Saturday Review of Books: September 20, 2008

“Any kid who has parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn’t poor.”
~Sam Levenson

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books, the after-Ike edition.

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 (Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines)
2. Laura (Gambit)
3. Laura (Hannah Coulter)
4. Framed (Silas Marner)
5. Framed (Saffy\’s Angel)
6. sage (Rock Me on the Water)
7. Carrie, RtK (Toby Tyler)
8. SuziQoregon (War of the Worlds)
9. Carrie, RtK (The Penderwicks)
10. 5 Minutes 4 Books (Awaken the Dragon)
11. 5M4B (The Landing)
12. 5M4B (John Butler books)
13. 5M4B (After the Fire)
14. SuziQoregon (Rosemary\’s Baby)
15. 5M4B (Shoot the Moon)
16. Jen Robinson (The Forgotten Door)
17. Barbara H. (Jessie by Lori Wick)
18. Alessandra (Does My Head Look Big in This?)
19. Alessandra (The Historian)
20. Maw Books (Yankee Girl)
21. Maw Books (Saturday)
22. Maw Books (Hope Was Here)
23. Maw Books (The First Hurt)
24. Maw Books (The Leper Compound)
25. Maw Books (Gathering Blue)
26. Maw Books (Darfur Diaries)
27. At A Hen\’s Pace (Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio)
28. Carrie K. (Waiting for Normal)
29. pussreboots (Four Seasons in Five Senses)
30. pussreboots (Archibald\’s Swiss Cheese Mountain)
31. pussreboots (Night Train to Memphis)
32. pussreboots (Lifeguard)
33. Petunia (The Complete Persepolis)
34. Preseng Lenore (Living Dead Girl)
35. Presenting Lenore (Savvy Girl)
36. Jane – Much Ado (Thanks for the Memories)
37. gautami tripathy (Dear John)
38. gautami tripathy (Awake)
39. gautami tripathy (Natasha)
40. gautami tripathy (The Flints of Memory Lane)
41. gautami tripathy (The Head Strong Historian)
42. gautami tripathy (Leaving Memphis)
43. gautami tripathy (Florette))
44. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Dominion by Randy Alcorn)
45. Alessandra (Looking for Alaska)
46. Hope (King Lear)
47. gautami tripathy (Shorty\’s Paradise)
48. Hope (The Hound of the Baskervilles)
49. Hope (Sense & Sensibility)
50. Benjie (God Bless John Wayne)
51. ChristineMM aka The Thinking Mother (Vibes)
52. Christine MM aka The Thinking Mother (How to be a complete failure in life, work
53. Janet (The Sacred Journey)
54. gautami tripathy (A Man Like Him)
55. Meghan (Sword Song)
56. Meghan (On the Way to the Wedding)
57. JustOneMoreBook! Podcast (The Shivers in the Fridge)
58. JustOneMoreBook! Podcast (Stella Unleashed)
59. Meghan (Circus Queen and Tinker Bell)
60. Meghan (Immortal)
61. Books & Other Thoughts (Magic or Madness)
62. Books & Other Thoughts (Bitten)
63. Books & Other Thoughts (xxxHOLIC, Vol. 12)
64. Books & Other Thoughts (Peter and the Staracatchers)
65. Books & Other Thoughts (Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig)
66. What is the Librarian Reading
67. Word Lily (Frindle)
68. Word Lily (The Trouble with Tulip)
69. Joy (The Chatham School Affair)
70. Sarah M., LH (Ella Enchanted)
71. S. Krishna (Rosewater and Soda Bread)
72. S. Krishna (Cancer is a Bitch)
73. S. Krishna (Sandcastles)
74. S. Krishna (Failure is Not an Option)
75. S. Krishna (Tolstoy Lied)
76. Lazygal (The Acadians)
77. S. Krishna (The Smart One and the Pretty One)
78. Kim (Why We\’re Not Emergent)
79. SmallWorld Reads (Songs in Ordinary Time)
80. SmallWorld Reads (gods in Alabama)
81. Becky (Little Mouse\’s Big Book of Fears)
82. Becky (Not On Our Watch)
83. Becky (Road of Lost Innocence)
84. Becky (Identical)
85. Becky (Wishing Traditions)
86. Becky (Mysteries of Udolpho)
87. Becky (I Can Save the Earth/Polar Bear\’s Home)
88. Becky (Our Library)
89. Becky (Be Gentle With The Dog, Dear)
90. Becky (Cousin Kate)
91. Conjunction Junction Diner (The Castle in the Attic)
92. Marie DeVries( Do Hard Things)
93. Natalie (Everything on a Waffle)
94. Sam Houston (Not in the Flesh)
95. Mindy Withrow (Pearl by Mary Gordon)
96. unfinishedperson (Amish Grace )
97. Lori (Memoir – Thanks to My Mother)
98. Lori (Does the Soul Survive?)
99. Literary Feline (OUT)
100. Blacklin(Harvest)
101. Girl Detective (Undiscovered Country)
102. Black Diamond Detective Agency
103. ChristineMM aka The Thinking Mother (The Way I See It)
104. Jennifer (The Red Tent)
105. Jennifer (Burned)
106. Jennifer (Skinny Dip)
107. Jennifer (Terra Infirma)
108. Lynne (The Myth of You and Me)
109. Lynne (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
110. Lynne (Island of Lost Girls)
111. Lynne (Ask Again Later)
112. Lynne (Lost & Found)
113. Lynne (If I Am Missing or Dead)
114. Lynne (The Year of Fog)
115. Shonda (Sweet Love)
116. Chris@bookarama (Hooked On Murder)
117. Chris@bookarama (The Gargoyle)
118. Carey (Nox Dormienda)
119. Kate (On Chesil Beach)
120. Kate (Romancing Mister Bridgerton)
121. Josette (The Book Thief)

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9 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: September 20, 2008

  1. Great quote and picture! Thanks for hosting

  2. Yes — I especially like the quote and picture today, too.

  3. Love that pic!

    My autofill went crazy – sorry about that. Can you remove my superfluous Magic or Madness links? I think they actually link to other books, and I don’t know why it kept changing my title on me! Duh. :-p

  4. What a great idea! I look forward to perusing the books on this list.

  5. That is definitely one true quote!

  6. There are some great books, listed!

  7. I love that pic, and have taken several of my boys sleeping with books. I have more Hamlet-related goodness this week with Lin Enger’s Undiscovered Country, set in modern-day northern MN. And a dark but entertaining mystery graphic novel by Eddie Campbell. I just started Crime and Punishment, so you may not hear from me for a while!

  8. Thank you for publishing the Saturday review of books.

    This week I blogged about:

    Vibes, a new fiction book for grade 7 and up (per publisher) about a high school girl who thinks she can read people’s minds.

    A funny nonfiction self-help book, using reverse psychology, published in USA in 2008 called How to be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life, Work & Everything.

    A book published this month for parents and teachers about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by Temple Grandin PhD called The Way I See It.

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