CRITICAL LINKING: December 9, 2011

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


“I’ll admit that I still have some concerns about what the next step is. In the civil rights movement, which some of the images of OWS directly echo, there was a clear series of more easily specified demands: Let us be full citizens.”

Novelist Martha Southgate on #OWS.


“Magic is not particular well-understood, so its anti-theses are not well-known either.”

Say you were somehow dropped in a fantasy series. This guide would keep you alive a little while.


“The great hidden virtue of e-books—hidden beneath the chatter about their effect on the bottom line—is that they allow stories to be exactly as long as we want them to be.”

Awesome. I would like an e-version of Gilead that is 567 pages and a version of Naked Lunch that is -11 pages.


“Grilled Tree Rat with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce”

Huh. I’ve always smoked my tree rats. Have to try this.

Annotated brings you the story of love, punctuation, and the Oxford comma. Download it for free on Apple Podcasts or Google Play.