Critical Linking for April 22nd, 2015

 

But reading takes time, and most days, I can’t read as much as I’d like. As I was writing Better Than Before, my book about habit change, I adopted many new habits to help me get more good reading done. Consider whether these habits might work for you:

Of these 10 Ways to Be a Better Reader, I have to say that number 6 has completely transformed by reading life.

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The Pulitzer Prize Board this year asked its fiction jury to submit a belated, fourth nominee, in contrast to its handling of the selection for 2012, when no fiction prize was awarded.

Ooooo, drama. So I guess the board didn’t like any of the nominated books and wanted another one? So then the jury was like “Fine, everyone liked All the Light We Cannot See. Fine.”

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The publisher’s “Cheer on Reading” literacy program has placed free Simon & Schuster children’s books inside Cheerios boxes since 2003. Now, instead of stuffing print titles into cereal boxes, they’ll come printed with BookShout-provided codes offering free access to one of nine popular children’s ebooks.

And yet we can’t get download codes for bundled ebooks when we buy paper books.

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Frustrated by a lack of opportunity to display and sell their work, self-published children’s author and illustrator Patti Brassard Jefferson and history author Timothy Jacobs decided to create a bookstore of their own, Gulf Coast Bookstore, and to only sell books by indie authors.

Can you really keep a bookstore open when virtually no one has heard of any of the books? 

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