Saturday, June 04, 2005

Today's must-read

This is why I so enjoy reading Joel Achenbach. Sure, this piece is funny enough to propel milk, in reverse, through my nasal passages. But it's the underlying message that gets me. Read it and enjoy the journey, then visit his blog, Achenblog, for more fun from a master of the pen.

Your turn: Do you have any favorite online reads - regular or one-time...whatever strikes your fancy - that you'd like to share? If so, post 'em here and spread the literary joy.

18 comments:

catherine ryan said...

I come tonight via Michele, although you are already on my blogroll. I loved this article. As a journalism teacher, it really hit home. I was ROTFL, printed it out, and plan to use the quote at the end with my students.
Have a great weekend.

songstress7 said...

Howdy there, Michele sent me!

My must-reads are MANY, but always include IMAO. Frank J. cracks me up.

Ivy said...

Hi!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I enjoyed the article. I have many daily reads..

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Hi Carmi, that was indeed a terrific article. Before I read it, I was thinking of some of my favourite online reads, but I don't think any of them are in the same class.

(BTW many thanks for your helpful comment on Real E Fun - much appreciated.)

Mark A. Rayner said...

Ouch Carmi -- that article cut a little close to the bone. If you're looking for insightful (or should that be inciteful?) commentary about the book world, I'd highly recommend Grumpy Old Bookman.
http://grumpyoldbookman.blogspot.com/

PresentStorm said...

Thanks for stopping by my place and thanks for the compliments :)
have a great day ...

Angie said...

That is a great article!

Hi, via Michele, of course.

Nic said...

Hi there, via Michele's. I love to read Master Yoda's Blog. It cracks me up on almost a daily basis. Very witty.

-xtessa- said...

hey there!

came via michele's but i was on my way here anyway to thank you for the nice comment you left...

i LOVED the article. i get what he said about "you cannot teach them how to become a writer"... that's what frustrated me with my writing classes back in college 'coz it stifled me. great advice in the end of the article. must remember that one!

Heather said...

I like reading "News of the Weird" every week. There are some real idiots out there. Also, The Darwin Awards are pretty amusing!

Kristen said...

I wanted to tell you thanks for stopping by my sight...i appreciate the comments! hehe Thanks again

janie q said...

i just found this last night, i've only read one passage, but i bookmarked it, i thought it was hilarious. can't wait to see what else he has planned. i'm not sure if i'm leaving you the right information or not, cuz i'm very new to this blogging thing, so hopefully this is right. http://esdavis.typepad.com/fateyefortheskinnyguy/
sorry, i have no idea how to link this.
i'm loving your stuff by the way!

Indigo said...

Michele sent me!

I have a handful of must-reads, but the best is Wilkeworld, http://wilkeworld.blogspot.com/
He's got great wit and humor, and the 'notes' are rather short and sweet.

Bubblehead said...

Due to time constarints the only daily Must Read is my wife's site, Mommy Matters. If it weren't for her blog we'd never talk.

Thanks for coming by earlier

colleen said...

Great article and funny too. I liked the way he summarized and I learned that college is more expensive than I even thought. I used to read Truthout and William Rivers Pit's blog and Keith Obberman's regularly and have written numerous political commentaries. But the election burned me out and left me disgusted, so I started a blog to keep my mind off it all. Do you know about Dan Gilmor's blog? (michele sent me.)

janey said...

I like your blog. I'll be back and Michele says hi.

Samantha said...

On my way to read this article!

Michelle sent me, btw.

Lu said...

does about a million random blogs count? ;)

Lu