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In His House at R'lyeh, Dead Cthulu Waits Dreaming

By Tim R on Aug 20, 2014 8:26 AM

Today marks the 124th birthday of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. He is not alive today, but for all we know his shambling corpse awaits the day where it will burst forth to feast upon the flesh of the living.

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Happy Birthday, George Orwell!

By Tim R on Jun 25, 2014 8:35 AM

While he's not around to celebrate (He'd be 111 years old, if he was), today is the birthday of author George Orwell. One of the authors whose classic works get thrust upon us during our school years, his name should be familiar to many. His work, especially Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm, have had a lasting impact on literature, culture, and society.

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RIP, Eric Hill

By Tim R on Jun 11, 2014 8:55 AM

It is always sad when a beloved author passes away, but it stings all the more when it was an author we read as a child. Just yesterday, it was announced that Eric Hill, author of the Spot the Dog series had passed away at the age of 82. Spot the Dog has been a fundamental part of many children's journeys toward life-long learning and…

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