Critical Linking for November 4th, 2015

When you get into a good book, the last thing you need is life’s distractions. Don’t worry, Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton feels the book lover struggle too.

LeVar Burton acts out 5 Problems Only Book Lovers Understand.


On November 3, the Gone Girl author is releasing The Grownup, a novella that her website dubs an “homage to the classic ghost story.” The short story was first published in Rogues, an anthology edited by George R.R. Martin in 2014, but this is the first time The Grownup will be published as a standalone. 

I wonder…are people anxious for more Gillian Flynn?


The BBC is to turn Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy into a TV series, giving both existing fans and a new generation the chance to experience the tale of parallel universes, Daemons and armoured polar bears.

I was in the minority that liked the film version of The Golden Compass, but count me among the majority looking forward to this tv adaptation.


A Bangladeshi publisher of secular books has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka in the second attack of its kind on Saturday, police say.

Faisal Arefin Dipon, 43, was killed at his office in the city centre, hours after another publisher and two secular writers were injured in an attack.

Attention must be paid.

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