Saturday Review of Books: May 10, 2008

The student has his Rome, his Florence, his whole glowing Italy, within the four walls of his library. He has in his books the ruins of an antique world and the glories of a modern one.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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 K. (Great Gatsby & others)
2. Laura (Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic)
3. Bonnie (Acquired Tastes)
4. Bonnie (The Name of the Rose)
5. Maw Books (The Boy Who Dared)
6. Maw Books (Torn Thread)
7. pussreboots (A Church of Her Own)
8. pussreboots (Treasure)
9. pussreboots (The Lost and Found)
10. pussreboots (Peace)
11. The Book Smugglers (Dead Until Dark)
12. The Book Smugglers (The Warrior\’s Apprentice)
13. The Book Smugglers (Dagger Star)
14. The Book Smugglers (Taking the Heat)
15. The Book Smugglers (The Duke of Shadows)
16. Marg (Grim Tuesday and Drowned Wednesday)
17. Marg (A Place Beyond Courage)
18. ChristineMM (Ships Without a Shore)
19. ChristineMM (The Toycam Handbook)
20. ChristineMM (Zen and the Art of Knitting)
21. writer2b (One Writer\’s Beginnings)
22. Sarah N. (Ramona the Pest)
23. Phyllis (Origins)
24. Hope (Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves by Wodehouse)
25. Laura (Oscar and Lucinda)
26. Margaret (The Voyage of the Narwhal)
27. Mo (The Bone Vault)
28. Just One More Book! KidLit Podcast (McFig & McFly)
29. Kerry – Ten O\’Clock Scholar (The Bastard of Istanbul)
30. gautami tripathy (The Notebook)
31. Amy(The Gargoyle)
32. Ted (Fools of Fortune)
33. The Reading Zone((Found)
34. Samantha (Jane Eyre)
35. SuziQoregon (Mudbound)
36. SuziQoregon (Harvest)
37. SuziQoregon (Peter and the Starcatchers)
38. Denny (Judging Thomas)
39. Denny (The Shootist)
40. Staci at Writing and Living (Why We\’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be))
41. Carrie (Adoption as a Ministry, Adoption as a Blessing)
42. BarbaraH (The mother at home)
43. Steve (A River Runs Through It)
44. Shauna (We the Purple)
45. Magic and Other Misdemeanors (Becky)
46. Keeping Score (Becky)
47. Patron Saint of Butterflies (Becky)
48. Greetings From Nowhere (Becky)
49. Crispin at the Edge of the World (Becky)
50. The Sky Inside (Becky)
51. Bronte\’s Book Club (Becky)
52. Voyage of the Dawn treader (Becky)
53. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Becky)
54. The Hobbit (Becky)
55. Dangerous Angels (Becky)
56. Madapple (Nicola)
57. The Mephisto Club (Nicola)
58. The Rabbi\’s Cat (Nicola)
59. Girl Detective (Cat\’s Eye)
60. Lynne (The Glass Lake)
61. Lynne (2001: A Space Odyssey)
62. Lynne (The Nazi Officer\’s Wife)
63. Miss Erin (Bearskinner)
64. Miss Erin (The Penderwicks on Gardam Street)
65. Noel (The Penderwicks on Gardam Street)
66. Noel (Sea of Monsters)
67. SmallWorld (The Fiction Class)
68. SmallWorld (Jayber Crow)
69. Framed (Persuasion)
70. Framed (Northern Lights: The Soccer Trail)
71. Jen Robinson (The Penderwicks on Gardam Street)
72. Jennifer (The Body of Christopher Creed)
73. Chris@bookarama (The Resy Falls Away)
74. Jennifer (Picture Perfect)
75. Carole (On the Other Side of the Eye)
76. Alaina (The Name of the Rose)
77. Kelly (The Painter from Shanghai)
78. Kathy (The Diplomat\’s WIfe)
79. Darla D (Vampire Knight, Vol. 3)
80. Darla D (Tam Lin)
81. Petunia (Child of My Heart)
82. Poohsticks (Snugglepot and Cuddlepie)
83. Nithin (Vital Signs)
84. Courtney (The Crystal Skull)
85. Reading Zone (THe MIssing, Book 1: Found)
86. Charlotte (Good Enough)
87. Sandy D. (Jacob Have I Loved)
88. Christine (The Sweet Hereafter)
89. Christine (Virus Games)
90. Michelle (WInter haven)
91. Steven McEvoy (Shadow of theBear)
92. Harriet Devine (An Expert in Murder)
93. Terri B. (The Arthurian Omen)

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7 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: May 10, 2008

  1. I posted a review of Eudora Welty’s ‘One Writer’s Beginnings,’ an autobiography I thoroughly enjoyed. Have a great weekend.

  2. I finally read A River Runs through It and was glad I’d saved it AND that I’d finally read it. Thanks for running this review fair every week!

  3. “Jacob Have I Loved” won the Newbery in 1981 – the year I graduated from high school. I guess I was just a little too old for it; at any rate I never even heard about it until I started reading Newbery winners. It is classic for a good reason, though it’s not an ‘easy’ read, and definitely it’s more of a teen book than a pre-teen one.

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