Critical Linking: October 9th, 2013


But a Tumblr site called Librarian Shaming reveals that library workers have just as many guilty pleasures and embarrassing secrets as the rest of us. The site, described as ‘a place for those of us in libraryland to come clean’ started as a series of hilarious anonymous confessions from librarians in Dracut, Massachusetts.

Librarians. Just like the rest of us, just more so.


LB: What would it take to get you to sell a book to Amazon?

AW: If one of my children were kidnapped and they were threatening to throw a child off a bridge and I believed them, I might.

That’s Andrew Wylie, probably the most powerful literary agent in the world.


Below we’ve rounded up more than 30 years of Kakutani’s “deeply felt” books and people, spanning at least 39 different titles and one baseball player.

I would be mortified if anyone looked at what I’ve written to spot my tics, which are manifold, regrettable, and largely unknown to me.



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