Critical Linking: September 4, 2014

“With the conceptual stuff, I want to roll a fizzing bomb into your brain: just leave you with something where maybe six nights after you finish the book, you wake up and go, “Ah.” And so it’s not about making you struggle on the page, it’s about giving you an open door into a quite complex thing.”

BRB, writing a love letter to Nick Harkaway.


john oliver vocabucast

The evolution of language is fun and interesting, not a sign of the endtimes. More like this, please.


“According to a company spokesperson, customers will be able to make a physical print book of a hard-to-find book, a public domain title or self publish a book. “The purpose of the test,” the spokesperson said, “is to gauge consumer interest.””

My kingdom for print-on-demand advocates to stop trying to make fetch happen.


“3. You’re late for work because your devotion has disrupted your morning routine.”

If you can answer “yes” to any of these items, you might be a book nerd.


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