Saturday Review of Books: November 3, 2007

The world is a library of strange and wonderful books, and sometimes we just need to go prowling through the stacks.”
Michael Dirda

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 (Grimms\’ Fairy Tales vs. George MacDonald\’s)
2. Heidi @ Mt Hope (Anne of Green Gables)
3. Literary Feline (Friend of the Devil)
4. Wendy (Everything\’s Eventual)
5. Wendy (Middlesex)
6. gautami tripathy (My Feudal Lord)
7. gautami tripathy (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde)
8. gautami tripathy (Crow Lake)
9. Stephen (The Bloody Chamber)
10. Laura (True History of the Kelly Gang)
11. Lynne (Lottery)
12. Lazygal (Life on the Refrigerator Door)
13. Joy (Tears of the Giraffe)
14. SmallWorld (Girl With the Pearl Earring)
15. Staci at Writing and Living (Cranford)
16. 3M (Lisey\’s Story)
17. 3M (The Halloween Tree)
18. Barbara H. (Spirit of the Rainforest: A Yanomamo Shaman\’s Story)
19. sage (The Death of Adam)
20. MFS (From the stacks)
21. Chrisbookarama (Love in the Time of Cholera)
22. Chrisbookarama (Don\’t Look Now and Other Stories)
23. Nicola (Blindsighted)
24. Nicola (Horns and Wrinkles)
25. Amy(The Omnivore\’s Dilemma)
26. Nicola (Gemini Summer)
27. Nicola (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
28. Nicola (Poppy)
29. violet (Absolution)
30. Melanie (A Hard Witching)
31. Abiding (My Family and Other Animals)
32. Wendy (Veronika Decides To Die)
33. Jennifer, Snapshot–Delayed Gratification
34. Bookeywookey
35. 5MinforMom (Screamfree Parenting)
36. Bookeywookey (The Indian Clerk)
37. Mindy Withrow (interview with author of A Walk With Jane Austen)
38. The Reading Zone (Missing)
39. Jen Robinson (Pumpkin Queen)
40. Just One More Book! Podcast ( Mei Ming and The Dragon\’s Daughter )
41. Alisia (A Life of One\’s Own)
42. BeckyB (Miss Spitfire)
43. BeckyB (River Boy)
44. BeckyB (Saving Levi)
45. Alisia (To the Lighthouse)
46. Em (The Last Apprentice)
47. Em (I\’d Tell You I Love You But Then I\’d Have to Kill You)
48. Laura (A Thousand Splendid Suns)
49. Sam Houston (Matrimony)
50. Sam Houston (I Never Saw Paris)
51. Clean Reads (A Valley of Betrayal by Tricia Goyer)
52. Clean Reads (The Scribe)
53. Clean Reads (Night of the Burning w/interview)
54. Angels of a Lower Flight
55. Becky (Among the Free)
56. Becky (Song of the Sparrow)
57. Becky (If A Tree Falls at Lunch Period)
58. Becky (Quad)
59. Becky (A Crooked Kind of Perfect)
60. Becky (Iris, Messenger)
61. Becky (The Boy With Two Belly Buttons)
62. Bishop Stephen (The Hawk and the Dove)
63. BookGal (Life of Pi)
64. valentina (My Dad\’s a Birdman)
65. 3M (Veronika Decides to Die)
66. English Teacher (Al Capone Does My Shirts)
67. Megan (The Penderwicks)
68. Aloi (Breakfast at Tiffany\’s)
69. Darla D (Vampire Knight, Vol. 2)
70. Darla D (The Sword in the Grotto)
71. Darla D (Fablehaven)
72. Darla D (Dead Witch Walking)
73. Darla D (May Bird, Warrior Princess)
74. Darla D (Clemency Pogue, Fairy Killer)
75. John Self (We Have Always Lived in the Castle)
76. Eloise (Cakes and Ale)
77. Sandy D. (Sarah, Plain and Tall)

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Thanks to everyone for reviewing, blogging, and linking.

Peruse past Saturday Reviews.

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

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7 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: November 3, 2007

  1. Hi Sherri, Could you delete #5 – I put the wrong URL in! Number 6 is the correct review for Middlesex. Sorry! And thanks :)

  2. Oops! Will you please delete #14. It has the correct link, but I put the name of my blog instead of the title of the book. :)

  3. someone posted me … and i got the trackback. only just found out about your saturday reviews! will be posting more! thanks, anonymous poster :)

  4. I only managed to read the 1986 Newbery winner this week – Sarah, Plain and Tall. Sooo much better than I anticipated! Why didn’t I read this years ago? Anyway, I can’t wait to read it to my daughter now.

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