Critical Linking: June 11, 2012

“The New York Times Book Review is run by Sam Tanenhaus, who is very much a neocon, and makes a point whenever a progressive comes out with a book to find someone who will attack it,” Krugman said.

Any why should new media want to be like traditional media exactly?


In other words reviewers/critics should never be the first critical person that gives feedback on a work.

Most reviewers don’t want to read/review bad books. And most self-published books are worse than traditionally published books. We’re just playing the odds.


82 percent of respondents reported reading YA.

No, it’s not just you. The great majority of book bloggers read YA.


You are sh-tty little barnacles of guilt on my day and I hate you.

+1 for those of us with no “to be read” pile.

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