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.

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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.

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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.

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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.