Critical Linking: March 10, 2012


“For people who own both a iPad and another ereader (Kindle/Nook/Kobo/Sony/etc), which do you prefer reading on? 81.9% eReader.”

Two things. One, I think this number will go down after the new iPad and its sweet screen becomes available. Second, the question probably means “prefer reading [books] on?” Because some ereaders, say Kindle 2 and 3, are terrible for most non-book digital reading (blogs, Twitter, magazines, etc).


“I’m interested in characters that are living out that fantasy: what makes for a successful slacker novel? What propels a book when nothing seems to be propelling the protagonist?”

Hmmmm. I think they usually have to be funny, right? Otherwise, it’s pretty damn sad.


“I cannot, however, forbear to comment that if impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, then the time is not far distant when a German name will no longer be a source of pride.”

Tolkien v. Nazis


“We’re pleased to announce that will be open to everyone in early April 2012.”

Pixies or didn’t happen.

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