CRITICAL LINKING: The Most Read, January 1-7, 2012

Here are the most read stories from the week that was…

“Bella has sex with Edward, who is half a ghost. Jacob is a talking cat. Most of the prose is given over to descriptions of Bella making pasta.”

All I can say about this description of what Twilight would have been like if Haruki Murakami had written it is YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.


“Once again, we will have nothing to celebrate this January 1st. Not a single published work is entering the public domain this year. Or next year, or the year after that. In fact, in the United States, no publication will enter the public domain until 2019.”

Man, our intellectual property laws are so screwed up.


“So, this is my last post as a sane human being (if it could ever be said I was sane). I will be undertaking my 179 book journey after midterms next week starting with THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS by Booth Tarkington.”

I guess that 99.4% of people who read Booth Tarkington these days do so because of that damn Modern Library list.


“Edward ran a pale hand through his perfect golden-bronze hair, then signed on to, the darkest place on the internet…”

The lesson? Don’t mess with The Meyer.


“None of it has been difficult. Writing for me is not hard. I seldom make mistakes, I seldom nudge the tiller in the wrong direction so that I have to jettison lots of words.”

Anyone have a fork around? Need to jam it in my eyeball.

Get cozy for the season of curl-up-and-read. Pair composition book leggings with any socks for $20. br_legging_rc