Critical Linking: December 9th, 2012

 

Find out which character from the Hobbit you are most similar to.
A Dwarf? A Hobbit? Maybe something more sinister? You may be surprised.

I got Thranduil. What did you get?

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Canadian writer Alice Munro, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Literature, has been lauded as a ‘master of the contemporary short story’. Meet her in a talk about happiness and melancholy, the intense relationship she has with her stories, and how writing and life are intertwined.

Very interesting podcast from The Nobel Prize website.

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MTV is developing a series based on Terry Brooks’s hugely popular Shannara fantasy novels, the network announced today. Jon Favreau will direct the pilot, and Smallville co-creators Al Gough and Miles Millar will write and produce the show.

It’s a me-too world in television. Hence this Game of Clones effort.

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goodreads shelf adds

This graph of people adding And the Mountains Echoed is interesting, but is it that surprising. I mean, if a books wins best fiction from Goodreads voters, aren’t a lot of people on Goodreads going to be interested in it?

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