Critical Linking for November 13th, 2015


Think you’re a book nerd? Yeah, you’re probably right. Want to know how much of a book nerd you are? We’ve got the ultimate book nerd scoring system set up for you right here.  Just go down the list below and add one point for every statement that applies to you. Add them all up to see how you stack up against other readers!

I am in the very high 40s on this book nerd scale.


There are currently 6.8 million copies of the volume in print worldwide. Each book in the series has topped sales charts, with a series total of 164 million copies in print worldwide. The whirlwind week caps off an eventful year for Kinney, with plenty more to come.

The increasingly misnamed Wimpy Kid series is a juggernaut.


Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced this morning that the studio is working with Twilight author Stephenie Meyer on The Rook, a TV series that’ll debut on Hulu at some point in the future. Feltheimer made the announcement during an earnings call, so he didn’t offer much in the way of details beyond the series having a “strong female protagonist.”

Surprised it has taken this long for someone to give Meyer a go at TV.


The reason editors and art directors keep the wordsmith separate from the artist is to allow for maximum inspiration and creative freedom on BOTH sides. Authors needn’t weigh down their manuscripts with descriptions of scenery or characters, and illustrators are allowed unencumbered freedom to conjure with paintbrush or pixels the story’s characters and surroundings without trying to match an author’s vision of them.

I knew that children’s book authors and illustrators were kept apart while working on a project, but I never knew why. Now I do.

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