Critical Linking

Harry Potter Fan Gets Into Record Books: Critical Linking, March 31, 2019

Sponsored by The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton. Published by Graydon House Books.

To quote Albus Dumbledore, “It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

A 38-year-old Wales woman has magically made her way into the book of Guinness World Records by amassing 3,686 collectibles related to “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling.

This is dedication

Amid a growing tug-of-war between adherents of evidence-based immunization practices and a roiling online subculture of suspicion, conspiracy, and misinformation related to vaccines, a beloved symbol of impartiality and free access to information — the public library — may now find itself at the center of the scrum.

Earlier this month, Hoopla — an online service that allows public library cardholders across the U.S. and Canada to download or stream movies and television shows for free — quietly pulled the documentary “Vaxxed” from its collection. The film, which peddles a repeatedly debunked theory linking vaccines to autism and claims to expose a vaccine-related coverup within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can still be found on DVD at libraries around the U.S.

A fascinating read about the role libraries play when it comes to providing information about not vaccinating

In the audio format I love to listen to good stories. That means the vast majority of my own audiobooks are novels. But I do love a good memoir—because what is memoir but a story that really happened?

Over the past few years, some of my favorites have been celebrity memoirs. My hunch is this is because they always combine two things I love: behind-the-scenes tales and author narration.

Added a ton of books to my to-listen list.