Critical Linking

Critical Linking: December 18th, 2013

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

 

Table 1 presents data originally published in1982, from Zill and Wingate (1990), comparing literature readers (those who reported reading “any creative writings, such as stories, poems, plays and the like” for the last 12 months), those who read any kind of a book or magazine, and those who reporting no reading.  The results are remarkably consistent, with readers reporting being more active in all categories.

This revisiting of an old study squashes the idea of readers, particularly literary readers, of being shut-ins.

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Deadline confirms that Gordon-Levitt is set to star in the film as well, and may be directing as well. Deadline indicates that the search is currently on for a writer, so it looks like Goyer is going to stick with the role of producer on this one.

Gordon-Levitt tweeted confirmation as well, and also gave an indication as to the possible story arc that will serve as the basis of the film.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m incredibly honored to be working with David Goyer, Warner Bros, and @neilhimself on SANDMAN. #Prelude

If Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn’t end up starring in this, I will do something terrible. Like watch Batman & Robin.

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Quercus Publishing and MacLehose Press are delighted to announce the acquisition of a new book in Stieg
Larsson’s Millennium series. Christopher MacLehose bought world English Language rights from Norstedts and
Moggliden, the Stieg Larsson estate, to publish a new story based on Stieg Larsson’s universe and
characters written by David Lagercrantz.

And thus begins the James Bondification of Lisbeth Salander.

 

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