good reads | 09

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I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

A gal named Bridget responds hilariously to holiday cards like ours.

How much DID the auto bailout cost? 

The secret life of pigeons in Toronto.

Death in Yangon: the day my fiance died.

“Just realize: if your travelling is a box-ticking exercise; if you predicate even one iota of self-worth on how many countries you’ve visited; if you think in bucket-lists inspired by clickbait ‘10 best’ listicles appealing to the lowest common denominator …travelling isn’t making you interesting. It’s just confirming your position as one of the crowd.

The psychology behind mysteriously fluctuating online sale prices.

From the archives: David Foster Wallace writes about a magical toy cement mixer.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: New Yorker holiday covers through the years]

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