Death of a legend.*
Literary fiction worth reading.

I'm really not very good with deadlines.

Sorry to announce there'll be no posting today or tomorrow, as I am up against a couple of work deadlines, and I am currently losing. Gosh, it takes a lot of time to make a living.

In the meantime, here's a little something I learned last week: "25 percent of Russian soldiers were sent to the front unarmed [during World War I], with orders to retrieve what they could from their dead comrades." I'm indexing a book titled Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture (which will be published this fall by the University of Nebraska), and learning stuff like that leaves me feeling like I could be knocked over with a feather. Ridiculous.

Have a good start to your work weeks, all.