Sunday, September 5, 2010

Book Review Blog Carnival #51

Welcome to the 51st edition of the Book Review Blog Carnival. The carnival has appeared every other Sunday, somewhere in the blogosphere since September of 2008. If you write book reviews on your blog, you can participate in the second birthday edition by submitting a link to one of your reviews here. You can also follow the carnival by joining our Facebook page.


Lisa Sheppard won't tell what book ruined her summer vacation on her blog at - Local Writing from the Heartland.


Mark teaches us what a tie-in book is, in My Nightstand - August 2010 Edition posted at Random Ramblings from Sunny Southern CA.

JHS, of Colloquium, laughed, guffawed and snorted at Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me by Maya Jax.

Zohar, AKAMan of La Book, was thrilled (mostly) by the new political thrillerThe Confirmation by former Christian Coalition leader, Ralph Reed. Young Adult Fiction

Heather, at Proud Book Nerd, was not put off by the novel Glimpse being written entirely in verse.

Is something set in the mesolithic period historical fiction? Jim Murdoch ponders this question in his review of The Gathering Night by Margaret Elphinstone, posted at The Truth About Lies.

The Invisible Mountain, by Carolina de Robertis tells the story of 90 years of the life of a woman in Uraguay.
Zohar reviews it at Man of La Book.

Crime Fiction

KerrieS saysTHE WOODCUTTER by Reginald Hill will make you think. Think about it at MYSTERIES in PARADISE.

GUNSHOT ROAD by Adrian Hyland is a murder mystery featuring aboriginal Austrailians, as suspect and victim as well as investigator. KerrieS reviews it at MYSTERIES in PARADISE.

Science Fiction

Jeanne, of Necromancy Never Pays, did not read the free ebook version of Arkfall. She read it the old fashioned way - on bound paper.

Izgad has this theory about salvation through Submission to Law that he believes he shares with Isaac Asimov and he usesThe Stars Like Dust too illustrate his idea.


"As a fantasy lover, this book, (The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima) makes me happy. (Although, a unicorn or two would make me even happier!", Says Heather, of Proud Book Nerd.

Short Fiction

Jim Murdoch taught me a new term in his review of The White Road by Tania Hershman posted at The Truth About Lies - flash fiction.

Audio Books

Mr. Audio Books listened to all 34 hours of Under the Dome, by Stephen King.

Non Fiction

Janna Voss is keeping a secret from us about Zeitoun, even though she reviews it at Primo Reads.

Zohar, Man of La Book, loves Allison Hoover Bartlett's The Man Who Loved Books Too Much.

Zohar is a double agent. He also giving us his review of Son of Hamas by Mosab Hasson Yousef.

Rick Sincere mocks Paulina Borsook's 'Cyberselfish: A Critical Romp Through the Terribly Libertarian Culture of High-Tech' in Book Reviews by Rick Sincere.

Persha Davis, of Dumped Days reviewed Michael Baisden'sNever Satisfied: How & Why Men Cheat. She says "I was left with the distinct feeling that there’s really no trusting anyone in this world, male or female!"

BWL will help teach you 100 Ways To Save and Grow Your Money at Christian Personal Finance.


Women's Eye on Media calls The Impostor's Daughter by Laurie Sandel a graphic memoir.

Eric Gargiulo rocks out with Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir by Dave Mustaine, at


Zohar, Man of La Book, was uninspired by American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood by Marc Eliot. Perhaps the term rebel needs a new image.


  1. A nice variety in this carnival! I was pleased to submit a review of a book anyone can read for free this month.

  2. Looks great, thanks for hosting.


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