It is splendid to be a great writer, to put men into the frying pan of your words and make them pop like chestnuts.
— Gustave Flaubert
This week's roundup of excellent weblog entries is brought to you by enlightening tweets, Tiger Woods, Charles Schultz, slut-shaming, vomit, hard things, a courtship, a miscarriage, history, social media, shoes, having a single child, the love of a father, the book industry, being the new kids, childhood molestation, shame, Twilight, laughter, a photograph, transgressions, and the truth about Santa.
And we also want you to bring us your best weblog entries! If you've written an entry you would like to show off, please leave a link to your blog entry in the comments. I'll throw one of mine down in the comments to start it off.
"Tiger Woods' Penis" from Libby Logic
Two from MamaPop:
"'You're Hopeless, Charlie Brown:' Celebrating the Holidays With The Peanuts Gang" by TwoBusy
"One of These Things Is Not Like the Others, and Don't You Forget It: Sandra Bullock, Jesse James, and Janine Lindemulder" by Schmutzie
"Letters from Your Friendly Cashier: Gross but True" from The Gremlin Wrangler
"The Hardest Thing" from Attack of the Redneck Mommy
"Something More" from Woman In a Window
"Time Marches On" from Not Undecided
Two from Okay, Fine, Dammit:
"Social Media 101 (she said sarcastically)"
"A Word from the Palinode" by the Palinode at Mr. Teacher Man
"Only" from Finslippy
"Of Shoes And Ships And Sealing Wax And Hoarding Stuff And Things" from Her Bad Mother
"A Math Lesson About Books" from Centre of the Universe — The Dreaming
"The Bathroom Monologue: The Balrog Looms" from The Bathroom Monologues
"Don't Carry the Blame: An Overshare" from The Pursuit of Harpyness
"That's Not the Way It Feels" from A Gasping Little Voice
"The Bloggess: Inappropriate Thoughts That Haunt Me About Twilight" by The Bloggess at Sexis
"The Saddest Thing I've Ever Heard" from Out-Numbered
Please come back and share good writing with us over the coming week to be featured on the next Five Star Friday. If you have read a really good piece on someone else's weblog, submit it by Thursday at midnight CST to have it featured on Five Star Friday.
And because you are a fan of finding good new writing on the internet: