Saturday Review of Books: September 12, 2009

“There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.”~G.K. Chesterton

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. Word Lily (A Disobedient Girl)
2. Word Lily (Faces in the Fire)
3. Jen Robinson (Fire)
4. Reading to Know (The Real Wizard of Oz)
5. Reading to Know (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
6. Reading to Know (Get Married & Start Your Family)
7. 5M4B (Liking the Child You Love)
8. 5M4B (Counsel from the Cross)
9. 5M4B (The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything)
10. 5M4B (The Hiccupotamus)
11. 5M4B (Becoming a Family That Heals)
12. 5M4B (The Last Ember)
13. Barbara H. (Fatal Illusions)
14. gautami tripathy (Alvor)
15. gautami tripathy (Almost Heavan by Judith McNaught)
16. gautami tripathy (Heart of Courage)
17. gautami tripathy (Nightshade by John Saul)
18. Beth (In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms)
19. Beth (The Tale of Holly How)
20. Beth (The Mother-Daughter Book Club)
21. Zee (A Walk in the Woods)
22. Pussreboots (Thump Quack Moo)
23. Pussreboots (Great American Marble Book)
24. Pussreboots (Simulacron 3)
25. Pussreboots (The Invention of Hugo Cabret)
26. Pussreboots (Fruits Basket 1)
27. FleurFisher (Wolf Hall)
28. FleurFisher (Ten Little Herrings)
29. SuziQoregon (Living Dead in Dallas)
30. SuziQoregon (Tomorrow When the War Began)
31. SuziQoregon (The Castaways)
32. Lazygal (A Duty to the Dead)
33. Deanna/ibeeeg (The Vampire Diaries, bk 1&2)
34. Deanna/ibeeeg (TheStolen Princess)
35. Deanna/ibeeeg (Cleopatra’s Daughter)
36. Nicola (206 Bones)
37. Nicola (Fables: The Mean Seasons)
38. Nicola (O Canada)
39. melydia (The City of Dreaming Books)
40. melydia (Stories and Poems by Edgar Alan Poe)
41. melydia (Eros Ascending)
42. melydia (New Moon)
43. melydia (Fermat’s Last Theorem)
44. melydia (Ender’s Shadow)
45. Jolanthe {That Certain Spark by Cathy Hake}
46. Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker (fearless by max lucado)
47. DebD (Outlander)
48. Belinda (Reading is Believing)
49. Belinda (Space for God)
50. Dana(The Snow Goose)
51. Mindy Withrow (Mary Doria Russell’s THE SPARROW)
52. Small World Reads (House of the Spirits)
53. Florinda/The 3 R’s (The Art of Racing in the Rain)
54. bookscoops (The Hiccupotamus)
55. ChristineMM (Stitches a Memoir)
56. ChristineMM (A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge)
57. S. Krishna (Lipstick Apology
58. S. Krishna (Millie’s Fling)
59. S. Krishna (The Rebel Princess)
60. S. Krishna (Short Girls)
61. S. Krishna (Almost Single)
62. S. Krishna (Burnt Shadows)
63. S. Krishna (What Was Lost)
64. Ti (Book Chatter) The Day The Falls Stood Still
65. S. Krishna (Graceling)
66. Ti (Book Chatter) Secrets of a Christmas Box
67. Joy (Rizzo’s War)
68. Samantha (Emma)
69. Samantha (Married by Mistake)
70. S. Mehrens, Library Hospital (Homer Price)
71. S. Mehrens, Library Hospital (Betsy and Joe)
72. Carol (Trollope’s Rachel Ray)
73. Sage (Goodbye to a River)
74. Nymeth (Cemetery Stories)
75. Nymeth (Falling Angels)
76. Nymeth (The Princess Tales)
77. Nymeth (The Red Tent)
78. Nymeth (Emma)
79. Darla D (Bitten to Death)
80. Darla D (The Sandman: The Doll’s House)
81. Megan (The Texicans)
82. Darla D (Lost at Sea)
83. Darla D (Something Wonky This Way Comes)
84. Memory (The Big Over Easy)
85. Memory (The Woman in White)
86. BookMoot (Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs)
87. Darla D (Darkfever)
88. Girl Detective (Andromeda Klein)
89. Jennifer, Snapshot (The Hair of Zoe F. Goes to School)
90. Becky (Fearless)
91. Becky (Maisy’s Snowy Christmas Eve)
92. Becky (Sweet Dreams, Maisy)
93. Becky (Maisy Dual Language Board Books)
94. Becky (Helen Oxenbury Board Books)
95. Becky (The Birthday Box)
96. Becky (I Love Fall)
97. Becky (Lady Susan)
98. Becky (The Greatest Knight)
99. Becky (Kilmeny of the Orchard)
100. Becky (A Monster’s Notes)
101. Becky (The Ask and the Answer)
102. Becky (Look for Me By Moonlight)
103. Becky (Cleopatra’s Daughter)
104. Seth H. (Dead and Alive)
105. Benjie (Called and Accountable)
106. Serena (Millie’s Fling)
107. Serena (The Day the Falls Stood Still)
108. Serena (Tallgrass)
109. Diary of an Eccentric (Millie’s Fling)
110. Diary of an Eccentric (The Late, Lamented Molly Marx)
111. melydia (Eclipse)
112. gretchenjoanna (Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful)

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: September 12, 2009

  1. Happy Saturday, folks! I meant to post early, but the day got going before I remembered.

    Andromeda Klein is the new book by Frank Portman who wrote King Dork a few years back. If you liked that, you’re likely to like Andromeda. BUT, I know some of the readers here might be concerned by the major part the occult plays in the book, so if you find things like tarot and study of magic history (Alistair Crowley et al.) troubling, you might want to skip it.

    That said, I thought the book did an excellent job of presenting something I didn’t know a lot about, and Andromeda is a smart, sad, funny heroine. Weird, but not evil and her interest in and skill at the occult practices are part of her outsider nature. The book presents the occult as one character’s way of understanding and making sense of her world.

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