Critical Linking: April 29th, 2015

 

American English has many, many confusing words – especially when it comes to pronouncing them correctly. Can you identify the correct phonetic pronunciations of these words and pronounce them yourself?

Ah yes, the reader’s malady: knowing the meaning of words but not how to say them. Take this pronunciation test to see just how bad your case of RM (reader’s malady) is.

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The vast majority of reviewers for School Library Journal (SLJ) are white (88.8 percent) and female (95 percent), according to a recent survey by the magazine.

I might have guessed the first stat, but the second? 95% female? Hard to think of anything that is 95% female.

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Jonathan Lethem, author of books like Fortress of Solitude, Dissident Gardens, and the new short story collection Lucky Alan and Other Stories, gives us a tour of the new books he’s buying at Skylight Books in Los Feliz.

I like this little video feature.

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We run a pretty sweet little bookish Instagram account, if we do say so ourselves (and we do). Come check it out.

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Lin-Manuel freaking Miranda narrates The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao!! Get it or two of 250,000 other audiobooks free when you begin an Audible 30-day trial. audible-two-free-570x70
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