Saturday Review of Books: October 6, 2012

Posted by Sherry on 10/6/2012 in Saturday Reviews |

“A book should teach us to enjoy life, or to endure it.” ~Samuel Johnson


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.


  • Annie Kate says:

    Embracing Obsurity is very thought-provoking. I recommend it for anyone who actively seeks or avoids the spotlight.

    What a Difference a Mom Makes is not really worth your time.

    Thanks for the link up!

  • Glynn says:

    My wife and I have been watching Lark Rise to Candleford on Netflix — and we’re hooked. I didn’t realize it was based on a book!

    Thanks for hosting, Sherry.

  • Sherry, your work on SRB is greatly appreciated. Most of my book recommendations come from your blog. Friends ask, “WHERE do you find all these great books?”

    You make it easy. Thank you.

  • Shonya says:

    I have so much fun checking out all the books people have read! I really enjoyed Treasure in a Cornfield for a real-life treasure hunt. Combine it with a field trip to the museum and you have a recipe for memories and inspiration!

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