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Poetic Blogging: The National Book Foundation announced their new poetry blog, which will take a retrospective look at "more than sixty years of National Book Award-winning poetry, including a daily blog with original essays by contemporary poets on all past Award Winners in Poetry, and a series of public programs in three U.S. cities."

The Voynich Manuscript: A team of physicists at the University of Arizona have used radiocarbon dating to determine the approximate age of the Voynich Manuscript. The unreadable manuscript is approximately 25 years older than the Gutenburg Bible, written between 1400 and 1438.

Sweet 16: The Huffington Post lists a handful of books that were life-changing as a teen, but fall flat now (extra points for recommending Shop Class as Soulcraft as the grown-up alternative to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence.)

Moving and Shaking: The announcement of the upcoming title from Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx sends This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx to the top of our Movers & Shakers list this morning.



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In most cases, I agree with the published cover. A Gate at the Stairs, though. Eh, the crayons aren't great, but they're better than the real cover.

I know every good mountain is a good place for a town, but that doesn't apply to names (specially in a blog dedicated to books!)
[Sorry for the pedantic comment, I couldn't resist the typo in Gutenberg ;)]

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