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29 Mar, 2014

Weekend reading: March 29 edition

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Weekend reading

I’ve decided that I’m going to start sharing short lists of articles that I’ve enjoyed over the past week. I’ll post a new list every Saturday morning, just in time for weekend reading over coffee. Warning! It’s going to be a mixed bag (what can I say, I have diverse interests!) but who knows, maybe you’ll find something interesting in there too.

7 Responses to "Weekend reading: March 29 edition"

1 | Guido

March 29th, 2014 at 7:33 pm


Like this new feature, and found your selection interesting.

2 | andrea tomkins

March 30th, 2014 at 12:33 pm



3 | Meaghan

March 31st, 2014 at 9:17 am


Thanks so much for sharing! Those were great articles. Saturday morning reads for you = Monday morning procrastination for me. :)

4 | andrea tomkins

March 31st, 2014 at 9:29 am


Haha! Glad it worked out Meaghan! :)

5 | Lisa from Iroquois

March 31st, 2014 at 8:28 pm


The articles you shared were interesting. I surprized myself by reading them all. I look forward to your next list.

6 | Laurel

April 1st, 2014 at 7:01 pm


Cool! Ummm is it odd that I read 3 of the 4:) ?? Great minds—–“)

7 | andrea tomkins

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:36 am


Not odd at all! :)

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