Saturday Review of Books: May 29, 2010

“An ordinary man can…surround himself with two thousand books…and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.”~Austin Birrell

If you’re not familiar with and linking to and perusing the Saturday Review of Books here at Semicolon, you’re missing out. Here’s how it usually works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week of a book you were reading or a book you’ve read. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can just write your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on 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. Barbara H. (Traveler’s Rest)
2. Melissa Wiley (The Gammage Cup)
3. SuziQoregon (The Confessions of Catherine de Medici)
4. Semicolon (Summer Reading)
5. In The Wake of the Boatman
6. My Name is Red
7. The Journey Home
8. Tomorrow River
9. The Painter of Shanghai
10. Child 44
11. Joe Carter at First Things (Summer Reading)
12. The Cold Room
13. Colony
14. Purple Hibiscus
15. The Kitchen House
16. A Summer Secret
17. The Cutting
18. Carina (Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water)
19. Carina (Little Blog on the Prairie)
20. Beth (The Cake Mix Doctor Returns)
21. Beth (Maisie Dobbs)
22. Collateral Bloggage (The Titan’s Curse)
23. The History Girl, (Simplify Your Life)
24. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
25. Framed (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society))
26. Framed (The Last Continent)
27. Framed (The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney)
28. Across the Page (The Dean’s Watch)
29. Across the Page (Understood Betsy)
30. jama’s alphabet soup (Yasmin’s Hammer)
31. jama’s alphabet soup (China Picture Books)
32. jama’s alphabet soup (Japan Picture Books)
33. (Nicola)The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon by David Almond
34. (Nicola) Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo
35. (Nicola) Barnes & The Brains series by Kenneth Oppel
36. (Nicola) mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
37. (Nicola) Little Runner of the Longhouse by Betty Baker
38. (Nicola) Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor
39. SmallWorld Reads (The Center of the Universe)
40. Benjie (The Sermon Maker)
41. Benjie (Pixie Dust)
42. Benjie (O Shepherd, Where Art Thou?)
43. K. B. Kubin (The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert & Sullivan)
44. Dana(Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand)
45. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (misc. picture book read-alouds)
46. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (nightstand post)
47. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (picture books for getting ready for new baby)
48. Ruth (three latest books)
49. Jennifer (Summer reading)
50. S. Krishna (The Bride Will Keep Her Name)
51. S. Krishna (Dream Life)
52. S. Krishna (Something Like Fate)
53. S. Krishna (How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly)
54. S. Krishna (The Icing on the Cupcake)
55. S. Krishna (Haunt Me Still)
56. S. Krishna (Dead in the Water)
57. S. Krishna (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks)
58. melydia (Absolute Power)
59. Melody (The Lacuna)
60. MFS @ Mental multivitamin (On the nightstand)
61. JHS (The Season of Second Chances))
62. JHS (Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister))
63. toothybooks (why i fight)
64. FIzzy Thoughts (Pearl of China)
65. Iris (Things I’ve Been Silent About)
66. Rhapsody in Books (Tender Morsels)
67. Keren (London Adventure Walks for Families)
68. Sandra (The Last Christian)
69. LL (Crunchy Con)
70. Emily@BehindtheBookcase
71. Judy @ Seize the Book Blog (The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott)
72. Judy @ Seize the Book Blog (The Last Christian) plus GIVEAWAY!
73. Judy @ Seize the Book Blog (My Name is Memory)
74. Judy @ Seize the Book Blog (So Cold the River)
75. Mrs. Q: Book Addict (Rumor Has It)
76. RMrs. Q: Book Addict (Dead End Gene Pool)
77. Leah@ Good Reads (Percy Jackson series)
78. Leah@ Good Reads (Blue Willow)
79. Leah@ Good Reads (I Am Hutterite)
80. Homespun Light (Carnival of Children’s Literature)
81. Homespun Light (Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book)
82. Books in the City (Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott)
83. BOOKIE WOOGIE (The Invention of Hugo Cabret)

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4 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: May 29, 2010

  1. Always enjoy checking Saturday’s reviews, and this time I linked to one, too!

  2. dw

    Just found your website! This is a great idea to get all the reviews in one place and decide which reviews you want to read.

    thanks for hosting this!

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