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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. I’ve read a lot of smart analyses of the 2012 presidential...

On Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. I’ve read a lot of smart analyses of the 2012 presidential race, but few as poignant – and on the money – as this one by my colleague Melinda Henneberger, on why rape shoudn’t be used to score political points.

2. Also timely post-Hurricane Sandy is this retrospective on hilarious wind-blown reporters in The Huffington Post. (Hat tip: Donna Trussell)

3. Is Holden Caufield really passé? Perish the thought! I just gave Catcher in the Rye to my 11 year-old to read…

4. I absolutely adored Kristen’s take on blogging and community, written on the third anniversary of her fantastic blog, Motherese.

5. Finally, in case you’re wondering why I love living in Europe, I give you the spermbullit.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Sassy November 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Usually, I am with you on literature and a bunch of other things but I have never understood the appeal of Catcher in the Rye. I read it years and years ago and thought it was boring. I was annoyed I had spent the time on it and could not fathom why so many people like it.

    When my son was reading it for class a couple of years ago I was prepared to revisit it but he was outraged that he had to read something so boring and that his teacher did not want to hear criticisms until they were done reading (they took a couple of weeks to read it; he finished it the first class and so was doubly irate). What could I tell him? I told him that I agreed it was boring but that when the unit was done he should discuss it with his teacher and find out why it was so important to him…too late: he read it, was bored and wrote it off entirely.

  2. delialloyd November 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    @sassy. Yeah, so many of my friends are right there with you. To be honest, it’s too long since I read it to formulate an opinion. But I did give it to my very adolescent 11 year old as a sort of “hail mary” pass to connect with him…and he loved it!

  3. Kristen @ Motherese November 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    Hi Delia,

    Thanks, as always, for your great list of recommended reading. Thanks too for including my post here!

  4. Lindsey November 2, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    The wind-blown reporters are just hilarious, and I am also a huge Kristen fan. I always love your recommended reading; thank you (again, and always) for such funny, wise, and thought-provoking links! xoxo

  5. Delia Lloyd November 3, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    @lindsey yes aren’t they awesome? Thanks for your kind words….really appreciate them…

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