Critical Linking

Critical Linking: The Most Read Stories, March 4 – 9, 2013

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

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


“We jacket designers are charged both with selling the book and representing it….Sometimes, those mandates work at cross purposes.”

The result is headless girls and 50 Shades rip-offs.


Do not describe an individual as mentally ill unless it is clearly pertinent to a story and the diagnosis is properly sourced.

Good work, AP. About time.


“The book said to lean back and lift my legs and bring them up, roll over and swim back,” he recalled. “And I got out and ran to tell my mum and the other mums and dads.” Thanks to his quick thinking and acting, his two friends were also rescued.

There’s that chestnut that “books can save your life,” but I mean good gravy.


The man, who is understood to be homeless, has been “living under the radar” in the library at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Story goes on to say he’d been living there for about six weeks. Pretty good spot to squat, if you think about it.

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