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August 5, 2013
Buy, Borrow, Bypass: August 5, 2013
In which my bookish expectations are exceeded (in two cases), met (in one), or wow-seriously-disappointed (in another): Winter at Death’s ...
If Famous Authors Read One-Star Reviews of Their Books
It seems like every couple months I see a post go around about Amazon one-star reviews of classic books. Recently ...
iPhone Apps for Cataloging Your Home Library
The age of using spreadsheets to catalog your forever expanding book collection is long gone. These days you don’t even ...
Who Owns Literary Treasures?: Kelly Clarkson, Jane Austen, and National Identity
Who owns national treasures? No, I don’t mean who here owns a copy of National Treasure with Nicholas Cage. I already ...
Cool Bookish Places
Boats, Trains, and Barns: Bookstores in Weird and Wonderful Places
Important question: Is there anything better in this world than an old train converted into a bookstore? Answer: NOPE! Look, ...
Critical Linking: August 5th, 2013
Today we’re launching a new Zagat website and mobile app for Android and iPhone that puts the very best restaurants and nightspots right at your ...
August 4, 2013
Giveaway: GREAT GATSBY Poster from Pop Chart Lab
The latest creation from our friends at Pop Chart Lab documents the comings and goings of characters in The Great Gatsby ...
Critical Linking: The Most-Read Stories, July 29th – August 3rd, 2013
Here are the most-read stories from the last week in Critical Linking… The study was conducted over 10 days ...
August 3, 2013
A Beginner’s Guide to GREAT EXPECTATIONS
It was on this day in 1861 that the final installment of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations was first published. We are all ...
The Week’s Most Popular Posts: July 27-August 2, 2013
Take a look back at the most popular posts from the week that was… 5. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville: When a big ol’ ...
Critical Linking: August 3, 2013
The time-honored art of browsing in a bookstore or library is a good way to indulge random acts of discovery. ...
August 2, 2013
Our Reading Lives
Marketing Books To Girls
I say to my daughter, 6, trying to entice her toward literature and away from glitter in the book store, ...
Inbox/Outbox: August 2, 2013
Closing the book (sorry, sorry) on another good week in reading. Share your highlights in the comments, won’tcha? Inbox (Books Acquired) ...
A is for Achebe: Who Makes Your Author Alphabet?
As a newish father, it sometimes feels like the only organizing principle of my world is the alphabet. From books ...
Young Adult Literature
I Read Violent Trash as a Kid and Turned Out OK
When I was 10, I read my grandfather’s copy of The Shining. My father saw me reading it, and a few ...