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February 12, 2012
Valentine’s Spell(ing): How Can Luv B Wrong?
Your name doesn’t have to be Siri for you to realize that the latest communications technology and spelling don’t always ...
Sunday Diversion: Books by Their Covers, Volume 2
Last Sunday, I challenged you to identify some books by their original covers with the author and title removed. The ...
CRITICAL LINKING: The Most Read, February 6-11, 2012
The most read stories from the last week in Critical Linking…. “At the very least, shouldn’t a writer try ...
February 11, 2012
The Week’s Most Popular Posts: February 6th – February 10th, 2012
Our most popular posts from the week that was… “Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship ...
CRITICAL LINKING: February 11th, 2012
“John Kennedy Toole: the omega point is now available for viewing. This is the first version of the film. We ...
February 10, 2012
Stop!…Grammar Time: In the (Subjunctive) Mood
Let’s face it, one of the pleasures of knowing grammar is a feeling of mastery. That you get language, that ...
Friday Forum: Would You Shop at an Amazon Bookstore?
Rumors surfaced this week that Amazon is planning to open a bricks-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle, and the internet was predictably ...
Picking Literary Stocks
According to a story in The Atlantic I included in today’s Critical Linking, the Ransom Center at the University of ...
Flowchart Friday: Valentine’s Day Edition
It’s the Friday before Valentine’s Day, and if that has you a little down in the dumps pondering your romantic ...
GENRE KRYPTONITE: Ditzy, Bad-Ass “Bitches”
To be clear, I am not the one that first called these fine ladies “bitches.” It is a name that ...
CRITICAL LINKING: February 10, 2012
“How much fun would it be to find new ways to make reading ‘addictive’?” If reading can be made ...
February 9, 2012
Name That Author! Episode 14
We start by giving you one clue, then one additional clue per hour through the afternoon. The first person to ...
Valentine Desserts: Chocolate, Candy, and Cake Cookbooks
Chocolate, cupcake, candy, and cake cookbook suggestions for Valentine desserts:
An Easy Introduction to Nonfiction: The Essay
One of my reading goals for this year was to read an essay every single day. Reading essays — both ...