Did you know 2010 marks the 175th anniversary of Mark Twain's birth and the 100th anniversary of his death. True story.
To celebrate, and really to learn more about this American literary icon my friends and I are headed to Hannibal today. It's the birth place of the famed writer and of course they have a whole museum tour set-up for tourists. Not totally my kind of thing, but I've got a couple friends who are big-time into it.
Never read a Mark Twain piece? Try this free short story on Bartleby. Jim Smily and His Jumping Frog
I've read both the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. But I have to admit, ashamedly, that I did not know he wrote the Prince and the Pauper until I checked it out of the library last week. Read his bio here and see the complete list of works.