Monday, June 1, 2009

Summer Vacation Reading Challenge - REVIEWS

For those participating on my Summer Vacation Reading Challenge - please use this page (and Mr. Linky) to post links to the reviews of your vacation reads. It would be most helpful to post a link to the review page, rather than a generic link to your blog.

I am very excited to see where these literary vacations have taken us!


  1. Hi Molly,
    I have read 4 books for this challenge. I have 2 more to go. So I have put all my links into Mr. Linky for my 4 books. Hope that's ok. Have a great evening!


  2. Hi!
    I just finished my last book for this challenge. Specials - Scott Westerfeld. I have a review of wrap of this challenge at my place, Just Books. Thanks for hosting this challenge. Have a great day!


  3. I've finished the six books required but will probably read more so I won't write a wrap up post just yet. I was able to write only one review. I have posted the link to it. Those I read for the challenge:

    1.Love in the Time of Cholera**** by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    2.Possession***** by A.S. Byatt
    3.The Prospector***** by J.M.G. Le Clezio
    4.The Accordionist's Son**** by Bernardo Atxaga
    5.Carpentaria**** by Alexis Wright
    6.Becoming Abigail***** by Chris Abani (reviewed)

  4. I just finished and reviewed my second book for this challenge. I'm still not sure of how to use the Mr. Linky thing so here is my link to my post.

  5. Mr. Linky wasn't there so here is my link to my second book for the challenge:

  6. Mr. Linky was missing in action, so here is a link to my review of The Book Thief, my 4th book completed for the challenge.

  7. Here's a link to my reviews for this challenge

    Reviews for
    1/ Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists by Tony Perrottet (the Med)
    2/ Looking for the Lost by Alan Booth (rural Japan)
    3/ An Instant in the Wind by Andre Brink (South Africa, fiction)
    4/ Journey to the Vanished Country by Tudor Parfitt (Zimbabwe)
    5/ Eurydice Street: A Place in Athens by Sofka Zinovieff
    6/ Paris to the Moon - Adam Gopnik

  8. I know I posted my six books but I had only reviewed one and that didn't really fulfill the requirements for completing the challenge. I've since been well enough to write reviews again so I am reposting, this time with reviews for all six of these books:

    1.The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover (Burma in 1598)
    2.Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Nigeria and London, England)
    3.Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani (Nigeria and London England)
    4.A Mercy by Toni Morrison (Virginia, USA in the 1670s)
    5.No Such Creature by Giles Blunt (road trip across US to California)
    6.Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden (Dublin, Ireland)

    I did not find a Mr. Linky and I don't know how to created title links so I had to do it this way, sorry. Thank you so much Molly for all the work you've done. This is a fun challenge and I may just do more though technically I'm finishing, so that I can give more attention to all my other reading challenges.

  9. Sorry Molly, I forget to leave the link to my wrap up post:

    Thank you.

  10. Here is a link to my review of The Enchanted April.

  11. Just finished the third book for this challenge. Here is the link for my review:

  12. Mr Linky is still MIA! I'm all done with this challenge (though I was only a Beach Bum). I had a wonderful time doing it and LOVED LOVED LOVED all 3 of my books. Here are my 3 links:

    1. The Lost City of Z by David Grann =

    2. The Ridiculous Race by Steve Hely and Vali C =

    3. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant =

  13. I just realized that two books that I read for book clubs would fit into this challenge and since I am allowed to change my original travel plans here are the links to reviews.

    I have one book left for this challenge and it will be The Night Villa by Carol Goodman

  14. four down, two to go (though since they're both thick I am thinking of changing one from my original list--hope that's O.K.)

    So far I've read:

  15. I have finished my sixth and final book for the Globe Trotter Level. It was a great summer of traveling by book. Here is my wrap up.

  16. If I hadn't fallen behind, I probably would have finished this challenge by now.

    This is my first book:
    The Contestant by Stephanie Doyle

  17. I did end up taking one off of my list and replacing it with The Lace Makers of Glenmara

  18. Here are the links for my final two reviews of the challenge.
    A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena De Blasi:

    That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo:

    I really enjoyed your challenge, Molly, and will be doing a wrap-up post tomorrow. Thank you for hosting!

  19. Here is my wrap-up post. Thanks, again!


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