Saturday Review of Books: July 29, 2006

Posted by Sherry on 7/29/2006 in General, Saturday Reviews |


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Step right up. Post a link to your best book review or your thoughts on reading a particular book for this week. Mine is the first one on the list, Sights Unseen by Kaye Gibbons. Put the name of the book or an abbreviated title, not more than four words, in parentheses after your name. All books are welcome, new books, old books, classics, children’s literature, YA fiction, adult novels, nonfiction, even poetry and biography.

After you’ve posted a link to your review, check out the other reviewers for the week and find some books to add to your list. So many books, so little time.

1. Sherry (Sights Unseen)
2. Jen Robinson (Inexcusable)
3. A Year of Reading (corrected URL)
4. KimC (Best of Father Brown)
5. Kaitlyn (Stinky Cheese Man)
6. Me Megan (COFA Daniel Boone)
7. Jewellspring (Wrapped in Rain)
8. MotherReader
9. MFS (Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World)
10. Carrie (Confessions of Super Mom)
11. Fuse #8
12. Hiraeth (Les Miserables)
13. Pieces
14. Cloudscome (Unseen Companion)
15. Kevin Holtsberry
16. Book Buds
17. Little Willow (Shug)

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  • Jen Robinson says:

    OK, I’m in (even though technically it’s still Friday night here in California). This is a neat idea. Thanks for sharing! I hope that tons of people lilnk in.

  • Here’s a review of a book of poems by Ralph Fletcher that will be out in November. Enjoy!

  • It always helps to use the correct URL. Oops. Mud on my face. Apologies to all.

  • KimC says:

    Thanks for doing this, Sherry. It’s great encouragement to me to actually finish a book – and to think about it after I’ve finished it.

  • KimC says:

    I’ve added 2 of my children’s links below my own – hope you don’t mind children participating as well.

  • […] Sherry of Semicolon is collecting book reviews today and has a nice list going so far. If you would like to participate, follow the link and don’t forget to read the reviews that catch your eye. […]

  • jewellspring says:

    Hmmm…maybe I’m a little dense, thought I was posting my thoughts here, but need to do it at my blog? Right?

  • MotherReader says:

    Forgot to put my book title in. Oops. And I had to bend the rules a bit a link to a picture book from last week, because I didn’t want to promote the book I reviewed this week.

  • MFS says:

    ‘morning, Sherry. ‘almost forgot about this party. I linked to this week’s post about Hirshman — the last of my ramblings on her decidedly uneven and ill-advised “manifesto.”

    Best regards.

    Melissa (MFS)

  • Carrie K. says:

    Posted a review of a light read, “Confessions of Super Mom”.

    For next week, is it okay to post about a book we’re reading even if it’s actually a “review”?

  • Hi Sherry,

    I’m plodding along. Don’t know if I’ll get mine up until later on this evening, but I’m working on it in between Saturday chores.

  • Fuse #8 says:

    What’s life without a little non-fiction once in a while. Enjoy this piece of Newton goodness.

  • OK, my review of Les Miserables is “miserable”, but I posted it anyway! Next week I’ll start earlier. I shall visit all these but maybe not until tomorrow! Until then. . .

  • Pieces says:

    Oops, forgot to put the title next to my name! Ah, well. I’m trying to be better about writing book reviews–usually I’m just too lazy. This sort of thing helps. And helps me find great blogs about books! Thanks.

  • Cloudscome says:

    This is great! I’m glad to participate and can’t wait to read all your other reviews. I posted about a book I started out not liking but by the middle of it I was totally hooked and couldn’t put it down. I am going to keep this author in mind.

  • What a great thing! I didn’t post any reviews this week, but I’ll come back next week (or the week after).

  • Due to an overzealous spam filter I didn’t see your comment until today. In the auto-link I just put my name and URL. There are a number of reviews and an interview up on the main page currently. Enjoy.

  • Anne says:

    Very cool idea. Except all my books are being packed up in boxes for a big move. I’ll have to dig something out …

  • Excellent idea! My most recent book review, just posted yesterday, is for SHUG by Jenny Han.

  • Semicolon says:

    […] The Saturday Review of Books went well for the first week: sixteen people posted reviews. I think we’ll try it again this Saturday. […]

  • […] the way, I started the Saturday Review of Books on July 29, 2006, and seventeen hardy souls participated. Participation has gone up to an all-time high, so far, of […]

  • How do I use the “auto-linkies” to get on the list at the top? I am so technically declined!

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