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Saturday Review of Books: January 6. 2007

Posted by Sherry on 1/6/2007 in Saturday Reviews |

You know lots of criticism is written by characters who are very academic and think it is a sign you are worthless if you make jokes or kid or even clown. I wouldn’t kid Our Lord if he was on the cross. But I would attempt a joke with him if I ran into him chasing the money changers out of the temple. –Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime this week of a book you’re reading or a book you’ve read. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can just write your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Now post a link here to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

Thanks to everyone for reviewing, blogging, and linking. Visit Semicolon’s Amazon Store for more great book recommendations.

1. JustOneMoreBook (Suki\’s Kimono)
2. Cindy (The Children of Men)
3. Carrie K. (Reading Like a Writer)
4. Anne (The Christian Almanac)
5. Carrie/Bookfest (The Thirteenth Tale)
6. cloudscome (Psalms Through the Year)
7. Brenda N (Evasions)
8. Monica (Through Painted Deserts)
9. Mindy (The Alchemist)
10. Stephen Lang
11. Ruth (Anacaona)
12. MFS (Girls of Tender Age)
13. Allison (There Is No Me Without You)
14. DeputyHeadmistress (The Day No Pigs Would Die and Fast Food Nation)
15. Jennifer, Snapshot (All the Fishes Come Home to Roost)
16. Dianne (The Gift of Being Yourself)
17. Kevin Stilley (The Texas Rangers)
18. Kevin Stilley (Deer On a Bicycle)
19. Krakovianka (The Man Who Knew Too Much)
20. Kevin Stilley (Empire)
21. Miss Erin (Top Favorites 2006)
22. Carol (Augustine\’s Confessions)
23. Cathy (Santa\’s book basket)
24. Imani (Brother Man)
25. booklogged (Triangle)
26. Libromancy (Brave New World)
27. Lotus (Cllimbing theMango Trees)
28. Linda (Soli Deo Gloria)
29. Fay (Suite Francaise)
30. Sarah (Reader\’s Encyclopedia)
31. Elaine (Jo\’s Boys)
32. Joy (Rabbit, Run)
33. Steven (Odd Thomas)
34. Erin (His Majesty\’s Dragon)
35. Erin (My Name is Asher Lev)
36. 3M (Angle of Repose)
37. sage (In The Heart of the the Sea)
38. Stefanie (Blood Child)
39. NerdMom (The Train of Thought Writing Method)
40. ChristineMM (The Zoo)

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26 Comments

  • WooHoo!! I’m first!

    My contribution to the Saturday Review is a conversation about “Suki’s Kimono”, a celebration of individuality.

    Thanks, Sherry. Have a great weekend.
    Andrea

  • Cindy says:

    Miracle of miracles I have a book report this week 🙂

  • Carrie K. says:

    My link is posted! Have a great weekend, Sherry!

  • Anne says:

    I just got The Christian Almanac in the mail and I’m loving it already!

  • My entry is regarding a Donald Miller book, author of Blue Like Jazz, and knowing when to quit on a book not holding your attention.

  • Mindy says:

    I’ve left another contribution to this great clearinghouse of reviews. It’s now a Saturday morning ritual to stop in for these and see what everyone’s been reading.

  • Stephen says:

    I’ve posted my link – hope you don’t mind another review of _The Thirteenth Tale_.

  • Ruth says:

    Since I’m still on vacation – until Monday – I’ve been reading up a storm. I’ve read four books this week but I picked this review to link – it’s about Anacaona, a queen in Pre-Columbian Haiti.

  • Allison says:

    There Is No Me Without You. Great book, especially meaningful to me right now as members of our extended family are in the process of adopting three Ethiopian children.

  • I loved the book I posted today. My favorite read of 2007. No competition yet, LOL, but it may continue to hold the title over the coming months.

  • MFS says:

    Happy New Year, Sherry! I posted a link earlier but neglected to leave a message. I fear I often do that… for two reasons: (1) The first couple of times, I somehow managed to double- and triple-post (!); and (2) when I post on Saturday mornings, it’s between bites of toast and bananas as I practice my pieces just one more time before bounding out the door with the rest of my group for music lessons. I mean to return and post a note, but then time gets away from me.

    Not today!

    Girls of Tender Age, as I mention in my mini-review, has some lurid details but is well worth the reading time.

    Happy reading to you and to all of the SRoB participants.

    Melissa (MFS)

  • I’m posting on a book I don’t really understand and looking for some input.

  • Carol says:

    It is intimidating to review one of the best books in the world. So I didn’t. Just gave a stir-fry of quotes.

  • Cathy says:

    The kids got several books from Santa this year. Lots of fun things to read!

  • Jen Robinson says:

    Wouldn’t you know, I remembered to link this time, but I didn’t post any reviews this week. Sigh! Hopefully I’ll be caught back up by next weekend. Cheers!

  • Linda says:

    My first time creating a book list for the year, and my first time participating in the Saturday Review.

    I have been enjoying reading the other posts immensely.

  • Joy says:

    Sherry ~ Thank you for linking my “Thoughts”. 🙂 I think your Saturday Review of Books is a terrific idea. I will definitely be back next week to read the reviews and add mine.

  • Erin says:

    Neat idea! (Although I forgot to put the book title in the link… LOL.)

    I found your blog via LibraryThing while reading your review of “Waking Lazarus” by TL Hines.

  • Stefanie says:

    I’m a day late but I remembered! 🙂

  • Stefanie says:

    Oops! I forot to add the name of the book! Blood Child by Octavia Butler. I’ll get it right next time!

  • 3M says:

    Link posted.

    Review was the 1972 Pulitzer Prize winning Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner.

  • sage says:

    posted my link to a review of In The Heart of the Sea… need to figure out how to go back and put title next to name!

  • Lotus says:

    What a great idea this is, Sherry! Thanks so much for all you do for the book blogging community!

  • NerdMom says:

    I wrote a review of the Train of Thought Writing Method!

  • Sara says:

    I love that I can just come here to while away the morning than go on a wild link chase to find reviews. Thanks!

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