The Little Black Book: Books - Over a Century of the Greatest Books, Writers, Characters, Passages and Events That Rocked the Literary World  - Lucy Daniel, Various

I promised myself that I would finish off this oversized monster of a reference as quickly as I can, so I ended up speed reading through over 100 pages yesterday, while watching DIe Hard for the first time ever.   A lot of it (god, so MUCH of it) is meaningless fluff, but I have found some interesting things.   I will be posting the interesting things that I've found - it's actually quite a lot, even with most of the book being filled with some head-scratchy nonsense.