Saturday Review of Books: July 17, 2010

“The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.”~Thomas Carlyle

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. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane)
2. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Bugliest Bug and Crossing the New Bridge)
3. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (How I Learned Geography and Red Sings from the Treetops)
4. LL (Your Kids Are Your Own Fault)
5. Florinda/The 3 R’s Blog (Fly Away Home)
6. Florinda/The 3 R’s Blog (To Kill a Mockingbird)
7. Mental multivitamin (The Idle Parent and more)
8. Mental multivitamin (Linda Hirshman’s Get to Work revisited)
9. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (The Killing of Mindi Quintana)
10. Suzi Qoregon @ Whimpulsive (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
11. Wayside Sacraments (Birds, Beasts and Relatives)
12. Barbara H. (Take Four)
13. Judy @ Seize the Book Blog (Shades of Morning)
14. Judy @ Seize the Book Blog (Perfectly Dateless)
15. Judy @ Seize the Book Blog (Touching the Clouds)
16. Staci @ Writing and Living (All Over But the Shoutin’)
17. Staci @ Writing and Living (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet)
18. Beth (The Bridegrooms)
19. Beth (The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street)
20. Embejo (Independence of Miss Mary Bennet)
21. JHS (Beachcombers)
22. Margaret (Death on the Nile)
23. Word Lily (Girl in Translation)
24. Word Lily (The Great Divorce)
25. Word Lily (Shades of Morning)
26. Janet @ Across the Page (The Adventures of Johnny Chuck)
27. Benjie (Ends of the Earth)
28. Lazygal (The Danger Box)
29. Lazygal (Beautiful Darkness)
30. Lazygal (Revolution)
31. Lazygal (Stitches)
32. Lazygal (Between Shades of Grey)
33. Lazygal (Unholy Awakening)
34. Lazygal (The Gift)
35. Lazygal (Very Valentine)
36. Lazygal (Dark Flame)
37. Lazygal (Swoon at Your Own Risk)
38. gautami tripathy (Inside Out)
39. gautami tripathy (Virgin Bride)
40. gautami tripathy (The Likeness)
41. Nicola (Gone by Mo Hayder)
42. Nicola (Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten)
43. Nicola (Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius by Colin Dickey)
44. gautami tripathy (What the Bayou Saw)
45. Nicola (Jack of Fables, Vol. 2)
46. Nicola (When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead)
47. gautami tripathy (Crossing Oceans)
48. Nicola (Barnes & The Brains by Kennith Oppel Pt. 2)
49. Nicola (Broken by Karin Slaughter)
50. Jennifer (Cora cooks pancit)
51. Summer (The Histories)
52. Hope (Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager)
53. jama’s alphabet soup (Noodle Pie)
54. Hope (The Horse and His Boy)
55. Diary of an Eccentric (The Lace Makers of Glenmara)
56. Diary of an Eccentric (Pariah)
57. Diary of an Eccentric (Sense & Sensibility comic)
58. S. Krishna (Baltimore Blues)
59. S. Krishna (Hidden Wives)
60. S. Krishna (The House of Subadar)
61. S. Krishna (Leaving Unknown)
62. S. Krishna (Perfect Reader)
63. S. Krishna (A Gate at the Stairs)
64. S. Krishna (Riding Rockets)
65. Collateral Bloggage (Your Flying Car Awaits)
66. 5M4B (Finny)
67. 5M4B (Dark in City of Light)
68. 5M4B (Center of Universe, Memoir)
69. 5M4B (Despicable Me Movie Tie Ins)
70. 5M4B (Fat Boy Chronicles & GIVEAWAY)
71. 5M4B (Asking for Trouble Chr. YA)
72. 5M4B (Rescuing Ambition)
73. Jennifer, Snapshot (Island of Blue of Dolphins)
74. 5M4B (4 Caldecotts)
75. Becky (Boneshaker)
76. Becky (Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour)
77. Becky (Seedfolks)
78. Becky (Uncommon Reader)
79. Becky (Only the Good Spy Young)
80. Becky (Sister Wife)
81. Becky (Shamela)
82. Becky (In a Heartbeat)
83. Becky (Hunger)
84. Becky (Mr. Cavendish I Presume)
85. Becky (Jumpstart the World)
86. Becky (A Long Walk to Water)
87. Becky (Stinky)
88. Becky (Mo and Jo Fighting Together Forever)
89. Becky (Jake)
90. Becky (Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out Big Time)
91. Becky (Beaver Is Lost)
92. Becky (Hello Baby)
93. Becky (Kiss Kiss Yuck Yuck)
94. Becky (My Love Will Be With You)
95. Becky (Please Pick Me Up Mama)
96. Becky (Chuch History ABCs)
97. Josette (The Korean Palace of Honolulu)
98. Becky (Black Circle, 39 Clues #5)
99. Library Hospital (Sad Cypress)
100. Library Hospital (Jane Austen Ruined My Life)
101. Mindy Withrow (Yann Martel’s BEATRICE AND VIRGIL)
102. Amber Stults (Twice Dead)
103. Melissa @ The Betty & Boo Chronicles (Half Broke Horses)
104. SavvyVerse&Wit (8th Confession)
105. SavvyVerse&Wit (Dien Cai Dau)
106. SavvyVerse&Wit (Free to a Good Home)
107. Between the Stacks (The Help)
108. Carina @ Reading Through Life (Lives of Girls and Women)
109. Rachel Star (13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson)
110. Carol in Oregon (Home Below Hells Canyon)
111. Locus Focus @ Shredded Cheddar (The Moffats by Eleanor Estes)

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