CRITICAL LINKING: December 23, 2011

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


“I didn’t make a lot of friends in the retail and publishing industries last week when I suggested that independent bookstores were the spawn of Satan.”

Last time I told you that you suck. This time I tell you how to stop sucking. Please like me now.


“Goodnight iPad” leads the reader through a home whose inhabitants are plugged in in every way imaginable, typing on laptops with glowing screens, listening to music, playing video games and watching television.”

OK, this one stings a little.


“Crime Novel Favorites of Mine in 2011, and Anticipating 2012”

The ubiquity of Best-Of lists these days really makes me appreciate focused, expert lists like this.


“Although social reading tools are exciting, they’re isolated. As with any other kind of social networking, people using it want to go where their friends are, not to an empty forum.”

Totally agree here. I don’t want my social reading sequestered in a particular app or platform.


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