Book Tag: Something Old

Posted by Sherry on 7/31/2012 in Blogging the Past, Book Tag, Booklists |

It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old one to every three new ones. Every age has its own outlook. It is specially […]


1957: Books and Literature

The National Book Award goes to a book called The Field of Vision by Wright Morris. Albert Camus wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel) publishes The Cat in the Hat, using only 236 simple words. The story, about a subversive cat who brings chaos into two children’s rainy day but then […]


Setting: Turn of the Century, 1900-1909

Historical fiction is a great way to learn about history. In fact, I learned a lot of my history facts from novels. I’m often moved by a fiction book to go look up the story behind the story, to see if the author got her facts right. Here are a few adult fiction titles set […]


BBAW: Forgotten Treasure

Posted by Sherry on 9/15/2010 in Adult Fiction, Blogamundi (Links), Blogging the Past, General |

Sure we’ve all read about Freedom and Mockingjay but we likely have a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, whether it’s a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction. This is your chance to tell the community why they should consider reading this book! I have so many forgotten treasures on […]


Book Blogger Appreciation Week

Posted by Sherry on 6/7/2010 in Blogamundi (Links), Blogging the Past, General |

OK, so I’m registering for Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and they want a list of my five best posts (from this year?). I’m not sure what those are , so I think I’ll just choose something from each month, January through June. Those of you who want a review, enjoy. 12 Tips for New Bloggers, […]


12 Best Semicolon Posts of 2009

Posted by Sherry on 2/20/2010 in Blogamundi (Links), Blogging the Past, General |

SInce I’m on blog break for Lent, I thought a few posts from the past might be in order. Enjoy. Schuyler’s Monster by Rober Rummel-Hudson. Biographies of the U.S. Presidents. One of my project post about the U.S. Presidents Reading Project. I managed to read biographies of three presidents this year: George Washington, John Adams, […]


BBAW: Best History/Historical Fiction Blog

Posted by Sherry on 9/8/2009 in Blogamundi (Links), Blogging the Past, General, History |

Voting is now open at the Book Blogger Appreciation Week Awards. Age 30+ A Lifetime in Books Heather is one of the most faithful contributors at the LOST Books Challenge Blog, and she reads and comments here at Semicolon, too. Heather likes historical fiction, but she says she needs “to have a real connection with […]


Petrarch’s Real Secretum

Posted by Sherry on 4/23/2004 in Blogging the Past, General |

Eldest Daughter, I got this from Dave Barry. It looks as if Petrarch really did have a “secretum.” And he just couldn’t get his head on straight? See ED’s post on Petrarch. Best quote from a spokesman on the disappearance of Petratch’s skull: “Think of all the craniums in the world – where would we […]

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