Confounding Factors

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about new reading statistics, 50 Shades of Grey wine, authors paying for reviews, the MacArthur genius awards, and more. This week’s episode is sponsored by Suvudu Universe and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling.


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Links discussed in the show:

National Endowment for The Arts 2012 Statistics about Reading

Penguin & Overdrive reunite for library ebooks

Paying for reviews


Walter White’s “I am the one who knocks” speech as written by other authors 

Donald Antrim & Karen Russell win MacArthur genius grants

Apple developing technology for digital book signings

New books discussed in the show:

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Kansas City Lightning by Stanley Crouch

New in Paperback: The Round House by Louise Erdrich


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