Saturday Review of Books: May 31, 2008

I seldom read on beaches or in gardens. You can’t read by two lights at once, the light of day and the light of the book. You should read by electric light, the room in shadow, and only the page lit up.”
Marguerite Duras

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 (Stolen Lives)
2. Semicolon (When Men Become Gods)
3. SuziQoregon (Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mani
4. SuziQoregon (A Room With a View)
5. 3M (Blessings)
6. Marg (North and South)
7. Marg (Falcon at the Portal)
8. Marg (Two Amelia Peabody Reviews)
9. Framed (An Ocean of Air)
10. Framed (Fatal)
11. Framed (Water Song)
12. Maw Books (The Wednesday Wars)
13. Maw Books (Slave: My True Story)
14. Margaret (Flames Across the Susquehanna)
15. Deliciously Clean Reads (His Majesty\’s Dragon)
16. Deliciously Clean Reads (The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen)
17. Carrie K. (Doesn\’t She Look Natural)
18. Carrie K. (Brave New World)
19. Bonnie (The Swiss Family Robinson)
20. Jen Robinson (Clementine\’s Letter)
21. Barbara H. (How To Say No To a Stubborn Habit)
22. Carrie (Prayer Walk)
23. Carrie K. (Gone)
24. pussreboots (A Day with Air Traffic Controllers)
25. pussreboots (Expecting Adam)
26. pussreboots (Harriet the Spy)
27. pussreboots (Seven-per-Cent Solution)
28. pussreboots (Space)
29. pussreboots (Miracle on 34th Street)
30. The Book Smugglers (The Templar\’s Seduction)
31. The Book Smugglers (The Down Home Zombie Blues)
32. The Book Smugglers (Magic Lost, Trouble Found)
33. The Book Smugglers (A Great and Terrible Beauty)
34. Maw Books (I Have Lived a Thousand Years)
35. gautami tripathy (Roots)
36. Sarah N. (My Monastery is a Mininvan)
37. Hope (4 books about Christianity)
38. Mo (Memorial Day)
39. writer2b (The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation)
40. writer2b (A Cry Like a Bell)
41. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Smiles to Go)
42. Jennifer, Snapshot (What I read on vacation)
43. Lynne (First American Pope)
44. Lynne (Dollar Daze)
45. Lynne (Later, At the Bar)
46. Lynne (Tallgrass)
47. Lynne (Season of Sacrifice)
48. Lynne (An Irish Country Doctor)
49. Lynne (The Men of Brewster Place)
50. Abiding (Texas Bug Book)
51. Alisia (The Blood of Flowers)
52. Nicola (Favorite Poems of Childhood)
53. Nicola (Chomps, Flea and Gray Cat (That\’s Me!))
54. Nicola (The Eyes of a King)
55. Nicola (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe)
56. Nicola (The Borden Tragedy)
57. Ted (How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone )
58. Ted (The Crossing )
59. Samantha (The Sorrow of Belgium)
60. Amy(When Answers Aren\’t Enough)
61. Word Lily (Black Robe)
62. ChristineMM (North Woods Poachers)
63. ChristineMM (The Hidden Dangers of Soy)
64. ChristineMM (Growing Up Green!)
65. MFS (On the nightstand)
66. MFS (Roadside Picnic)
67. MFS (The Ten-Year Nap)
68. MFS (Certain Girls)
69. Noel (Trouble)
70. BookGal (A Certain Justice)
71. BookGal (The Wednesday Wars)
72. BookGal (The Life of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly)
73. Carol in Oregon (Homesteading Stories)
74. Carol in Oregon (Dandelion Through the Crack)
75. Wendy (Laughing Without An Accent)
76. Wendy (Nineteen Minutes)
77. Wendy (Other Voices Other Rooms)
78. Wendy (Songs for the Missing)
79. Becky (Neptune\’s Children)
80. Becky (Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine)
81. Becky (Rumors by Anna Godbersen)
82. Becky (Manga Shakespeare: Midsummer Night\’s Dream)
83. Becky (Shadow Speaker)
84. Becky (Glory Field)
85. Becky (Don\’t Know Where, Don\’t Know When)
86. The Reading Zone(The Year We Disappeared)
87. The Reading Zone(The Hunger Games)
88. The Reading Zone(Rapunzel\’s Revenge)
89. Jennifer (East of Eden)
90. gautami tripathy (Uncle Tom\’s Cabin)
91. Melinda (Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God)
92. Benjie (The Appeal)
93. Heidi @ Mt Hope (All-of a-Kind Family)
94. Terri B. (After Dark)
95. Afterthoughts (Technopoly AND Poetic Knowledge)
96. Kathryn (Have His Carcase)
97. Kathryn (The Business of Heaven)
98. Petunia (The Woman Who Wouldn\’t)
99. Petunia (The Wednesday Sisters)
100. Petunia (The Namesake)
101. Girl Detective (Things They Carried)
102. Girl Detective (In Our Time)
103. Sage (Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crisis and the Revolution of Hope)
104. SmallWorld Reads (Winter Wheat)
105. Kelly (In the Woods)
106. Joy (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
107. Aravind (Honeymoon)
108. Stephanie(White as Snow)
109. Stephanie(Fool Moon – Dresden Book 2)
110. Alix (Looking for Alaska)
111. Kate (Atonement)
112. Kate (By Arrangement)
113. Kate (The Lost Duke of Wyndham)
114. Kate (Homemade in a Hurry)
115. Kate (The Professor and the Madman)
116. Dave (Creed or Chaos)
117. Lori (Home to Holly Springs)
118. Dustin (The Savage My Kinsman)
119. Kathleen (The Cure)
120. Out Walking (So Brave Young and Handsome)
121. JollyBlogger (Finding God Beyond Harvard)

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13 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: May 31, 2008

  1. I posted a review to a book of poetry by Madeleine L’Engle, and one to a Bill McKibben book that explores what God’s response out of the whirlwind has to say to the modern world. Both meaty, fascinating books.

    Have a great weekend. Looking forward to checking out some other reviews. Oh, and happy birthday, Walt Whitman!

  2. I have this phobia of going somewhere and not having enough to read so I love coming here and getting so many good titles. I would love for you to do a special feature every now and then…like biographies, non fiction, and so forth.

  3. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and in this last week I forced myself to review three books. I am going to see if I can pull off a review today also, on a book that I think is harder to discuss.

  4. I am asking suggestions of favorite homesteading stories this week. As the suggestions come in, I think of more stories that would fit into that category.

    Dandelion Through the Crack is a memoir of a Japanese family who was interred during WWII.

  5. Pingback: Summer Reading Challenge « Deb on the Run

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