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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1.Via the ever-amazing Very Short List, I came across this wonderful blog – Curious Pages – the self-described “recommended inappropriate books for kids.” My nine-year-old and I laughed our heads off.

2. I don’t think I’ve ever plugged Trend Central, a free web site featuring “relevant trends and cool social happenings of the day.” If you’re curious, check out this recent featured post on old-fashioned correspondence projects, as well as this one about online tools that track your sex life. I love the letter that turns into a plant. Talk about recycling!

3. And while we’re on the subject of correspondence, here’s a great design blog devoted to letterheads called letterheady. (Hat Tip, again: Very Short List.)

4. I absolutely adored Margaret Atwood’s homage to Twitter on the New York Review of Books Blog.

5. I also adored my colleague Lizzie Skurnick’s take on why Ivy League profs shouldn’t sleep with their students over on PoliticsDaily.com.

6. Finally, the week would not be complete without this hilarious and before-its-time rendering of the Ipad on Mad TV. Warning: Not for everyone.

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I will be off next week on holiday with my family in France. I look forward to catching up with you when I return!

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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. In honor of Passover (and my own complicated feelings therein), I highly recommend my friend D.D. Guttenplan’s marvelous column – Blogging the Haggadah – over at The Guardian. (This is part one but links to parts two and three.)

2. I’m nowhere near purchasing an Ipad (or even an Iphone, for that matter) but I was quite taken with this review of the Ipad by David Pogue in the New York Times. Talk about a great product review! And while you’re pondering the Ipad, have a look at this wonderful send-up of the Ipad’s “unveiling” over at gelatobaby. (Hat tip: Communicatrix. Thanks for the shout out, darlin’!)

3. I love stories about letters and letter-writing. Here’s an amazing one from The Washington Post about a woman who found herself in the President’s inbox and how she managed to score a letter from the man himself.

4. I really liked Middle Age Cranky’s take on how aging makes us see things in less black and white terms.

5. It’s the first week of April, which is when many high school seniors will find out where they’ll be going to college next year. I’m quite far away from this whole harrowing experience now, but this mock rejection letter from Harvard by Peter W. Fulham in Politics Daily really made me laugh.

6. And speaking of Politics Daily, I’m over there today talking about the upcoming televised political debates in the UK and why I think British politics is turning American.

Have a great weekend!

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