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July 8, 2013
Critical Linking: July 8th, 2013
Dan Brown’s Inferno is the bestselling print and Kindle e-book so far this year, but, unlike last year when the 20 ...
July 7, 2013
Critical Linking: The Most-Read Stories, July 1st – 5th, 2013
Here are the most-read stories from the last week in Critical Linking… Shelly Bond, executive editor of the imprint ...
July 6, 2013
George Bernard Shaw, In His Own Words
On July 5, 1880, a 23 year old George Bernard Shaw quit his day job at the telephone company to ...
The Week’s Most Popular Posts: June 29-July 5, 2013
A look at the most popular posts from the week that was…. I decided to draw up a list–a list ...
Critical Linking: July 6, 2013
The Culture is an advanced society in whose midst most of Mr Banks’s Sci-Fi novels take place. Thanks to their technology ...
July 5, 2013
The Future of Books: Library Apps
I recently got a Spotify account, and right away I realized that I would never buy music again. And then ...
Inbox/Outbox: July 5, 2013
I’m so jazzed to be doing Inbox/Outbox this week because I have some books I’m REALLY looking forward to reading ...
Reading Aesthetic: Where Do You Read?
Being thoughtful and self-aware far beyond the common man, readers are often also a self-conscious bunch. We appreciate fine syntax, ...
Visit Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley with Google Street View
Pay a visit to your favorite fictional shops–pick up books at Flourish and Blotts, stop into Eeylops Owl Emporium to make a ...
The List List
The List List #63
at Writer Unboxed, What Not to Think About When You’re Writing at The Guardian, The Best Books to Pack for Summer Vacation ...
Critical Linking: July 5th, 2013
This place is the Newsstand, a pop-up shop that has transformed an ordinary subway space into a store for ...
July 4, 2013
Is There Such a Thing as an American Novel?
In a globalised society, can any novel claim to be purely from one country? Does the great American novel even exist?
“The United States Themselves Are Essentially the Greatest Poem”: Whitman’s Dream of America
To mark the United States’ 236th birthday, I give you Walt Whitman’s “Preface to Leaves of Grass.” Here, more than ...
July 3, 2013
Giveaway: CLAUDIA SILVER TO THE RESCUE
This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Claudia Silver to the Rescue by Kathy Ebel. In this gutsy debut novel, flawed but ...
What Next? Three Books to Read After PRIDE & PREJUDICE
Love Pride & Prejudice? Here are three books to read next.