Saturday Review of Books: July 18, 2009

“A book in the hand is worth two on the shelf.”~Henry T. Coutts

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. Carrie K. (WIngs by Aprilynne Pike)
2. Carrie (Raising Baby Green)
3. Carrie (Pinocchio)
4. Bookie Woogie (Flip Flap Fly)
5. Carol MagistraMater (Garlic & Sapphires, Eating My Words)
6. Carol MagistraMater (The Art of Civilized Conversation)
7. SuziQoregon (Dead Until Dark)
8. Carol MagistraMater (The Panama hat Trail)
9. Carol MagistraMater (D-Day)
10. Seth (Logan’s Run)
11. S. Mehrens, A Library is a Hospital for the Mind (Bidding for Love)
12. S. Mehrens, A Library is a Hospital for the Mind (Tarquin of Cheapside)
13. Seth (Ladies and Gentlemen: The Bible!)
14. S. Mehrens, A Library is a Hospital for the Mind (The Amaranth Enchantment)
15. Belinda (The Lathe of Heaven)
16. Pussreboots (Land of Black Gold)
17. Margaret (Down the Long Hills)
18. Belinda (Any Place I Hang My Hat – Audio0
19. Pussreboots (The Girls)
20. Pussreboots (Mysterious Magical Family Circus Kids)
21. Pussreboots (Bronte’s Book Club)
22. Pussreboots (The Postman Always RIngs Twice)
23. Gautami Tripathy (The Texicans)
24. Gautami Tripathy (One Scream Away)
25. Jolanthe (A Bride in the Bargain)
26. Inquirer (The Unlikely Disciple)
27. Deanna (The Magician’s Nephew)
28. Deanna (Chronicles of Narnia: Guides, Companions, and Resources)
29. Deanna (Lunar Landing 40th Anniversary)
30. Nicola (Amazing You: Getting Smart About Your Private Parts)
31. Nicola (Die For You)
32. Nicola (The Story Sisters)
33. Nicola (A Head Full of Notions: A Story About Robert Fulton)
34. Nicola (The Fire Cat)
35. Amy (Narnia read-alouds)
36. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Chronicles of Narnia Pop-up)
37. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
38. Amy (The Magician’s Nephew)
39. Amy (Roar: A Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia)
40. Page Turner (The Once and Future King)
41. Florinda (All We Ever Wanted Was Everything)
42. Emily at Homespun Light (The Message, The Burning Within)
43. Anna (East Garrison)
44. Anna (Annie’s Ghosts)
45. Anna (Dirty Little Angels))
46. Word Lily (Holy Roller)
47. Word Lily (Coral Moon)
48. Ti (Netherland)
49. Ti (Art of Racing in the Rain)
50. Ti (Blue Notebook)
51. Nymeth (Lavinia)
52. Nymeth (The Forgotten Garden)
53. Amber (Dead Witch Walking)
54. Amber (Annie’s Ghosts)
55. FleurFisher (The Little Stranger)
56. FleurFisher (Leaving The World)
57. Brandy Afterthoughts (Norms & Nobility, etc.)
58. Becky (Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide for School)
59. Becky (Jack Russell: Dog Detective: Mugged Pug)
60. Becky (Jack Russell: Dog Detective: Lying Postman
61. Becky (Jack Russell: Dog Detective: Awful Pawful)
62. Becky (Jack Russell: Dog Detective: Sausage Situation)
63. Becky (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
64. Becky (The Ghost Brigades)
65. Becky (The Grand Sophy)
66. Becky (Three Men on the Bummel
67. Becky (House of Many Ways)
68. Becky (The Art of Reading)
69. Sandra (The Jewel Trader of Pegu)
70. Sandra (No Such Creature)
71. Sandra (A Mercy)
72. teachergirl (Unwind)
73. Bonnie (Prince Caspian)
74. Bonnie (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
75. Memory (Kushiel’s Scion)
76. Memory (Kushiel’s Justice)
77. Hope (Return of the Native)
78. Lynne (BLOOD LIES)
79. Lynne (SWIMSUIT)
81. Savvy Verse & Wit (Mom’s Review–Run for your Life)
82. Savvy Verse & Wit (Becoming the Villainess)
83. Savvy Verse & Wit (Rubies in the Orchard)
84. Framed (The Mysterious Benedict Society)
85. Framed (Lemon Tart)
86. Framed (The Widow of the South)
87. 5M4B (The Pluto Files)
88. 5M4B (I Capture the Castle)
89. 5M4B (Violet Raines Almost Got
90. 5M4B (Violet Raines Almost Got
91. 5M4B (Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon)
92. Jennifer, Snapshot (HP & Half-Blood Prince)
93. 5M4B (Hook & Tsunami Picture books)
94. Phil (Crossing the Lines)
95. Beth (The 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith )
96. That’s Two For The Books (Mercy)

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22 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: July 18, 2009

  1. No Mister Linky this week? I have two this week, but I’ll hold off for further instructions.

    I do have a lingering question as to whether I’m the only male participant here. Not that I mind…I grew up with three sisters, so it’s cool.

  2. Here’s my link for this week: Wings by Aprilynne Pike. Thanks for hosting this every week, Sherry!

  3. I have several reviews this week. (Garlic & Sapphires, Eating My Words) (The Art of Civilized Conversation) (The Panama Hat Trail) (D-Day)

    Thanks for all the connections, Sherry. I appreciate your work.


  4. No Seth, you are not! Sage is another one!

  5. I’m the writer of “East Garrison.” It’s not for everyone (what book is?), but it has received many positive reviews. I’d love to answer any questions, and/or discuss “East Garrison” with readers. I write an ongoing blog about “East Garrison” and the process of promoting a first novel. Come visit my blog at and check out my website at
    Many blessings! G.M. Weger

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