Saturday Review of Books: May 17, 2008

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.”
Helen Keller

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. Semicolon (Some Wildflower in my Heart)
2. Clean Reads (Wildwood Dancing)
3. Semicolon (Frist Daughter: White House Rules)
4. Clean Reads (Not as Crazy as I Seem)
5. Semicolon (Into the Wild)
6. Staci at Writing and Living (Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God)
7. Framed (Heidi)
8. Staci at Writing and Living (The Gospel and Personal Evangelism)
9. Framed (Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid)
10. Amy(Keeper and Kid)
11. Amy(Speak)
12. Bonnie (A Year in Provence)
13. Bonnie (Safely Home)
14. Carrie K. (Twilight)
15. Barbara H. (The Listener by Terri Blackstock)
16. Maw Books (Sky Burial)
17. Maw Books (The True Story of Hansel & Gretel)
18. Maw Books (Horns & Wrinkles)
19. gautami tripathy (The Second Journey)
20. gautami tripathy (Tintin: The Black Island)
21. gautami tripathy (Tintin: The Lake of Sharks)
22. writer2b (God in the Dark)
23. Krakovianka (Small Island)
24. The Book Smugglers (Dark Needs at Night\’s Edge)
25. The Book Smugglers (Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness
26. The Book Smugglers (Undead and Unemployed and Undead and Unappreciated)
27. The Book Smugglers (Devilish)
28. The Book Smugglers (Gabriel\’s Ghost)
29. Mo (Eleven on Top & Twelve Sharp)
30. Mo (The Night Crew)
31. Mo (White Widow)
32. Samantha (In Hitler\’s Shadow)
33. Hope (Mitten Strings for God)
34. Jane-Much Ado (Esther and Ruth)
35. Ted (The Water Room )
36. Lynne (The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox)
37. Lynne (One True Thing)
38. Lynne (Twenty Wishes)
39. Just One More Book! KidLit Podcast (Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef)
40. SmallWorld Reads
41. SmallWorld Reads (The Appeal)
42. Joy (Maus I: A Survivor\’s Tale)
43. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Jerusalem\’s Hope by Bodie and Brock Thoene)
44. sage (Lost in the Wild)
45. Nicola (The Resurrectionist)
46. Nicola (The Vampire\’s Assistant)
47. Nicola (The Stonekeeper)
48. Nicola (Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!)
49. violet (My Heart Remembers)
50. SuziQoregon (Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope)
51. SuziQoregon (Harriet the Spy)
52. Staci at Writing and Living (By Design)
53. Benjie (The Ugly American)
54. Sandy D. (Crispin: The Cross of Lead)
55. Sandy D. (Kira-Kira)
56. Wendy (The World Below)
57. Wendy (Independent People)
58. Wendy (The Zookeeper\’s Wife)
59. Wendy (The Bright Side of Disaster)
60. ChristineMM (Everyday Cat Excuses)
61. Girl Detective (Tree of Smoke)
62. Miss Erin (Rapunzel\’s Revenge)
63. Melanie (Blackouts)
64. Darla D (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
65. Darla D (Anita Blake: The First Death)
66. Darla D (I\’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I\’d Have to Kill You)
67. Darla D (Book of a Thousand Days)
68. SmallWorld Reads (Child of My Heart)
69. Becky (Generation Dead)
70. Becky (Good Enough)
71. Becky (Gods Misbehaving Badly)
72. Becky (Before Green Gables)
73. Becky (Silver Chair)
74. Becky (East)
75. Becky (The Host)
76. Becky (Tales from the Hood)
77. Becky (Once Upon Prom: Dream)
78. pussreboots (The Crew)
79. pussreboots (Stone Gods)
80. pussreboots (Are You My Mother?)
81. Becky (Once Upon Prom: Dress)
82. Becky (Once Upon Prom: Date)
83. Veronica (Carolyn Jessop\’s Escape)
84. Laura (Unaccustomed Earth)
85. SE Cole (Water Like a Stone)
86. SE Cole (The Greatest Generation)
87. The Reading Zone(The Young Birder\’s Guide)
88. Steph (No Graven Image)
89. Becky (Mommy Do You Love Me?)
90. Becky (Knut the Baby Polar Bear)
91. Kate (The Hollow)
92. Terri B. (The Underland Chronicles)
93. Lizzy (The Blue Flower)
94. Simon Thomas (Halfway to Venus)
95. Devoted Reader (Interpreter of Maladies)
96. Lady Bug (The Brontes Went to Woolworths)
97. Tara (Sarah\’s Key)
98. Robin (Looking Back)
99. Cath (Wintersmith)
100. Jeane (Jackdaws)
101. Nancy (Quirkology)
102. Chris@bookarama (Lesley Castle)
103. 3M (HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
104. 3M (The Gathering)
105. 3M (Snow)
106. Katybug (Little Hickman Creek series))
107. Jenny (The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox)
108. Circle of Quiet (Hannah Coulter)

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8 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: May 17, 2008

  1. Thanks, Sherry, for faithfully hosting this! I finally finished another book this week. I reviewed Jerusalem’s Hope by Bodie and Brock THoene. An excellent book!

  2. I read two recent Newbery winners this week – Kira-Kira (which won in 2005) is basically a good teen girl book; and Crispin: The Cross of Lead (2003 winner) is a good adventure story for boys 10 & up, I think.

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