A couple of weeks ago we were reprimanded by a friend of LitKicks for neglecting to mention Kurt Vonnegut’s birthday. I tried to weasel out of this by claiming that we boycott birthdays at LitKicks, but the truth is we just forgot.
If you also sometimes miss an important literary birthday or anniversary, we have the answer for you. If you’ll please scan your eyes a few pixels to the right, you’ll notice a new daily feature, Today In Literature. We hope this will inspire people to visit LitKicks each and every day, not only because a good litblog really is an important part of a balanced breakfast, but also because you can now find out what significant literary events — fictional, biographical or otherwise — happened each day.
One reason I’m very pleased with this new feature is that it is the first LitKicks service created entirely by Caryn, who handled everything from concept to technical architecture. As always, she delivers an elegant system. She beta’d this service to me as a surprise on my birthday, and it was definitely the first time in my life a loved one gave me a web service for a present. Please don’t forget to come by each day to learn an interesting literary factoid or two.