Critical Linking: November 24, 2013

Costco has apologized for labeling Bibles for sale in a Southern California store as “fiction.”

Caleb Kaltenbach, pastor of Discovery Church in Simi Valley, saw the Bibles with “fiction” on the price tag and took note. “Costco has Bibles for sale under the genre of FICTION Hmmmm…,” he tweeted.

Somebody at Costco was having a little too much fun with the sticker gun.

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Through the partnership, Random House is adding a Pinterest API to its website and will feature the social network’s most current popular pins related to books on the center of Randomhouse.com. 

Let’s assume they will all be pictures of Mr. Darcy with kittens.

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And so I forgot about “Gone With the Wind.” Until recently, when I was talking with a friend about our daughters (now in middle school themselves), and their fascination with impossibly lengthy, endlessly repetitive supernatural romances. I casually mentioned my romantic epic of choice, and it occurred to me that “Gone With the Wind” was in fact the ultimate young adult novel. The choice between two starkly different lovers (one gentlemanly, one roguish) appears, for the very young, to be a choice between two utterly distinct potential identities, two possible roads through life.

What a fascinating thought.

 

 

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