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Saturday Review of Books: May 20, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 5/20/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” ~George Bernard Shaw 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 […]

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Saturday Review of Books: May 13, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 5/12/2017 in General, Saturday Reviews |

“Printers ink has been running a race against gun powder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gun powder in half a second while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its […]

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Saturday Review of Books: May 6, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 5/6/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“You may perhaps be brought to acknowledge that it is very well worthwhile to be tormented for two or three years of one’s life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it.” ~Jane Austen Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a […]

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Saturday Review of Books: April 29, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 4/28/2017 in General, Saturday Reviews |

“I hate to read new books. Contemporary writers may generally be divided into two classes—one’s friends or one’s foes. Of the first we are compelled to think too well, and of the last we are disposed to think too ill, to receive much genuine pleasure from the perusal, or to judge fairly of the merits […]

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Saturday Review of Books: April 22, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 4/21/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“As in the sexual experience, there are never more than two persons present in the act of reading–the writer, who is the impregnator, and the reader, who is the respondent. This gives the experience of reading a sublimity and power unequalled by any other form of communication.” ~E.B. White Welcome to the Saturday Review of […]

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Saturday Review of Books: April 15, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 4/14/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“There is no doubt that I have lots of words inside me; but at moments, like rush-hour traffic at the mouth of a tunnel, they jam.” ~John Updike 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. […]

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Saturday Review of Books: April 8, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 4/7/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“Katy was naturally fond of reading. Papa encouraged it. He kept a few books locked up, and then turned her loose in the Library. She read all sorts of things: travels, and sermons, and old magazines. Nothing was so dull that she couldn’t get through with it. Anything really interesting absorbed her so that she […]

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Saturday Review of Books: April 1, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 3/31/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“Reading for pleasure isn’t separate from learning to read.” ~Pam Allyn 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 […]

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Saturday Review of Books: March 25, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 3/24/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“In every book worth reading, the author is there to meet you, to establish contact with you. He takes you into his confidence and reveals his thoughts to you.” ~The Four Graces by DE Stevenson Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your […]

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Saturday Review of Books: March 18, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 3/17/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

““[People might be surprised to find out] that I believe that writing books is a long way from being important. The most important thing anyone can do is be a teacher. As for those of us who write books, I often think we should all stop for 50 years. There are so many wonderful books […]

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