Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Five (December 17)

It’s Friday Five time! Here are my links for this week (in bold):
  1. Gail Godwin, who is one of my favourite writers (although I haven’t read any of her books since the late 90s), writes about being an old writer in “Working on an Ending” in the New York Times Sunday Book Review (thanks to Beth Kephart for this link). I now want to read The Making of a Writer: Journals, 1961-1963. The second volume, which spans from 1963 to 1969, is coming out in January.

  2. For the second week in a row, Melissa at The Betty and Boo Chronicles has written a review that has convinced me I need to read the book; this time I’ve added The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot to my wish list.

  3. Are you familiar with Carla Sonheim’s art? Check out “Sidewalk Cracks Make My Heart Jump,” which features artwork inspired by sidewalk cracks. I love it!

  4. I’m a big fan of personal essays but I’m not familiar with many women who write them, so I was pleased to add Emily Fox Gordon to my list after reading Dorothy W.’s review of Book of Days: Personal Essays over at Of Books and Bicycles.

  5. Amy’s thoughts on “The Sticky Author and Blogger Relationship” (over at My Friend Amy) may just inspire me to write my own post on how blogs are:
“Something new. A place where books are talked about on a personal level. A space that does more than talk about the artistic achievements of books but also talks about the very real way reading matters in our lives.”
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. Interesting meme! I will check out some of these links.

  2. Love your header.

    Thanks for the links...I never saw this post before. Can you explain what you do and can we all play?

    silversolara AT gmail DOT com

  3. I love the idea of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and can't wait to read it. I can't wait to read what you think when you done.

  4. Thank you for sharing all of the links. I love the one with the art based on sidewalk cracks. How clever!

  5. Thank you for linking to my post! If you want more personal essays by women, I highly recommend Mary McCarthy and Joan Didion, although you may have read those already.