Sunday Salon: Gleaned from the Saturday Review

The Sunday

Here are the books I spotted in yesterday’s Saturday Review and added to my ever-growing TBR list:

Sarah’s Key by Titiana de Rosnay. Recommended at Small World Reads. I thought I already had this one on my TBR list. I’ve seen reviews of it in several places.

On My Honor—Bauer. Recommended at Maw Books. This Newbery Honor book about making choices and the consequences of bad choices might be a good one to give to Karate Kid after I read it.

SIlent Music: A Story of Baghdad by james Rumford. I’m adding this picture book to the ones I’m considering for a follow-up book to Picture Book Preschool, to be called Picture Book Around the World.

Eat, Drink and Be from Mississippi by Nanci Kincaid. Recommended by S. Krishna. This novel sounds good: “Eat, Drink, and Be From Mississippi is a warmhearted, beautifully written, and uplifting story about love, family, and finding your way home.”

Racing Odysseus by Roger Martin. Recommended at Seasonal Soundings. A college president takes a sabbatical and goes back to college at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. I’ve always been interested in this particular college with its liberal arts curriculum and tutorial method. I can’t wait to read this memoir of a year as a 61 year old college freshman studying the great works of classic literature.

The Rule of Won by Stefan Petrucha. Recommended at Presenting Lenore. I like books that explore the edges of physical, mental, even spiritual sanity. This book is about a cult that turns into a nightmare and about how needy people get sucked into the group.

Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life by Michael Dirda. Recommended by Krin at Enough to Read. As if I didn’t have enough to read, I’m interested in reading a book about reading, with reading suggestions? Yeah.

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George. Recommended by Emily Beeson at Deliciously Clean Reads. Based on the fairy tale of The 12 Dancing Princesses. I like re-written fairy tales if they’re well done. This one looks good.

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