And it's ace, but it's quite hard to keep up with and I inevitably start reading a long and involved post and then the phone rings or the cat wants feeding or (heaven forbid) I have to do some real work and I star it to come back to and rarely do.
Today I accidentally hit the 'recently starred link' on my GReader homepage and was presented with a slew of articles that I'd either meant to get back to, or email to a friend justforlaffs, or refer to again in the future, and - lo and behold- they were really interesting! But I'd never gotten back to them because I have the memory of a forgetful gnat. So, from today, on Mondays I'm going to spend some time with my star picks and - ever the oversharer - I thought you might find something interesting in them too.
My star picks for the week of 14 February:
- How glasses ruined my life by Kate Constable asks the timeless question: '...did my glasses make me into a nerd, or was the nerdiness always there, just waiting for the specs to bring it into flower?' I'm not quite sure what the fact that I was thrilled the day I got my first pair of (Tootsie-style) specs at 14 says about me...
- Meg Rosoff's Battle hymn of the lemur mother cracked me up
- as did Rumours I've heard about Anna Wintour (The Hairpin)
- My Girl Friday covered some of my favourite flicks in her round-up of John Hughes movies (sigh, part of me still wishes I was Molly Ringwald).