CRITICAL LINKING: December 7, 2011

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

 

“So there is a great breach between the persons of letters who would otherwise lead the public conversation about books and the vast majority of the reading public. No wonder they are so small a voice.”

It stings because it’s true.

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“If you’re reading something, even a one-sitting short story or article, you’re making a commitment. You’re making a lot more of a commitment because reading is in fact extremely interactive from a neurological point of view. Your brain lights up a lot. Whereas [listening to] music is more like something that happens to you, reading is something you do.”

Margaret Atwood, making it all OK.

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“Once I graduated, other less glamrous skills came into play. Such as: the ability to stay focused on writing when nobody’s giving you encouragement.”

Practice, man. Practice.

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“It’s a visual representation of Amazon’s acquisitions and investments from 1998 until its most recent purchase of Zappos for a reported $928 million.”

I can’t decide if this looks more like The Matrix or Skynet.

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