Critical Linking

Critical Linking: November 8, 2012

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

So this is how a man acquires 10,000-odd books, more than he could ever display or read. It’s a combination of maniacal persistence and utter nostalgic whimsy. You have to be willing to search high and low for a potential beauty, but most of the time you’ll take a Book Club hardcover of a book you don’t like if it reminds you of something from your past.

This is pretty much what I want to do all the time.


Worldwide, women are the subjects of 24 percent of news stories. Just 21 percent of Sunday morning television commentators are women. Only a third of speaking characters in films are female (and about a quarter of them are dressed sexily). Women direct 5 percent of films. And it’s not for lack of talent or enthusiasm: Women make up 73 percent of journalism and mass communication graduates.

I mean, we know this to be true, but when you see the numbers it sucks even worse.


In fact, she admitted to having already thought through the entire story. “I planned out where it would go for a couple more books,” she said. “So, I knew exactly what would happen,” of the storyline that involves Jake, played by Taylor Lautner in the films, and Renesmee, played by Mackenzie Foy, following the end of Breaking Dawn.

I am sure there are a lot of people who would be super-excited for this.


A MAP! Yes, that’s right. I created a map of the United States, picking one [YA] book for each state.

Fun. Guessing the the North Dakota pickings were slim. Tan, lean, and slim.

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