Critical Linking: October 21st, 2014, Evening Edition

Time for a special evening edition of Critical Linking….

So to mark World Dictionary Day – and to celebrate what would be Webster’s 256th birthday – here are 26 of some of the most curious, most surprising and most obscure words from Webster’s Dictionary in one handy A to Z.

I am going to add this list of forgotten but useful words to my own personal cycopede.


Have you ever wondered what happens in a bookshop at night? Well this Friday 24th October, you have the chance to find out. 

1. Create an Airbnb account 
2. Input any dates that are available 
3. Click on the ‘Contact host’ link below 
4. Tell us in one sentence what book you would read if you were to spend the night in a bookshop, and why.

Gold stars for the marketing departments of Waterstones and Airbnb.


Obama’s presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects

These all seem pretty amazing to me. (Presidential libraries are one of my long-standing fascinations)


Travelling to the moon was way less complicated this year than it was back in 1969, as the four of us proved, not that anyone gives a whoop. 

That’s from a Tom Hanks short story in the New Yorker. Weird. Good, but weird.



Treat yourself to any Book Mail box, filled with awesome bookish and bookish goodies, and get a tote free!