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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. As someone who’s been pondering middle age quite a bit lately...

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

1. As someone who’s been pondering middle age quite a bit lately (here and here), I was quite taken with this post by Raina Kelley at Newsweek where she lays out some mid-life crisis rules to live by. (Note to self: No naked skyping!)

2. If you’re a mom, a wife or both, be sure to check out this CafeMom quiz that lets you rank yourself as a parent and a spouse. (Hat tip: Motherlode)

3. I laughed out loud at his essay in McSweeneys where the author writes from the perspective of life as a comic sans font. Hilarious! (Hat tip: Writer Abroad) Also in McSweeneys, Eloise (of story book fame) turns 23. (Hat tip: Communicatrix)

4. Writers will wince in recognition at this arch  blog by a literary agent entitled SlushPileHell, where the agent lists – and then disses – the kinds of claims authors make in their cover letters. Ouch! (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

5. A new (to me) blog on creativity which a thoughtful reader pointed me towards: Strangling My Muse.

6. Finally, I really enjoyed this essay in the Brown Alumni Monthly by Jamie Metzl on the perils of wikipedia fame.

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  1. Nancy June 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    Just stumbled on your blog and I am really enjoying it, especially the Friday Pix wrap-ups. Excellent work. Thanks!

  2. @TheGirlPie June 30, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    Hey real Delia! I loved your comment today (6/28) on Colleen’s @communicatrix blog, and delighted to find your own. (And full of myself because I was the gal who intro’d @communicatrix to McSweeneys — and theRumpus.net, which I think you’d also like a lot.)

    Just came by to say hi, and now must subscribe and come back to read around — your tag is divine. See ya!

    ~GirlPie

    • delialloyd June 30, 2010 at 11:27 am #

      fabulous. I love Colleen’s stuff. And the rumpus! Welcome!

  3. Strangling My Muse July 2, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

    Thanks for including me in this roundup, Delia! Your blog looks great — I’m looking forward to reading more of it.

    Best,
    Sandy Ackers

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