Saturday Review of Books: December 22, 2007

Some books are undeservedly forgotten, none are undeservedly remembered.”
W.H. Auden

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.

NEXT SATURDAY, December 29th, will be a special edition of the Saturday Review of Books especially for booklists. You can link to a list of your favorite books read in 2007, a list of all the books you read in 2007, a list of the books you plan to read in 2008, or a list of the books you read for the Saturday Review of Books Reading Challenge. Whatever your list, it’s time for book lists. So link to yours next Saturday.


1. Marg (Lady in Blue)
2. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian)
3. Carrie K. (The Book Thief)
4. Moomin Light (The Eyre Affair, and A Perfect Mess)
5. Steve (The Path Between the Seas)
6. Literary Feline (Song of the Cuckoo Bird)
7. Literary Feline (In A Lonely Place)
8. Bonnie (Alas, Babylon)
9. BookGal (Yhe Tale of Despereaux)
10. Breeni Books (Real Magic)
11. gautami tripathy (The Ultimate Tea Guide)
12. Joy (Shopaholic & Sister)
13. Krakovianka (Gilead)
14. Laura (The Giver)
15. Laura (Excellent Women)
16. Mo (The Book Thief; The Jury; The Syndrome)
17. Staci (The Literary Study Bible)
18. Just One More Book! Podcast (Emily)
19. MFS (The consolations of philosophy)
20. Juli (Falling Leaves
21. Carol (Omnivore\’s Dilemma)
22. Nicola (Swamp Cat)
23. Nicola (Little Pear)
24. Nicola (The Complete Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh)
25. Nicola (Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr)
26. Nicola (The Higher Power of Lucky)
27. The Autumn Rain (The Crying for a Vision)
28. Dominionfamily (Economics in One Lesson, an invitation)
29. Lynne (For the Love of Mike)
30. Lynne (In Like Flynn)
31. Lynne (Oh Danny Boy)
32. Lynne (In Dublin\’s Fair City)
33. Sandy D. (The Slave Dancer)
34. Sandy D. (Monique and the Mango Rains)
35. Sam Houston (Rape: A Love Story)
36. Sam Houston (The Collectors)
37. violet (How Strong Women Pray)
38. Alisia (Love in the Time of Cholera)
39. Amy (Magnificent Obsession)
40. Oyarsa (The Design Matrix)
41. 3M (The Wreath)
42. 3M (Kite Runner)

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Thanks to everyone for reviewing, blogging, and linking.

Peruse past Saturday Reviews.

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

7 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: December 22, 2007

  1. I read a really heart-wrenching and WONDERFUL book about the Armenian holocaust told from a twelve year old boy’s perspective. Thanks for doing this every week!

  2. Sometimes I stay up late just so I can get on this list early. Many thanks for the weekly dedication. Too much of a fliberdejibbet myself to do something so regular.

  3. “The Slave Dancer” was the 1974 Newbery winner – rather depressing, though a worthwhile read – for *older* kids.

    I didn’t do a lengthy review of “Monique and the Mango Rains”, but all I can say is that it is one of the best memoirs I’ve read in years. Educational, too, especially if you’re interested in childbirth and health in the Third World.

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