Saturday Review of Books: May 16, 2009

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
~Groucho Marx

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. gautami tripathy (THe REd-Headed Stepchild)
2. Jolanthe {Finding Favor with the King}
3. gautami tripathy (Rooftops of Tehran)
4. gautami tripathy (The Perfect Bride)
5. Joy (The Scarecrow)
6. Framed (The Bone Garden)
7. Framed (The Light Fantastic)
8. Word Lily (Best Intentions)
9. Page Turner (The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society)
10. Page Turner (Vanity Fair)
11. Semicolon (Gringolandia)
12. Heather J (Evelina)
13. Heather J (The Lost Men)
14. Heather J (Receive Me Falling)
15. Carrie K. (Graceling)
16. Carrie K. (The Blue Notebook)
17. Carrie K. (Evidence: Poems)
18. Book Psmith (The Secret Garden)
19. Book Psmith (the Melendy series)
20. gautami tripathy (Every Last Cuckoo)
21. Jen Robinson (Heart of a Shepherd)
22. Carrie, RtK (Get Outta My Face)
23. Carrie, RtK (Modoc: The True Story of the World’s Greatest Elephant)
24. Laura (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet)
25. Laura (Waiting for the Weekend)
26. Laura (Natural Elements)
27. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas)
28. SuziQoregon (Back on Blossom Street)
29. SuziQoregon (The Last Camel Died at Noon)
30. Semicolon (The End of the Alphabet)
31. Semicolon (Change of Heart)
32. Puss Reboots (Books of Magic)
33. Puss Reboots (Recovering Charles)
34. Puss Reboots (Alphabet Rescue)
35. Puss Reboots (Poor Poor Ophelia)
36. Puss Reboots (The Graveyard Book)
37. Beth (Lumby’s Bounty)
38. Farm Lane Books (Half of a Yellow Sun)
39. Farm Lane Books (Gilead)
40. Farm Lane Books (Theory of War)
41. Farm Lane Books (The Invention of Everything Else)
42. Diary of an Eccentric (Dear Anais: My Life in Poems for You)
43. Diary of an Eccentric (The Four Corners of the Sky)
44. Lazygal (A Round-Heeled Woman)
45. Hope (The Warden by Trollope)
46. 5M4B (Tamar)
47. 5M4B (Rose House)
48. 5M4B (Clara’s War)
49. 5M4B (Everyone is Beautiful)
50. 5M4B (A Single Thread)
51. Jennifer, Snapshot (Dessert First — Kid lit)
52. Linus’s Blanket (Nine Lives: Death & Life in New Orleans)
53. Linus’s Blanket (Mistress of the Sun)
54. DebD (Purple Hibiscus)
55. Mo (“Killer Pancake” & “Devil’s Trumpet”)
56. Nymeth (The Savage)
57. Nymeth (Ironweed)
58. Nymeth (Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List)
59. Nymeth (Lost at Sea)
60. Deanna (The Kingmaking)
61. Deanna (City of Ashes)
62. Deanna (The Time Traveler’s Wife)
63. Deanna (A Curse Dark As Gold)
64. Sarah N. (Chasing Vermeer)
65. Sarah N. (The Sweet Life in Paris)
66. Janet (Davita’s Harp)
67. Margot (Long Time Coming)
68. Margot (The Good Earth)
69. FleurFisher (Yellow)
70. Margot (Royal Blood)
71. FleurFisher (What To Do When Someone Dies)
72. FleurFisher (Cranford)
73. jama’s alphabet soup (Me with You)
74. MFS at Mental multivitamin (On the nightstand)
75. Sage (Population: 485)
76. Jane Much Ado (What I talk about when I talk about running)
77. Molly (The Bell Jar)
78. Mindy Withrow (Margaret Frazer’s The Novice’s Tale (Sister Frevisse))
79. Mindy Withrow (Paul Willis’ Bright Shoots of Everlastingness)
80. Mindy Withrow (Katherine Parr: Guided Tour of…a Reformation Queen)
81. PapuaGirl (Walk Back the Cat)
82. Sarah M., Library Hospital (Betsy And Tacy Go Downtown)
83. Bermudaonion’s Weblog (Secret Daughter)
84. Homespun Light by Emily (The Thirteenth Skull)
85. Kipi – In My Own Little Corner (The Great Eight)
86. Girl Detective (Unaccustomed Earth)
87. Girl Detective (Otto’s Orange Day)
88. Girl Detective (Sticky Burr)
89. Girl Detective (Author Illustrated Picture Books)
90. 5M4B (Why Women Should Rule the World)
91. melydia (The Golden Compass)
92. melydia (Moominsummer Madness)
93. melydia (The Chocolate War)
94. Memory (Tethered)
95. Memory (The Face on the Milk Carton)
96. Memory (The Siege of Macindaw)
97. Memory (Burning Water)
98. Memory (The Story Girl)
99. Memory (Jinx High)
100. Lisa notes (Anxious for Nothing)
101. Becky (Secret Holocaust Diaries)
102. Becky (Edward and the Eureka Lucky Wish Company)
103. Becky (Stanley’s Beauty Contest)
104. Becky (Mommy’s Having a Watermelon)
105. Becky (Imaginary Garden)
106. Becky (Being A Pig Is Nice)
107. Becky (A Small Surprise)
108. Becky (Genie Scheme)
109. Becky (My Uncle Emily)
110. Becky (Marsbound)
111. Becky (Book of Time)
112. Becky (Crocodaddy)
113. Amy@TheSleepyReader(The Stones Cry Out)
114. Amy@TheSleepyReader(The Forest of Hands and Teeth)
115. Gavin(The Language of the Night )
116. Well-Mannered Frivolity (101 Reasons Why I Am an Unschooler)
117. Brittanie (Taking Tuscany)
118. Petunia (Garden Spells)
119. Brittanie(The Moment Between)
120. Brittanie (Blood Bayou)
121. Rebecca @ The Book Lady’s Blog (Who is Mark Twain?)
122. Rebecca @ The Book Lady’s Blog (The Senator’s Wife)
123. Just One More Book! Podcast (Fiendish Deeds)
124. Just One More Book! Podcast (The Fiesta Dress (A Quinceanera Tale))
125. VioletCrush (The forgotten Garden by Kate Morton)
126. VioletCrush (Island of the Blue Dolphins)
127. Serena (Four Corners of the Sky)
128. John (George Whitefield)

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