The Platonic Ideal of a Home Library: Critical Linking, October 26, 2016

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What’s more, the space isn’t a giant rectangular box like far too many new developments seem bent on churning out. Instead, it’s a home filled with lots of odd shapes, small nooks, and little surprises.

This is pretty much my ideal home library set-up (if I can’t actually have the Beauty and the Beast library).

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that the final offer was in the seven-figure range and was made on the basis of a less than 30-page proposal for the new series.

The Leigh Bardugo train rolls on!

3. Third Suggestion: Teach her that ‘gender roles’ is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should do or not do something “because you are a girl.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gives a new mother 15 feminist suggestions, and it is everything.


The Sellout by Paul Beatty is named winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The Sellout is published by small independent publisher Oneworld, who had their first win in 2015 with Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings.

Hey, the first American has won a Man Booker!

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