Saturday Review of Books: January 19, 2008

Literature is man’s exploration of man by artificial light, which is better than natural light because we can direct it where we want.”
David Daiches

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. Anne (A Quest for More)
2. Carrie K. (T is for Trespass)
3. Shannon (Eats, Shoots & Leaves)
4. Laura (Leepike Ridge)
5. Book Bird Dog
6. Laura (A Thousand Splendid Suns)
7. Harvee (Half-Slain Knight)
8. At A Hen\’s Pace (Blessed Are the Cheesemakers
9. Carrie, Reading to Know (The Great Divorce)
10. Carrie, Reading to Know (Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny)
11. Becky (Persuasion by Jane Austen)
12. Becky (Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
13. Becky (Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
14. Becky (Book Thief by Markus Zusak)
15. Becky (Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker)
16. violet (Searching for Eternity)
17. Becky (100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson)
18. Bonnie (Absalom, Absalom!)
19. Maw Books (Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen)
20. Cathy (Earth Child)
21. gautami tripathy (Kafka on the Shore)
22. gautami tripathy (Double take)
23. gautami tripathy (Morning Comes Softly)
24. Why Homeschool (Marriage and Caste in America by Kay Kymowitz)
25. Literary Feline (Breathless in Bombay)
26. pussreboots (Blake\’s Therapy)
27. pussreboots (Mad About Madeline)
28. pussreboots (Velocity)
29. pussreboots (Four Wives)
30. Jane – Much Ado (Finding God\’s path through your trials)
31. Stephen (Disgrace)
32. Stephen (The Girl at the Lion d\’Or)
33. writer2b (Black Ships Before Troy)
34. ChristineMM (Staring at the Sun Overcoming the terror of death)
35. ChristineMM (The NIV Adventure Bible, for kids 8-12)
36. Laura (Cry, the Beloved Country)
37. Laura (Things Fall Apart)
38. Lynne (Eyewitness Auschwitz)
39. Lynne (Lucky)
40. Joy (Thirteen Reasons Why)
41. Heather (West With the Night)
42. Mo (Lies My Teacher Told Me)
43. Mo (The Truth Machine)
44. Shelf Elf (The Plain Janes)
45. Just One More Book! Podcast (Good Dog)
46. Darla D (From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler)
47. Darla D (Pip and Squeak)
48. Darla D (Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat)
49. Darla D (Dragonhaven)
50. Krakovianka (Dear Enemy)
51. Amy(People of the Book)
52. Amy(The Septembers of Shiraz)
53. Trish (Atonement)
54. Trish (The Giver)
55. SmallWorld (Flies on the Butter)
56. The Reading Zone (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules)
57. Sage (A Poetry Handbook)
58. Nicola (Beyond the Deepwoods)
59. Nicola (The Reptile Room)
60. Nicola (Indelible)
61. Nicola (Little Pear and His Friends)
62. Kara A. (The Following of the Star)
63. Barbara H. (SAHM I Am)
64. Kara A. (3 Louis L\’Amour)
65. Framed (A Rose in Bloom)
66. Wendy (Have You Found Her)
67. Wendy (So Big)
68. SuziQoregon (Peter Pan)
69. Breeni Books (Organic for Health)
70. Breeni Books (Broken)
71. Breeni Books (Dark Maiden)
72. Breeni Books (The Thin Wall-2nd Review)
73. Bookie (After Dark)
74. Tyto (Piratica)
75. Ink Mage (The Hungry Ocean)
76. Maw Books (A Thousand Splendid Suns)
77. Dominionfamily (Econimics in One Lesson, Week 2)
78. Sandy D. (Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!)
79. Moomin Light (A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder)
80. Phyllis (Armchair Time Travel)
81. Tim (Hood)
82. Rel (Skizzer)
83. Deena (Setting BOundaries with your Adult Children)
84. 3M (House at Riverton)
85. Girl Detective (Queen and Country Operation: Red Panda)
86. 3M (Cloud of Unknowing)
87. Marg (Lord John and the Hand of Devils)
88. Marg (Warprize)
89. Deborah (You Had Me at Goodbye)
90. Heather (West WIth the Night)
91. Josette (New Moon)
92. nylusmilk (Ella Enchanted)
93. Jocelyn (The Adoration of Jenna Fox)
94. Will (An Episode of Sparrows)
95. Sam Houston (Proud Flesh)
96. Sam Houston (The Thin Man)
97. Valentina (The Blue Girl)
98. Robin (My Invented Country: A Memoir)
99. Wonderer (Now You See Him)
100. Nancy (The Cat)

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11 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: January 19, 2008

  1. I´ll be back later on in the day to check out some reviews. Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend.

  2. The subtitle of “Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!” is “Voices from a Medieval Village”. It’s this year’s Newbery Award winner, and a delightful book.

    Funny thing, though – it’s only a bit over 80 pages (and more poetry than prose), and the Caldecott winner (the one for picture books, usually associated with younger kids) is 500 pages this year. :-)

  3. Another graphic novel this week, since I’m in the midst of a big novel. I really have enjoyed the Queen and Country series, which has both prose and graphic novels. It’s a good spy story with a strong, complex female lead character.

    Thanks as always for hosting; I just got back from visiting some other posters. It’s fun to see similar AND differing views on books I’ve read, and to check out reviews of books I want to read.

  4. Hi- This is the first time adding a book review link- and I didn’t get the title in: nancy(The Cat, Or how I Lost Eternity)
    I look forward to getting through all the links!

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