The 50th Book Review Blog Carnival

August 22, 2010


I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! reviews Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith“What do you do as an encore after writing a best seller and trend setter like Pride and Prejudice and Zonbies? Seth Graham-Smith has turned from Jane Austen to Abraham Lincoln.”


Primo Reads reviews The Ask by Sam Lipsyte “”The Ask” by Sam Lipsyte is a quick and enjoyable read. This novel is clearly “contemporary fiction” – Lipsyte drops in amusing pop culture icons throughout this novel.”


Learn This reviews Be Bodacious by Steven D. Wood “Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I have a few minor points against it but all in all, this is definitely worth your read.”


Spine Uncracked reviews The Best American Noir of the Century by Ellroy Penzler “This book is pretty badass. A good 700 or so pages of enjoyable noir short stories, and an introduction by James Ellroy in which he says things like, “The short stories in this volume are a groove. Exercise your skeevy curiosity and read every one.””


Digital Book Readers: e-readers guide and review reviews Breath by Tim Winton ““Breathless” might be a more appropriate title for this very different coming-of-age tale. It’s different not because it deals with growing up in a unique way, but because it’s about much more than young boys becoming young men.”


The Truth About Lies reviews The Complete Brigadier Gerard by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of those authors who will be remembered forever because of one creation (Holmes). The same could be said for P G Wodehouse (Jeeves) and John Mortimer (Rumpole) and I imagine that will be J K Rowling’s fate no matter what else she writes.”


Primo Reads reviews The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen “This week I read “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen. This novel was published 9 years ago, but surprisingly enough I’d never read it. ”


MYSTERIES in PARADISE reviews The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths “Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway lives on the flats of Saltmarsh near where the sky meets the sea. It is an isolated place, a tidal place where the sea moves in at speed of horses.”


Man of La Book reviews Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese if a fictional book set mostly in Ethiopia and the latter part of the book in the United States which tells the story of identical twins born to a British surgeon and a nun.”


Man of La Book reviews Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa. ““Dirty Little Angels” by Chris Tusa is a short novel, or a long short story depending on how you look at it, which follows the fictional life of 16 year old Hailey Trosclair. Hailey lives in New Orleans, but could live almost any slum in the world. ” Scroll to the bottom of the review for your chance to win a free eBook.


jaaliengineer reviews Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. “Set in the backdrop of civil war, the novel is not about civil war but of the people who lived during that time. The novel deals with Scarlett O Hara and her relation with Rhett Butler, Ashley Wilkes and Melanie Wilkes.”


The Lucidicus Project reviews How an Economy Grows by Peter Schiff . “Over the last two days on Twitter, The Lucidicus Project posted highlights from Peter and Andrew Schiff’s new book, How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes (Wiley, 2010; 256 pp). The book is a fable that starts with three men stranded on a desert island (Able, Baker, and Charlie) with nothing but their own ingenuity to keep them alive. ”


Reading is Sexy reviews Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres. “The title Jesus Land is from a sign that Julia Scheeres and her adopted brother David see when exploring their new town, “This here is: JESUS LAND.” Julia is a white girl who has two, adopted black brothers.”


Man of La Book reviews The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva. “”The Kill Artist” tells the fictional story of Gabriel Alon, a former Israeli agent who has retired to a life of an art restorer, his former cover which became his occupation. Alon is called back for duty one last time to stop an old enemy who is on a murderous spree before he leaves this world.”


Man of La Book reviews A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka. “A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True” by Brigid Pasulka is a fascinating fictional book tells the stories of two generations of the same family in Poland.”


Proud Book Nerd reviews Manifest by Artist Arthur. “Very creepy, but very good. It held my interest throughout the whole book. I read it in one sitting. I LOVE Krystal. Well, except her nasty attitude, although I couldn’t fault her for that. “


jaaliengineer reviews Of Course I Love Till I Find Someone Better by Durjoy Datta and Maanvi Ahuja. “This is yet another novel by an engineering student, going by the number of novels engineering students are getting printed it seems they may be the next literature powerhouse for the country.


Proud Book Nerd reviews The Panic Zone by Rick Mofina. “Summary: A grieving mother and a relentless reporter pursue a perfect killer.


Incurable Disease of Writing reviews Solitary by Travis Thrasher. “You couldn’t pay me to go back to high school. By all accounts I had it easy but it was un-enjoyable nonetheless.”


Mr. Audio Book reviews Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson. “Stones Into Schools is the story of Greg Mortenson’s determined efforts to promote peace through education in Pakistan and Afghanistan”


Effortless Wealth and Abundance reviews The Soul Truth by Marcus and Sheila Gillette. “Recently, someone was kind enough to send me a copy of ‘The Soul Truth‘ by Marcus and Sheila Gillette. I had not come across the book before, which was introduced to me as an inspiration for the Abraham books and a source of information about the Law of Attraction, so of course, I was eager to get stuck in!”


Sunny Dunny’s (new) Blog reviews This Is Not About What You Think by Jim Murdoch. “I’ve been reading, with great interest, Jim Murdoch’s new poetry collection, This Is Not About What You Think. It’s a well-produced book, published by Fandango Virtual. As Jim says in his introduction ‘None of my poems are very long. I’ve long held the belief that writers should say and get off the page’. Refreshing and honest, and that also describes Jim’s poetry.”


Man of la Book reviews The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell. “”The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet” by David Mitchell is an exceptional book which can easily be passed as a romantic historical fiction. The book opens in the last part of the 18th Century in feudal Japan, where the reader is positioned in the middle of a difficult labor of the wife of a Japanese nobleman.”


Sharing Travel Experience reviews Whatever You Do, Don’t Run “Sometimes it is hard for me to explain how a book gets my attention. Today’s recommended reading, Whatever You Do, Don’t Run, certainly has some curb appeal (don’t run? why not?).”


RateMeister reviews What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell. “Malcolm Gladwell is a captivating author. If you have read The Tipping Point or Blink then you already know this. Reading Gladwell’s new book What the Dog Saw seemed like a no-brainier to me.”


Colloquium reviews With Friends Like These  by Sally Koslow . “How important to you are your long-time friendships? How well do you think you know your friends?” reviews Write That Book Already! The Tough Love Needed to Get Published Now by Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark . “How do I get my book published?” Good question. “


  Online Accounting Degree reviews 50 All-Time Best Business Novels. “For someone interested in accounting and the world of business, it can be instructive to read books on the subject. And we’re not talking about Economics 101 here.”




  Online Masters Degree reviews 100 Best Books on War . “From the Civil War to the current war in Iraq, there’s a plethora of literature out there to help you better understand the art (or madness) of war.”
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  • Kerrie August 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks for hosting the carnival. Looks great

  • ham1299 August 23, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Nicely done! 🙂 Thanks!

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