Saturday Review of Books: August 25, 2012

“. . . reading is more important to me than eating. If I went blind, I would pay to have someone read to me. I would try to learn Braille. I would buy books on tape. I would rather go without food than go without books. ” ~John Piper


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.

While you’re here, check out the List of Lists below this post for even more book suggestions to make your TBR list even more ungovernable, unwieldy, and endlessly amaranthine.

8 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: August 25, 2012

  1. Linked to my review of Tony Reinke’s excellent book Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books.

  2. So fun, this is always a great source of new books to read! 😉

  3. That quote sounds good, but I bet Piper has never been really, really hungry!

    I linked to a book about how young people can make a difference, even to the really hungry and forlorn.

  4. Love those reading quotes – but I’m a pretty big fan of eating too.

  5. Thanks for hosting, Shery.

  6. Yes, Annie Kaxte, I thought about that, too. I think it’s just a hyperbolic way of saying that books are very, very, very important to to him—and to me.

  7. It’s been a good while since I posted here. Thanks for having us and sharing the reviews.

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