Critical Linking is sponsored by The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay.
Notably, the entire list of the top 10 most popular fiction books on Kindle star female protagonists, and nine of the 10 books were written by female authors. The only male writer on the fiction list is John Green for his novel The Fault In Our Stars. Also, for fiction, all of the most popular novels also have had movie adaptations (or have movie adaptations upcoming), and six of the 10 are entries in book trilogies. In other words, readers are finding characters they love and sticking with them.
The results of the most popular nonfiction books are more varied. Readers devoured topics ranging from deep dives back into World War II to Cheryl Strayed’s hike through the Pacific Crest Trail to self help on how to speak the language of love.
It’s an all white author list. Any surprises here?
Finally, last Friday, it happened: Kayenta Middle School officially named its library the Samuel T. Holiday Library and Media Center.
It’s an appropriate honor, noted his daughter, Helena Begay, because her father is not only a Code Talker but a published author. His autobiography with Robert McPherson, “Under the Eagle,” is available in the library, and Begay urged the youth at the naming ceremony to check it out and “learn about the Code Talkers so you can tell others.”
The whole story is great, but that it was an initiative led by the kids makes me so hopeful for the future.
But even with all the haters, Emily was not hurting for suitors. She was, in fact, an unlikely star in the online dating scene. She received a hundred “likes” in two days. Once I left the house for an hour and came home to find seventeen messages in my inbox. I could barely keep up. I wanted to respond, at least once, to every message I received, but it quickly became a full-time job.
So, after two days of playing Emily Dickinson, I decided to cancel the account. I was lost in the wormhole of online dating, and if I didn’t end the experiment, I would never leave the house again. (Which would make my Emily Dickinson impression all the more authentic.)
Halifax Public Libraries is introducing a new technology that can help treat a type of depression people experience in the fall and winter.
Community members can borrow light therapy lamps, which are used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) by exposure to artificial light.