An App to Correct Your Friends’ Grammar: Today in Critical Linking

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Grammar Snob hands a red pen to self-righteous texters who bemoan the degradation of our language. The sticker app features a whole slew of premade corrections for common mistakes like “your vs. you’re” or “less vs. fewer.” Like the English teachers of our youth, texters can now mark up these criminal mistakes—all that’s missing is a letter grade.

Technology, like this Grammar Snob app, makes everything easier, including being an insufferable know-it-all.


Mojang, publisher of Minecraft, announced Minecraft: The Island, the first novel inspired by this iconic world: “Think cuboid Robinson Crusoe, but madder: a hero stranded in an unfamiliar land, with unfamiliar rules, learning to survive against tremendous odds.” Max Brooks, author of the acclaimed oral history of the zombie war World War Z, will write the novel, which will be published by Del Rey.

Minecraft books have been insanely popular and Max Brooks’ wrote a very popular novel. This is going to sell.


Fantasy author Lev Grossman has announced his next book project: The Bright Sword, which will be a new take on Arthurian legend.

The Bright Sword will begin following the death of King Arthur, Lancelot, and Galahad, and will feature some of the “minor figures from the margins of Arthurian mythology” as they work to rebuild England

This seems like a good match of author and story.

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