Saturday Review of Books: February 28, 2008

“Give me books, fruit, French wine, and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by somebody I do not know.”
~John Keats

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.

Thanks to everyone for participating.

1. Maw Books (Ella the Elephant Series)
2. Maw Books (Baseball Saved Us)
3. Maw Books (Passage to Freedom)
4. Maw Books (Be Water My Friend)
5. Maw Books (The Year the Swallows Came Early)
6. Maw Books (Henry\’s Freedom Box)
7. Maw Books (Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom)
8. Maw Books (The Voice that Challenged a Nation)
9. Maw Books (Letters from a Slave Girl)
10. Jen Robinson (Wintergirls)
11. Deanna (Green Rider)
12. Deanna (The Love Letters)
13. Biblauragraphy (How to Ditch Your Fairy)
14. Deanna (Hood)
15. At Home With Books (Silent on the Moor)
16. At Home With Books (The Lost City of Z)
17. Margot (Gods and Generals)
18. Margot (The Way West)
19. Bonnie (World War I British Poets)
20. Bonnie (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight)
21. Fate (The Monster Garden)
22. pussreboots (Legs Talk)
23. pussreboots (The Gift of the Deer)
24. pussreboots (American Rifle)
25. pussreboots (When Boston Won the World Series)
26. pussreboots (Cry of Justice)
27. FleurFisher (The Borrowers)
28. FleurFisher (The Good Soldier)
29. Meg @ Literary Menagerie (Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly)
30. Cassandra @ Literary Menagerie (Sundays at Tiffany\’s by James Patterson)
31. Farm Lane Books (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-Audio)
32. Farm Lane Books (The Bone People)
33. Farm Lane Books (The Cellist of Sarajevo)
34. Farm Lane Books (The Moonstone)
35. Lazygal (The Believers)
36. Janet (So Brave, Young, and Handsome)
37. Hope (Cry, The Beloved Country)
38. gautami tripathy (The Simplest of Acts And Other Stories)
39. gautami tripathy (Cool Jew)
40. CoversGirl (Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper)
41. a lovely shore breeze (Irreplaceable)
42. Mo (Backstabber)
43. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Kirby Larson interview!)
44. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (The Gift of Psalms)
45. Just One More Book! Children\’s Book Podcast (There\’s a Babirusa in my Bathtub)
46. Just One More Book! Children\’s Book Podcast (Dr. White)
47. Diary of an Eccentric (Too Tall Alice)
48. Diary of an Eccentric (The Heretic Queen)
49. Margaret (Sarah\’s Key)
50. Shonda (Run for Your Life)
51. PisecoMom (Anansi Boys)
52. Joy (Still Alice)
53. Belinda (The Senator\’s Wife – Audio)
54. Page Turner@Lines from the Page (Under a Wing – Lindbergh Memoir)
55. Captive Thoughts (Anne Morrow Lindbergh biography)
56. SmallWorld Reads (Conversations with the Fat Girl)
57. Bookeywookey (The Invention of Air)
58. Bookeywookey (Middlemarch)
59. caribookscoops (The Journal of Curious Letters)
60. caribookscoops (Wanda Gag The Girl Who Lived to Draw
61. Dana(Guernsey Literary)
62. caribookscoops (The Hunt for Dark Infinity)
63. hollybookscoops (Pretties)
64. Dana(Sunday Phil Club)
65. melydia (Naked)
66. Jocelyn (Wondrous Strange)
67. Jocelyn (A Kiss In Time)
68. Sarah M., LH (The Making of a Marchioness)
69. Sarah M., LH (The Sittaford Mystery)
70. Word Lily (In the Deep Midwinter)
71. Word Lily (Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs #2))
72. Word Lily (Cutting for Stone)
73. Carrie, RtK (Space books & Giveaway)
74. SuziQoregon (A Body to Die For)
75. Carrie, RtK (Riven)
76. 5M4B (Riven)
77. 5M4B (Tender Grace)
78. 5M4B (Funny in Farsi & Laughing Without an Accent)
79. SuziQoregon (Murder on a Girls\’ Night Out)
80. 5M4B (The Joys of Love)
81. 5M4B (Gardenias for Breakfast)
82. SuziQoregon (The Winner)
83. SuziQoregon (Beyond Reach)
84. 5M4B (Fireflies in December)
85. 5M4B (Ruby and the Booker Boys)
86. SuziQoregon (The Woods)
87. Framed(Waiting for Gertrude)
88. Framed(Second Glance)
89. Amy@The Sleepy Reader( Scream)
90. Jew Wishes (Why Faith Matters)
91. Amber (Kitty Goes to Washington)
92. Books and Other Thoughts (3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows)
93. Abiding(The Boy Who Drew Birds)
94. Amber (Literacy and Longing in L.A.)
95. Books and Other Thoughts (Boneyard, Vol. 1)
96. Amber (Devil In a Blue Dress)
97. MFS of Mental multivitamin (On the nightstand)
98. Belinda (The Hiding Place)
99. Books and Other Thoughts (Bewitching Season)
100. Books and Other Thoughts (Blood Trail)
101. Books and Other Thoughts (An Incomplete Revenge)
102. Books and Other Thoughts (The Trolls)
103. Books and Other Thoughts ( Anima, Vol. 1)
104. Lynne (MATRIMONY)
105. Lightheaded (Black Maria)
106. Lynne (MAN OF THE HOUSE)
108. S. Krishna (Knit Two)
109. S. Krishna (The Smart One)
110. S. Krishna (Watchmen)
111. Lightheaded (The Moon-Spinners)
112. S. Krishna (Sonata for Miriam)
113. S. Krishna (My Best Friend’s Girl)
114. Lightheaded (The True Story of Hansel and Gretel)
115. S. Krishna (The Pluto Files)
116. Girl Detective (Blue Iris)
117. Girl Detective (The Heartbreak Diet)
118. Girl Detective (City of Refuge)
119. Memory (Bite Me!)
120. Memory (Carnival)
121. Bookish Ruth (Drood)
122. Memory (Dead Until Dark)
123. Carol (My Lucky Star)
124. Melanie (Hatbox Letters)
125. tanabata (An Artist of the Floating World)
126. Nymeth (Black Hole by Charles Burns)
127. Nymeth (The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak)
128. Nymeth (Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan)
129. Nymeth (Old Man\’s War by John Scalzi)
130. BOOKIE WOOGIE (Old Bear)
131. Krakovianka (February\’s reading log)
132. The Book Lady\’s Blog (I\’m Sorry You Feel That Way)
133. The Book Lady\’s Blog (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
134. Hermie\’s Mom (The Broken Parachute Man)
135. Suzanne (The Zookeeper\’s Wife)
136. Kristi(Trail of Crumbs)
137. Kristi (Age Before Beauty)
138. Kristi (I Do Again)
139. Kristi (The Fruit of My Lipstick)
140. Serena (Uncommon Reader)
141. Serena (Plum Lovin\’)
142. Teddy (Still I Rise)
143. Tasses (The Glister)
144. ChristineMM (Real Education)
145. ChristineMM (Destroy All Cars)
146. ChristineMM (Purge)

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9 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: February 28, 2008

  1. Thanks for hosting as always, Sherry, especially as you’re taking a break during the Lenten season.

  2. Oops! I was trying to put up both mine and Cassandra’s reviews, and forgot to change the title of the book in parenthesis, so number 30 is wrong, if you get a chance to pull it down!


  3. Hope your blog break is refreshing. Thanks for hosting the review.

  4. Always a delight to visit here and read about good books. Ditto Janet’s comment.

  5. I have a couple of extras this week because I missed last week due to vacation.

  6. Enjoy the break, relax, meditate, regain emotional strength.

  7. Morning, all! Today’s my birthday, and I’m feeling good that books are such an important part of my life–my life matches up with my values. This week was a nice mix–collection of poetry, comic-book memoir, and a novel about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina that I recommend especially for those who love Grapes of Wrath. It’s a novel about America and social justice and it really moved me.

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