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CRITICAL LINKING: December 21, 2011

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

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“11. This is a golden age of reading.”

The other 49 things about publishing are interesting, but this one is worth remembering.

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“The problem is that most books about drifters — your Beats, your bohemians, your nomads — don’t understand, or really get at, the longing that can come with someone without a permanent address.”

An advice column that draws from books? Yes, please.

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20: The percentage of book sales that are digital at big-six publishers Random House and Hachette, with other publishers well on their way to reaching that point.”

A numerical summary of the year in books.

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“And lucky for us, this was a phenomenal year in jacket design.”

A fine field. My votes goes for the smokin’ Tom Perrotta cover.

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Jeff O’Neal is the editor of Book Riot. Follow him on Twitter: @readingape