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Haven't listened to the episodes yet, but I just noticed over at Moby Dick Big Read that Chapter 134 is read by Roger Allam, and the Epilogue by Mary Oliver.
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Charlotte, NC, has an awesome park called The Green, across from its convention center. It includes signs in tribute to authors...

From UUA GA 2011 (and exploring Charlotte)


...and one of its entrances is flanked by two tall bronze stacks of books:

From UUA GA 2011 (and exploring Charlotte)


...Why am I in Charlotte? General Assembly. I enjoyed reading the start of this morning's report in the Charlotte Observer:

First, they honored the imam who's in the middle of plans to build an Islamic center near ground zero. Then they rallied in uptown Charlotte to support gays, lesbians and same-sex marriage.

And that was just in the first 48 hours or so after they got to town.
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The foul: Saints and spermaceti, it sounds like Moby Dick is about to get Seeker'd. (Entertaining rant, though, albeit not for the faint of heart or delicate of sensibility. Link via odogoddess.)

The fine: Overmastered, Nineveh-UK's ficlet on Harriet Vane role-playing Bunter in the bedroom. spoiler cut for the folks saving their Sayers for a rainy day ) I am exceedingly delighted to be blamed for this.

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