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Weekend Edition: 12-29

Posted By Tim On December 29, 2012 @ 11:17 am In Miscellany/Linkage | Comments Disabled

I figure I can’t let the year close without at least one more Weekend Edition. One minor problem is that my delay in making the decision means a couple items I would normally include slipped off the radar (my news reader, actually).

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Why must the nation grieve with God? [1] (“We are told the Lord works in mysterious ways but, for many people, to suggest there might be an intelligent deity who could rationally act in such a fashion and that that deity is worth praying to and thanking for “calling them home” seems beyond the pale.”) (via [2])

Least Surprising Headline of the Year

Bookish Linkage

  • The 2013 Tournament of Books doesn’t begin until March but the finalists [4] have been announced. I’ve actually read one-third of those in the finals and all three of the books that will be in the per-tournament playoff.
  • The Guardian looks at [5] one of my Desert Island Books: Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon [6].

Nonbookish Linkage


When things go well for days on end, it is an hilarious accident.

Kurt Vonnegut, Letters [11]

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[1] Why must the nation grieve with God?: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/26/opinion/krauss-grief-faith/index.html

[2] via: http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/

[3] E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines: http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/12/27/e-book-reading-jumps-print-book-reading-declines/

[4] the finalists: http://www.themorningnews.org/article/announcing-the-2013-tournament-of-books

[5] looks at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2012/dec/26/darkness-at-noon-arthur-koestler

[6] Darkness at Noon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416540261/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=aprogresonthe-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1416540261

[7] top 10 Longreads: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1854296747731744c923a33ef&id=f006c17aeb

[8] 100 best lists: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/shouts/2012/12/the-hundred-best-lists-of-all-time.html

[9] via: http://thebrowser.com/front

[10] Christmas lights: http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2012/12/middle-finger-christmas-lights-are-legal-judge-rules.html

[11] Letters: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385343752/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=aprogresonthe-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0385343752

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