Critical Linking, October 9, 2011

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.


Inspired by his latest book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell shares his favorite books that feature outliers of one kind or another.”

It’s nice to know that someone was inspired by Outliers.


“Not to be missed is the “Flight of Poets,” where sommelier Christopher Sawyer pairs six wines with six poets…”

OK, well. Looks like I’m moving to San Francisco.


“…what possible sense would it make to substitute a thin grey slate-like object that I might forget on the Tube for the groaning shelves of the beautiful and instructive artefacts that adorn my house?”

Cool thing about rhetorical questions is that you can so easily turn them around: “What possible sense would it make to keep thousands of books that could go up in a blaze when I can keep it all in a little replaceable device that is backed up in the cloud?”


What are you reading this fine fall Sunday?

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