Archives

Saturday Review of Books: April 12, 2014

““You get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. You’re being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you’re going to be slightly changed . . . You’re also finding out something as you read, vitally important for making your way in the world. And it’s this: The world doesn’t have to be like this. Things can be different” ~Neil Gaiman

SatReviewbutton

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.

Saturday Review of Books: April 5, 2014

“The only thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.” ~Francoise Sagan

SatReviewbutton

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.

Saturday Review of Books: March 29, 2014

“I’m a reader and a storyteller, and God chose literature and story and poetry as the languages of my spiritual text. To me, the Bible is a manifesto, a guide, a love letter, a story.” ~Shauna Niequist

SatReviewbutton

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.

Saturday Review of Books: March 22, 2014

“When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own.” ~John Berger

SatReviewbutton

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.

Saturday Review of Books: March 15, 2014

“[R]ereading can be a product not of simple dissatisfaction, nor of the fan’s utter enchantment, but rather of some curious mix of gratification and a feeling of incompletion. You can reread not from love or hatred but from a sense, often inchoate, that there’s more to this book than you have yet been able to receive.” ~Alan Jacobs

SatReviewbutton

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.

Saturday Review of Books: March 8, 2014

“I read books in all the obvious places—-in my house and office, on trains and buses and planes—-but I’ve also read them at plays and concerts and prizefights, and not just during the intermissions. I’ve read books while waiting for friends to get sprung from the drunk tank, while waiting for people to emerge from comas, while waiting for the Iceman to cometh.” ~Joe Queenan

SatReviewbutton

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.

Saturday Review of Books: March 1, 2014

“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” ~Hazel Rochman

SatReviewbutton

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.

Saturday Review of Books: February 22, 2014

“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” ~Robertson Davies

SatReviewbutton

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.


1. Hope (Son by Lois Lowry)
2. Barbara H. (The Woman in White)
3. Yvann@Readingwithtea (The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who…)
4. Glynn (Gwendolyn Brooks’ Selected Poems)
5. Glynn (The Adam Quest)
6. Glynn (The Sands of Ethryn)
7. Jama’s Alphabet Soup (Thomas Jefferson by Maira Kalman)
8. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Scraps of Evidence)
9. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Princess Ever After)
10. Beckie @ ByTheBook (The A-Z of C S Lewis)
11. Beckie @ ByTheBook (The Spirit of Sweetgrass)
12. Katy @ BooksYALove (Flygirl by Sherri L Smith)
13. Becky (Where Courage Calls)
14. Becky (Knowledge of the Holy)
15. Becky (The Long Winter)
16. Becky (The Grimm Conclusion)
17. Becky (Bubble World)
18. Becky (Hideous Love)
19. Becky (A Home for Mr. Emerson)
20. Becky (Eustace Diamonds)
21. JD@The Literary Atlas (The Heavens Rise)
22. Guiltless Reading (Silk Armor by Claire Sydenham)
23. Guiltless Reading (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs)
24. dawn (Howard’s End is on the Landing)
25. Vicki (guest review: Divergent)
26. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Sophia’s War)
27. Kimi Beryl and Auds @ Geeky Chiquitas (Skin and Bones)

Powered by… Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets.

Saturday Review of Books: February 15, 2014

“This is what you need to know about me: I’m anti-category in general. I am a literary anarchist. Read widely, rule the world. ” ~Maggie Stiefvater

SatReviewbutton

Sorry I’m so late: I lost my internet connection for a while, but it’s back now.

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.


1. Yvann@Readingwithtea (Bellfield Hall)
2. Hope (Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist)
3. SmallWorld Reads (Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes)
4. Susan@Reading World (The Ocean at the End of the Lane)
5. Jilleen (Emma vs the Tech Guy)
6. Becky (Rachel)
7. Becky (Love’s Sweet Beginning)
8. Becky (To Kill A Mockingbird)
9. Becky (The New Treasure Seekers)
10. Becky (Midnight Falcon)
11. Becky (Beauty’s Daughter)
12. Becky (Dolphins of Shark Bay)
13. Becky (Colonel Brandon’s Diary)
14. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (Against Calvinism)
15. Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son, A Broken Mother
16. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon)
17. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (The Sea of Monsters)
18. Guiltless Reading (The Trickster’s Hat Nick Bantock)
19. Guiltless Reading (The Trickster’s Hat by Nick Bantock
20. JD@The Literary Atlas (Don’t Even Think About It)
21. Susanne@LivingToTell (Forever After)
22. Colleen@Books in the City (While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax))
23. Harvee @Book Dilettante(Savage Girl)
24. Harvee@Book Dilettante(The Fever Tree)
25. Harvee@Book Dilettante(I Am Abraham)
26. Lazygal (Half Bad)
27. Lazygal (Evertrue)
28. Lazygal (Codename Zero)
29. Lazygal (Grasshopper Jungle)
30. Lazygal (Fire)
31. Lazygal (The Museum of Extraordinary Things)
32. Lazygal (Game Slaves)
33. Lazygal (Split Second)
34. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Pr1me of Life)
35. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Friend Me)
36. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Longbourn)
37. Beckie @ ByTheBook (The Legend of The Easter Egg)
38. Guiltless Reading (Silk Armor by Claire Sydenham)
39. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Cybils 2013 short listed picture books)
40. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Armchair Cybils wrap up)
41. The Reader & The Book (Puff the Magic Dragon)

Powered by… Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets.

Saturday Review of Books: February 8, 2014

“I can live without people, but I cannot live without books. As I was leaving to row across the Atlantic, I had to choose: I could pack a 40-pound life raft, or I could take along a modest library. I took the books and sent the life raft home. The books were more important to my well being, my survival, than a rubber raft.” ~Tori Murden McClure

SatReviewbutton

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.


1. gautami tripathy (Tahoe Trap by Todd Borg)
2. gautami tripathy (The Hunger Angel by Herta Muller)
3. gautami tripathy (The Personal History of Rachel DuPREE))
4. gautami tripathy (Mangled Hearts by Felicia Tatum)
5. Trinity Rose (Sacred Spring)
6. Jessica (Lucy in the Sky)
7. Barbara H. (Ida Scudder: Healing Bodies, Touching Hearts))
8. Carol in Oregon (Winter Watch)
9. Carol in Oregon (Monuments Men)
10. Juju@Tales of Whimsey (Dear Mr. Knightley)
11. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (Do You Believe in Magic?)
12. Jama’s Alphabet Soup (Tea Party Today)
13. Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust
14. Carol (Robbery Under Arms)
15. Sophie (The Midwife’s Apprentice)
16. Janet (The Book Thief)
17. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (The Making of The African Queen)
18. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)
19. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Shovel Ready)
20. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (The Gates)
21. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall)
22. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Runaway Hugs & Catching Kisses)
23. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Journey by Aaron Becker)
24. Joseph R.@ZombieParentsGuide (Writing Down the Dragon by Tom Simon)
25. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Griselda Takes Flight)
26. Beckie @ ByTheBook (A Match Made in Texas)
27. Beckie @ ByTheBook (The Vicar’ Wife)
28. SmallWorld Reads (In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White)
29. Colleen@Books in the City (Love, Water, Memory by Jennie Shortridge)
30. Glynn (the Wrecking Light)
31. Glynn (The Hunter and Other Stories)
32. Lazygal (Game Slaves)
33. Lazygal (Split Second)
34. Lazygal (Manor of Secrets)
35. Lazygal (Mercy Snow)
36. Janet (Animal Farm)
37. Girl Detective (The Testament of Mary)
38. Girl Detective (Jane Eyre books)
39. Girl Detective (The Wind Up Bird Chronicle)
40. Girl Detective (Possession)
41. Girl Detective (How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia)
42. Girl Detective (The Dinner)
43. Girl Detective (The People in the Trees)
44. JD@The Literary Atlas (Ready Player One)
45. Becky (Thru the Bible Isaiah J. Vernon McGee)
46. Becky (Beyond the Shadow of the Brownstone)
47. Becky (A Heart Like His)
48. Becky (Lego Superheroes Phonics)
49. Becky (5 New Board Books)
50. Becky (6 picture Books)
51. Becky (Angel Island)
52. Becky (Edenbrooke)
53. Becky (The Wouldbegoods)
54. Becky (Half a Chance)
55. Becky (Sword in the Storm)
56. Leslie (Walden on Wheels & What’s So Funny)
57. Dana B (French Women Don’t Get Facelifts)
58. Phinnea (Easy to Kill)
59. Ann (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
60. TracyK (The Little Shadows)
61. Guiltless Reading (The Isolation Door – Review Giveaway!)
62. Guiltless Reading (Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies)
63. Guiltless Reading (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)
64. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Daughters of the Nile)

Powered by… Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets.