Saturday Review of Books: December 6, 2008

“Tough choices face the biblioholic at every step of the way–like choosing between reading and eating, between buying new clothes and buying books, between a reasonable lifestyle and one of penurious but masochistic happiness lived out in the wallow of excess.”
~Tom Raabe

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books.
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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. Carrie, RtK (Christmas with Anne)
2. Bookie Woogie (Wave)
3. Carrie RtK (Leepike Ridge)
4. Carrie, RtK (Radical Womanhood)
5. 5M4B (Flirting with Forty)
6. 5M4B (The Ice Diaries)
7. 5M4B (Give a Goat)
8. 5M4B (Christmas books for kids -giveaway)
9. pussreboots (Once and Future Celt)
10. pussreboots (Welcome to the Monkey House)
11. pussreboots (Gateway)
12. Laura (Emily Post)
13. Carrie K. (5-star books for Christmas)
14. Hope (Hard Times by Dickens)
15. Bonnie (Plato\’s Republic)
16. Bonnie (Kristin Lavransdatter, Pt. 2)
17. Fate (Capote in Kansas)
18. Beth F (Inkspell)
19. Beth F (Dead to the Worldl)
20. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Peace Like a River by Leif Enger)
21. Just One More Book! Children\’s Book Podcast (Doggie in the Window)
22. Moomin Light (Spindle\’s End)
23. SmallWorld (The Raucous Royals)
24. SmallWorld (The House at Riverton)
25. Teresa (Home)
26. Literarily (Flirting with Forty)
27. Literarily (Going Down South)
28. Shonda (Slay It with Flowers)
29. LuAnn(A Christmas Carol)
30. Lazygal (Waiting for Normal)
31. LuAnn(My Little Girl)
32. Kylee (The Safety of Secrets)
33. MFS (Revolutionary Road)
34. MFS (Annie Leibovitz at Work)
35. Presenting Lenore (Aurelia)
36. Presenting Lenore (The Green Beauty Guide)
37. Presenting Lenore (Persistence of Memory)
38. Presenting Lenore (The Red Necklace)
39. BermudaOnion (Flirting With Forty)
40. BermudaOnion (The Magician\’s Book)
41. melydia (On Beauty)
42. melydia (Brush Up Your Mythology!)
43. Laura (Little Britches / The Place to Be)
44. Sarah M., LH (Memoirs of a Geisha)
45. Farm Lane Books (White Tiger)
46. Farm Lane Books (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
47. Joy (Weedflower)
48. Captive Thoughts (Hannah Coulter)
49. Captive Thoughts (Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
50. Amy(The Reluctant Journey of David Connors)
51. Amy(The Magician\’s Book)
52. 3M (Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love)
53. 3M (Book of Murder)
54. Lynne (Dashing Through the Snow)
55. Lynne (The Wednesday Letters)
56. Lisa( Ender in Exile)
57. Lynne (An Irish Christmas)
58. Lynne (All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned in Loehmann\’s Dressing Room)
59. Lynne (An Irish Country Christmas)
60. Carol (Reading Around the World)
61. Elizabeth (Perfect on Paper)
62. Word Lily (A New Song)
63. Word Lily (The Miracle Girls)
64. SuziQoregon (The Idiot Girls\’ Action-Adventure Club)
65. SuziQoregon (The Unwalled City)
66. gautami tripathy (any Given Doomsday)
67. Book Lover Lisa (My Little Girl)
68. Book Lover Lisa (Flirting with Forty)
69. At Home With Books (Queen of Oblivion)
70. At Home With Books (A Christmas Carol)
71. At Home With Books (Dark Pursuit)
72. At Home With Books (Flirting With Forty)
73. Girl Detective (My Name is Will)
74. Girl Detective (Daredevil: Cruel and Unusual)
75. Girl Detective (Fables v. 11: War and Pieces)
76. Book Chatter (Forever Lily)
77. Noel (The Raucous Royals)
78. Jennifer (Learning to Bow)
79. Jennifer (He\’s Just Not that Into You)
80. Jennifer (Second Glance)
81. Jennifer (Holidays on Ice)
82. Noel (Masterpiece)
83. Sally (Thor and The Big Storm)
84. Mytwoblessings (Left to Die)
85. Semicolon (Case of the Bizarre Bouquets)
86. Becky (The Conqueror)
87. Becky (The Raucous Royals)
88. Becky (One Perfect Day)
89. Becky (The Stowaway)
90. Becky (House of Dark Shadows)
91. Becky (Undone)
92. Becky (Word of Promise Next Generation)
93. Becky (Weeping Under This Same Moon)
94. Page Turner (Hannah Coulter)
95. Ms. Bookish (The Book of Lies)
96. Ms. Bookish (Not In The Flesh)
97. Mytwoblessings (Dark Pursuit)
98. Kathryn (Ironies of Faith)
99. Bookish Ruth (Blood Island)
100. Booklorn (The Keepsake)
101. Carey @ The Tome Traveller\’s Weblog (The Lump of Coal)
102. Carey @ The Tome Traveller\’s Weblog (The Alchemy of Loss)
103. Carey @ The Tome Traveller\’s Weblog (Flirting With Forty)
104. The Thinking Mother (Clueless in Tokyo)
105. Benjie (The Paper Bag Christmas)
106. Marg (Garden Spells)
107. Shelly (Alicia Afterimage)
108. Queen Shenaynay (Seeking The Face of God)
109. John Nutford (The Master and Margarita)
110. Rebecca @ The Book Lady\’s Blog (The Time Traveler\’s Wife)
111. a lovely shore breeze (Low Man)
112. Serena (Safelight)
113. StaciJo (Chains)
114. bookscoops (Bee Me)
115. Violet (The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks)
116. Diary of an Eccentric (Owen Fiddler)

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10 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: December 6, 2008

  1. I finally finished Peace Like a River. A beautiful work of fiction!

  2. I love your quote today. I have to decide between buying groceries and going to a book sale today.

  3. This is a really great idea! I just found out about it thanks to the Beth Fish Reads blog. Thnanks!

  4. My first time participating – found thanks to Shana at Literarily – thanks!

  5. Good morning, all! I have another Shakespeare-related book. V. entertaining, but definitely NC17 for drugs and sex, and two graphic novels.

  6. Ti

    Once again, thank you for hosting this. It’s wonderful to have the reviews in one place and it’s great for community building.

  7. A great idea! I’m with PaperTigers and found this site through nearcircle.com: kidlitosphere.

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