FiveBooks Newsletter 80


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Links to all our original FiveBooks interviews of the week before, plus a
  pick of the best content on The Browser.
  [1]FiveBooks weekly newsletter: Links to all our original FiveBooks
  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

FiveBooks at The Browser

This week, for the holiday season, we've been running compilation interviews
  on some of our favourite subject areas. As usual, each interview discusses
  five books of recommended reading but this time each book is introduced by a
  different interviewee.

Compiling these pieces has been fun and we really like the result. We hope
  you do too.

Best wishes for 2012, and remember that if there are any subjects you'd like
  to see tackled in a FiveBooks interview, you can drop us a line at
  [5]feedback@thebrowser.com. We'll do our best to oblige.
    Links:
      5. feedback@thebrowser.com

FiveBooks News

[6]Best of FiveBooks on Children’s books for Christmas
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/children-best-fivebooks

Friday December 23

In the first of seven compilation interviews, we feature five children’s
  books  recommended  by  a  range  of experts – including Santa himself
  [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/children-best-fivebooks

[8]Best of FiveBooks on Memoirs
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/memoirs-best-fivebooks

Monday December 26

In the next installment of our compilation series, five writers recommend
  essential reading in that most introspective and untrustworthy of genres –
  the memoir [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/memoirs-best-fivebooks

[10]Best of FiveBooks on Science
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/science-best-fivebooks

Tuesday December 27

We  select five science books from our archives to aid your new year’s
  reading resolutions – from the cosmos to those who discovered its secrets,
  the wonders of evolution to its freak occurrences [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/science-best-fivebooks

[12]Best of FiveBooks on Philosophy
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philosophy-best-fivebooks

Wednesday December 28

Puzzled by Plato? Depressed by Nietzsche? Wondering what it all means,
  anyway? We pick five philosophy books from our archive to help you tackle
  the big questions of morality, suffering and meaning in time for the new
  year [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philosophy-best-fivebooks

[14]Best of FiveBooks on History
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/history-best-fivebooks

Thursday December 29

Our end-of-year run collecting gems from the archives continues with history
  books  –  from when Anabaptists got violent to the story of Cromwell’s
  decapitated head [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/history-best-fivebooks

[16]Best of FiveBooks on Travel
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/travel-best-fivebooks

Friday December 30

From rafting down the Nile to the first voyage to the Antarctic, we select
  five travel books from our archive that will give you the wanderlust for
  2012 [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/travel-best-fivebooks

[18]PG Wodehouse, The Writing-Machine With A Tragic Twist
    Links:
      18. http://b.rw/sOFPEV

A. N. Wilson | TLS | 29 December 2011

Review of new anthology of Wodehouse's private correspondence sheds light on
  character, life of the literary genius. "It is not often that a collection
  of letters has a plot, but this volume has a real, and gripping story"
  [19]More like this
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[20]Václav Havel
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/václav-havel

In memoriam of the playwright and former Czech president, who's died at the
  age of 75 [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/václav-havel

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[22]Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/jacobs-room-by-virginia-woolf

[23]Mona Simpson says: What would female fiction be without Virginia Woolf?
  She  picks  out  exactly  the  right details to reveal the character’s
  interiorities [24]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/jacobs-room-by-virginia-woolf
      24. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[25]Seconds Of Beauty
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos/seconds-beauty

Compilation  of entries for The Beauty Of A Second short film contest.
  Absolutely breathtaking
  [26]More videos
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[27]Highdeas, on film
    Links:
      27. http://highdeas.com

"If you watch 'Jaws' backwards, it's a movie about a shark that keeps
    throwing up people until they have to open a beach"

[28]More quotes
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  History  of the Euro Crisis, 6 Parts | Charles Forelle | WSJ
  [29]t.co/LneuMkPV _#eurocrisis #gfc2 #browsings_[30]More like this
    Links:
      29. http://t.co/LneuMkPV
      30. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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