Critical Linking

Critical Linking: The Most Read Stories, February 18 – 23, 2013

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

Here are the most read stores from the last week in Critical Linking…

 

But an American-Statesman/KVUE News joint review shows that $1.1 million in taxpayer-purchased inventory has been checked out over the past five years but hasn’t been returned.

At some point, not returning stuff to the library is stealing, right?

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A few things I’ve noted about independent bookstores and their websites:

1. Some are amazingly indie – their websites have edgy themes and cool headers, and they have tons of information on their site for first-time browsers, giving those who are not familiar with their store a real feel for what they’re all about.

2. Others are sadly information-less and seem to be no more than mere web-address placeholders.

I wonder if all the effort put into Bookish might have been better spent by publishing in helping independent bookstores create good websites. Or maybe that should be their next project.

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After being offered her dream job as an editorial assistant at a high-powered, nationally syndicated magazine last week, area film character Eleanor “Eddie” Edison moved into a beautiful brownstone home in the heart of Brooklyn, sources confirmed.

The dream of 1990s Brooklyn is alive on film.

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I’d amend that only to say that even a small amount of revenue from an affiliate or other arrangement requires disclosure. It’s never wrong to be clear with your followers and readers.

There we go.

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“The whole idea is that of the barter. All I’ve got to offer is my work, and the reading of it. Will that be enough for people to say I can stay at their home, or that they’ll give me some sandwiches? I’m looking for anyone who can tolerate me . . .”


Give him more than a sandwich, and treat him as a honored guest.