Critical Linking: November 18th, 2013


The Advanced Vocabulary Quiz | Bet you don’t know these words

This isn’t news, but a good set of vocabulary quizzes is a helpful way to get spooled up for the week, don’t you think?

____________________________

Doris Lessing, the uninhibited and outspoken novelist who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for a lifetime of writing that shattered convention, both social and artistic, died on Sunday at her home in London. She was 94.

A great one.

____________________________

While I wasn’t looking, a quartet of Cory Doctorow‘s audiobooks showed up at Downpour.com — they aren’t available on Audible.com due to Audible’s DRM-only format and Doctorow’s anti-DRM stance.

A DRM-free supplier of audiobooks. Very interesting. The DRM-free movement is still marching. Good to see.

____________________________

Coupled with a publishing trend of high-minded polemics against the industrialized food chain, all this makes for a rare opportunity to study how people discover new ethical principles, hold them firmly for a little while, and then abandon them.

It certainly feels like a book can change how you see the world, but this study suggests that the effect might be fleeting.

 

____________________________

Sign up for our newsletter to have the best of Book Riot delivered straight to your inbox every week. No spam. We promise.

To keep up with Book Riot on a daily basis, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, , and subscribe to the Book Riot podcast in iTunes or via RSS. So much bookish goodness–all day, every day.

Get a free copy of our Start Here: Read Your Way Into 25 Amazing Authors. Go here to get your copy (or just click the image below):
VIEW COMMENTS