Saturday Review of Books: July 5, 2008

“A great novel is a kind of conversion experience. We come away from it changed.”
Katherine Paterson

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 (The Adoration of Jenna Fox)
2. Semicolon (My Enemy\’s Cradle)
3. Semicolon (Winter in Madrid)
4. Nikki (For the Children\’s Sake)
5. Bonnie (The Adventure of English)
6. Trudy (Gilead)
7. Carrie, RtK (We Were Tired of Living in a House)
8. Natalie (The Clue on the Silver Screen)
9. Alessandra (What My Mother Doesn\’t Know)
10. Alessandra (Admit One)
11. Alessandra (The Truth About Forever)
12. Alessandra (Family Matters)
13. Carrie K. (An Incomplete Education)
14. Carrie K. (The Host)
15. gautami tripathy (Quiver)
16. gautami tripathy (The Romantics)
17. gautami tripathy (Tangled in Wisteria)
18. Josette (The Poem I Turn To)
19. Samantha (Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates)
20. Samantha (The Duke & I)
21. Sarah N. (Animal Vegetable Mircale)
22. DebD (First Among Sequels)
23. gautami tripathy (The i Tetralogy
24. gautami tripathy (On Human Bondage)
25. MFS (Homeschool: An American History)
26. Marg (Jack Maggs)
27. Stephanie(Life as We Knew It)
28. Ted (The Changeling )
29. Stephanie(Crow Lake)
30. Ted (White Noise )
31. margaret (Do Hard Things)
32. Nicola (Bill Peet: An Autobiography)
33. Nicola (Pig Island)
34. Nicola (The Bone Garden)
35. Robin (The Firework-Maker\’s Daughter)
36. Just One More Book! KidLit Podcast (A Isn\’t for Fox)
37. Joy (Sold)
38. Coffee Tea Books & Me (The Tiniest Tiger)
39. Girl Detective (Jesus\’ Son)
40. Girl Detective (Love\’s Labor\’s Lost)
41. SmallWorld (Unaccustomed Earth)
42. Girl Detective (Burnout GN)
43. Chris@bookarama (The Girls\’ Guide to Hunting & Fishing)
44. Chris@bookarama (Summer)
45. Chris@bookarama (And Then There Were None)
46. Anne (Hard Fighting Soldier)
47. Anne (Frankenstein)
48. Violet (Murder, Mayhem and a Fine Man)
49. Kim (Trepassers WIll Be Baptized)
50. ChristineMM (From Crayons to Condoms the Ugly Truth about America\’s Public Schoo
51. ChristineMM (The Educated Child)
52. SuziQoregon (3rd Degree)
53. SuziQoregon (Tourist Season)
54. SuziQoregon (Them Bones)
55. ChristineMM (Joseph Bruchac books)
56. ChristineMM (Max Elliot Anderson books)
57. ChristineMM (I Love Dirt!)
58. david e (duel! burr and hamilon\’s deadly war of words)
59. Becky (Big Fat Manifesto)
60. Becky (Lady Liberty: A Biography)
61. Becky (Shift)
62. Becky (Suddenly Supernatural: School Spirit)
63. Becky (From a Distance)
64. Becky (Frozen Fire)
65. Becky (The Trials of Kate Hope)
66. Becky (The Sherlock Files: 100 Year Secret)
67. Becky (In Company of Whispers)
68. Becky (Artichoke\’s Heart)
69. Becky (Coraline Graphic Novel)
70. Becky (Skin Deep)
71. Becky (Duel: Burr and Hamilton\’s…)
72. Becky (Independent Dames)
73. Becky (100 Days and 99 Nights)
74. Becky (We\’re Off To Look For Aliens)
75. gautami tripathy (The Time in Between)
76. Becky (Appetite for Detention)
77. Wendy (Life of Pi)
78. Wendy (Comfort Food)
79. Wendy (The House at Midnight)
80. Wendy (Springtime on Mars)
81. Wendy (Down River)
82. Susan (The Worthing Saga)
83. Krakovianka (The Abolition of Man)
84. Shonda (The Undomestic Goddess)
85. Shonda (Bloom)
86. Framed (The Fatal Shore)
87. Vasilly (Comfort: A Memoir)
88. Mrs S | Blue Archipelago (The Boy in Striped Pyjamas)
89. Mrs S | Blue Archipelago (Anne of Avonlea)
90. The Book Smugglers (The Sandman)
91. The Book Smugglers (Marvel 1602)
92. The Book Smugglers (Good Omens)
93. The Book Smugglers (Smoke and Mirrors)
94. The Book Smugglers (Stardust)
95. The Book Smugglers (The Day I Sawpped my Dad for two goldfish)
96. The Book Smugglers (Coraline)
97. The Book Smugglers(American Gods)
98. Kevin S (Existential Pleasures of Engineering)
99. Kara (The Dream Thief)
100. pussreboots (Camp Buccaneer)
101. pussreboots (Flight of the Goose)
102. pussreboots (Evergreen)
103. pussreboots (If You Give a Pig a Pancake)
104. Amy(No Colder Place)
105. Amy(Life As We Knew It)
106. Tasses (The Heretic\’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent)
107. Tasses (Farworld: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage)
108. Abiding (44 Scotland Street)
109. Jennifer (Inkheart)
110. Darla D (Inside Job)
111. Darla D (City of Bones)
112. Darla D (Castle Waiting: The Curse of Brambly Hedge)
113. Darla D (Grim Tuesday)
114. Darla D (All the Lovely Bad Ones)
115. Mrstreme (Half of a Yellow SUn)
116. Anne (If Only You Knew)
117. Anne (Too Close to the Falls)
118. Anne (The Lady and the Unicorn
119. Anne (A Good Man in Africa)
120. Anne (The Sorrows of an American)
121. Heather (Unholy Grail)

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7 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: July 5, 2008

  1. Thanks as always for this!

  2. Good morning! I read a variety this week–a “new classic” short story collection, according to Entertainment Weekly, a Shakespeare play, and a bad young-adult graphic novel. If anyone else is reading YA with their daughters, I wonder if you’ve checked out DC’s Minx line of graphic novels. I don’t like them, but they’ve gotten great reviews.

  3. I am getting around to blog about books we’ve been reading lately. This week I am reading a book on public schools (From Crayons to Condoms). I also revisited the 1999 book also citing problems with public schools “The Educated Child”. My ten year old has been enjoying the books by Max Elliot Anderson and I had read one of them. That son also loves the stories of Native Americans by Joseph Bruchac which I blogged. Lastly I reviewed “I Love Dirt!” which is nonfiction for parents who need ideas and information to get outside and explore nature with their children aged though age 9/10.

  4. I like your new blog look! I also just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate all of your book reviews and the lists for your children’s summer reading. I keep my library website open while I read your blog so I can put things on hold.

  5. Thanks all for participating, and thank you Leslie for your kind words. What an encouragement!

  6. Hi! Thanks for posting my review of Half of a Yellow Sun on your blog. I will come visit you again on Saturday. What a fun concept!

    Happy reading!
    Jill

  7. Sorry about all the smiley faces – the technology defeated me.

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