CLEARLY, the biggest bookish news of the week is that Canadian author Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature. I haven't read her yet (I know, I'm terrible), but I certainly plan to. I swear.
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This week marks the 64th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's death on the streets of Baltimore. I always knew that city was unhealthy. Poor Edgar. Well, he's got a football team named after one of his poems, so I guess that's something.
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McDonald's plans to include nutrition-themed books in Happy Meals in November. Yes, you read that correctly. Poor Happy Meal toys. Even they get furloughed sometimes.