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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

a. I have started following The Paris Review on Twitter and am really enjoying their online content. Here’s a lovely ode to November from earlier last month.

b. I’ve long been a fan of The New York Times Modern Love column. But I particularly liked this selection of 13-word love stories.

c. Over on It’s Nice That, check out Nadia Lee Cohen’s depictions of distorted suburbia. Love it!

d. Finally, for those of you who are interested in the art of political moderation, one of my cousins has just started a blog devoted to unearthing the intellectual foundations of political moderation. Always a fascinating and edifying read.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

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

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

1. A friend on Facebook pointed me to this hysterical post on Yahoo! Travel featuring excerpts from foreign travel guides about Britain. LOL funny.

2. Speaking of Facebook, here’s a terrific piece from the Montreal Gazette on what it’s like to dumped on FB (via the ever-lovely Sharon Hyman of Neverbloomers).

3. On a more serious note, I was quite taken with this essay by Clay Graham on the New York Times Modern Love column about what happens when work gets in the way of romance (but not in the obvious way.)

4. I always love Michelle Kerns’ quirky and insightful book examiner column on examiner.com. Here she is talking about the seven stages of grief you go through when you buy a hardcover and realize that it wasn’t worth it.

5. And while we’re on the subject of books, if you haven’t yet come across this little gem – I write Like – I’d suggest that you give it a whirl. It’s a website that tells you which famous writer your writing style resembles. I came up as Vladimir Nabokov and I must say that I’m quite psyched about that. Who knew that my writing was so racy?

6. Finally, for those who are interested, here’s my post on www.PoliticsDaily.com about the Church of England’s war over women.

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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. Here’s a very funny post by Bill Maher in The Huffington Post about why we need to start carding all Republicans.

2. Also in the realm of political satire, here’s a great post by my new colleague Andrew Cohen at www.PoliticsDaily.com on what would happen if the Supreme Court justices started using Twitter.

3. I was very moved by this reflection over on Big Little Wolf’s Daily Plate of Crazy about what happens when your kids grow up and travel alone.

4. Also moving is this essay by Ingrid Maitland in the New York Time’s Modern Love column about adoption. Warning: it has a surprise ending.

5. Finally, for the writers out there I wanted to plug these two fantastic resources for writers: C. Hope Clark’s Funds For Writers as well as Erika Dreifus’ Practicing Writing blog. Be sure to subscribe to their *free* newsletters, chock full of inspiration, tips and job listings.

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