Saturday Review of Books: November 26, 2011

““A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly’, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” ~~Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L’Engle has a birthday this week, November 29th. In fact November 29 is also the birthday of two other favorite authors: C.S. Lewis and Louisa May Alcott. Will you be celebrating the Triple Threat birth anniversary of these wonderful authors by reading one of their many books? If so, which one?

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 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 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.

8 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: November 26, 2011

  1. Linked to my review of J. Wesley Bush’s Knox’s Irregulars – a Christian sci-fi military thriller set in the 25th century. Outstanding stuff.

  2. I’ve linked to my review of Stephen Galloway’s The Cellist of Sarajevo, about how ordinary people cope with war and unexplainable situations.

  3. Thanks for hosting, Sherry. I had two this week – Suzanne Lakin;s new fantasy novel “The Land of Darkness” and Charles Martin’s novel “Wrapped in Rain.”

  4. Sherry, I hope you and your family had a nice and peaceful Thanksgiving.

    This week I reviewed another Cybils middle grade fiction nominee, Hound Dog True by Linda Urban. I also reviewed a beautiful, new Thanksgiving-ish picture book, Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade. I think this one might be a Caldecott contender! 🙂

  5. Loved the L’Engle quote! So much so that it may reappear on my blog someday. =) If I get a chance to read C.S. Lewis for his birthday, it will be his book called On Stories.

  6. My link this week is to Paris Without End by Gioia Diliberto. It’s the biography that corresponds very closely to the wonderful historical novel The Paris Wife. The books are very similar, one more factual and one more emotionally compelling. I enjoyed them both!

  7. A cookbook review and a young adult novel that I first read about from you, Sherry! Happy Thanksgiving and First Sunday of Advent!

  8. A little late to the party here, but I added my first Stephen King title!

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