Saturday Review of Books: March 17, 2012

“Good books are to the mind what the warming sun and the refreshing rain of spring are to seeds which have lain dormant in the frosts of winter. They are more, for they may save from that which is worse than death, as well as bless with that which is better than life.” ~Horace Mann

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ye all!

Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. 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 link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/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. Beth@Weavings (Reading Journal: Another Georgette Heyer & More)
2. Becky (UnBEElievables by Douglas Florian)
3. Becky (25 Books Every Christian Should Read)
4. Becky (May B.)
5. the Ink Slinger (Ender’s Game)
6. Becky (The Grand Plan to Fix Everything.)
7. Becky (The Berlin Boxing Club)
8. Becky (Under the Mesquite)
9. Becky (The Dollhouse Magic)
10. Hope (Unbroken)
11. SmallWorld Reads (The Lost Book of Mala R.)
12. SuziQoregon@ Whimpulsive (A Good American)
13. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (A Million Suns)
14. Jessica Snell (Are Women Human?)
15. Carrie @ Books & Movies (The Hypnotist)
16. Collateral Bloggage (Outliers)
17. Amy@book musings (Something Fresh by P. G. Wodehouse)
18. europeanne (Ryken’s Bible Handbook)
19. europeanne (Economics in One Lesson)
20. europeanne (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
21. Janet @ Across the Page (Jayber Crow)
22. Janet @ Across the Page (Writing a Woman’s Life)
23. Quieted Waters (A Marriage Book I Recommend You Avoid)
24. Nicola (Fibble by Dale E. Basye)
25. Nicola (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 8)
26. Nicola (Salamander Smackdown by John Sazaklis))
27. Nicola (Secrets of Tut’s Tomb and the Pyramids)
28. Nicola (Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 7)
29. Nicola (Triggered: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
30. Nicola (The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans by Rick Geary)
31. Lazygal (The Chalk Girl)
32. Lazygal (The House of Velvet and Fog)
33. Lazygal (Narcopolis)
34. Lazygal (Deadweather and Sunrise)
35. Lazygal (Revived)
36. Lazygal (Quantum Wellness Cleanse)
37. Lazygal (Stars Over the Tent)
38. Lazygal (French Women Don’t Get Fat)
39. Thoughts of Joy (C is for Corpse)
40. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Along Wooded Paths)
41. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Bible studies by Rita Platt)
42. Beckie @ ByTheBook (House of Secrets)
43. Reading World (Blood on the Tracks)
44. Girl Detective (Bleak House readalong w3)
45. Girl Detective (Salvage the Bones)
46. Wholesome Womanhood (God Gave Us Love)
47. Kathy/Bermudaonion’s Weblog (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
48. Annette {Promise Me This}
49. MFS at Mental multivitamin (The Power of Habit)
50. Lena (Glimmer)
51. BookMoot (Midnight in Austenland)
52. Maggie Galehouse (Flagrant Conduct)
53. Cynthia (The Book of Blood and Shadow)
54. Kara (The Art of Argument)
55. IndieReader (The Fault in our Stars)
56. Jean (Lovely Is the Lee)
57. Amy’s Adventures (Illusion)
58. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (My Secret War Diary)
59. Glynn (This Morning: Poems)
60. Glynn (Fire in the Earth: Poems)
61. Joseph R. @ Zombie Parents Guide (The Foundling and Other Tales)
62. guiltlessreading (Kevin’s Point of View by Del Shannon)
63. Woman of the House (Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther)

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8 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: March 17, 2012

  1. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you as well! I’ve linked to my review of Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day by Bonnie Jacobson, a book I strongly disagreed with and would not recommend. My review explains why.

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