Critical Linking: The Most Read Stories, February 27 – March 3, 2012


“While “Hunger Games” is being compared to “Twilight” by many people, because both are based on books series that are tremendously popular with teenagers, Lionsgate’s upcoming film has one key advantage: While the four “Twilight” films have generated their nearly $1.1 billion in domestic box office primarily from women, surveys show that men are interested in “The Hunger Games” as well.”

Katniss Everdeen…the first great female screen action heroine? Who else would it be?


Check out how much a book’s listings spike after it’s mentioned by NPR or the New York Times.

Is it weird that the biggest spike listed here is for How to Be Black after an NPR mention?


The New Republic: 11 Female Book Reviewers, 71 Male Book Reviewers.”

Uncool, traditional media. Way uncool.


Overall, Roald Dahl remains the top author although his position has weakened somewhat since last year.

In all fairness, the guy has been dead twelve years. But the kids, they still love him.


“A couple of years ago, I was asked to give a talk about “The American Novel Today.” It wasn’t my first choice of topic, frankly, partly because I read as few contemporary novels as possible”

Don’t make an effort to read contemporary novels? Well then sure I want to hear about how you think contemporary American novels suck.

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