Critical Linking for June 25th, 2015

 While simply being an avid reader does not ensure success, successful people are assuredly avid readers. And all of them have the following traits in common.

Well, I am not sure that the above logic is airtight, still this list of 10 Reasons Why People Who Read A Lot Are More Likely To Be Successful sure feels true.


Rowling explains that Mr Dursley’s poor treatment of his nephew “stems in part, like Severus Snape’s, from Harry’s close resemblance to the father they both so disliked.”

The Dursleys are clearly the worst part of the Harry Potter series.


Each Korean family has at least one copy of the Talmud. Korean mothers want to know how so many Jewish people became geniuses.” Looking up at the surprised host, he added, “Twenty-three per cent of Nobel Prize winners are Jewish people. Korean women want to know the secret. They found the secret in this book.”

See, now I wouldn’t have guessed that.


The book came out last Thursday–just four days ago–and it has already sold more than a million copies (if you lump together print books, e-books and audio books).

One point one million books in four days.

I actually thought it might sell a more, but just for some perspective, the best-selling non-YA novel last year sold less than 1.5 million copies ALL YEAR.

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