Orwell and Atwood Books Given Away as Act of Resistance: Critical Linking, February 8, 2016

Today’s Critical Linking is sponsored by A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom.


According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 50 copies of the Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four were bought on Friday night from Booksmith, located in the famous hippy district Haight-Ashbury. The books were snapped up quickly after they were placed on a table with a sign that read: “Read up! Fight back! A mystery benefactor has bought these copies of ‘1984’ for you if you need one.”

An Orwell fairy! Both generous and a little sinister?


Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland, along with ABC Signature Studios, have acquired rights to Luvvie Ajayi’s debut book I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual to develop as a cable comedy series. The project falls under Shondaland’s overall deal at ABC Studios and its cable division, ABC Signature.

Shonda, why are you so perfect?


Dear Bey and Jay,

We hear you are having twins. Congrats! Now in a couple of years, your twins are going to be teenagers and they are probably going to be hardcore readers (that’s if we have anything to say about it) so we thought we’d get this list over to you now so you can go ahead and stock up the twins’ bookshelf with some books about twins.

A list of books about twins because Beyoncé is having twins? This is why the internet is magic.

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