Saturday Review of Books: March 15, 2008

Books must be read as deliberately and as reservedly as they were written.”
Henry David Thoreau

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. Laura (A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth\’s Castle)
2. Carrie (Don\’t Let the Goats Eat the Loquat Trees)
3. Carrie K. (Heart of Darkness)
4. Maw Books (Because of Winn-Dixie)
5. Maw Books (Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust)
6. Maw Books (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas)
7. Maw Books (Kira-Kira)
8. Bonnie (The Murder of Roger Ackroyd)
9. Barbara H. (Northanger Abbey)
10. DeputyHeadmistress (How to Find Morels)
11. gautami tripathy (The Last Single Woman in America)
12. Valentina (The Book Thief)
13. Valentina (Letters to a Young Gymnast
14. Valentina (The Odd Egg)
15. Krakovianka (Lady Audley\’s Secret)
16. Jane-Much Ado (The Ultra Marathon Man)
17. writer2b (The Candle In the Wind)
18. Hope (Heart of Darkness)
19. The Book Smugglers (The Witching Hour Theatre)
20. The Book Smugglers (The Pretender)
21. The Book Smugglers (King\’s Property)
22. The Book Smugglers (Beauty)
23. Lynne (The Miracle)
24. Lynne (Earthly Pleasures)
25. Staci at Writing and Living (The Truth War)
26. Staci at Writing and Living (Winter Haven)
27. Ted (The Gathering)
28. Just One More Book! (Rosie: A Visiting Dog\’s Story)
29. Ruth (The Wednesday Wars)
30. Joy (The Arrival)
31. MFS (Booknotes)
32. Shelf Elf (Cicada Summer)
33. Framed (Mark Twain, a Life)
34. Framed (Book of a Thousand Days)
35. Framed (One Thousand White Women)
36. Barb (D.A. by Connie Willis)
37. Mo ( The Probable Future)
38. Sandy D. (The Giver)
39. SuziQoregon (Smonk)
40. SuziQoregon (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
41. SuziQoregon (Rueful Death)
42. Mindy Withrow (Rilke\’s Letters to a Young Poet)
43. Nicola (The Ironwood Tree)
44. Nicola (Black Ships)
45. Nicola (Beyond Reach)
46. Becky (Courting Emma)
47. Callie (Truffles by the Sea)
48. Callie (A Daughter\’s Quest)
49. Becky (The Sleep Book)
50. Becky (Butter Battle Book)
51. Becky (Kristy\’s Great Idea)
52. Becky (Saga)
53. Becky (Lock and Key)
54. Becky (The Cage)
55. Becky (The Dragons of Blueland)
56. Becky (Elmer and the Dragon)
57. 5 Min for Books (Talk of the Town)
58. Girl Detective (On Chesil Beach)
59. Girl Detective (Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name)
60. Girl Detective (What the Dead Know)
61. Becky (Rules of Gentility)
62. Noel (Sword in the Stone)
63. Miss Erin (Zel)
64. Melanie (Sunlight on a Broken Column)
65. Sarah (Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle)
66. Becky (Duke and I)
67. Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen (Bookgal)
68. pussreboots (Immortal)
69. pussreboots (Forgive Me)
70. Brandywine Books (The Thin Man)
71. pussreboots (Hotel Cat)
72. SmallWorld (The Knitting Circle)
73. Booklogged (Cross Bones)
74. Darla D (Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident)
75. Darla D (Undead and Unemployed)
76. Darla D (The Faerie Path)
77. Darla D (Sabriel)
78. Darla D (A Hat Full of Sky)
79. Jennifer (The Well of Lost Plots)
80. Shauna (Daring Book for Girls/Dangerous Book for Boys)
81. Wendy (The Gathering)
82. Wendy (The Story of Forgetting)
83. Justin (Penguins and Golden Calves)
84. Mrs. B (Tale of Hill Top Farm)
85. MrsPages (Lassie Come-Home)
86. Chocolatez (Passion and Purity)
87. Turin (Martin the Warrior)
88. Glenn (Crazy for God)
89. Mark Roberts (The Faith)
90. Jinker (The Case of the Constant Suicides)
91. TeddyRose (A Foreign Affair)
92. Cath (Close Kin)
93. Jeane (A Leg to Stand On)
94. Stephanie (Austenland)
95. Kristin (A Golden Age)
96. Robbie F. (Measle and the Wrathmonk)
97. Suzanne (Raising Childfren Who Think For Themselves)

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8 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: March 15, 2008

  1. After a bumper week of reviews last week I haven’t managed to write a single one this week!

    Bad book blogger1

  2. “The Giver”, by Lois Lowry was a great book that I might have missed if not for The Newbery Project. Very thought-provoking, though definitely disturbing in parts (maybe not suitable for kids under 11-12 years old).

  3. I’ve been on a “best of 2007″ binge, thanks to The Morning News, who is having a Tournament of Books for those of us book geeks who read instead of follow college basketball. So far: On Chesil Beach, Vendela Vida’s Let the NOrthern Lights Erase Your Name, and What the Dead Know. All of them are worthwhile reads. Next up: An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England. Happy reading, all!

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