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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On occasional Fridays, I direct you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. I thought I’d lead off with June Thomas’...

On occasional Fridays, I direct you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. I thought I’d lead off with June Thomas’ beautiful explanation for why, despite being a lesbian in a long-term, committed relationship, she doesn’t want to get married.

2. On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, The Guardian had prominent writers weigh in on the psychology of some of the book’s main characters. I like to think of this post as more aptly sub-titled “Deconstructing Darcy.”

3. And speaking of writing, wise words from Jane Friedman on how long you should keep trying to get published.

4. This Modern Love essay by Julie Goldberg on a love affair that didn’t quite work out really spoke to me.

5. It’s hard to describe how much I loved 20 obsolete English words that should make a comeback. Don’t jargogle it! (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

6. Slate just re-published this hilarious essay by John Swansburg on why he hates (adult) birthday parties. And how, John…

7. Finally, over on Londontopia, some gorgeous pictures of London at Night in the 1930’s.

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  1. Lindsey February 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    As always, there is so much interesting material on your list. I particularly like Jane’s thoughts on how long to wait to for traditional publishing … I know for myself, once I let go of a fierce attachment to ‘getting published’ and to ‘writing a book’ – which I did alone, and then publicly, last year – things really changed for me. The joy came back. I so agree with what she says. xox

  2. ASuburbanLife February 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    So glad to see your weekend reading is back – I’ve missed it!

  3. C.M. Mayo February 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Thanks for the Jane Friedman link. Wise words indeed. I’m adding it to my workshop page as a must-read.

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