A Hotel With 50,000 Books: Critical Linking, January 19, 2017

Today’s Critical Linking is sponsored by Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh.

The Literary Man hotel in Óbidos, Portugal is home to about 50,000 books and counting, a manager told The Huffington Post. Some titles are available for purchase, and others are reserved for reading only in the historic hotel’s massive lounge, which is pretty much the book lover’s equivalent of a Caribbean island…

Let’s go.

Obama was right: the Mockingbird Atticus still resonates powerfully in the American imagination; he remains the definitively bipartisan hero. The president urged blacks to look at the world from the point of view of an underprivileged “middle-aged white guy,” even as he cautioned whites from disparaging minority demands for justice as “reverse racism.”

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A fascinating look at how America wants to be good Atticus, but we’re actually GSAW Atticus.

Ownership of one of the world’s biggest publishers is poised to change hands after Pearson said on Wednesday that it planned to sell its 47 percent stake in Penguin Random House, home of John Grisham, “The Girl on the Train” and “Game of Thrones.”


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