Saturday Review of Books: April 21, 2007

Perhaps the greatest gift any father can bestow upon his children, apart from the covenant blessings of parish life and a comprehension of the doctrines of grace, is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives a knowledge of the world, and it offers experience of a wide kind. Indeed, it is nothing less than a moral illumination.
—Thomas Chalmers

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.

1. Carrie (Marley and Me)
2. Krakovianka (Lost in Translation)
3. Carrie K. (A Tale of Two Cities)
4. Stephen (The Interpretation of Murder)
5. Kevin (Quotes about books and reading)
6. Nina(Audio Kids Material)
7. Sage (Austerlitz)
8. 3M (The Princess and the Goblin)
9. CoversGirl (North and South)
10. Deliciously Clean Reads (Letters for Emily by Camron Wright)
11. Brown bear (Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley)
12. Quixotic (A Game of Thrones)
13. Quixotic (The Land of Laughs)
14. Quixotic (Heart-Shaped Box)
15. DeputyHeadmistress (Wee Gillis)
16. DeputYheadmistress (The Lost Prince, a great Boy Book)
17. Janie (Lang Elliott\’s nature books)
18. Wendy (Cloud Atlas)
19. Melanie (Dream Life of Sukhanov)
20. Why Homeschool (An Army of Davids)
21. Laura (Fall on Your Knees)
22. Sandy D. (I Can\’t Stop! A Story about Tourette Syndrome)
23. Miss Erin (Beauty Shop for Rent)
24. Miss Erin (Millicent Min, Girl Genius)
25. Alyssa (To Dance)
26. QBR (Simple Genius)
27. (QBR) Lethally Blond
28. (QBR) Edgar Font\’s Hunt For a House To Haunt
29. Carol (The Cloister Walk)
30. Carol (Book Sale Finds)
31. Lori (The Last Town on Earth)
32. Lori (Virus Hunter)
33. Becky (Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing)
34. Quixotic (The Austere Academy)
35. Just One More Book! Children\’s Book Podcast (Monkey Business)
36. Cathy (The River King–Alice Hoffman)
37. booklogged (The Magician\’s Nephew)
38. Framed (Water for Elephants)
39. Framed (X Stands for Unknown)
40. Susan (The Extremes)
41. Courtney (Amulet of Samarkand)
42. Dana (Mr. Darcy\’s Diary)
43. Chris bookarama (Elements of Style)
44. Lisa (Special Topics in Calamity Physics)
45. Joy (Crow Lake)
46. Petunia (The Last Unicorn)
47. Robin (The Search for Delicious)
48. Tanabata (Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell)
49. Superfast Reader (House of Stairs)
50. Superfast Reader (Twisted)
51. Eva (Cat\’s Cradle)
52. Acquisitionist (love struck)
53. Sam Houston (The Overnight)
54. JamesKASmith (Leaving Church)
55. Amanda (Kaleidoscope Eyes)
56. Donna (Travelling Mercies)
57. SF Gospel (Voices from the Street)

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5 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: April 21, 2007

  1. Life’s been a bit hectic lately, but I’m back into reading and blogging again. I had a chance to skim through your blog and catch up. Welcome back (after Lent)! – a bit late, I know.

  2. A list of the audio recordings that I think are great. Have a great weekend.

  3. I finally posted this review tonight, eight days after finishing the book! (Blame the midsemester exams. I will be returning to comparative punctuality shortly.)

  4. Whew – FINALLY got one done this week – this has been a long read for me – not enough free time, I’d say!!

  5. Happy, Sunny Saturday!

    This week we talked about “Monkey Business” a gorgeously illustrated and clever book that introduces youngsters to some of the crazy idioms we may use without even thinking!

    Thanks Sherry!
    Andrea

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