Critical Linking: The Most-Read Stories, April 29 – May 4, 2013

Here are the most-read stories from the last week in Critical Linking…


“The best part of being a bookworm and living in the New York area is that there are so many independent bookstores, each with their own personality,”

If I didn’t live in New York, this would make me incredibly envious.


Natalie Portman will join previously announced Michael Fassbender on the latest Macbeth to hit the screen.

Don’t you know that you just refer to it as “the Scottish play?” You’ve just doomed the internet.


My Dad passed away yesterday at 66 years old after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer about two months ago. My Dad really started my love of reading, and he would almost read a book a day if he wasn’t doing anything else. He’s kept a spreadsheet of all the books he’s read for years, and I thought I’d share it, as it’s something he was really proud of, and if you look at some of his favorites, maybe you could find a great new book to read.

I take back everything bad I ever said about Reddit. (and 10,000 books read in a lifetime!)


March to your alphabetical shelf. If you’ve done this enough, you know where your book should be just by scanning for the landmarks. You’re always about two inches to the left of the bestseller with the trippy yellow spine, and a few inches to the right of the Pulitzer winner with the naked sailor. You don’t see your book. Be simultaneously devastated and relieved. Because nobody loves you, but also you don’t have to make yourself offer to sign stock. 

A lot of authors out there, especially debut authors, don’t think of signing stock as such a chore.



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