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Saturday Review of Books: September 27, 2008

Posted by Sherry on 9/26/2008 in General, Saturday Reviews |

“Malnutrition of the reading faculty is a serious thing.”
~Christopher Morley in The Haunted Bookshop

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books, the financial crisis edition.

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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. Framed (The Monsters of Templeton)
2. SuziQoregon (Treasure Island)
3. SuziQoregon (The Solace of Leaving Early)
4. Framed (The Thirteenth Tale)
5. Framed (The Santa Letters)
6. 3m (The Photograph)
7. What is the Librarian Reading
8. 3m (Blankets)
9. 3m (Lolita)
10. 3m (The Bible Salesman)
11. Maw Books (Leslie Patricelli board books)
12. Maw Books (Messenger)
13. Maw Books (Two Bobbies)
14. Maw Books (Magic Kerchief)
15. Maw Books (Second Grade Pig Pals)
16. Maw Books (Tears of the Desert)
17. Maw Books (Of Beetles and Angels)
18. Maw Books (Yankee Girl)
19. Carrie, RtK (Mozart\’s Sister)
20. Carrie, RtK (I Wish For You A Beautiful Life)
21. 5M4B (The Way to Slumbertown)
22. 5M4B (No Girls Allowed)
23. 5M4B (Brisingr)
24. 5M4B (The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment)
25. 5M4B (Hannah\’s Dream)
26. Anne (Do Hard Things)
27. pussreboots (Going to Bed Book)
28. pussreboots (Idaho Snapshots)
29. pussreboots (Hello Piglet)
30. pussreboots (Some Ether)
31. pussreboots (The TWenty Dollar Bill)
32. pussreboots (Ookpik)
33. Word Lily (The Scarlet Pimpernel)
34. Bonnie (Moby-Dick)
35. Bonnie (The Odyssey)
36. gautami tripathy (Narcissa)
37. Gwen\’s Grief/Disappointed
38. gautami tripathy (Tomorrow is too Far by Adichie)
39. gautami tripathy (Gina/The Reading Room)
40. gautami tripathy (The Ethical Dilemma of Sandwich Down the Pants))
41. gautami tripathy (Gargoyle by Joyce Oates)
42. gautami tripathy (A Perefct Day Bananafish by Salinger)
43. gautami tripathy (You in America by Adichie)
44. gautami tripathy (Honeymoon)
45. gautami tripathy (Dating a Dead Girl)
46. gautami tripathy (Ghosts by Adichie)
47. Maw Books (Of Mice and Men)
48. gautami tripathy (How to bring Someone back from Dead)
49. gautami tripathy (Clara)
50. Sara R.
51. Sara R. (Persuasion)
52. Sara R. (The Shack)
53. Captive Thoughts (Angela\’s Ashes)
54. Captive Thoughts (A Girl Named Zippy)
55. Captive Thoughts (She Got Up Off the Couch)
56. Hope (Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis)
57. Rachel (The Wise Woman by Philippa Gregory)
58. Janet (Tales of the Kingdom)
59. Janet (Robert McCloskey stories)
60. Janet (Andy Catlett: Early Travels)
61. SmallWorld Reads (The Cellist of Sarajevo)
62. Literarily (A Monk Jumped Over a Wall)
63. Literarily (The Spirit of the Place)
64. Literarily (Killing Rommel)
65. Literarily (The Last Queen)
66. Laura (Books: A Memoir)
67. Laura (The House of Lanyon)
68. Joy (Odd Hours)
69. MFS (Banned books)
70. MFS (Review copies)
71. MFS (Books about drawing, sketching)
72. Jama (No Mush Today)
73. MFS (The Twilight of American Culture)
74. Sarah M., LH (The Gentle Grafter)
75. S. Krishna (The Enchantress of Florence)
76. Sarah M., LH (My Side of the Mountain)
77. S. Krishna (Nefertiti)
78. S. Krishna (Sleeping Arrangements)
79. S. Krishna (In the Land of No Right Angles)
80. S. Krishna (The Man Who Loved China)
81. Jennifer (The Mediator #6 Twilight)
82. Jennifer (The Five People You Meet in Heaven)
83. MFS (National Book Festival)
84. JustOneMoreBook! Podcast (Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners)
85. Stephen (The Suspicions of MR Whicher)
86. Wendy (A Garden of Earthly Delights)
87. Wendy (Ships Without A Shore)
88. Wendy (Guernica)
89. Stephanie(When Twilight Burns)
90. Stephanie(Untamed: A House of Night Novel)
91. Stephanie(The Good Thief)
92. Ten O\’Clock Scholar (Gilead)
93. Amy(A Thousand Veils)
94. Amy(The Devil Came on Horseback)
95. Nicole (Jane Austen: A Life)
96. Amy(Any Given Doomsday)
97. Amy(Testimony)
98. Nicole (The Book of Lies)
99. Nicola (The Mystery of Mary Rogers)
100. Nicola (The Discovery of the Americas)
101. Nicola (The Loveliest Woman in America)
102. Presenting Lenore (The Heretic\’s Daughter)
103. Presenting Lenore (The Triumph of Deborah)
104. Presenting Lenore (The Plain Janes)
105. Jew Wishes (City of Dreams)
106. Becky (Jane Eyre)
107. Carey (We Bought A Zoo)
108. Carey (The Heretic Queen)
109. The Tome Traveller\’s Weblog (The One Hundred)
110. Becky (39 Clues)
111. Becky (Secret Garden)
112. Becky (The Compound)
113. Becky (Wake)
114. Becky (Knucklehead)
115. Books & Other Thoughts (A Drowned Maiden\’s Hair)
116. The IDD Blog (Adventure stories)
117. Maureen E (Twilight–spoilers)
118. Kate (Seducing Mr Darcy)
119. Petunia (My Father\’s Paradise)
120. Books & Other Thoughts (House of Many Ways)
121. Books & Other Thoughts (Mystery of the Third Lucretia)
122. Books & Other Thoughts (Glass Houses)
123. Books & Other Thoughts (Flight, Vol. 1)
124. Books & Other Thoughts (Magic Lessons)
125. gautami tripathy (Weddings and Beheadings)
126. ChristineMM (Rob Lacey Bible paraphrase books)
127. blacklin(Galileo\’s Daughter)
128. Kristi
129. Kristi (The Magician\’s Assistant
130. Chris@bookarama (Mrs Dalloway)
131. Becky (The Penderwicks)
132. Diane (The Toss of a Lemon)
133. Diane (Murder is Binding)
134. Diane (Fahrenheit 451)
135. Diane (Breaking Dawn)
136. Heather J. (One Special Summer)
137. Sandra (In Hovering Flight)
138. Sandra (At a Loss for Words: A Post-Romantic Novel)
139. Sandra (Twice Born)
140. Sandra (Mister Sandman)
141. Diary of an Eccentric (Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir)

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6 Comments

  • Sara R. says:

    Oops, i forgot to put in my book title on my first review: “Flabbergasted.” Live and learn, right? Thanks for letting me join you. 🙂

  • JewWishes says:

    Another nice Saturday listing.

  • Maureen E says:

    If I missed last week, is it alright to link to an older post?

  • Sandra says:

    I’m glad I found this, it’s very handy. And I like your blog.

  • Sandra says:

    Re your question about Pauline Gedge: The best is probably House of Dreams. There is a continuation of the story in House of Illusions but
    House of Dreams was the better of the two in our opinion and is quite satisfying to read alone. The trilogy called The Lord of the Two Lands is very good also. It consists of The Hippopotamus Marsh,The Oasis, and The Horus Road, in that order. I’m so glad you asked, I’m sure you will enjoy them.

  • Anna says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for hosting this!

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