Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Review of Books Highlights (for me), Part 2

Sherry at Semicolon nicely hosts Saturday Review of Books and I'm going to try (for now anyway) to highlight some of MY favorite reviews of the week.

First some promotion for my "twin reader" over at 5 Minutes for Books, Lisa, who pretty much likes all the books I would like and vice versa. This week she reviewed Game Day for the Glory of God and although I am no sports enthusiastic (by any stretch of your wildest imaginations!) she makes a compelling argument for reading it. Either that or I just know that since she liked it I would too. Either way, I wish to read it. Soon.

Sherry at Semicolon reviewed The Floating Circus which I find fascinating coming on the heels having just read Toby Tyler myself. I'm very curious.

My friend Calon Lan read The True Story of Hansel and Gretel which I was supposed to read along with her for our online bookclub. However, my mom had gotten to the book before I did and warned me about a few things that made me decide to personally bow out of reading this particular book club selection. Calon Lan read on though and posted a great (and balanced) review and I'd encourage you, if you are thinking about reading the book for yourself, to go check out what she had to say. I still probably won't read it myself at this point in time. Maybe in the future though. I still think the premise of the story is absolutely fascinating. I just don't think I could personally handle the story.

Stacy from Writing and Living posted an AWESOME review of some books on the Old Testament and church leadership that I would love to peruse. Check out her review.

Lastly, Fireside Musings posted about The Invention of Hugo Cabret which is popping up all over the place and has my attention almost to the point of distraction. I really, really, really, really, really want to get my hands on this book. I have a feeling I will absolutely love it. I hope so at any rate -- I've built my hopes up.

What did you find this week? I hope you found some fun treasures also.

Happy weekend to you!


Anonymous said...

I've read and reviewed The True Story of Hansel & Gretel. I liked it but it was really vulgar and graphic in some scenes. It's a difficult one for me to recommend.

Anonymous said...

Two of my kids and I have all read - and absolutely loved - The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It's a totally unique and memorable book.

Lisa Spence said...

Hi twin reader (though one of us reads far slower and far fewer books than the other, but I'm not telling who...)--I think you would like the Game Day book! And I checked out a couple of the reviews you linked--good stuff!

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