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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. Here’s an incredibly well-written account of what it’s...

Every Friday I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. Here’s an incredibly well-written account of what it’s like to live through an earthquake from Ben Casnocha, who’s living in Chile.

2. In the department of funny bits about aging, have a look at this post on The Ten Geekiest Ways to Hide Your Age at The Boomer Chronicles. While you’re at it, have a look as well at this thoughtful take on what The Partridge Family might look like 30 years on at Surviving Middle Aged Widowhood.

3. More funny. Sara in Vermont shows us a laugh-out-loud British comedy sketch about a writer pitching an idea to an agent. (Hat Tip: There Are No Rules.) And here’s a very funny four-second video at Formerly Hot designed for those of us who remain technologically challenged.

4. Further to last week’s recommended reading on libraries and librarians, here are some stunning photographs of 20 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, as well as writer Bibi van der Zee’s take in The Guardian on what it’s like for a true bibliophile to go a week without books.

5. Finally, because sometimes you really can’t make this sh!$ up, here’s my post on PoliticsDaily.com today about the new condoms being designed for – gulp – 12 year olds.

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  1. John McHugh M.D. March 7, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    sorry to bother for this… but how do you do the buttons on the bottom of your post… and i have a book about prostate cancer i’d love to send to you for your review….thanks in advance… if this is a bother feel free to disregard… jm

    • delialloyd March 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

      hi john. not sure I’m the best person to review your book but thx for thinking of me. The buttons are s/t called “get social” which is a specific download available (for free) for wordpress users. If you search for it you’ll find it and be able to install on your website. Good luck!

  2. Daryl Boylan March 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    Condoms for 12s? Dorothy, where did they put Kansas??

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