Book Review Blog Carnival

June 5, 2011

The Picket Line reviews Among the Dead Cities by A.C. Grayling
Grayling meticulously describes how the policy of destroying cities developed
and what goals it was meant to serve

Man of la Book reviews Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose
a fas­ci­nat­ing book about the Euro­pean the­ater in World War II, as told by the men on the front lines

Life As I Know It pontificates about re-reading The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Because each book was better than the last

Man of la Book reviews A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva
The plot is full of twists and turns, a won­der­ful cast of char­ac­ters

Wifely Steps reviews The Dolce Vita Diaries by Cathy Rogers, Jason Gibb
I think we’ve all had that desire to just jump out of our day jobs and pursue a passion, an interest, a wish we know would just make our lives more exciting and meaningful if it came into fruition.

Addicted to Media reviews The Dragon Book, edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
This is a magical collection of stories and one that I am glad to have on my bookshelf.”

Frontier Psychiatrist reviews Eaarth; Making A Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben
McKibben speaks with authority. Some 20 years ago, he was among the first to write about global warming for a popular audience.

Izgad reflects on Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
If a stranger asked me to make a sandwich, I would assume that the person was assessing me to see if I was a rational being, who could understand language and follow instructions.

Dumped Days talks about Getting Past Your Breakup by Susan J. Elliott JD MEd
this is one of those books that will actually help me towards moving on, getting past my breakup.

Man of la Book reviews The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry
there are many fas­ci­nat­ing tid­bits of infor­ma­tion mixed in the fic­tional nar­ra­tive

Rally the Horde! reviews Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
At almost 1000 pages, Kushiel’s Dart is a massive brick of epic fantasy.”

Books In The Sun reviews Madame Serpent (The Medici Trilogy: Volume 1) by Jean Plaidy
This is the first Jean Plaidy book I have read and was surprised to find it was published in the 1950s

Rally the Horde! reviews The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
It’s a rich story told with poetic skill.

I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! reviews Nemesis: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel by Lindsey Davis
Davis has an amazing depth of knowledge about the daily lives of ancient Romans which she uses to flesh out her stories.

The Book Base reviews The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
poignant and well-written

Man of la Book reviews Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
Mr. Boyd tells of human drama, fools, crim­i­nals, pat­sies and losers liv­ing on the edges of soci­ety

Read Aloud Dad reviews Phenomenal Picture Books: When Findus Was Little and Disappeared (by Sven Nordqvist)
This vibrant book about an old farmer and his talented cat was authored and illustrated by one of the most significant Swedish illustrators for children – Sven Nordqvist.

Read Aloud Dad reviews Terrific Treasuries: Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon
This Newbery Honor Book is an comic adventure, wrapped up in an exciting escapade!

CRM Help Desk has put together a Top 3 recommendations for Best ITIL Books for ITSM Professionals 2011
Professional Top Recommendations of last year are ‘Must Have Read’s for 2011. Based on an informal survey, were the top 3 recommendations for 2010

Delightful Children’s Books has blogged about 10 Children’s Books About Gardening
I bet you didn’t realize I’d enjoy planting my garden so much!

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  • Sheila (Bookjourney)June 5, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    There are some awesoem looking books in this group!

  • Read Aloud DadJune 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Man of la Book – thanks for hosting such a great carnival!

    Read Aloud Dad

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