The 81st Book Review Blog Carnival
Welcome to the 81st Book Review Blog Carnival. This carnival is published every other Sunday on a different blog. You may submit a book review post from your own blog, for the next carnival here.
We’ve had 21 submissions in this edition and the quality has been extremely high. I heartily recommend that you visit each and every one of the blogs below as I have really enjoyed reading them all.
|Zohar presents Thoughts on: Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman posted at Man of la Book.|
|Clark Bjorke presents Edson posted at I'll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book!. |
He remarks: It's a great novel - nothing happens all the way through!
|Toni presents Book reco: The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano posted at Wifely Steps. |
She remarks: There’s a romantic quote somewhere that goes you know you’re meant to be with someone if you’re comfortable in each other’s silence. But for how long? Can a prime number, one seemed to be destined alone, ever find happiness in the silence of another? Giordano takes us on a quiet and moving journey between two primes.
|Zohar presents Thoughts on: A Short History of a Tall Jew by Dennis Danziger posted at Man of la Book. |
|Zohar presents Thoughts on: Call Me Princess by Sara Blædel posted at Man of la Book.|
|Jim Murdoch presents The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan posted at The Truth About Lies. |
Jim remarks: One last full moon - then it will all be over. Jacob Marlowe has lost the will to live. For two hundred years he has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. Now, the last of his kind, he knows he cannot go on. But as Jake counts down a violent murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life - and love. An intelligent and literate addition to the genre.
Young Adult Fiction
|Rida presents Review- If I Stay by Gayle Forman posted at Raindrop Reflections.|
|Emm presents Book Review: The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter posted at Addicted to Media. |
She remarks that: The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter is a modern day retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Hades and Persephone. Protagonist Kate undergoes a series of tests in the Underworld to spend just a few more days with her dying mother.
|Read Aloud Dad presents Winnie-the-Pooh, Complete Tales & Poems posted at Read Aloud Dad.|
|Kalyan presents Bombay Duck Is A Fish posted at Book Marks.|
|Emm presents Book Review: The Snow Merchant by Sam Gayton posted at Addicted to Media. |
She remarks that: The Snow Merchant is the type of book that defies rating scales as I would give it six out of five stars if I could. Needless to say, it gets five out of five stars and I wholeheartedly recommend it. Whatever you do, make sure you get hold of this book this winter.
Biography / Autobiography
|Jim Murdoch presents Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal posted at The Truth About Lies. |
He remarks: This book does what it says on the tin. Over 240 pages the author provides short entries in alphabetical order in which she describes herself and her life. She says in the foreword: “I have not survived against all odds. I have not lived to tell. I have not witnessed the extraordinary. This is my story.” And if you think that sounds boring that is where you would be wrong.
|Rachel presents Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) posted at Books In The Sun.|
|Peter presents Unbroken Audio Book | Laura Hillenbrand posted at Audio Book Downloads.|
|MainstreamMom presents 7 Weeks to a Healthier, Richer You posted at Mainstream Mom. |
She remarks: "The Thrifty Mama, Crystal Collins, has recently released a new eBook, Not Your Mama’s Crunchy Granola – 7 Weeks to a Healthier Lifestyle. This book is a beginners guide to help you get a jump start on healthier living."
|Rebecca presents Review of the Garden of Gratitude by Rabbi Shalom Arush | Book Nerd – High Quality Book Reviews posted at Book Nerd - High Quality Book Reviews. |
She remarks: This is a book that can change your life and make you wake up with a smile on your lips, every day!
|Beating Broke presents The Wealth Cure - Beating Broke | Beating Broke posted at Beating Broke. |
They remark: When you first see the image of who Hill Harper is (He’s an actor on CSI:N.Y.), you assume that this is just another book by a celebrity to boost his status and pad his wallet. What you get when you read this book, however, is another thing entirely.
|Jonathan Dunsky presents Dukan Diet Review posted at World of Diets.|
|The Wealthy Canadian presents A review: The Wealthy Barber Returns | The Wealthy Canadian posted at The Wealthy Canadian.|
|Lazy Man presents Can I Retire? by Mike Piper Reviewed posted at Lazy Man and Money. |
He remarks: I mentioned a couple of days ago that at a conference Mike Piper offered me a copy of his book Can I Retire?. I wasn't necessarily going to review the book, but let me just say the following: I'm sending this to my mother in a few days with a note that simply says, "Read This." I can't think of a higher compliment I can give.
|Zohar presents Thoughts on: Holy Terror by Frank Miller posted at Man of la Book.|
|Eli presents Clutching at straws (a post on manifest destiny) posted at Rust Belt Philosophy. |
Eli notes: This post compares a character in Cormac McCarthy's outstanding "Blood Meridian" to a certain mode of philosophical thought
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of book review blog carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.