Critical Linking: November 3, 2013

Amazon has introduced a new program that gives readers early access to Kindle books a month in advance of their release date. The platform is called Kindle First. Every month, Amazon Publishing editors will choose a few titles from a variety of genres and release them a month in advance of their official publication date.

Notably, these are all titles published by Amazon imprints.

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But in other ways, what the library was trying to create in the Schwarzman Building—new space for children and teens, expanded computer areas, more meeting rooms, improved space for circulating books and media—is happening in so many libraries across the country, it’s practically a formula. Which makes understanding NYPL’s missteps, and the public’s reaction, all the more important. How did things go so wrong for the NYPL, where other cities have succeeded?

We’re all stuck with a Breakfast At Tiffany’s vision of the library and don’t want that to change, I guess?

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Frog and Toad (Frog and Toad are Friends): Frog and Toad are friends: it even says so on the cover! Theirs is a broship of everyday support and everlasting patience: When Frog is feeling a bit green around the gills (metaphorically speaking), Toad is there to distract him with a story.

Are these the Greatest Literary Broships Of All Time?

 

 

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