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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Book Review Blog Carnival--9th Edition

Welcome to the 9th edition of the Book Review Blog Carnival! I'm honored to be hosting this most excellent carnival. I'm sure you'll find some interesting reads from the selection below. Enjoy!



General Fiction
Ama Lee presents The Men in My Life posted at Feminist Review.

Meg Hooper presents Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: Reopening The Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles by Pierre Bayard -- Book Review posted at Literary Menagerie.

switch2life presents 3 Mistakes by Chetan Bhagat posted at Book Reviews.

Myscha Theriault presents One Year Off, by David Cohen - World Eats and Readers’ Treats posted at World Eats and Readers' Treats.

Christina M. Rau presents Get Chills posted at Livin' The Dream (One Loser At A Time). Check out Scott Heim's We Disappear.

Jeanne presents Do We Need a Cure? posted at Necromancy Never Pays.

Nigel Beale presents NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS » Blog Archive » Part 1: Netherland,Wood, Smith, and the Truly Great posted at NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS.

Carrie Kitzmiller presents The House at Riverton posted at Books and Movies.


General Nonfiction

Carrie Laben presents We Have Met the Pigeon... posted at Great Auk - or Greatest Auk?.

Andy Hayes presents See Them Before They're Gone posted at Sharing Experiences.

Beth Mancuso presents 90 Minutes in Heaven posted at Manic Mother.

Flash Gordon presents Two Historical Novels on the Leading Ladys of France: Marie Antoinette and Athenais posted at Great New Books that Are a Must Read.

Flash Gordon presents Disappearing Peoples: Indigenous Groups and Ethnic Minorities in South and Central Asia posted at Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources.

Corey Finger presents Review: Of Parrots and People posted at 10,000 Birds. A wonderful book for those looking to understand the intersection of people and parrots.

Susan Leonardo presents WALDEN or Life in the Woods posted at Truly Sue Book Reviews.

Tim presents Book Review: Commander of the Faithful by John W. Kiser posted at A Progressive on the Prairie.

A biography of a 19th century Arab emir who led a jihadist revolt against France in Algeria explains why he was viewed as one of the "great men" of his century.

Ty Skinner presents School Days….Professionals in Training posted at Jeff Skinner.

In "Driven" Kevin Cook delves into the ever evolving world of junior golf. The David Leadbetter Golf Academy is one of a growing number of youth camps whose mission it is to create the next great, dominant golfer.


Juvenile Fiction

Alessandra presents Book Review: Before I Die posted at Out of the Blue.

Christina M. Rau presents Wedding Bell Book posted at Livin' The Dream (One Loser At A Time). Carson McCuller's novel, The Member Of The Wedding, is a wonderfully crafted coming-of-age story.

candy presents My Twilight Confession: The Upside of Obsession posted at Carrie and Danielle.

Rani presents Lost Beneath Manhattan by Sigmund Brouwer posted at Christ's Bridge. Learn about this book by Sigmund Brower and many other Christian children's authors.

Juvenile Nonfiction
DNLee presents Book Review: In My Backyard posted at Urban Science Adventures! ©.

DNLee presents Book Review: Birds of Prey posted at Urban Science Adventures! ©.


Children
Kakie Fitzsimmons presents Award winning "Anna Goes Hiking" children's book teaches kids about nature and the outdoors posted at Bur Bur & Friends: Community Park. This book is the fourth in the award winning children's book series, Bur Bur and Friends. Bur Bur and Friends is a cast of multicultural characters who educate kids about sports, outdoor exploration and active play.

Mystery
Kerrie presents Review: POIROT INVESTIGATES, Agatha Christie posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE. A collection of 11 stories featuring Hercule Poirot, originally published in The Sketch magazine in 1923, and then as a book in 1924.

Kerrie presents Forgotten Book: A MORBID TASTE FOR BONES, Ellis Peters posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE. This was the first of Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael books, which later provided the stories for the television series that starred Sir Derek Jacobi.

Kerrie presents Good Crime Fiction we read in 2008 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE. I recently asked people to nominate their 10 best crime fiction reads in 2008. 40 people contributed lists, and here are the results.

Kerrie presents Review: BRIGHT AIR, Barry Maitland posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE. On his death bed a climber admits that he has committed murder. Barry Maitland's first stand alone does not disappoint.

Kerrie presents AGATHA RAISIN and the WELLSPRING of DEATH, M.C. Beaton posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE. If you are looking for a series of light, fairly frivolous, village cozies, then Agatha Raisin may be just the thing.

Jim Murdoch presents Laidlaw posted at The Truth About Lies. A review of the first 'tartan noir' crime novel, Laidlaw by William McIlvanney

Kerrie presents ARCTIC CHILL, Arnaldur Indridason posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE. Set in Reyjavik, Iceland. A young boy of Asiatic appearance is discovered dead near the flats where he lives. He is frozen to the ground in a pool of his own blood, with a stab wound to the stomach. A theme that runs through the story is the tensions between native Icelanders and incomers, particularly those who are noticeably different.

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Tru presents A Scanner Darkly - Phillip K. Dick posted at True Science Fiction.

Alyce presents Graceling by Kristin Cashore - Review posted at At Home With Books.


Personal Development and Instructional
Glenn Twiddle presents How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie posted at Book Reviews on Making Money and Real Estate.

Broderick Allen presents Personal Development for Smart People posted at Broderick Allen - Personal Growth and Enjoying Life's Journey.

Jim presents » Interview with Jim O’Donnell, The Shortest Investment Book Ever on Blueprint for Financial Prosperity posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Top 10 Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health Books posted at SharpBrains. We hope you enjoy the selection.

Blanchard Warren presents You're Broke Because You Want To Be posted at Timely Books.

Simona Rich presents 20 Best Self Growth Books That Will Change Your Life posted at Personal Development Blog.

RAnn presents Book Review: Surviving Financial Meltdown posted at This That and the Other Thing.

Fiona Veitch Smith presents Write to Sell: the ultimate guide to great copywriting posted at The Crafty Writer. An excellent guide for anyone wanting to earn money from writing or simply wanting to learn how to promote their own business.

Gene Simms presents The Way of the Superior Man posted at APMID. I'm a strong atheist and scientist and therefore I am totally suspicious of anything which looks or sounds like religion or "spiritual fluff". In that regard, it's a wonder I even touched a book with a subtitle such as "A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire".

Surfer Sam presents Starting a Home-Based Business. Mommy Millionaire Did It All posted at Surfer Sam and Friends.

Simone presents Cambridge IELTS 6 Student's Book with answers posted at IELTS Book Reviews.

Jim presents Rich Like Them by Ryan D'Agostino posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Jennifer Roland presents Book Review: The Boss of You posted at Jen's Writing Journey. The Boss of You will be of particular interest to women ready to start a small business. Its basis in the real-life struggles and successes of the authors and its special attention to service-based businesses makes it unique among business books.

One Family presents Kids With Special Needs and Learning Disabilities – Teaching and Student Educational Resources posted at One Family's Blog.

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