Critical Linking: January 14th, 2014


On December 23rd a Muggle employee of the Ministry of Magic released this website to the Muggle Community. Site security is still breached and Wizarding community news is publicised to Muggles for the first time in over 300 years. We are doing everything possible to rectify the situation.

Someone made a website for the Ministry of Magic. Someone awesome.


Below is a self-contained graphic (in case it needed to be printed) containing the average length of a book in several common genres contained in the 85,000+ titles in the Book Genome Project, such as Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, and Biography.  These are objective data points regarding the average length of books on the market today, as represented by the Genome database.

Lots of interesting stuff. One that sticks out: 90% of romance is written in the third person, the highest in any genre. I wonder why.


After using big-data techniques to document the frequency of sad and happy words in millions of books, the researchers concluded that the emotional mood of literature reflects the mood of the economy over the previous 10 years.

Wait, so life is reflected in art?



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