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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you towards some worthwhile reading around the blogosphere: 1. In case you didn’t get to see it live, here’s a...

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

1. In case you didn’t get to see it live, here’s a running commentary of Oprah Winfrey’s last television show by Guardian writer Kira Cochrane. LOL funny. (Read from the bottom up.)

2. Not to be out done, the Boston Globe’s Alex Beam weighs in with his own curmudgeonly take on the daytime television superstar.

3. On a more upbeat note, author Wally Lamb tells his Oprah story. An inspirational tale for all writers.

4. Also moving is writer Tim Johnston’s account in Salon of what happened when he was plucked from obscurity by author/humorist David Sedaris. (Side note: I am seeing Sedaris live tonight!)

5. Love, love, love this story of how Nicola Morgan – of Help! I Need A Publisher! fame – created yesterday’s #1 trending topic on Twitter with the hashtag #lessinterestingbooks. Read the post and join in the fun!

6. Finally, because I like to read sad books, I was naturally drawn to this list of ten devastatingly sad books (of which I’ve of course already read 2/3!) (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

 

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Kristen @ Motherese May 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Great collection, as usual, Delia. And now I’m thinking of what contribution to add to #lessinterestingbooks. (Pretty hard to top “Jude the Fairly Obvious.”)

    Oh, and I’ve only read 5 of the 10 devastatingly sad books so you’ve got me beat. Am I the only one who didn’t find Atonement devastatingly sad? Certainly nowhere approaching the horro of The Road, which I read from start to finish without stopping, openly weeping much of the time. (Granted I was 7 months pregnant at the time, but still…)

    • Delia Lloyd May 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

      @Kristen-I didn’t find Atonement devastatingly sad either. (Did, however, love it all the same…) The Road was pretty grim…and “Jude the Fairly Obvious” was my hands=down fave as well from Nicola’s list…what a great concept!

  2. Nicola Morgan May 28, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Thanks, Delia! I love your Friday Pix – a service for all of us. x

  3. Patricia May 29, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    I defrosted the freezer this holiday weekend and am now in the midst of power washing the house getting ready to paint…if the rain will stop…
    I always enjoy the Friday pics and read them all…just wanted to let you know I was here.

    Thanks

  4. delialloyd May 30, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    Sounds good to me, @patricia-enjoy the weekend!

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