CRITICAL LINKING: Most Read Links, November 18-25, 2011

Here are the most read stories from the last week in Critical Linking….


“And I also solved a mini-mystery that’s always perplexed me, which is why so many adults read YA books. It turns out that YA, at least based on my tiny sample, is by far the best written genre. The only books that seduced me into lying down, pulling up the duvet, and actually reading them were two YAs.”

Not sure this 21-book experiment can mean anything, but a provocative observation.


“From now on, I plan to acknowledge thank yous with a smile and a slight bow, possibly an arms-extended I-am-not-worthy gesture. Please feel free to join me.”

This is what happens when people stop saying “you’re welcome.”


“Writers wear atrocious clothes when writing. So terrible that I have been asked, by the UPS man, ‘Are you all right?”’

Writers do and care about some crazy stuff.


“Believe it or not, the 2012 Tournament of Books is almost here.”

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! (My three suggestions: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, The Curfew by Jesse Ball, and West of Here by Jonathan Evison)


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