It’s Hemingway’s birthday (b. 21 July 1899), and I happen to be reading a 1932 copy of A Farewell to Arms. This book is quickly becoming a favorite… not so much for the writing itself (it’s pretty good but not great) but for the history of this particular edition. I posted earlier about the old wedding announcement I found between the pages, but I didn’t mention that this book evidently became part of the library of St. Ignatius Residence in Portland, Maine. (No one checked this book out?) And somehow it made it from Maine to California, where I bought it several years ago. So even though it has been owned and given away multiple times, I may be the first person to actually read it. :)


Happy Birthday! (July 20th, pt. 3)

  • Misao Kusakabe (Lucky Star) 
  • Kazutoshi Oki (Big Windup!) 
  • Naoto Kurata (Psycho-Pass)
  • Misaki Yata (K Project)
  • Ahagon Umiko (New Game!)
  • Hikaru Zaizen (Prince of Tennis)
  • Yoshiyuki Taira (Prince of Tennis)
  • Tooru Oikawa (Haikyuu!!)
  • Touya Kagari (BlazBlue)
  • Umibouzu (Gintama)
  • Chloe von Einzbern (Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA)
  • Miyu Edelfelt (Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA)