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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. I always love reading Katy Keim’s suggestions over at Book...

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

1. I always love reading Katy Keim’s suggestions over at Book Snob. This week, she had a terrific post on why we all need to read that “Great American Novel” Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.

2.¬† What would Ayn Rand do? Here’s some deliciously wry child-rearing advice from Eric Hague over at McSweeneys.

3. If you’re in need of a laugh, have a look at The Onion’s spot on the new, FDA-approved depressant drug for the Annoyingly Cheerful.

4. Also sure to bring a smile is Alex Beam’s rant against (pretty much all) drivers in The Boston Globe.

5. Bibliophiles will adore¬† Save The Words, a website that allows you to adopt words that risk being dropped from the English language. (Snollygoster, anyone?) (Hat tip: Mary Murphy’s Reading blog)

6. Finally, for those who are interested, here’s a post I did earlier this week for Politics Daily on 10 Reasons To Lift The Cuba Embargo.

I will be doing a staycation in London next week with the kids. I’ll see you all on the other side of August (sometimes known as September!)

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  1. Sarah August 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    Check out the NYT book review of the Franzen novel as well. I will be buying as soon as it comes out here! The Corrections was pure genius. I think I know what book we’ll both be recommending for the next available book club date.

  2. delialloyd August 27, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    you read my mind, sister!

  3. Daryl Boylan August 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Thanks so much for the Cuba piece on PD. How can I continue to be so uninformed about C.? You are forcing me to be less ignorant! Re Cuba — I would heartily recommend a book Alma Guillermoprieto wrote years ago about her youthful struggles to study ballet in C., which has one of the best classic dance companies in the world. Title, alas, I have forgotten; hope it’s not out of print, which is the status of too many books I recommend.

  4. Sarah August 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    do you have a copy of that book? can i borrow?

  5. delialloyd August 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    franzen’s book? no.

  6. BookSnob August 29, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    Thanks Delia for the shout out!
    The book is out this week so definitely grab it. I think I am going to go back and re-read the Corrections. Reminded me that I loved it.

  7. Amodernmother August 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

    Thanks for the tips and have a great staycation!

    • delialloyd August 31, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

      thank you! we’re having a great time!

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