Critical Linking: November 13th, 2013


Discover which authors will be guest-bookselling at your local, independent bookstore on Small Business Saturday, November 30.

Very cool interactive map. Which one would you hit up?


A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin may have no problem with your Game of Thrones fan fiction but if you thought you might be able to get on the legal license train sometime in the future, think again. When asked if he would let anyone else write in the universe he replied, “No, not while I’m alive.”

Well, there you go.


 “Harry Potter. I was so crazy about Harry Potter I read it twice. All of them twice. I didn’t have a favorite, I thought they were all amazing.”

Jennifer Lawrence, just like the rest of us.


Zarar Khan reported for the Associated Press this weekend (picked up here by the Boston Globe) that Malala Yousafzai’s memoir, I Am Malala, has been been in private schools across Pakistan. Education officials in the country say that the teenage activist’s book is “a tool of the West” and disrespectful of Islam.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.



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