'Tis the last week of the summer term. In other news, a few quick items:
* Don't miss Presenting Lenore's daily posts about dystopian ficton in her Dystopian August blogathon!
* Speaking of dystopias, this is new from Philip Reeve in the School Library Journal: "The Worst Is Yet to Come: Dystopias are grim, humorless, and hopeless—and incredibly appealing to today’s teens."
* So many terrific people were born this week! Happy birthday to lizziebelle, and happy early birthday to zmaddoc, supermusicmad, wiccagirl24, febobe, and manzanas_verdes. May all of you enjoy many happy returns of the day.
For your amusement (no matter where you live), "50 State Stereotypes in 2 Minutes":
"Fairest of the months!
Ripe summer's queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear."
- R. Combe Miller