The Snubbing of Jules Verne | Street Jazz

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Snubbing of Jules Verne

Posted By on Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 11:12 PM

It was  science fiction that saved me - and countless others - from despair growing up. One of the first SF writers I discovered was Jules Verne, whose stories captivate readers to this very day.

Verne’s birthday (1928) is today, and though I have Googled and Googled - a Herculean task even for the physically fit among us - I have discovered no special holiday set aside for him anywhere on the planet.

In February alone we have International Tooth Fairy Day and International Pancake Day, but nothing devoted to Jules Verne?

Oh, the humanity!

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Well, there is one holiday we should all celebrate this month . . .

Library Lovers Month - does everyone in your family have a library card?

rsdrake@nwark.com

 

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