14 February 2010

Book Review Blog Carnival #37

Many thanks to all the contributors in this edition of the Carnival.

Book Reviews

Crime Fiction

Bernadette at Reactions to Reading presents Review: The Pure in Heart by Susan Hill
if a tale that unfolds in intricate, captivating layers and provokes much thought about what you would do in the face of modern moral dilemmas sounds like your kind of thing then read The Pure in Heart.

Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise reviews THE KILLING HANDS, P.D. Martin
Looking for some Australian crime fiction? PD Martin rivals the best. This is #4 in her Sophie Anderson series, an Australian profiler working in LA with the FBI.

Scarlett Moore at Mystery Librarian presents Great Mystery Book Fun: Makeovers Can Be Murder
a witty little mystery by Kathryn Lilley that is an entertaining story starring Kate Gallagher, a plus-sized TV reporter who is assigned a new story that she dreads. She has to do a series on weight loss scams with the first episode starring Kate in a bikini. What!?! Let the panic begin…


Missy Frye  at Incurable Disease of Writing presents Book Review: Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer
Tricia Goyer delivers a perfectly paced suspense with just enough romance and history to make it a splendid read.

Sparky Bates at Accidental Reads presents The Associate - by John Grisham
I found it an interesting story that I wanted to keep reading all the way through. Those are the kind of books I like to read.

General Fiction

Surbhi Bhatia at Online 's Site presents Alchemist:: Read Only if You Dream by Paul Coelho.
The story is not a narration, but dialogues and conversations amongst various characters. It’s a book beyond being special

Jim Murdoch at The Truth About Lies presents Novel Without a Name.
This is not so much a book about war, it is a book about people who happen to be at war and who have been at war far longer than they ever expected.

Jason Ward at The Word of Ward  presents The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl & Cyril M. Kornbluth
This book is a gem. It was written over 50 years ago but deals with topics still relevant today. 

Missy Frye at Incurable Disease of Writing presents Book Review: Katy's New World by Kim Vogel Sawyer
In the small Mennonite community of Schellberg, girls are expected to stay home and help their families when they finish ninth grade. But, Katy wanted to learn and so she sought and was granted approval to attend the public high school in Salina, a neighboring town. 

Darren at Bart's Bookshelf presents Review: The Bird Room by Chris Killen
This is not a book I would normally pick up off the shelves so I’m thankful to the publisher, Canongate and the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program for sending it to me. 

Jeanne at Necromancy Never Pays presents  The Road.
a new type of post-apocalyptic fiction, a modern type that has moved away from science fiction and towards horror.

Life Style

BWL at Christian Personal Finance presents What Everyone Should Know About Money Before They Enter the Real World by Joseph Sangl.
This is a great book for young adults.

Wallet Blogger at The Smarter Wallet presents Dave Ramsey: A Debt Fighting Guru's Money Philosophies
Several years ago, I became interested in learning more about managing my money and came across some information by Dave Ramsey. Now seems like an ideal time to revisit his money philosophies.

switch2life presents Book Review: 'Bhatkanti Raigad Jilhyachi'.
This book is travel directory of Raigad district in Maharashtra. As a travel junky I found this book very informative. Like all travel directories it has information of important places to visit, where to stay, where to eat, and historical background of a place, geographical importance, culture and daily life of the place.

Steven Handel at The Emotion Machine presents Review: 100 Ways To Screw Up Your Life.
This book is specifically designed to stir up people’s feelings and – in the process – create a lasting change.

Rose at Fine Craft Guild .com presents Craft Book of the Month.
We choose the hot-of-the-press book "Refashioned Bags: Upcycle Anything into High-Style Handbags" by artist team Justina & Faith Blakeney as our book of the month, January 2010. And we can see it is going to be one of our favorite books.


Clark Bjorke at I'll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! presents The Mayor of McDougal Street.
A posthumous memoir, gleaned from hours of interviews with folksinger Dave Van Ronk and a history of the "Great Folk Scare" of the 1960s as seen by one of it's central characters.

Poets & Poetry

Jim Murdoch at The Truth About Lies presents Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life
The bottom line after spending the best part of a week getting to know this guy is that I’m looking forward to reading more. That I didn’t expect; not for one minute.

Jim Murdoch at The Truth About Lies presents The Pleasure of the Damned: Poems, 1951 – 1993
Poetry by Charles Bukowksi. The thing I’ve learned about Bukowski is that one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.


Rick Sincere at Book Reviews by Rick Sincere presents 'The Wayward Professor' by Joel J. Gold
I found the typescript for this book review in a long-neglected file box. It was written in 1989 or 1990 but has not been previously published.

Children's Books

Darren at Bart's Bookshelf presents Review: The Kites are Flying! by Michael Morpurgo
This is a brilliant thought provoking tale, with fantastic, effective, illustrations by Laura Carlin, that perfectly suit the mood of the book. I can’t recommend the book enough.

The next editon of the Book Review Blog Carnival will be published on 28 February 2010 at Best Books Review.
Submit your articles to the next edition here
If you are interested in hosting an edition of the carnival please contact Clark Bjorke


Missy said...

Great carnival! Thanks for hosting and including links to my reviews.

Maxine Clarke said...

I don't understand- I submitted several of my reviews to the carnival link, after the request to do so at the previous post for the carnival, but none of them is featured here. Did they go missing?

jrward42 said...

Thanks a lot for doing this. Nice carnival! I like your site and have put a link to it on my own.
Cheers, Jason (thewordofward)

Jeanne said...

A nicely varied selection of reviews--thanks for organizing them.

Kerrie said...

Maxine, are you sure it was this Blog Carnival, and not the Mystery/Crime Fiction one, that you submitted them to? You have several featured in the last edition of that one

Used Machinery said...

How about going to a bookstore's website? Like barnesandnoble.com? Do you think maybe they'll have books there? And what they're about?

BWL said...

Thanks for including me! Have a great weekend!


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