CRITICAL LINKING: October 18, 2011

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.


“The point is that my life always gets better when I decide to read things–and then actually read those things I decided to read. This is not a trivial point.”

Some of the most insightful writing about reading I’ve seen in awhile…all in a quasi-review of an iPhone app.


“Müller assured me that the editors are human.”

Folks, this is the world we live in…where you need to be assured that the editors are human. (via Bookslut)


“‘I love the idea of setting a book in Pemberley, six years after the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy. And I love the idea of bringing murder to Pemberley,’ James said with a laugh.”

I suspect she also loves cashing in on the literary addiction of thousands of Austen fans who won’t be able to resist this even though they know it is so, so wrong. This is like shoving heroin up a chicken’s carcass and thinking you are Julia Child when people keep eating it.


“Some days, I suppose, I am a Visigoth. Most days, I sound weird.”

When it comes to grammar, sounding weird apparently trumps being a Visigoth. This really does make sense,  I promise.


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