Today is the author Anne Rice's birthday. Did you know that her parents named her Howard Allen O'Brien after her father? Or that she hated it, and changed her name to Anne in the first grade? Pretty neat, although if I was her, I wouldn't have changed my name for anything. I love boy names for girls--hence "Joelee" instead of "Jolene" or "Josephine" for my daughter. I wanted her to be able to shorten it to the masculine version (Joe) instead of the feminine (Jo). Most people probably wouldn't think that matters much, but it was very important to me.
Anyway, in honor of Anne's birthday perhaps you could pick up one of her novels today. I haven't ever read her work, but today would be a good day to try.