Saturday Review of Books: December 4, 2010

“Friday afternoons were library days and rarely did Maggie Rose miss one. Here was time and place for discovery and satisfaction. Every shelf held such a load of expectation and promise that at times she was well-nigh staggered by it. She devoured books as a hungry robin gulps down angleworms. They fed her and she came back always hungry for more.”~Maggie Rose: Her Birthday Christmas by Ruth Sawyer

SatReviewbuttonIf 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. the Ink Slinger (The Life of Dr. John Donne)
2. the Ink Slinger (War of the Worldviews)
3. My Friend Amy (The Sparrow)
4. The Friendly Book Nook (Grace)
5. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Ruby Valentine Saves the Day)
6. Florinda @ The 3 R’s Blog (Emily of Deep Valley)
7. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Jan Brett Christmas stories & a giveaway!)
8. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Understood Betsy)
9. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Christmas booklink roundup)
10. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Lonesome Dove)
11. Wayside Sacraments (The Slopes of War)
12. Wayside Sacraments (Breath, Eyes, Memory)
13. Wayside Sacraments (November Reading Wrap Up)
14. Carol in Oregon (PD James)
15. Carol in Oregon (Literary References)
16. Collateral Bloggage (First Christmas)
17. Everything I Never Wanted toBe
18. Nightingale
19. Melody @ Fingers & Prose (A Girl From Yamhill)
20. Barbara H. (Two Agatha Christie novels)
21. FleurFisher (The Boy Next Door)
22. FleurFisher (Madame Verona & The End of the Alphabet)
23. FleurFisher (Joanna Godden)
24. Beckie @ By The Book (A Rush of Wings)
25. Beckie @ By The Book (Finding The Light of Jesus)
26. Janet (The Story of the Other Wise Man)
27. Janet (Knowing Christ Today)
28. DebD (Ysabel)
29. Lucybird’s Book Blog (The Big Over Easy)
30. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Norwegian Wood)
31. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Star Gazing)
32. Lucybird’s Book Blog (The Memory Keeper’s Daughter)
33. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Things I Want my Daughters to Know)
34. Alice@Supratentorial (Bury Your Dead)
35. Alice@Supratentorial (Advent Picture Books)
36. Judy @ Seize the Book Blog (God Loves Single Moms)
37. Judy @ Seize the Book Blog (Nightingale)
38. Disney Fairies Graphic Novels #1 & 2
39. Nicola (The Gift by Carol Ann Duffy)
40. Nicola (Smile by Raina Telegemeier)
41. Nicola (It’s Not About the Pumpkin! by Veronika Martenova Charles)
42. Nicola (Late, Late at Night by Rick Springfield)
43. Nicola (Trail of Blood by Lisa Black)
44. The Circle Series Graphic Novel by Ted Dekker
45. Nicola (Hope for Hard Times by Scott Hahn)
46. Nicola (Lucy Unstrung by Carole Lazar)
47. Margaret @ BooksPlease (Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case)
48. S. Krishna (The Debutante)
49. S. Krishna (Love is a Mix Tape)
50. S. Krishna (The Gendarme)
51. S. Krishna (The Sherlockian)
52. S. Krishna (American Wife)
53. S. Krishna (Beautiful Malice)
54. S. Krishna (The Accidental Billionaires)
55. A Library is a Hospital for the Mind (Recommended Reading for the Holidays)
56. Diary of an Eccentric (Pemberley Ranch)
57. Diary of an Eccentric (Falling Home)
58. SmallWorld Reads (Abide with Me)
59. Discovering Liz (The Holiness of God)
60. Discovering Liz (A TIme to Dance)
61. Melissa @ The Betty and Boo Chronicles (Early Stories of Louisa May Alcott)
62. Melissa @ The Betty and Boo Chronicles (Too Much Happiness)
63. Cindy Swanson (Breathe by Lisa T. Bergren)
64. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Kafka on the Shore)
65. Lazygal (The Anagomy of Ghosts)
66. Lazygal (Soul Catcher)
67. melydia (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)
68. Colleen (I KNOW I AM BUT WHAT ARE YOu?)
69. PBurt (Origin by Abu-Jaber)
70. PBurt (Man in the Woods by Spencer)
71. Embejo (Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee)
72. Selena (The Sherlockian)
73. Carina @ Reading Through Life (The Lonely Polygamist)
74. Carina @ Reading Through Life (Libertad)
75. Gina @ Bookscount (Galveston)
76. Gina @ Bookscount (Fall of Giants)
77. Gina @ Bookscount (Bleak House)

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You are all invited back to Semicolon daily from Monday November 29, 2010 through January 6, 2011, where I’m celebrating the 38 Days of Christmas. (I can have as many as I want, can’t I?) I’ll be posting a new literary quotation celebration each day with links to a poem, a birthday, a song, and a book (list or review) every day, too. I hope you’ll enjoy my Christmas gift to you.

3 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: December 4, 2010

  1. posted a new review after a few weeks break.

  2. As snowflakes gently fall outside my Northern Illinois window, I’m reviewing Lisa T. Bergren’s “Breathe.” Please stop by and leave a comment!

  3. Just found this site and love it!



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