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Saturday Review of Books: June 30, 2007

Posted by Sherry on 6/29/2007 in General, Saturday Reviews |

The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.”
Samuel Butler

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. Carol (A Thousand Splendid Suns)
2. Literary Feline (Shakespeare\’s Landlord)
3. Literary Feline (Sula)
4. Literary Feline (Lean Mean Thirteen)
5. Literary Feline (Field of Fire)
6. Bonnie (The Thin Man)
7. Mere Orthodoxy (God\’s Secreteries)
8. Cathy (Song of the Water Boatman)
9. Cindy (Into the Deep)
10. Cindy (The Song Weaver)
11. Athol (The Oak Leaves)
12. Petunia (Madame de Treymes)
13. Petunia (The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish)
14. Anne (The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment)
15. SmallWorld (Ethan Frome)
16. SmallWorld (The Way to Rainy Mountain)
17. Jennifer (National Geographic Kids\’ Nonfiction)
18. sage (Blood Done Sign My Name)
19. Joy (Shadow Man)
20. Patti (Surprised by Joy)
21. Krakovianka (Many Thing You No Understand)
22. JustOneMoreBook Children\’s Book Podcast (Barn)
23. Shauna (Dwelling Places)
24. Shauna (Watching the Tree Limbs)
25. Amy (The Beast)
26. Wendy (Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant)
27. Sandy D. (Caddie Woodlawn)
28. Sandy D. (The Birchbark House)
29. Sandy D. (Until Our Hearts Are On the Ground)
30. Why Homeschool (The Long Tail)
31. Alyssa (Dealing with Dragons)
32. Alyssa (Last Chance)
33. Framed ( The Trial)
34. Framed (A Hat Full of Sky)
35. Framed (The Enchanted Castle)
36. Lynne (A House Divided)
37. Lynne (Fertile Ground)
38. Lynne (Lean Mean Thirteen)
39. Lynne (Final Exam)
40. Framed (Austenland)
41. MFS (On the corner of my desk)
42. tanabata (Love in the Time of Cholera)
43. MFS (The Farm on Nippersink Creek)
44. DHM (review of resources for 20th century history)
45. Jane-Much Ado (Like the flowing river)
46. Becky (Austenland)
47. Karen (Great Expectations)
48. Laura (The Bride\’s House)
49. Sarah (The Shia Revival and others)
50. Kathryn (Eat This Book)
51. Kambria (Lean Mean Thirteen)
52. Laura (Nancy Drew/A Wrinkle in Time)
53. Jen Robinson (An Egg is Quiet)
54. Suzanne (Sex Lives of Cannibals)
55. Paige (French Women Don\’t Get Fat)
56. Isabella (Last Evenings on Earth)
57. Wendy (The Evening Star)
58. The Thinking Mother, ChristineMM
59. The Thinking Mother (The Book Thief)
60. gautami tripathy (Deadly Kisses)
61. Historia
62. gautami tripathy (The Bafut Beagle)
63. gautami tripathy (Defy the Eagle)
64. Steven (The Song)
65. raidergirl3(Alentejo Blue)
66. Mo (The Mask of Atreus)
67. Little Willow (Miss Spitfire by Sarah Miller)
68. Alasandra (Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen)

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Thanks to everyone for reviewing, blogging, and linking.

Peruse past Saturday Reviews.

Saturday Reviews: Alphabetical by Title. (an unfinished list)

8 Comments

  • Hosseini has done it again. This book will break your heart, piece by piece. Sigh.

  • Happy Canada Day!

    This week we discuss “Barn”, a tale of contrast and continuance that is a humbling reminder of the beauty and brevity of life.

    Thanks for the review, Sherry!

  • Jane says:

    Hi Sherry, I have been out of the loop for a bit but it is great to come back and find that Saturday Reviews is still going strong. Love your new background by the way!

  • Sandy D. says:

    Two of my books are children’s book – the classic Newbery winner “Caddie Woodlawn”, and a modern alternative by Native American writer Louise Erdrich (“The Birchbark House”). The third is a semi-academic collection of non-fiction papers on a related topic – American Indian mothers in Canada. It’s got some amazing historical stories, if you can get past a little academic jargon. It’s not available everywhere, but is worth buying from the publisher or ordering from inter-library loan if you’re at all interested.

  • Sarah says:

    This is my first time posting a link. I’ve been enjoying the review of books for awhile though. This week I posted about several books I’ve been reading over the last few months including a few about Iraq, a romance, and a good foodie read.

  • ChristineMM says:

    I forgot to post this on Saturday, whoops, so here it is today. Thanks for publishing the Saturday Review of Books. This is my final post on “The Book Thief”. BTW one of your readers emailed me to say that based on a past entry I did while in the middle of reading the book she was inspired to begin reading it, hooray.

  • raidergirl3 says:

    Hi
    I posted my first review here, and am seriously considering the challenge. The books are so varied I am sure I can find six here I want to read. What a great way to consolidate reviews.

  • Trish says:

    Hmmm – I just discovered the Saturday Review. Can anyone post a review from the week or do we have to register or sign up somewhere? What a great idea!

    Also, just wanted to let you know that the semicolon is my favorite grammatical tool. 🙂 I don’t use it very often in blogging because my sentences aren’t always grammatically correct anyway, but when I write, I use it all the time!

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