Critical Linking: August 9, 2012

When a consumer can buy something for $9.99, and we pay $47.85, that’s a tough case to make.

I’m all for libraries, but should they be competing with readers’ ability to buy books? 


By partnering with Chick-fil-A, a company that actively bankrolls hatred and discrimination against the LGBT community, HarperCollins is undermining the lessons of the beloved Bear family. The Berenstains should follow the Muppets’ lead, and cut ties with Chick-fil-A.

Boy, this is how you just walk into a glass door you didn’t even know was there.


I still wish to have the room with the sunshine streaming in. But the stagnating infrastructure? The books and the bookshelf? No, thanks.

Kinda agree here. All of my new books travel with me wherever I go. I miss having print copies, but not nearly as much as I thought I would.


But perhaps because of its current extreme trendiness, the genre seems to have transcended some of the critical and gender snobbery plaguing adult lit–as a frequent rider of public transportation, I can say anecdotally that you’re far more likely to see an adult male reading The Hunger Games than any book with a teacup on its cover.

I think the cause and effect is backwards here: YA’s transcendence of critical and gender snobbery has caused its popularity, not the other way around.




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