Critical Linking: January 22, 2014


Pay what you want. Support charity. Get eight extraordinary audiobooks.

Rushdie. Cabot. Burroughs. Eggers. McCarthy. This latest Humble Bundle is a heckuva collection.


Lifetime’s remake of Flowers in the Attic was a ratings hit Saturday, luring a strong 6.1 million viewers for its two-hour premiere telecast, according to Nielsen data.

I’m sure we are all surprised that a shocking story like this performed well on Lifetime.


According to a November survey of 2,042 ebook buyers, 86% buy ebooks from only one retailer, most likely Kindle, iBooks and Nook, Codex Group president Peter Hildick-Smith told me.

I wonder if this will change as tablets, which can use more than one reading app, replace ereaders.


The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to begin accepting Freedom of Information Act requests for records from Bush’s presidency.

This should be interesting.



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