CRITICAL LINKING: November 28, 2011

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

 

“The store, at Partner’s and Spade in SoHo, is an exercise in buying belongings from New York-area Craigslist sellers and reselling the contents for the exact same price. Examples varied from an entire drum kit to a pair of small deer hooves.”

I sometimes forget exactly what “twee” means, but then I see something like this.

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“Impossible worlds allow us to explore, to wonder, to daydream in safety. We turn the pages in search of friendship, for a few hours with characters who won’t judge or ridicule us for following their journey.”

I think this piece on why supernatural stories appeal to teens is supposed to be supportive, but it is kinda sad.

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“President Obama marked “Small Business Saturday” by taking his daughters Sasha and Malia to a DuPont Circle bookstore.”

Pretty interesting shopping bag, there.

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“Hurting their feelings may be the only way in which they can be made to realise how preposterous they are…”

Tough love, critic-style.

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