7 June 2010

45th Book Blog Carnival

As you would expect from a Book Blog Carnival hosted on my site, while there are other genres represented, there is also a heavy crime fiction bias in this edition.

Welcome to the June 6, 2010 edition of book review blog carnival.
We have 19 contributions this time.
The next Carnival is due to appear on 20 June 2010 Nishita's Rants and Raves


Dave Roller presents Summer Reading posted at Home School Dad, saying, "I am planning on doing a lot of summer reading this year. I wrote out a few tips of how I've chosen my books in the past."

book reviews

switch2life reviews Purple Moonlight by Balwant Gargi posted at switch2life. saying " Balwant Gargi was a renowned Punjabi dramatist, novelist, and short story writer. "

Jim Murdoch presents Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "If Kelsey Newman's theory about the end of time is true, we are all going to live forever. But for Meg - locked in a dead-end relationship and with a deadline long-gone for a book that she can't write - this thought fills her with dread. Meg is lost in a labyrinth of her own devising. But could there be an important connection between a wild beast living on Dartmoor, a ship in a bottle, the science of time, a knitting pattern for the shape of the universe and the Cottingley Fairies? Or is her life just one long chain of coincidences?"

Denise presents WIN Emily Giffin’s NEW “Heart of the Matter” « Welcome To My Melting Pot… posted at My Melting Pot... The Conversations That Happen In My Head, saying, "This is not only a review of Emily Giffin and her books but also a contest to win her new book. So, readers will not only read about a great author and a few of her books but also have the chance to get her new book free!"

J.C. Nemecek presents The Last Book I Read posted at J.C. Nemecek. saying "I have a thing for books with unreliable narrators and this certainly fits that bill."

Jim Murdoch presents Timoleon Vieta Come Home by Dan Rhodes posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "What happens when you take Lassie Come Home, a disgraced gay bandleader, a laconic ‘Bosnian’, the leaning tower of Pisa, and a stray going by the unlikely name of Timoleon Vieta and leave them in the capable hands of Dan Rhodes? You end up with a most unusual take on the shaggy-dog story. Clever, funny and tragic in equal measures – part-novel, part-short story collection. A definite summer read."

CPF presents The Idiot's Guide to Personal Bankruptcy | Book Review posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, "This is a look at and review of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Bankruptcy..."

Dani in NC presents "A Woman's Place" by Lynn Austin posted at Average Girl Reads, "As America rises to meet the challenge of World War II, the call for defense workers unites four women at Seneca Shipyards in Michigan. As their lives intersect, this unlikely gathering of women will encourage, shape, and influence one another as they learn valuable lessons about themselves and about life, love, and faith."

Missy Frye presents Book Review: The Ark by Boyd Morrison posted at Incurable Disease of Writing, saying, "With a chilling premise and a blistering pace, Boyd Morrison combines all the best elements of a blockbuster thriller with an intelligent and fascinating exploration of one of the Old Testament’s great mysteries."

crime fiction

Bernadette presents Review: A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic posted at Reactions to Reading, saying, "A Thousand Cuts is a beautiful, intimate and sad book about the events that lead to a school shooting. Although fictional it's very realistic and I highly recommend it to all"

Bernadette presents Review: Midnight Fugue by Reginald Hill posted at Reactions to Reading, saying, "Author Reginald Hill and narrator Jonathan Keeble seem to have fun with this complicated, contemporary tale and its larger than life characters and their enjoyment was infectious. This novel is an absolute treat."

Craig Sisterson presents Crime Watch: My reviews of Neil Cross and Paul Cleave's latest thrillers in today's NZLawyer magazine posted at Crime Watch, saying, "Reviews of two recent locally-written thrillers that tread the darker edge of the crime genre"

Norman Price presents CRIME SCRAPS: HOW SWEDE YOU ARE posted at CRIME SCRAPS, saying, "A review of The Locked Room by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, one of my favourites from this superb series."

KerrieS presents Review: THE SILENCE OF THE RAIN, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "A new-to-me crime fiction author. This is the first of his Inspector Espinosa series, set in Brazil, and translated form Portuguese. Highly recommended."

KerrieS presents Review: OVERKILL, Joseph Teller posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "OVERKILL is an exploration of how a courtroom drama plays out, the mind games played not only by the prosecutor and the defence, but by the judge too. On the face of it there can be no defence that will save Jeremy Estrada from 25 years in gaol, but if anyone can do it Jaywalker can. Right until the end we don't know how the jury will decide."

non fiction

Adam Smith presents I'm Reading "Goal Digger: Lessons Learned From Rich Men I Dated" posted at The Digerati Life, saying, " a somewhat provocative book.... and a meme you can take part in too."

Todd Jensen presents 25 Best True Crime Books posted at Forensic Colleges. saying "What is it about true crime that makes it so popular? Here are 25 standouts in the field that take a detailed look at some of the most notorious crimes in history."

Clark Bjorke presents The Wild Trees posted at I'll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book!, saying, "The amazing true story of people who climb giant trees for science."

Dominika presents Book Review: All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space! posted at Vegetable Corner, saying, "Review of the book about popular square foot gardening technique. Bestseller on Amazon."

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Anonymous said...

Kerrie - Such a lot of fine books to choose from : ). Thanks for hosting this carnival.

Unknown said...

Great job on the Carnival - Thanks for hosting!!! Have a great week!

Missy Frye said...

Excellent carnival! Thanks for hosting and including my link.


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