Saturday Review of Books: March 31, 2007

I always dreamed that I’d like to read a book in bed and cause it to become gradually lighter by tearing
out a page as soon as I read it. It’s supposed to be sinful to destroy a book that way, but I’ve long wanted
to do it to one I didn’t like.

Well, the other night I found a dilapidated paperback of A Flash of Green by John MacDonald. It’s a good
story and I liked it, but the book had been wet and was falling apart already, so I lay in bed and ripped
out every page as I read it and tossed it onto the scattered heap on the floor.

That was curious, reading the final paragraph of an entire book with nothing in my hand but one page.

So that’s been done, and nobody else needs to do it, ever. –Leon Hale, columnist for the Houston Chronicle

(I liked that story, but I haven’t tried the exercise in lightening because Mr. Hale already did it.)

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1. Laura (A Perfect Mess)
2. Melanie (The Voyage of the Narwhal)
3. 3M (The Giver)
4. 3M (Inkheart)
5. Alyssa (Princess Bubble)
6. Alyssa (Flight Vol. 3)
7. Stephen (On Chesil Beach)
8. Joy (Beasts of No Nation)
9. Nina (Picture Books)
10. Heather (End of the Spear)
11. violet (My Feet Aren\’t Ugly)
12. At A Hen\’s Pace (Growing Girls)
13. ChristineMM (Discover Your Child\’s Learning Style)
14. ChristineMM (The ABC\’s of Writing for Children)
15. CoversGirl (The Time Machine)
16. CovesGirl (Goddess of Spring)
17. Krakovianka (Cold Comfort Farm)
18. Isabella (Hangover Square)
19. Elena (Little House in the Highlands)
20. Chris bookarama (The Seven Daughters of Eve)
21. Jennifer, Snapshot (Every Mother is a Daughter)
22. Clean Reads (Shooting Star: A Novel about Annie Oakley)
23. Copper\’s Wife (Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair)
24. Partners in Crime (Agatha Christie)
25. Literary Feline (Dust Covered Dreams)
26. The Autumn Rain (The Oxford Shakespeare)
27. DeputyHeadmistress (books to make you laugh)
28. DeputyHeadmistress (comfort reads)
29. Cinnamon (Winter Passing)
30. coffeeteabooksandme(MaryJane\’s Idea Book)
31. Heidijane (The God of Small Things)
32. MotherReader (Reaching for Sun)
33. JustOneMoreBook! Podcast (Amelia\’s Road)
34. Kevin S. (Real Christians Don\’t Dance)
35. Lori (The Great Mortality)
36. Lori (Nineteen Minutes)
37. MFS (Defending the Damned)
38. Shannon (The Jesus Storybook Bible)
39. Jen Robinson (Into The Wild)
40. Wendy (Travels With Charley)
41. Wendy (Black Swan Green)
42. Sage (Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
43. Kookiejar (The Crimson Petal and the White)
44. RaiderGirl3 (Hitchhiker\’s Guide to the Galaxy)
45. Sally906 (Diamond Dove)
46. Tanabata (1984)
47. Rozmarins (Peter the First)
48. booklogged (Hat Full of Sky)
49. Laura (Half of a Yellow Sun)
50. Laura (Old Filth)
51. Sam Houston (Falling through the Earth)
52. Terry South (Exposed)
53. Sandy D. (Songs of the Gorilla Nation)
54. Petunia (No. 1 Ladies\’ Detective Agency)
55. In the Pages (Nursery Rhyme Treasury)
56. Debra (My Little Journey)
57. Becky (What My Girlfriend Doesn\’t Know)
58. RicMama (Heaven at Home)

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Saturday Review of Books: March 24, 2007

“ . . . my friend tells me that you are come up to London with the view of turning your literary talents to account, and desires me to assist you in my capacity of publisher in bringing forth two or three works which you have prepared. . . . A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.” —George Borrow in Lavengro, The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

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1. Kevin (Book giveaway / not exactly a review)
2. Kevin (George MacDonald: An Anthology)
3. Stephen (The Tenderness of Wolves)
4. Nina (Weekly Picture Books)
5. CoversGirl (The Nanny Diaries)
6. cloudscome (A Seed is Sleepy)
7. Laura (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall)
8. Joy (A Girl Named Zippy)
9. 3M (Fahrenheit 451)
10. Wendy (To Kill A Mockingbird)
11. Wendy (The Translator)
12. Laura (Flight Path)
13. Laura (Behold, Here\’s Poison)
14. Sandy (Lincoln: A Photobiography)
15. At A Hen\’s Pace (Kite Runner)
16. Terry (Heart-Shaped Box)
17. Terry (Murder Off the Books)
18. Melissa Wiley (Cookies / picture book)
19. Carrie K. (I Capture the Castle)
20. YTSL (Famous Last Words: The Ultimate Dictionary of Quotations)
21. DeputyHeadmistress (Blue Mystery, a children\’s book)
22. DeputyHeadmistress (a must-have homeschooling resource)
23. Elena ((Mom to Mom, Day to Day)
24. Alyssa (Inside the Walls of Troy)
25. In The Pages (The Invention of Hugo Cabret)
26. Cathy (Wild Days)
27. Ruth (The Mission Song)
28. Mt Hope Academy (The Catcher in the Rye)
29. Isabella (Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky)
30. MFS (The writer\’s bookshelf, Part I)
31. Zandria (Dispatches from the Edge)
32. Carmen (Mom to Mom, Day to Day)
33. Carrie (Bible)
34. Carrie (Eats, Shoots & Leaves)
35. Lori (The Descent)
36. Lori (Notes from a Small Island)
37. Just One More Book! (The Recess Queen)
38. Krakovianka (Never Let Me Go)
39. Jennifer, Snapshot (Valley of Betrayal)
40. Staci (How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig)
41. Sam Houston (Finn)
42. Robin (Peace Like a River)
43. Bookinhand (Redemption series)
44. Anne Claire (Cold Sassy Tree and A Virtuous Woman)
45. Bonnie (Beowulf)
46. Chris (book-a-rama) Saving Fish from Drowning
47. Chris(book-a-rama) Moll Flanders
48. Framed (Random Harvest)
49. Framed (Snowflower and the Secret Fan
50. Amy(The Road)
51. frumiousb (A Stone for a Pillow)
52. Laura (The Little Blue Rabbit)
53. Carmon (Jayber Crow)
54. Heidijane (A HIstory of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters)
55. Nupur (What To Eat)
56. Suze (The Thirteenth Tale)

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Saturday Review of Books: March 17, 2007

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it 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.

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1. Alyssa (Emma Vol. 1)
2. Laura (The Northern Lights)
3. MFS (On the nightstand)
4. Cathy (What we\’re reading)
5. Krakovianka (North and South)
6. Jennifer, Snapshot (Nonfiction recs for students)
7. sage (The Valley of Light)
8. Heather (Seabird)
9. 3M (The Echo Maker)
10. Just One More Book! (Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick)
11. DominionFamily (Between Walden & the Whirlwind)
12. CoversGirl (I Knit Water)
13. Coffeeteabooksme(The Thirteenth Tale)
14. violet (Renovating Becky Miller)
15. whimsy (kidlit we are currently enjoying)
16. SFP (New books)
17. SFP (The Terror)
18. Bonnie (The Poetry of John Donne)
19. MichelleD (Songbird by Lisa Samson)
20. Carrie K. (An Irish Country Doctor)
21. Carrie K. (Take Joy)
22. Lori (Year Zero)
23. Lori (Dakota: A Spiritual Geography)
24. Laura (Yellow Lighted Bookshop)
25. Jen Robinson (The Zoo)
26. Fay (19th Century Historical novels)
27. Kevin Stilley (A Pocket Mirror For Heroes)
28. Cornflower (A Gathering Light)
29. Brooke (The Space Child\’s Mother Goose)
30. Mindy (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents)
31. Chris Book-a-rama (The Birth House)
32. Booklogged (A Prayer for Owen Meany)
33. Andrew (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis)
34. Belgian Waffle (Wives and Daughters)
35. Kara (Agatha Christie)
36. ChristineMM (The Over-Scheduled Child)
37. Sam Houston (The Blunderer by Patricia Highsmith)
38. Joy (The Double Bind)
39. Heidi (Unless by Carol Shields)
40. Heidi (The English Patient)
41. John (Coriolanus)
42. Mary (The Tregenza Girls)
43. Mary (A Perfect Mess)
44. Dawn (Skeleton Crew)
45. Wittingshire (Human Traces)
46. Nancy (The Secret)
47. Anthony Hanson (Sayings of the Desert Fathers)
48. Kim (Uses of Enchantment)
49. Melissa (Outlander)
50. Lisa (Lost in the Forest)
51. Nic (We)
52. Beckyb (Higher Power of Lucky)
53. Stephanie (American Gods)
54. Wendy (The Inheritance of Loss)
55. Melanie (Mariana)
56. Sandy D. (The Dark Frigate)
57. Heather (Perfecting Kate)
58. Amy(The Murder of Jesus)
59. Laura (American Bee)

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Saturday Review of Books: March 10, 2007

“I wonder,” he said to himself, “what’s in a book while it’s closed. Oh, I know it’s full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there’s a whole story with people I don’t know yet and all kinds of adventures and deeds and battles. And sometimes there are storms at sea, or it takes you to strange cities and countries. All those things are somehow shut up in a book.” The Never-Ending Story by Michael Ende

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1. Alyssa (Kristy\’s Great Idea)
2. Alyssa (Doomed Queen Anne)
3. Carrie (Esther)
4. Carrie (Tumble Me Tumbily)
5. Krakovianka (Diary of a Nobody)
6. Nina (Bird Picture Books)
7. Sage (The Mind of the South)
8. Krakovianka (The Time of Green Ginger)
9. KarenDV (Blue Like Jazz and others)
10. SFP (The Book of Lost Things & The Terror)
11. Laura (A Woman Doctor\’s Civil War)
12. Coffeeteabooksme(Ronald Reagan)
13. MFS (two books)
14. Emily (I Will Hold You til You Sleep-pb)
15. Kelly (Ordinary LIfe)
16. violet (I Am the Poem)
17. JustOneMoreBook.com Podcast (Swine Lake)
18. Jennifer, Snapshot (Frindle)
19. DominionFamily ( Mornings on Horseback)
20. Shauna (Quaker Summer)
21. LiteraryFeline (The Memory Keeper\’s Daughter)
22. Literary Feline (The Namesake)
23. Wittingshire (Peace Like a River)
24. 3M (The Book Thief)
25. Jen Robinson (Nothing But the Truth)
26. Carrie K. (Super Mom Saves the World)
27. Carrie K. (Quaker Summer)
28. Miss Erin (The Strictest School in the World)
29. Joy (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane)
30. Joy (Twilight)
31. Melanie (White Darkness)
32. Janie (books on William Wilberforce)
33. Cathy (Unwritten Rules of Friendship)
34. Wendy (The Double Bind)
35. Kevin Stilley (The Gunseller)
36. Wendy (Beasts of No Nation)
37. Kathryn (The Silver Chair, Rose\’s Last Summer, etc.)
38. Petunia (Being Perfect)
39. kookiejar (Candy and Me)
40. Kim (The Road)
41. Heidijane (Grasshopper)
42. Amelia (If I Am Missing or Dead)
43. Chris (O Pioneers!)
44. Lori (Spectator BIrd)
45. Lori (The Map That Changed the WOrld)
46. Stephanie (The Quiltmaker\’s Gift)
47. Lesley (Dispatches from the Edge)
48. MotherReader (The Squampkin Patch)
49. Nessie (Anil\’s Ghost)
50. Bookfool (To Hell and Back)

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Saturday Review of Books: March 3, 2007

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ~P.J. O’Rourke

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it 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.

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1. Copper\’s Wife (Age of Opportunity)
2. Literary Feline (The Way the Crow Flies)
3. Alyssa (Kat & Mouse Vol. 1: Teacher Torture)
4. Stephen (Gormenghast)
5. Queen of Carrots (The Odyssey)
6. Isabella (The Gold Bug Variations)
7. Isabella (The Annotated Cat in the Hat)
8. violet (In Search of Eden)
9. Carrie (A Woman\’s Place)
10. Book Moot (The Last Apprentice)
11. Sage (Andy Catlett: Early Travels)
12. Heidijane (Belshazzar\’s Daughter)
13. Jen Robinson (Cures for Heartbreak)
14. Carrie K. (Redemption & Girl From Yamhill)
15. Cathy (The Children of Green Knowe)
16. Miss Erin (The Chaos King)
17. 3M (Heart of Darkness)
18. Mindy (Simply Christian)
19. Kevin STilley (The Grapes of Wrath)
20. Kevin STilley (How To Argue & Win Every Time)
21. Jennifer, Snapshot (Picture books with wide age appeal)
22. Becky (Veil of Roses)
23. Jess (Witch of Exmoor)
24. Karie B. (author James Robertson)
25. Todd (Blindness)
26. Anne (The Man Who Would Be KIng)
27. Joy (The Goose Girl)
28. Little Willow (Reaching for Sun)
29. Melodee (Time to Be Earnest)
30. Petunia (A Room with a View)
31. Jennifer (The Beatrice Letters)
32. Jen (She\’s Gonna Blow)
33. Amy(The Inhabited World)
34. Sam Houston (Leave Me Alone, I\’m Reading)
35. JenClair (Break, Blow, Burn)
36. Jerome Weeks (Finn)
37. Teabird17 (Leave Me Alone, I\’m Reading)
38. Kris (Bridge to Terebithia)
39. Amy (Orthodoxy)
40. Wittingshire (Never Let Me Go)

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Saturday Review of Books: February 24, 2007

We all have an illusion that we will one day find a book that will show the way. This illusion grips every reader, and when we stand in a bookstore and we look over its books, we always have this silent hope that maybe here we will find not just a book but the book – the book that will point a way that will show us how to live. —Isaac Bashevis Singer from this interview

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1. Carrie (The Bible)
2. Cathy (Morning Has Broen)
3. Cathy (The Hullabaloo ABC)
4. Beth (Open House for Butterflies)
5. Kevin S. (Monster Blood II & III)
6. Kevin S. (Once More Miranda)
7. Stephen (A Spot of Bother)
8. Krakovianka (Lily\’s Crossing)
9. Heather(More Perfect than the Moon)
10. Laura (Past Perfect)
11. Laura (Dangerous Island)
12. Krakovianka (Turnabout Children)
13. Tammy (Gardenias for Breakfast)
14. Emily (3 Moon Picture Books)
15. Ian (The Book of Virtues)
16. Carrie (Lies Women Believe)
17. Henry (Parkinson\’s Law)
18. Mindy (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time)
19. Bonnie (Whose Body)
20. DeputyHeadmistress (my favorite mystery authors)
21. Carol (Words By Heart)
22. Eileen (Scoop)
23. Copper\’s Wife (Dumbing Us Down)
24. Stefanie (The Book Thief)
25. Cindy (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
26. RicMama(C.S. Lewis Concluded)
27. Jennifer, Snapshot (Freedom Walkers)
28. Elena (Trumpet of the Swan)
29. Alyssa (Shabanu)
30. Cathy (The MItten)
31. Carrie K. (Winter Reading Wrap-Up)
32. Jen Robinson (Gregor and the Marks of Secret)
33. RicMama (Heaven at Home)
34. JustOneMoreBook (The Swine Snafu)
35. MFS (On the nightstand)
36. Leslie (When People are BIG & God is Small)
37. 3M (The Woman in White)
38. Lisa (Plot Against America)
39. Joy (Birds in Fall)
40. Heidi (The Namesake)
41. Jennifer (The End)

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Saturday Review of Books: February 17, 2007

“My generation haven’t had criticism; they’ve had marketing.” —Paul Farley, The Guardian, April 2005

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1. Carrie (The Looking Glass Wars)
2. Kevin Stilley (The Devil\’s Dictionary)
3. Kevin STilley (The Boxcar Children)
4. Laura (Courageous Christianity)
5. Laura (A Widow\’s Might)
6. Kathryn (Above Suspicion)
7. Carol (Framley Parsonage)
8. Ian (Space Lords)
9. Carrie K. (The Awakening)
10. Nina (3 Picture Books)
11. Literary Feline (Emma)
12. Jennifer, Snapshot (The Worst Hard Time)
13. Cathy (The Story of George Washington)
14. Cathy (123 Valentine\’s Day)
15. SFP (The List)
16. 3M (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde)
17. 3M (To Kill a Mockingbird)
18. Krakovianka (The Secret)
19. Ruth (The Third Secret)
20. Bonnie (The History of Middle-earth)
21. MFS (Chapbook entry on Children of Men)
22. DominionFamily (Books I didn\’t like)
23. violet (Abraham\’s Well)
24. ChristineMM (The ABCs of Writing for Children)
25. Isabella (Firmin)
26. coffeeteabooks(back to freedom and dignity)
27. Miss Erin (Dragon\’s Keep)
28. Susanne (Crystal Lies)
29. Mindy (Amelia Peabody series)
30. DeputyHeadmistress (A Mother\’s Rule of Life)
31. Kelly (The Thirteenth Tale)
32. Cybils Award Winners
33. Eden (Warrior\’s Heart)
34. Lisa (The End of the Affair)
35. Lula\’s Hardt (Chris Madden\’s guide to Personalizing Your Home)
36. RicMama (How Should We Then Live? Rome)
37. Framed (Dreams From My Father
38. Copper\’s Wife (Lies Women Believe)
39. Heidijane (Embers)
40. JustOneMoreBook (Tudley Didn\’t Know)
41. Ric Mama (Letters to Malcolm: C. S. Lewis)
42. Melissa Wiley (Emily of Deep Valley)
43. Joy (The Things They Carried)
44. TadMAck (The Higher Power of Lucky)
45. Clarks (Into the Depths of God)
46. Lore (Girl Meets God)
47. Mark Meuer (The Cube and the Cathedral)
48. Sycorax Pine (The Magic Pudding)
49. Alyssa (Headless Wonders)
50. Christina
51. Barbara H. (In the Presence of My Enemies)

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Saturday Review of Books: February 10, 2007

Critics sometimes appear to be addressing themselves to works other than those I remember writing.
—Joyce Carol Oates

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it 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.

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1. Carrie (Children of Men)
2. Carrie (Happiness Sold Separately)
3. RicMama (Flannery Reprieve)
4. Kevin Stilley (Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning)
5. Kevin Stilley (Monster Blood)
6. Krakovianka (Death at the Dolphin)
7. Krakovianka (potpourri of current reading)
8. Stephen (The Book Thief)
9. Sage (Crossing to Safety)
10. Ruth (Recent Readalouds)
11. Ruth (The Constant Princess)
12. 3M (Silas Marner)
13. Blest (The Man Born To Be King)
14. Cathy (Lizzie\’s War)
15. Heather(Gone Away Lake)
16. Eileen (With Love, Libby)
17. MFS (Piano Lessons)
18. Carrie (Lewis\’s Space Triology & Beyond)
19. Bookfest (Peter Pan in Scarlet)
20. Just One More Book! Podcast (Lights for Gita)
21. Laura (Unprotected)
22. DeputyHEadmistress (Education\’s Smoking Gun)
23. Tom (Class-by Paul Fussel)
24. coffeeteabooksme(Art of Creative Living)
25. Miss Erin (Hattie Big Sky)
26. Shauna (reading with little ones)
27. Alyssa (American Born Chinese)
28. Jennifer, Snapshot (A Chance to Die)
29. Jen Robinson (Bread and Roses, Too)
30. Becky (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
31. Diana (The Liar\’s Diary)
32. Emily (Twilight)
33. Lars Walker (That Hideous Strength)
34. ChristineMM (Plug Your Book)
35. SFP (The Book of Lost Things)
36. Catez (Living Spirituality)
37. Lisa (The Book Thief)
38. Lisa (Deception)
39. Mindy (Personal History)
40. Joy (Darkly Dreaming Dexter)
41. booklogged (Madame Bovary)
42. Andy (Peace Like a RIver)
43. Bookwormom (Ithaka)
44. Sycorax Pine (The Book Thief)
45. Denny (The Betrothed)
46. Lee Anne (The Gospel of Food)
47. RicMama (How Should We Then Live? Pt. I)
48. RicMama (Credenda Agenda)

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Saturday Review of Books: February 3, 2007

“And for you, writer of that soul-inspiring work of colossal brilliance, I urge you to forget safety and write, headlong into the bleak and terrifying unknown.
And send us a postcard.” —Mick Silva at Your Writer’s Group

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it 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.

1. Carrie (The Treasure Principle)
2. 3M (Peace Like a River)
3. Catriona (The End of the Spear)
4. Lorna (Visioneering)
5. Allison (Living by Fiction)
6. SFP (The Street of Crocodiles)
7. Sage (for one day more)
8. MFS (Three chillingly contemporary novels)
9. Kevin Stilley (Till We Have Faces)
10. Lisa (Inheritance of Loss)
11. Lisa (Empire of the Sun)
12. Krakovianka (book summary for January)
13. Laura (Reflex)
14. violet (How You Leave Them Feeling)
15. Carrie K. (Education of a Wandering Man)
16. ChristineMM (Chapter After Chapter)
17. At A Hen\’s Pace (Gilead)
18. Shauna (The Enchanted Castle)
19. Miss Erin (East)
20. MotherReader (Boyfriend List and Boy Book)
21. DominionFamily ( Favorite Family Read Alouds)
22. Joy (Brother Odd)
23. JustOneMoreBook (Little Squarehead)
24. Jen Robinson (Ivy and Bean)
25. HeidiJane (Woman in White)
26. Nyssaneala (Mrs. Dalloway)
27. Amy (Amy and Isabelle)
28. Maggie (Waltzing at the Piggly-Wiggly)
29. RicMama (Flannery O\’Connor)
30. Literary Feline (Whose Body?)
31. Literary Feline (Catch-22)
32. Eileen (The Secret Life of Becky Miller)
33. Denise (Garbage Land)
34. Beth (Better than Life)
35. Alyssa (Oddly Enough)
36. Lazygal (The Titan\’s Curse)
37. Nina (History Picture Books
38. coffeeteabooksme(Bless the Lord)
39. RicMama (Pearl S. Buck)
40. Carl V. (Diamonds Are Forever)
41. RicMama (The Child Who Never Grew)

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Saturday Review of Books: January 27, 2007

1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
Taken from George Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” (1946).

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it 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.

1. At A Hen\’s Pace (Moccasin Trail)
2. Camille (Down Girl and Sit: Smarter than Squirrels)
3. Carrie K. (Jane Eyre)
4. Anne (Feminine Appeal)
5. sage (They Marched into Sunlight)
6. Krakovianka (The History of Henry Esmond)
7. Laura (Martin Chuzzlewit)
8. MFS (On the nightstand)
9. DominionFamily ( Nature Journaling)
10. Carrie (Picture Books-Suggestions?)
11. coffeeteabooksandme (Crunchy Con)
12. Jennifer, Snapshot (The Husband)
13. At A Hen\’s Pace (my daughter\’s picks)
14. At A Hen\’s Pace (my sons\’ picks)
15. Isabella (David Copperfield)
16. Susanne (Club Sandwich)
17. Ruth (The Virgin\’s Lover)
18. Shauna (Peter Pan)
19. Kevin Stilley (Philosophy in the Comics)
20. Jen Robinson (Flotsam)
21. 3M (Atonement)
22. Miss Erin (Into the Wild)
23. Mark (Children of Men)
24. Kelly (The Thirteenth Tale)
25. Just One More Book! Podcast (The Not-So-Only Child)
26. Julie (In This House of Brede)
27. Kimba (Peace Like a River)
28. Elliot (The Revolt)
29. Julie D.
30. Carl V. (Moonraker)

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Thanks to everyone for reviewing, blogging, and linking.

Visit Semicolon’s Amazon Store for more great book recommendations.

Peruse past Saturday Reviews.