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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. One of the first blogs I ever subscribed to was Deb Ng’s Freelance Writing Jobs. I initially went there for all the terrific freelance job listings, but soon learned that Deb and her colleagues also offered a wealth of information, inspiration and tips for freelancers, bloggers and writers of all sorts. Deb sold Freelance Writing Gigs this week, but continues to blog about social media over at Kommein. Here’s a great post on what civilians (i.e. “normal” people) can get out of Twitter.

2. My cousin’s daughter spent the month of June living in Palestine and blogging about it. It isn’t often that you get a window into a 21 year-old college student’s thinking *and* sophisticated political commentary at the same time. Regardless of how you feel about the whole Palestinian question, Rachel’s blog demonstrates the power of blogging and the power of youth: Summer in Palestine.

3. A friend sent me this brilliant “six degrees of separation” chart of famous literati from Lapham’s Quarterly. Who knew that Dante Gabriel Rossetti was the Kevin Bacon of his day?

4. In a less esoteric vein, I also loved this preview of the latest in the Focker franchise – Little Fockers – over in the Film Blog at The Guardian.

5. If, like me, you are quietly obsessed with Iceland, you will love my colleague Suzi Parker’s take on the new Mayor of Reykjavic, Jon Gnarr, over on www.PoliticsDaily.com. (Note: Video of his campaign anthem is an absolute must.)

6. Finally, speaking of videos, a friend posted this You’ve Got To Love London video on her Facebook page. Made me nostalgic and I’m not even leaving the city!

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