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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. In honor of Passover (and my own complicated feelings therein), I...

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

1. In honor of Passover (and my own complicated feelings therein), I highly recommend my friend D.D. Guttenplan’s marvelous column – Blogging the Haggadah – over at The Guardian. (This is part one but links to parts two and three.)

2. I’m nowhere near purchasing an Ipad (or even an Iphone, for that matter) but I was quite taken with this review of the Ipad by David Pogue in the New York Times. Talk about a great product review! And while you’re pondering the Ipad, have a look at this wonderful send-up of the Ipad’s “unveiling” over at gelatobaby. (Hat tip: Communicatrix. Thanks for the shout out, darlin’!)

3. I love stories about letters and letter-writing. Here’s an amazing one from The Washington Post about a woman who found herself in the President’s inbox and how she managed to score a letter from the man himself.

4. I really liked Middle Age Cranky’s take on how aging makes us see things in less black and white terms.

5. It’s the first week of April, which is when many high school seniors will find out where they’ll be going to college next year. I’m quite far away from this whole harrowing experience now, but this mock rejection letter from Harvard by Peter W. Fulham in Politics Daily really made me laugh.

6. And speaking of Politics Daily, I’m over there today talking about the upcoming televised political debates in the UK and why I think British politics is turning American.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Daryl Boylan April 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    re –TV debates:lotsa luck, Brits! At the very least, as you point out, it should boost popcorn sales.

  2. BookSnob April 2, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    Communicatrix nailed it–your curation is really great Delia. They are things on Friday I would never normally read (or find) and I look forward to this post!!

    The Harvard rejection letter was brutal. Follows nicely on an article I read just last night about how college applications are up massively this year and Harvard, Stanford etc. are down to a 5-6% acceptance rate. Thank god I don’t have to get into college now….I wasn’t a slam dunk the first time around!

    • delialloyd April 2, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

      Thank you Katy! Yeah, I think none of us would be in University if we applied now. Thank God we got in when we did!

  3. Colleen Wainwright April 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    That letter is HI-larious. I was rejected from Yale back in 1979—they probably wouldn’t even bother shooting off a rejection email to me if I applied today.

    I was all “I’m not getting an iPad!” until (don’t laugh) I read about how well the Netflix app works on it. Then I thought of curling up with TV in bed and…oh, I don’t know. It’s tempting. But $500 worth?

    It will have to be that or a Kindle soon, though. I am itching with the desire for a eReader of some kind.

  4. delialloyd April 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    yeah. I’m pretty sure we’d all be hopeless applying to college right now. Love the netflix idea, btw. I’m a “lovefilm” (euro version) addict these days. But I also balk at the price tag!

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