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February 1, 2012
CRITICAL LINKING: February 1, 2012
__________________________ “No, autocorrect and spellcheckers are wrongheaded because they reinforce a traditional spelling standard. Consistent spelling was a great way ...
January 31, 2012
Sunday Diversion: Character Study…with Answers
Time to reveal the answers to this Sunday’s Diversion: Character Study. The below descriptions are of major literary characters (highlight ...
So Jonathan Franzen Hates eBooks…Who Cares?
You couldn’t swing a cat yesterday without hitting some reference to the write-up of Jonathan Franzen’s Cartagena, Colombia press conference. ...
What I Hate About Being a Reader
Most serious readers love that they are serious readers, and the compensations of a robust reading life are much discussed. ...
On Literary Tattoos
Literary tattoos are strange. They brand you as a lover of this specific kind of art, of these specific words, ...
Book Fetish: Volume XV
Bookish things for those with a fetish for books. See previous entries here and follow us on Pinterest for even more goodness. 1. Book ...
January 30, 2012
Name That Author!: Episode 12…the Answer
Time to reveal the answer from last week’s Name That Author!. But first, a rundown of the clues in case ...
GENRE KRYPTONITE: Crazy Girl books
GENRE KRYPTONITE is a regular feature about genres we have an inexplicable weak spot for. Check out previous entries here. This installment ...
World Book Night: Book Lovers Needed
It’s last call. Applications to be a book giver on World Book Night, April 23, will close on Wednesday, February ...
Your Moment Giveaway: The Winner
For this giveaway sponsored by The Moment, a new book of essays from Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Gilbert, and other writers ...
The Well-Readheads: Talking About Our TBR Piles
LH: Last time, you mentioned my formidable to-be-read stacks. Yes, it’s true – my name is Liberty Hardy and I ...
How Do You Like Them (Literary) Apples, Part 1: The Men
After a good decade of living in Los Angeles I had the pleasure of having almost everyone I know work ...
January 29, 2012
An Aural Fixation: Fun With Words That Sound The Same
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: What’s black and white and red all over? If you said “newspaper,” congratulations—you ...
Sunday Diversion: Character Study
One of literature’s weaknesses is visualization: we can readily remember who the characters are, what they do, and what they ...
January 28, 2012
Featured Book Trailer: BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH by Alastair Reynolds