Critical Linking: December 20th, 2013

 

Wordbase isn’t another Scrabble knockoff — it’s a tactical game that requires the strategic prowess of chess or checkers, along with a mind like a dictionary, to master.

This looks really fun.

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Last Saturday, author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman took a turn at literary historical reenactment when he did a reading of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” at the New York Public Library.

And you can listen to it here. (Great costume, Neil)

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With about 75,000 registered users — and growing by 1,000 every week — BiblioNasium is probably the biggest digital book start-up that you’ve never heard of. It’s like Goodreads for kids with tools built in for teachers and parents to monitor and encourage reading and learning.

This makes a lot of sense.

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