Saturday Review of Books: April 25, 2009

“The books that help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.”
~Theodore Parker

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. Melissa Wiley (Daughter of Time, The Hunger Games)
2. Laura (The Thirteenth Child)
3. Carrie K. (84, Charing Cross Road)
4. Carrie K. (Leonardo\’s Swans)
5. Framed (The Smithsonian Institution)
6. Framed (No, I Don\’t Want to Join a Book Club)
7. Framed (West With the Night)
8. Framed (Daddy\’s Girl)
9. Margot (Kitchen Confidential)
10. Margot (Murder on the Links)
11. Margot (Charlotte\’s Web)
12. Puss Reboots (Doctor Who and the War Games)
13. Puss Reboots (Over Exposed: The Price of Fame)
14. Puss Reboots (Jesus Swept)
15. Puss Reboots (A Very Hairy Scary Story)
16. FleurFisher(Henry:Virtuous Prince)
17. FleurFisher(The Spare Room)
18. Literary Feline (Starfinder)
19. Hope (The Passion of Christ by Piper)
20. Janet (Renew My heart)
21. Lazygal (The Winter Vault)
22. Lazygal (Secrets of Truth and Beauty)
23. Lazygal (Sahwira)
24. Lazygal (Leaving Glorytown)
25. Lazygal (alibaba)
26. Lazygal (ghostgirl: Homecoming)
27. Farm Lane Books (The Road Home)
28. Farm Lane Books (The Secret River)
29. Farm Lane Books (Delicate Edible Birds)
30. VioletCrush (Bad girls don\’t die)
31. VioletCrush (Sushi for One by Camy Tang)
32. VioletCrush (A map of the Known World)
33. Belinda (Not the Way It\’s Supposed to Be)
34. DebD (Lenten Reading Round-up)
35. Deanna (Darkfever)
36. Deanna (Bloodfever)
37. Deanna (Faefever)
38. Deanna (Dark Prince)
39. Mo (A Midsummer Night\’s Dream)
40. Nicola (Watchmen)
41. Nicola (Poe: A Life Cut Short)
42. Nicola (Life Sentences)
43. Nicola (If You Lived with the Iroquois)
44. Nicola (Tree in the Trail)
45. Dana(Willie Was Different)
46. Carol (book acquisitions)
47. CoversGirl (She)
48. SmallWorld Reads (Eclipse and Breaking Dawn)
49. Benjie (Dark Side of the Morgue)
50. MFS @ Mental multivitamin (On the nightstand)
51. Inquirer (Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television)
52. Inquirer (The Last Book in the Universe)
53. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Change Your Heart, Change Your Life by Gary Smalley)
54. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Suncatchers by Jamie Langston Turner)
55. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (HomeWork e-book)
56. Word Lily (In This Mountain)
57. Book Chatter (Ti)
58. Book Chatter (Ti)
59. Joy (Crazy for the Storm)
60. Sarah M., Library Hospital (Mrs. \’Arris Goes to Parliament)
61. Amy@TheSleepyReader( A Northern Light)
62. Amy@TheSleepyReader
63. Amy@TheSleepy Reader(The Bleeding Dusk)
64. 5M4B (Things I Want Daughters to Know)
65. 5M4B (Word Gets Around)
66. 5M4B (Passion of Mary Margaret)
67. 5M4B (The Red Leather Diary)
68. 5M4B (A Regular Guy–Growing Up w/Autism)
69. Jennifer, Snapshot (Scaredy Squirrel at Night)
70. Jennifer, Snapshot (Pieces of Georgia)
71. 5m4b (The Uncommon Woman)
72. 5m4b (Breaking Everyday Addictions)
73. Books & Other Thoughts (The Death Collector)
74. Books & Other Thoughts (Miki Falls: Autumn)
75. Books & Other Thoughts (White Witch, Black Curse)
76. Books & Other Thoughts (Survivor in Death)
77. Books & Other Thoughts (Witty, Weird & Outrageous: Saki Favorites)
78. Petunia (The World in Half)
79. Petunia (Nothing Right)
80. Just One More Book! Podcast (Silly Tilly)
81. My Two Blessings (Eon: Dragoneye Reborn)
82. Just One More Book! Podcast (Mr. Hiroshi\’s Garden)
83. My Two Blessings (14)
84. My Two Blessings (A World I Never Made)
85. My Two Blessings (The Graveyard Book)
86. My Two Blessings (Iron Kissed)
87. Bookish Ruth (The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery: Claudia and the Lighthouse Ghost
88. Bookish Ruth (The Girls of Lighthouse Lane: Lizabeth\’s Story)
89. Bookish Ruth (The Lighthouse Keeper\’s Daughter)
90. Bookish Ruth (The Girls of Lighthouse Lane: Rose\’s Story)
91. Bookish Ruth (Sisters of Scituate Light)
92. Jen Robinson (The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child)
93. S. Krishna (Girls in Pants)
94. S. Krishna (Sleepwalking in Daylight)
95. S. Krishna (Gifted)
96. S. Krishna (Laura Rider\’s Masterpiece)
97. S. Krishna (Delicate Edible Birds)
98. S. Krishna (The Iliad)
99. blacklin (Gods Behaving Badly)
100. Memory (The Sorcerer of the North)
101. Memory (Spike: After the Fall)
102. Memory (War and Pieces)
103. Memory (Once Bitten)
104. Bookish Ruth (Inside the Hub: The Unofficial & Unauthorised Guide to Torchwood)
105. ChristineMM (The Life and Works of Andy Warhol)
106. ChristineMM (Andy Warhol Getting to Know the Worlds Greatest Artists)
107. ChristineMM (Twilight & related)
108. Homespun Light (John Adams)
109. Serena (Keeper of Light and Dust)
110. Serena (The Mechanics of Falling)
111. Fate (Art of Darkness)
112. Fate (The Host)
113. Well-Mannered Frivolity (High Fidelity)
114. Rebecca @ The Book Lady\’s Blog (The Book Thief)
115. Rebecca @ The Book Lady\’s Blog (Hold Love Strong)
116. Melanie (The Sonnets)
117. Melanie (Come, thou Tortoise)
118. Teddy (Signora Da Vinci
119. 3m (Natasha and Other Stories)
120. 3m (Petropolis)
121. Diary of an Eccentric (The Lost Hours)
122. Diary of an Eccentric (Memory)
123. Diary of an Eccentric (Coraline)
124. Carol\’s Notebook (The Reader)
125. Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments
126. Book Bird Dog
127. Book Bird Dog ( Map of Paradise)
128. Book Bird Dog (Spiced)

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5 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: April 25, 2009

  1. I reviewed five books this week (#87-91).

    Love this week’s quote!

    I’m off to comment on some of the other reviews listed. As always, thanks for hosting this!

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