizam Bashir said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday Sharon. :) Must say the theme looks much better than the one before this. Next on our wishlist would be permalinks for your posts. :)

Siege said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

madcap machinist said...

Happy birthday!

acid burn said...

happy birthday! =]

bibliobibuli said...

thanks very much all
was going to keep the birthday quiet till someone revealed it!

nizam - thanks for your comments re the look. hadn't thought of putting a permalink .... a permalink means you can easily grab the URL even when post is archived, right? and i guess i have to tweak my settings to put it there

Jordan said...

Happy (belated) birthday to you,
Happy (belated) birthday to you,
Happy (belated) biiiirthday dear Shaaaaaron,
Haaaaappy (belated) biiiiirthdaaaay tooooo yoooooooooouuuuu....

And many moooooooooore....

Chet said...

"I'm in good company, huh?"

Not that kind of company with Sylvia Plath, I hope.

*cough*

I'd offer to come round with some gummy bear cupcakes and my copy of The Writer's Notebook, but I've been ill with the stomach flu, so your little pressies will have to wait.

Ted Mahsun said...

Happy birthday, Sharon! Love the new look too!

bibliobibuli said...

soory to hear you've been ill, chet. do take care of yourself and many thanks for your kindness.

thanks jordan, thanks ted

madcap machinist said...

By the way, you already have a permalink. It's just that it's not labelled as one. The permanent links are the timestamps at the end of your posts.

You have to edit your template to do this; just simple changes.

I changed my template to embed the permanent link on the post titles, and also in a separately labeled link at the bottom.

Chet said...

You also share your birfday wif John Cleese, Jayne Kennedy, Cleo Laine, Emily Post, and Theodore Roosevelt, among others.

Alex Tang said...

happy birthday, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Have a silly birthday ! :)

Sham said...

Happy belated birthday love. See ya tomorrow.

bibliobibuli said...

haha - thanks for the b'day greetings ...

machinist - thanks a lot for telling me that - i didn't know! when i need a link i click on comments and just remove the word "comments" from the address

Chet said...

Sharon - you already have permalinks to your entries. Just click on the time stamp for a particular enry to get to the permalink.

The Great Swifty said...

Happy belated birthday!

Btw: Sylvia Plath is hot.

Chet said...

Hot, but not here anymore.

bibliobibuli said...

tq chet

swifty - was just reading about how we don't have a lot of her poetry 'cos dear hubby decided it shouldn't see light of day

sky said...

I didn't know, but I hope what you received in the mail may qualify for a birthday present.

Cheers!

Spot said...

Oops, sorry if it was me letting the bib out of the book bag. :) But I was informed of it at Midnite Lily's first!

*points virtual fingers*