Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Friday Five!

Welcome to The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a weekly feature here at Kate's Library. In addition to reading great books, I also read great blogs and articles! Below you will find my top five from this week. They are not all book related - but they all tickled my fancy!

What's that? Oh - yes. I realize it's Saturday. I have a fabulous excuse. :)

Both myself, and my sister-in-law have July birthdays, and my wonderful (little) brother got tickets for his wife (another Katie) and I to go into Boston and see Lady Gaga. OK - I'm sure some of you are rolling your eyes! I consider myself a cerebral person, and am a classical musician, and I just can't help myself... I think she's fantastic. It was a terrific show, and Katie and I had a fun time going out!

So, because of Lady Gaga, you're getting a special treat... The Saturday Six!

I hope you forgive her!

1. I've always loved the story of Pooh. It was a favorite for me growing up. I especially loved Piglet, even having a stuffed Piglet that I brought to college. Dennis had this strange hatred for Piglet - mainly to mess with me - and he used to go into my dorm room when I was in class and pose Piglet in funny ways. Once I even found him stuffed in a water bottle and sitting in the refrigerator. I was delighted to read a review of The Enchanted Places by Christopher Milne on "Things Mean A Lot". The stories of Pooh, the enchanted forest, and Christoper Robin were based upon Christopher Milne's childhood - the original story was written by his father.

2. There was a very interesting and informative post at "Caroline Bookbinder" this week called To Market, To Market. It is all about marketing in the world of books!

3. How do you feel about ratings, when it comes to books? "The Book Coop" had some great questions and answers about this in the post Review Ratings. Very thought provoking!

4. Corinne at "Trains, Tutus, and Tea Time" wrote a fantastic post this week titled Awakening. She beautifully ties the novel "The Awakening" into life, and the people in our lives. It is, as always, so well done!

5. This week "At Pemberley" reviewed one of my favorite books - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. If you have not read this... WHY NOT? :) It's a five wine glass book for sure!

6. "The Bitchy Waiter" had me laughing this week with a post written in response to a comment to "grow up, have a family, and write about something that matters." So we get Boring Blog - a mock entry by a "stay-at-home Mom." This is exactly why I love "Trains, Tutus, and Tea Time", by the way. It's not like this!

Hope you enjoy this extra special edition of the Friday Five! For those of you living in the US - Happy 4th of July! For everyone else - Happy Weekend! :)


  1. I love how you always give me lots of good reading to take note of over the weekend :) Thank you!!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my review here! I love this weekly feature and I'm honoured to be mentioned here :)

  3. Thanks for featuring my post. It's funny - I started doing those posts for people who are interested in getting a job in publishing but I've found instead lots of people interested in the publishing process who have found the posts helpful.

  4. Thanks so much for featuring one of my posts Kate. :)

  5. I love reading the Friday(ish) 5 every week! Caroline Bookbinder is one of my absolute favorites, and now I'm thinking that I might have actually discovered her through you. I loved the Potatoe Peel review and the discussion on ratings, but the "Boring Blog" really took the cake. I was literally "lol'ing!" Thanks for always finding the best of the best!