This Day in Blogging History: Humiliating squirrel-feeder; Random Acts of Senseless Violence; Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time

One year ago today

Humiliating giant head squirrel feeder: If you've decided to surrender to the squirrels that raid your bird-feeder and just set out squirrel chow instead, why not use one of Archie McPhee's humiliating giant-head-squirrel-feeders, which allow you to chuckle at your pests even as you capitulate to them?

Five years ago today

Jack Womack's underappreciated masterpiece, "Random Acts of Senseless Violence": Jo Walton (herself one of my favorite writers) reviews Jack Womack's sorely neglected novel Random Acts of Senseless Violence, a book I rank with Uglies, The Parable of the Sower, and even The Diary of Anne Frank for being an unflinching, engrossing, difficult coming-of-age story.

Ten years ago today

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: I finished reading an outstanding novel today, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon.