People Who Read Books Are Nicer: Critical Linking, May 10, 2017

Sponsored by Woman No. 17: A Novel by Edan Lepucki.


After being quizzed on their preferences for books, TV and plays, 123 participants were tested on interpersonal skills including how much they considered other people’s feelings and whether they acted to help others. The study, conducted by Kingston University in London, found that readers were more likely to act in a socially acceptable manner compared to those who preferred watching television.

My cynicism and my smugness are in combat.


Pages from one of the first books ever printed in England have been discovered after being hidden away for decades in the pages of a different text. According to The Independent, librarians at the University of Reading recently found two pages from a priest’s handbook called Sarum Ordinal or Sarum Pye, which had been pasted inside of another book to reinforce its spine.

Can you guess how much the two pages are valued at?


Hellboy, the demonic comic book hero turned Guillermo del Toro film franchise, is poised to return to the big screen, this time without the filmmaker at the helm. Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin for a new installment that would reboot and relaunch the property. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is also producing.

But…but, no Guillermo del Toro?

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