Links for June 27, 2009
June 27, 2009 @ 7:31 pm | Filed under: Links
- Prairie dogs return to Md. Zoo – baltimoresun.com – “It took just 10 minutes for a dozen prairie dogs to outwit the creators of the Maryland Zoo’s new $500,000 habitat.”
- Jezebel – Little Women : The Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves – little women – As websites go, Jezebel is not my cuppa. But I do like Lizzie Skurnick’s FINE LINES column about the novels that made an impression on her as a kid. This week’s column is on Little Women, and while I disagree with the bit about Meg “fading to domestic obscurity,” I really enjoyed this piece.
- Gameplay Video of Gameprom’s ‘Wild West Pinball’ | Touch Arcade – Wild West Pinball—our favorite new app for the iPod Touch. And it’s free!
- Time Wastes Too Fast – And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog – NYTimes.com – Lovely piece on Thomas Jefferson by Maira Kalman.
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Thanks for the link about “Little Women.” I am reading “Little Men” at this time. I reread “Little Women” a few years ago and remembered how much I loved it. I am trying to read her other books. Why I didn’t read them years ago I have no idea. My daughter, who turns 7 this summer, read an abridged version recently and enjoyed it. What’s your (or others) opinion on reading such copies. Generally, I push the originals, but is there any harm in introduing children to classics this way? I read abridged versions and then read the originals later if I enjoyed the story. I may be asking a rhetorical question, knowing your response to your publisher’s decision to abridge your books. From a writer’s viewpoint, it may be insulting. I’ve never thought about that side of things.
On June 29, 2009 at 6:34 am
Amy C. says:
My girls enjoyed the prairie dog story . . . we had a similar escape at our Columbus Zoo when they opened the markhor exhibit. Luckily the keepers were watching for it, and kept the poor beast from “escaping” into the tiger exhibit!
Another link for you . . . I’d love your (and your readers’) thoughts on this one:
Manhood for Amateurs: The Wilderness of Childhood
On July 3, 2009 at 5:29 pm