Critical Linking: February 14th, 2013

There are 314 clubs for paranormal romance fans alone.

Not much new about Goodreads in this New York Times piece, except “Hey, a lot of people use this thing.”


Dying is only unfortunate if you have friends. Luckily, I don’t have any. Take that, death.

Is this what happens if you translate Emily Dickinson into straight, contemporary prose? Only if you are working a schtick.


He’s written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He’s also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization. We need to let DC Comics know they can’t support Orson Scott Card or his work to keep LGBT people as second-class citizens. They know they’re accountable to their fans, so if enough of us speak out now, they’ll hear us loud and clear. Sign and share!

I find these market-place struggles over author beliefs really interesting.


Of the series Ross says, “It seems that for this lifetime I have been loaned a quantity of molecules from the universe’s available supply, and it has organized itself into a shape I call me. At the end of my time, I must give back this self, these molecules, to the universe, like returning a book to the library.”

Do yourself a favor and check out these sculptures.

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