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Saturday Review of Books: March 28, 2009

Posted by Sherry on 3/27/2009 in Saturday Reviews |

“In reading a man converses with the wise, in action generally with fools.”
~Francis Bacon

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. Biblauragraphy (Swim the Fly)
2. caribookscoops (Wintergirls)
3. caribookscoops (Grace for President)
4. caribookscoops (With Courage and Cloth)
5. SuziQoregon (Susannah\’s Garden)
6. SuziQoregon (The Cross-Country Quilters)
7. Carrie, RtK (Instructing a Child\’s Heart)
8. hollybookscoops (Gregor the Overlander)
9. Carrie, RtK (Breach of Trust)
10. Carrie, RtK (Train Picture Books)
11. 5M4B (Collapse of Distinction)
12. 5M4B (Novel in a Year)
13. hollybookscoops (10 Ways to Make Your Sister Disappear)
14. 5M4B (If Tomorrow Never Comes)
15. 5M4B (Just Another Girl)
16. 5M4B (Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven)
17. Book Psmith (Blandings Castle)
18. 5M4B (Greek Myths)
19. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (They Shall See God by Athol Dickson)
20. Framed (S is for Silence)
21. Framed (Ladder of Years)
22. Carrie K. (Uglies)
23. Laura (A World Lost)
24. Laura (Espresso Tales)
25. Laura (Love over Scotland)
26. Framed (The Kissing Hand)
27. caribookscoops (Dolphin\’s Rescue)
28. Framed (Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man)
29. Terri B. (Sea of Poppies)
30. MFS @ Mental multivitamin (On the nightstand)
31. MFS @ Mental multivitamin (Sky Above and Worlds Beyond)
32. Fate (Inamorata)
33. pussreboots (Tiger Burning Bright)
34. pussreboots (Beyond the Blue Event Horizon)
35. pussreboots (The Secret of Lost Things)
36. pussreboots (The Importance of Being Earnest)
37. pussreboots (Jane Austen Ruined My Life)
38. pussreboots (Alphabet Mystery)
39. Maw Books (Emiko Superstar)
40. Maw Books (Jellaby)
41. Maw Books (Chiggers)
42. Maw Books (Fade)
43. Maw Books (Peace, Locomotion)
44. Lazygal (Marcelo in the Real World)
45. Lazygal (The Dark Volume)
46. Lazygal (Skeleton Creek)
47. Lazygal (Skunk Girl)
48. Lazygal (Softwire: The Worm Hole Pirates of Orbis 3)
49. Lazygal (Al Capone Shines My Shoes)
50. Lazygal (Breathing)
51. Lazygal (Absolutely Maybe)
52. Lazygal (Also Known as Harper)
53. Lazygal (Operation Redwood)
54. Lazygal (The Well Between the Worlds)
55. FleurFisher (The Manual of Detection)
56. FleurFisher (Knights of Love)
57. FleurFisher (The Paris Enigma)
58. Hope (Tanglewood Tales by Hawthorne)
59. Janet (The Mysterious Benedict Society)
60. Inquirer (Phonics Pathways)
61. LuAnn (The Shack)
62. Deanna (Outlander)
63. Lynne (THE INQUISITOR)
64. Deanna (Graceling)
65. Lynne (LIVING DEAD GIRL)
66. Deanna (Dragonfly In Amber)
67. Lynne (FIREFLY LANE)
68. Deanna (Voyager)
69. Mo (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
70. Joy (The Help)
71. Just One More Book! Children\’s Book Podcast (Duck Tents)
72. Just One More Book! Children\’s Book Podcast (Before You Were Here, Mi Amore)
73. PisecoMom (Zookeeper\’s Wife)
74. PisecoMom (Emergency)
75. PisecoMom (Watchmen)
76. PisecoMom (Kids\’ books based on songs)
77. Belinda (The Art of Mending – Audio)
78. Stephen (Red Riding series)
79. Stephen (The Girl on the Landing)
80. Page Turner (Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
81. Page Turner (Red Scarf Girl)
82. Sherrie(Swiss Family Robinson)
83. Books and Other Thoughts (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)
84. Books and Other Thoughts (Kitty and the Midnight Hour)
85. Books and Other Thoughts (Miki Falls: Summer)
86. Books and Other Thoughts (The Dark Hills Divide)
87. Books and Other Thoughts (The Ghost\’s Grave)
88. Books and Other Thoughts (Flora Segunda)
89. Books and Other Thoughts (The Light Fantastic)
90. Belinda (Cold Sassy Tree)
91. Josette (An Ocean Apart, a World Away)
92. Sarah at SmallWorld Reads (Paula)
93. Margot (5 Minute Mysteries)
94. Margot (Zig-Zagging)
95. Margot (Summer by the Sea)
96. Nymeth (What it Takes to Pull me Through)
97. Nymeth (Heartbreak Soup)
98. Nymeth (The Lost Years of Merlin)
99. Nymeth (Gorillas in the Mist)
100. CoversGirl (A Maggot)
101. CoversGirl (The Night Manager)
102. gautami tripathy (A Climb Through Altered Landscapes)
103. gautami tripathy (Sputnik Sweetheart)
104. Word Lily (The Manual of Detection)
105. Word Lily (Pardonable Lies)
106. Book Chatter (Drood)
107. Florinda – The 3 R\’s (Never Let Me Go)
108. S. Krishna (Wake)
109. S. Krishna (This Year\’s Model)
110. S. Krishna (Everyone is Beautiful)
111. S. Krishna (Saffron Dreams)
112. S. Krishna (Descartes\’ Bones)
113. S. Krishna (Salaam, Paris)
114. Heather J. (The Castle of Otranto)
115. Heather J. (The Game)
116. Lightheaded (Spike: After the Fall)
117. Lightheaded (Nick and Norah\’s Infinite Playlist)
118. Lightheaded (BtVS: No Future for You)
119. Lightheaded (BtVS: Wolves at the Gate)
120. Lightheaded (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
121. Lightheaded (Thirteen Reasons Why)
122. Noel (Marcelo in the Real World)
123. Noel (Dandelion Fire)
124. Carol (The Herb of Grace)
125. Homespun Light (Greasy Rider)
126. Homespun Light (Clean books for pre-teens)
127. Sarah M., Library Hospital (Reading Lolita in Tehran)
128. Sarah M., Library Hospital (Betsy-Tacy and Tib)
129. Mytwoblessings (The Seven Storey Mountain)
130. PapuaGirl (Guerrilla Hostage)
131. Dana(Culture Matters)
132. BOOKIE WOOGIE (Tale of a Tail)
133. Memory (The Dangerous Alphabet)
134. Memory (Bogus to Bubbly)
135. Memory (Renegade\’s Magic)
136. Memory (The Year\’s Best Fantasy, First Annual Collection)
137. Jen Robinson (Streams of Babel)
138. Becky (Little Oink)
139. Becky (Lullaby and Good Night)
140. Becky (Duck Rabbit)
141. Becky (Big Rabbit\’s Bad Mood)
142. Becky (Wee Little Chick)
143. Jew Wishes (Wandering Stars)
144. Becky (Bedtime Sing To Me)
145. Becky (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
146. Becky (Streams of Babel)
147. Becky (Maus II)
148. Becky (Maus I)
149. Noel (Gullstruck Island/The Lost Conspiracy)
150. Becky (Wuthering Heights)
151. Becky (Mansfield Park Revisted)
152. Becky (The Love We Share Without Knowing)
153. Becky (Fireflies in December)
154. Ruth (Reading Update)
155. Amber (Kitty and the Dead Man\’s Hand)
156. Amber (Kitty Raises Hell)
157. War and Peace (My Two Blessings)
158. Bermudaonion\’s Weblog (The Horse Boy)
159. Janet (The Golden Key)
160. She is Too Fond of Books (Usborne Book of Science Activities)
161. She is Too Fond of Books (Tomato Girl)
162. Melanie (Heave)
163. Melanie (La\’s Orchestra Saves the World)
164. Melanie (Miss Chopsticks)
165. Rebecca @ The Book Lady\’s Blog (My Little Red Book)
166. Rebecca @ The Book Lady\’s Blog (The Purity Myth)
167. Vasilly (Hansel and Gretel)
168. Vasilly (Reading Journal)
169. Sophisticated Dorkiness (The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup)
170. J.C. Montgomery (A Lucky Child)
171. J.C. Montgomery (The House of The Spirits)
172. krin (Six Moon Dance)
173. Farm Lane Books (The Winner Stands Alone)
174. Farm Lane Books (The Glimmer Palace)
175. Jena (Water Ghosts)
176. VioletCrush (Cutting Loose by Nadine Dajani)
177. Kristi (Yesterday\’s Embers)
178. Kristi (Deadly Charm)
179. Serena (Pat\’s Review of The Lucky One)
180. Serena (Deep Dish)
181. Hermie\’s Mom (The Reader)
182. Diary of an Eccentric (Willing Spirits)
183. Diary of an Eccentric (Deep Dish)
184. Diary of an Eccentric (The Little Giant of Aberdeen County)
185. Diary of an Eccentric (Everyone Is Beautiful)
186. Carol\’s Notebook (I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti_
187. Bookeywookey (The Talented Mr. Ripley)

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4 Comments

  • I linked an Athol Dickson book review from last week that I didn’t get to link last week. I hope you’re having a blessed break, Sherry!

  • Janet says:

    I reviewed a “children’s” book that gave me a lot to think about.

  • Ti says:

    Happy Saturday to you! I posted a review for Drood, which I really enjoyed but it took me quite a long time to finish.

    Right now I am reading Nineteen Minutes for my book club and The Prudent Mariner. I should be able to post the reviews for those next week.

  • Janet says:

    I added one more — a review of George MacDonald’s ‘The Golden Key.’

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