Thursday, January 1, 2009

"Profession" Reviews

This is the post for the PROFESSION reviews. Beside your name, in parentheses, add the title of your book. *Example: Annie (Gods and Generals)* Please leave the address that links to your review. If you don't have a blog, feel free to write thoughts on your book in the comments.

30 comments:

splummer said...

Hi!
I have just finished The Book Thief - Markus Zusak. This was an awesome book!! I read it in one because I couldn't put it down!! Have a great day!

Sherrie

James and Kristene Armstrong said...

Hello, I wasnt sure if this book could make the cut for this topic, since it doesnt say what his actual profession is. If it doesnt please let me know and I'll find something else to read. My review of my books are on the right hand side of my blog under "Finished".
Thanks :)
Kristene

Paula said...

I just finished my first book for this years challenge - The Story of Doctor Dolittle. It was a fun read and I'm glad this challenge prompted me to take it off the shelf and read it.
Happy Reading!

Ellie said...

Hi! Just finished my first book, Iain M. Banks's The Player of Games and the review is now up on my blog page. Thanks for a great challenge! Back to reading... :)

Ellie

Jean said...

Happy Winter Break, Annie! I just left a review of The Last Templar and am about to start on one for The Zookeeper's Wife. I read four books in five days while in Florida--a wonderful change from my usual rushed pace.

Michelle M. said...

I screwed up my first link. Hope you can remove it. Sorry

Bingo said...

Profession was easy depending on what you classify as a profession :D
I did an easy one though. It is called THE HOUSEKEEPER AND THE PROFESSOR by Yoko Ogawa. It is about an Asian lady who is the housekeeper to an elderly professor and she has a son. The professor only has 80 min. of memory and although he is a brilliant mathematician, each day, each hour or two is new to him. The housekeeper is the only one, and the boy, who relate to him and he can relate to. I think it was a very good story. I reviewed it for Curled Up With a Good Book and here is where they posted it http://www.curledup.com/housprof.htm I think that if all mine I entered qualify, then I have met the challenge. If so, what is the next step as I am still new at this. Thanks for letting me play, Annie! Great Challenge!

anzlitlovers said...

Keeping to my resolution to choose Australian titles, I've actually read two from this category: The Zookeeper's War by Steven Conte and The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville.
Lisa in Oz

Trisha said...

I have placed my review of The Three Musketeers on my blog eclectic/eccentric.

http://eclectcentric.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-review-three-musketeers.html

Melanie said...

For a profession, I've just read The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig. Great book.

giraffeelizabeth said...

Hi Annie - I have just finished "The Senator's Wife" which was great. I'm loving this challenge - thank you!

Cheryl said...

My review

The Wonder Singer by George Rabasa

Jo-Jo said...

My 'profession' review of The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner is here.

Vickie said...

http://iyamvixenbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/graverobbers-wanted-no-experience.html

GRAVEROBBERS WANTED: NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - Jeff Strand

Veronica said...

My review for "The Tsarina's Daughter"

http://ilivedonrum.blogspot.com/2009/06/tsarinas-daugter-carolly-erickson.html

Laurie said...

Catching up on posting my links:

Profession: Dancing Girls, by Margaret Atwood

http://inlauriesmind.blogspot.com/2009/05/in-this-short-story-collection-atwood.html

decklededges said...

My Profession book: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

http://decklededges.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/review-the-no-1-ladies-detective-agency/

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Tiny Librarian (The Chili Queen)
http://tinyreadingroom.blogspot.com/2009/07/review-chili-queen.html

carolsnotebook said...

Don't Call Me a Crook! by Bob Moore

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/dont-call-me-a-crook-by-bob-moore/

bookinhand said...

The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

http://bookinhand.blogspot.com/2009/06/midwifes-apprentice.html

A Newbery Medal winner.
Diane

sequesterednooks said...

Rebecca @sequesterednooks (The Beekeeper's Apprentice)

An enjoyable mystery featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.

http://sequesterednooks.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/the-beekeepers-apprentice/

Veens said...

Hi!
Veens(When I was a Soldier
By Valerie Zenatti)


I hope everyone's having fun!

Carl V. said...

I'm considering The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia, link here:

http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/?p=1126

since Alchemy is indeed a profession in this book. It was GREAT!!!

gnoegnoe said...

As I said at the "Relative" reviews: I feel like I've been on a long (and at times arduous) expedition with The Mapmaker's Wife!

Not to worry: I've read another book with a profession in the title so I am not cheating ;) I just can't get myself to write a review (in English) for it.

gnoegnoe said...

And now I actually did it: I wrote the review for my real contestant of the profession category: The Little Emperor, by Martin Bril.

Lesley said...

My book for this category was The Museum Guard by Howard Norman.

cafeshree said...

I finished Kill Artist by Silva

http://cafeshree.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/kill-artist-daniel-silva/

And that's the last of it, I'm all done! Lot's of fun.

CafeShree

ninefly said...

The Last Knight by Hilari Bell

kreed said...

I read Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. Love it!

http://khreed.blogspot.com/2009/12/book-reviews.html

beastmomma said...

Even though I am very late, I still want to finish. I read Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. It was fantastic!!!
http://beastmomma.squarespace.com/from-shelf-to-hand/2010/2/4/the-blind-assassin.html