In case you missed it…

The first week of December is already behind us and soon we’ll be cheering in 2015! Have you done your holiday shopping? If not, check out these auction items to support WAM! (Those getaways sound like the perfect gift for a writer looking for a retreat.)

The end of year means a plethora of end of year round up lists. This one discusses best books as picked by Slate. No surprise who’s on there!

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Here’s a review of the New York Times‘ list of “Notable Books” over the years from Salon:

All that seems true, but so many good books are published every year that it sometimes seems that any trend is mostly a matter of perception and emphasis.

Another from Flavorwire:

Indeed, for the second year running, I have no complaints with the  year-end Times lists, at least not gender-wise.

And last but not least, some writing do NOTs from NYT‘s “Modern Love” via Facebook. New Year’s resolution anyone? i.e. “13. I curled up with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s”