Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Five (December 10)

It’s Friday Five time! Here are my links for this week (in bold):
  1. Leeswammes at Leeswammes’ Blog has announced the Back of the Book Competition (in other words, can you identify a book from its back cover?) and she’s asking her readers to submit back cover pics for this competition.

  2. Stacked featured a guest post by Carrie Harris entitled “The Lure of Paranormal,” which has me thinking I should give this genre another try. (I already know I want to read something by Maureen Johnson after hearing her speak last year at Book Blogger Con, so maybe Devilish?)

  3. Jessica at Read | React | Review asks “Can Blog Commenting Survive the Twitter and Tumblr Assault?” I don’t know about Twitter or Tumblr, but I do know that I struggle to keep up with all the commenting I’d like to be doing (and have all but given up on replying to comments on this blog).

  4. Melissa’s review of Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky (over at The Betty and Boo Chronicles) has convinced me that I must read this book!

  5. Mr. B and I have tried twice to read Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann to each other, and both times we’ve abandoned it after a few chapters. After reading Carin’s review at Caroline Bookbinder, I’m thinking I need to give the book another try but read it on my own this time!
The Friday Five! meme 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!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Did you know Three Bags Full is orginally in German? I have a copy in German and plan to read it one of these days!

  2. I enjoyed that article about paranormal books although I am one of those who don't really enjoy YA paranormal novels. I do like me some adult ones, I wish she would write a little about them. I think they are a lot of fun.

  3. Thanks so much for the link! And now I have a new blog to add to my reader!

  4. Great five! I added "Bad Marie" to my TBR list too. I also enjoyed the article about paranormal books - not a genre I typically enjoy. Maybe it's a "once in awhile" kind of a thing, which means it's even more important to choose the right book?

  5. Eh, Twitter and Tumblr.... I have a twitter account I barely use, but I'm refusing to sign up for Tumblr. I already spend such a large chunk of my life on the computer that adding more seems over-the-top. :)

  6. i'm an on-and-off twitter-er and just learned about tumblr this weekend. the internet is enough of a time suck as it is and i do need to sleep sometime! lol. i like this 'round up' idea. i always see great posts and this would be a good way to share them. :)

  7. I love all the links. The one about blog comments was really interesting. I signed up for Twitter but never use it. Maybe at some point I will have to?