Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Five (November 5)

I was intending to post my review of Devotion: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro today, but I still haven’t managed to finish writing it (sigh). So instead I thought I’d participate in the Friday Five! meme, which was started by Kate at Kate’s Library. The rules are simple:

Grab the logo.
Share your favorite five (or four, or three, or whatever!) blog posts and/or articles from this week. They can be book related or not, but they need to have tickled your fancy!
Share that blog love: link the post so we can all check it out.
Leave a comment on the post so the author knows they made it into your Friday Five!

So here are my links for this week (in bold):
  1. After reading Bronwyn’s review over at A Certain Bent Appeal, I think I need to read This Is Not the Story You Think It Is: An Empowering Story of Saving Your Marriage by Doing Nothing by Laura Munson.

  2. Tiina’s review (on her blog A Book Blog of One’s Own) of Tell It to the Bees by Fiona Shaw has piqued my interest in this book about a lesbian love affair set in 1950s England.

  3. In keeping with my latest review (of The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown), I loved this post entitled “You Don’t Have to Be Pretty” at A dress, nearly every day.

  4. posted “Your Gay Fall Book Guide: Books by and About Lesbians,” which includes a couple of familiar titles. I’m definitely buying Ivan E. Coyote’s latest book of short stories, Missed Her. (I only recently discovered Coyote, a fantastic Canadian storyteller.) I also want to read Girl Unwrapped by Gabriella Goliger (it’s set in Montreal!) and Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre.

  5. Colleen at Chasing Ray posted a great review of The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects by John Tingey, a book about Reginald Bray, who “experiment[ed] with sending ordinary and strange objects through the post unwrapped, including a turnip, a bowler hat, a bicycle pump, shirt cuffs, seaweed, a clothes brush, even a rabbit’s skull” (from the publisher’s description). It sounds fascinating!
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a copy of The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown (open to Canadian and U.S. residents) and have a great weekend!


  1. I love the last one. Sounds like one eccentric guy. You should head over and nominate a book for the Indie Lit Awards GLBTQ category!

  2. I love links that I get to run off and explore. Thanks Avis!

  3. Hey! Thanks for participating in the FF! Fantastic links! I have some new blogs to check out...