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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. In this election season, it seems appropriate to open with an article explaining why President Obama is an introvert.

2. It also seems appropriate to take a stroll through a photographic history of presidential gaffes.

3. I literally could not stop listening to this fascinating BBC radio programme on procrastination.

4. On a serious note, and because I’m drawn to dark realism, I loved this honest account in the New York Times Modern Love column of a relationship that just wasn’t meant to be.

5. And here’s another brave and beautiful post by my friend Cecilia (of the Only You blog fame), who writes about finding her voice.

6. For lighter fare, check out Shalom Auslander’s take on what it’s like to judge a literary contest…for pre-schoolers.

7. Love, love, love Fuchsia MacAree’s alphabet of untranslatable words. Personally? I’d love to go to a fika. (Hat tip: Brainiac)

8. Finally, via Lisa Romeo Writes, have a go at this little quiz on Sporcle: is the phrase from Shakespeare…or hip hop?

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. This news item is a bit out of date now, but for all you who took delight – or umbrage – at the revelation that some GOP congressmen went skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee last summer whilst on a fact-finding trip to Israel, I encourage you to read Cord Jefferson’s take over on Gawker, appropriately entitled Let My People Get Drunk and Swim Naked In The Ocean.

2. This is riveting: a first-hand account – via Twitter – of what it’s like to sit next to an unruly passenger on an airplane. What’s amazing is how the author manages to make you, as a reader, actually feel nervous as the suspense builds.

3. I loved Cecilia’s honest take over on the Only You blog about how the death of a colleague – and breaking her leg – made her rethink that most fundamental issue in parenting: control.

4. If you’d like a laugh, check out Mitt Romney’s new video blog, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

5. Finally, do take a moment and check out these one-star reviews of classic literature on The Morning News. Priceless! (Hat tip: Brainiac)

 

Have a great weekend!