Critical Linking for October 7th, 2015

Good readers are 2.5x more likely to earn $850+ per week. 

Hard to know if these 8 reasons reading at a young age matters are causal or correlative, but the linkage is striking.


Serial Box is a new digital publishing venture looking to attract readers with serialized genre fiction that is produced very much like TV shows. The startup offers original fiction in e-book and audiobook formats that is delivered directly to consumers on a weekly basis. Readers can choose which medium they want, or use the Serial Box app to access both and even toggle between them.

This might work, but the thing books have had over TV is you don’t have to wait to finish the story. Not sure that adding waiting to a format that has evolved past that will work.


The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the great American novelists of our time—an ode to language, at the heart of our humanity, a meditation on death, and an embrace of life.

I know I am not the only one excited by news of a new Don DeLillo novel.

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