Saturday Review of Books: January 17, 2009

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
~Oscar WIlde

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books.

Here’s how it usually 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.

Unfortunately, Mr. Linky isn’t cooperating as of 1 AM CST. SO leave a link to your review in the comments if you don’t see the linky, and I’ll try to get it working tomorrow. It’s working now. Thanks to everyone for participating.

1. Krakovianka (I Am The Clay by Chaim Potok)
2. Farm Lane Books (Fugitive Pieces)
3. Farm Lane Books (We Need to Talk about Kevin)
4. Farm Lane Books (Q & A)
5. Hope (Mother Theresa\’s Secret Fire)
6. DebD (The Invention of Hugo Cabret)
7. Shonda (The Pre-Nup)
8. Shonda (Pretty Little Liars)
9. Shonda (Flawless)
10. Just One More Book! Children\’s Book Podcast (On the Scale, a Weighty Tale)
11. Just One More Book! Children\’s Book Podcast (The Empty Pot)
12. Joy (North River)
13. SaraR(A Common Life)
14. Lynne (Crossing Delancey)
15. Lynne (Sarah\’s Key)
16. SaraR(I Capture the Castle)
17. Sage (The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid)
18. MFS (Skellig)
19. Beth F (Artemis Fowl-Graphic)
20. Beth F (French Lessons)
21. Beth F (House of Blue Mangoes)
22. S. Krishna (Bras and Broomsticks)
23. Amy@The Sleepy Reader(The Fireman\’s Wife)
24. S. Krishna (Wife Goes On)
25. S. Krishna (Love and Other Natural Disasters)
26. S. Krishna (The Gathering)
27. She is Too Fond of Books (Free to Be … You and Me)
28. S. Krishna (Dreamers of the Day)
29. S. Krishna (The Virgin Queen\’s Daughter)
30. She is Too Fond of Books (Blog Blazers)
31. She is Too Fond of Books (Writing Romance)
32. Sandra (What We All Long For)
33. Sandra (Letters Between Us)
34. Sarah M., LH (The Thin Man)
35. Sandra (Madonnas of Leningrad plus 2)
36. Sarah M., LH (The Blue Castle)
37. Sarah M.,LH (Nothing But the Truth)
38. Mylydia (Brother Odd)
39. Melydia (Heart-Shaped Box)
40. Small World (Kitchen Confidential)
41. Small World (The Secret to True Happiness)
42. Framed (Inkdeath)
43. Carrie (House at Riverton)
44. Carrie (Gossamer)
45. PisecoMom (I Capture the Castle)
46. PisecoMom (The Year of LIving Biblically)
47. Framed (Clay\’s Quilt)
48. Bookeywookey (The Witches of Eastwick)
49. Bookeywookey (Twilight & Moonbeam Alley)
50. Bookeywookey (The Private Patient)
51. BOOKIE WOOGIE (Hush, Little Dragon)
52. Stephanie(Eclipe – Patterson)
53. Jasmine (An Artist of the Floating World)
54. Barbara H (What Women Wish You Knew About Dating)
55. Robin of Mytwoblessings (Unspeakable)
56. Robin of Mytwoblessings (Bad Faith)
57. Love Lies Bleeding (SuziQoregon)
58. Robin of Mytwoblessings (Five In A Row)
59. Coyote (SuziQoregon)
60. jama\’s alphabet soup (2 hawaii books, james rumford)
61. Word Lily (Mr. Ives\’ Christmas)
62. ChristineMM (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)
63. ChristineMM (The Element)
64. Janet (Eat This, Not That!)
65. LuAnn (House of Dark Shadows)
66. Carrie, RtK (The Three Little Pigs)
67. Carrie, RtK (The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career)
68. Carrie, RtK (Mr. Wilmer)
69. 5M4B (Guns of Thunder)
70. 5M4B (Becoming God\’s True Woman)
71. 5M4B (Mrs. Kimble)
72. 5M4B (201 Things to do When Children Say \’I\’m Bored\’)
73. 5M4B (The Book Tree)
74. 5M4B (Black Hole Back Home)
75. 5M4B (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)
76. 5M4B (The Scarlett Pimpernel)
77. Amber (Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen)
78. Jocelyn (Rampant)
79. Jocelyn (Cracked Up To Be)
80. Page Turner (Lilith)
81. Amy (Authentic Faith)
82. The Book Lady\’s Blog (Love and Other Natural Disasters)
83. The Book Lady\’s Blog (Reading the OED)
84. The Book Lady\’s Blog (A Guide to the Birds of East Africa)
85. Jew Wishes (My Father\’s Paradise)
86. Presenting Lenore (wintergirls)
87. Presenting Lenore (Flygirl)
88. bekahcubed (Spoiled Rotten America)
89. Presenting Lenore (The Dust of 100 Dogs)
90. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (For the Tough Times by Max Lucado)
91. Becky (On Church Leadership)
92. Becky (Never Say Diet)
93. Becky (Nefertiti)
94. Becky (I\’m a Happy Hugglewug)
95. Becky (Books are for reading)
96. Becky (Duck & Goose: How Are You Feeling))
97. Becky (Planet Earth: Baby Penguins)
98. Books & Other Thoughts (Nation)
99. Becky (Never Talk to Strangers)
100. Becky (Froggy Green)
101. Books & Other Thoughts (Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things)
102. Becky (Knitty-Kitty)
103. Books & Other Thoughts (Skeleton Creek)
104. Becky (A Child\’s Day: An Alphabet of Play)
105. Becky (Keeping the Night Watch)
106. Becky (Ten Things I Hate About Me)
107. Becky (Anubis Gates)
108. Becky (What Would Emma Do)
109. Becky (Never Let Me Go)
110. Book Chatter (Twilight)
111. Laura (The Explosionist)
112. The Library Paradox
113. bekahcubed (Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure)
114. blacklin(Justinian\’s Flea)
115. Sandra (Coventry)
116. Laura (Dewey, the Small Town LIbrary Cat)
117. Laura (Murder in MIniature)
118. Megan (The School of Essential Ingredients)
119. Memory (Coraline)
120. Memory (The Angel of Darkness)
121. Memory (The Road)
122. FleurFisher (The Finishing School)
123. Joyfully Retired (Divine Justice)
124. Ms. Bookish (White Corridor)
125. pussreboots (Written on the Knee)
126. Joyfully Retired (Robert McCloskey)
127. pussreboots (The Christmas Box)
128. pussreboots (Acting Class)
129. pussreboots (Silence is Golden)
130. pussreboots (The Sea)
131. Semicolon (Heaven)
132. Semicolon (Secret Keeper)
133. Semicolon (A Curse Dark As Gold)
134. Semicolon (The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher)
135. Semicolon (The Explosionist)
136. Semicolon (Washington: The Indispensable Man)
137. BermudaOnion (The Cradle)
138. krin (The Merchants\’ War)
139. krin (The Narrows)
140. Belinda (Water for Elephants)
141. Bonnie (Abolishing Christianity)
142. Bonnie (Uncle Tom\’s Cabin)
143. Bonnie (On the Incarnation)
144. Chris@bookarama (Anne\’s House of Dreams)
145. Kristi (The House on Mango Street)
146. Kristi (The Red Siren)
147. caribookscoops (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
148. hollybookscoops (Time Traveler Series by Caroline B. Cooney
149. Fate (Waiter Rant by The Waiter)
150. caribookscoops (Diary of a Wimpy Kid – for real this time)
151. Page Turner (Lilith – George MacDonald)
152. M Light (Coraline)
153. John Mutford (Fifteen Days)
154. Lynn (Alexandre Dumas)
155. Petunia (Breathing Out the Ghost)
156. Petunia (Tender Grace)
157. Serena (Breathing Out the Ghost)
158. Serena (A Dangerous Affair)
159. Carey @ The Tome Traveller\’s Weblog (Love and Other Natural Disasters)
160. Rebecca (The Hidden Art of Homemaking)
161. Carol\’s Notebook (Love Walked In)
162. Carol\’s Notebook (Phantom Limb)

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23 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: January 17, 2009

  1. ted

    Happy Saturday.

  2. This is my first Saturday Review! I’m excited to start participating.

  3. Mr. Linky was being temperamental during Poetry Friday yesterday. Glad to see he’s cooperating — at least, at the moment!

  4. This week a new book “The Element” was released by Sir Ken Robinson. I heard him speak this week and am 3/4 through the book. Love the book.

    This week the third in the series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” was released, new title “The Last Straw”. I share impressions and different views regarding the series which is highly popular with middle school boys especially and some girls too. This is required reading in at least one public school system near me.

  5. My review of Coventry by Helen Humphries:

    My review of What We All Long For by Dionne Brand:

    My review of Letters Between Us by Linda Rader Overman:

    My reviews of The Madonnas of Leningrad, The Gravedigger’s Daughter, and The Museum Guard:

    Thank you.

  6. Sherry,

    I came back and linked one of my reviews before I noticed that you had already linked the ones previously linked in comments. Sorry!

  7. I did not see Mr. Linky last night, and I don’t see him this morning, so I’ll try to link here in the comments.
    A cat biography:

    And a cozy mystery involving miniatures:

    Now I’ll go back through the comments and read the all reviews that are here – it’s my Saturday tradition since you started hosted the SRoB!

  8. Not sure why there are smiley faces on our entries this week, but anyway thanks again for doing this.

  9. I finally got around to reading Coraline, which I’d borrowed from a friend months ago. I don’t know why it took me so long to get around to reading it when it’s such a short, but good, book!

    Thank you!

  10. Thanks for hosting, again. Sorry I’m always slow linking mine.

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