Critical Linking: December 9th, 2012


Find out which character from the Hobbit you are most similar to.
A Dwarf? A Hobbit? Maybe something more sinister? You may be surprised.

I got Thranduil. What did you get?


Canadian writer Alice Munro, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Literature, has been lauded as a ‘master of the contemporary short story’. Meet her in a talk about happiness and melancholy, the intense relationship she has with her stories, and how writing and life are intertwined.

Very interesting podcast from The Nobel Prize website.


MTV is developing a series based on Terry Brooks’s hugely popular Shannara fantasy novels, the network announced today. Jon Favreau will direct the pilot, and Smallville co-creators Al Gough and Miles Millar will write and produce the show.

It’s a me-too world in television. Hence this Game of Clones effort.


goodreads shelf adds

This graph of people adding And the Mountains Echoed is interesting, but is it that surprising. I mean, if a books wins best fiction from Goodreads voters, aren’t a lot of people on Goodreads going to be interested in it?


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