Saturday Review of Books: November 21, 2009

“Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed..”~Seneca

The question, of course, is directed by whom or by what plan? How is your reading directed?

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. Homespun Light (Mr. Darcy Broke my Heart)
2. Page Turner (How the Heather Looks)
3. Page Turner (My Father’s Dragon, etc.)
4. @Joyful (The Silent Gift)
5. WordLily (Skid)
6. The Wet Nurse’s Tale (Age 30 …A Lifetime of Books)
7. DebD
8. SuziQoregon (Sweetheart)
9. Framed (This House of Sky)
10. SuziQoregon (Hold Tight)
11. Across the Page (Stardust)
12. Framed (The NY Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance)
13. Page Turner (The Reluctant Widow)
14. Reading to Know (Sylvan Dell books)
15. Reading to Know (Tiger Tale books)
16. 5M4B (The Inklings of Oxford)
17. 5M4B (Rainwater)
18. 5M4B (Things Worth Remembering)
19. 5M4B (My Prison, My Home)
20. 5M4B (Outwitting History)
21. 5M4B (Mother Daze)
22. 5M4B (Fairy Tales)
23. Benjie (A Christmas Carol, Special edition)
24. Seth H. (The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care)
25. Seth H. (Letter to a Christian Nation)
26. Petunia (The Diving Bell & the Butterfly)
27. Fate (The Adventures of Blue Avenger)
28. Beth (Look to the East)
29. gautami tripathy (Cleopatra’s Daughter)
30. gautami tripathy (The Dead Room)
31. gautami tripathy (The Imposter’s Daughter)
32. gautami tripathy (One Foot in the Black)
33. gautami tripathy (Tender Triumph)
34. FleurFisher (The Housekeeper and The Professor)
35. FleurFisher (A Man in the Zoo)
36. FleurFisher (The Frozen Deep)
37. FleurFisher (Stone’s Fall)
38. Lazygal (Finding My Place)
39. Lazygal (The Chosen One)
40. Lazygal (Witch and Wizard)
41. Lazygal (The Book of Samuel)
42. Deanna/ibeeeg (When You Went Away)
43. Nicola (Swallow Me Whole)
44. Nicola (Yokaiden Vol. 1)
45. Nicola (High on Arrival)
46. Nicola (Another Faust)
47. Nicola (Cat Burglar Black)
48. Nicola (Adventures in Cartooning)
49. Nicola (Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones)
50. Nicola (The 3-2-3 Detective Agency: The Disappearance of Dave Warthog)
51. Nicola (Bang Goes a Troll)
52. The Elsewhere Chronicles Book 1: The Shadow Door
53. Nicola (Constance and the Great Escape)
54. jama’s alphabet soup (The Sleepy Little Alphabet)
55. SmallWorld Reads (Chocolat)
56. S. Mehrens, Library Hospital (Rainbow Valley)
57. Shonda
58. Shonda
59. Mindy Withrow (The Good Apprentice by Iris Murdoch)
60. S. Krishna (I’ll Scream Later)
61. S. Krishna (Commencement)
62. S. Krishna (What the Dog Saw)
63. S. Krishna (The Magicians)
64. S. Krishna (The Magicians)
65. S. Krishna (The Secret of Joy)
66. S. Krishna (Valeria’s Last Stand)
67. S. Krishna (The Maze Runner)
68. Brandon (Eastern Philosophy)
69. Jennifer, Snapshot (Margaret P. Haddix YA)
70. Civil Thoughts (A Scandalous Freedom)
71. Nikki (Family Driven Faith)
72. Jennifer (Spells)
73. Jolanthe {Dawn’s Prelude}
74. The Picky Apple (What To Eat by Marion Nestle
75. Vasilly (The Creative Habit)
76. Diary of an Eccentric (The Hierophant of 100th Street)
77. Amber (Children of Dust)
78. Debbie Rodgers (Latitudes of Melt)
79. pussrebots (Frozen Tears)
80. pussrebots (Arrowsmith)
81. pussreboots (Resonance)
82. pussreboots (The Bungalow Mystery)
83. Mama Does Time (Mark)
84. Darla D (In Defense of Food)
85. Darla D (The Forest of Hands and Teeth)
86. Darla D (Rapture of the Deep)
87. melydia (Catherine, Called Birdy)

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5 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: November 21, 2009

  1. Thank you for making a place we can list our reviews

  2. The above link didn’t work.
    I am trying to resend:

  3. Ditto to what Joyful said.

    Thank you!

  4. Love the quote today, even if I don’t fully agree. For me, much of the joy in reading is seeing where the winds take me. I probably only really set out to read about one in five of the books I read.

  5. Just coming back after being gone all day and realizing I forgot to put the title of my book (City of Ember). Sorry.

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