Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

This Friday (Whoops! It’s already Saturday! Where *did* the time go?) I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. I love how my PoliticsDaily colleague Lizzie Skurnick lays into the whole Daddy Lit memoir thang  in this piece in The Daily Beast.

2. I’ve noted Formerly Hot – the self-described “tween site for grownups” –  in this space before. Lately, I’ve really enjoyed how blogger Stephanie Dolgoff weaves together more thoughtful pieces on what it means to age (see here for some ruminations on Thanksgivings past) alongside some very funny observations about aging, like this one on the SunMaid Raisin Lady.

3. I loved this short but ever-so-spot-on analysis of The Six Warning Signs of Adulthood by TrueSlant’s Caitlin Kelly.

4. If you’ve ever been an academic or lived with one, you will laugh out loud at this rendering of what the peer review process was like cerca 1945. Courtesy of some of my *formerly* academic colleagues…(you know who you are!)

5. Two absolute gems via Practicing Writing: First, a digital image of the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – replete with all its edits – which you are invited to scan and comment upon in The New York Times. Second, T.S. Eliot reading The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Bliss!

6. Finally, earlier in the week I posted on the new law in Switzerland banning minarets over on

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