This edition of Critical Linking is sponsored by by Invisible Dead by Sam Wiebe—a gritty private-eye series from Quercus:
Here are a few things to browse in this Saturday edition of Critical Linking:
- Try your hand at New York Times-level copy-editing.
The Times’s standards editor, Philip B. Corbett, invites readers to correct grammatical errors in recent New York Times articles. You can take the previous quiz here.
- Speculate about who will inherit the throne of most influential book club.
TheSkimm’s book recommendations, which now come out in the newsletter every Friday, have proven to be huge drivers of sales. According to the startup, books have moved up an average of 3,000 spots on Amazon’s Best Sellers ranking shortly after being highlighted in the newsletter.
- Ponder why people who reads books tend to be nicer than those who don’t.
The study, conducted by Kingston University in London, found that readers were more likely to act in a socially acceptable manner compared to those who preferred watching television.