Critical Linking: October 15th, 2013


But we will be getting The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes, and The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes. The ebooks are due out on 12 November 2013.

The strongest argument yet to make a tablet your ereader of choice.


Workshops for prospective booksellers are filled with stressed career types who imagine a life of chatting with authors and other avid readers, and who see a bookstore as their ticket out, said Donna Paz Kaufman, the founder of The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates, a Florida-based training and consulting firm for independent bookstores. “We get a lot of female attorneys.”

I would watch a movie about high-powered lady attorneys turned indie bookstore owners. Indeed I would.


This time of year sees the “jolabokaflod”, or Christmas Book Flood, when most books are published.

About now every household gets a book catalogue through the door. They pore over it like a furniture catalogue. Everyone receives books as Christmas presents – hardback and shrink-wrapped.

I think we all need to retire to Iceland.


It took the study participants just six minutes to relax (which was measured by evaluating heart rate and muscle tension) once they started turning pages.

It also helps with glaucoma and gives you the munchies.

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