“When you choose to read instead of clean the kitchen you are refusing to accept that your worth as a person is measured by the visible results that you produce in the world.” ~Susan Wise Bauer

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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.

7 responses

  1. Janet says:

    Love your SWB quote for today!

  2. Shonya says:

    Somehow, I’m finding it easier (and faster!) to read books these days than to write reviews about what I’m reading. . .

  3. Annie Kate says:

    In reference to the quote, reading instead of cleaning could mean what Susan Wise Bauer says it does. For some people.

    Or it could mean that you aren’t interested in meeting your commitments, don’t care about your environment, or that you are undisciplined, or conversely that you’re taking a break, are a student, or have a serious commitment to read that book.

  4. I may not be cleaning or reading this weekend- the beautiful fall weather beckons. Thanks again for hosting!

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  6. Better late than never, right?

  7. Oh, I love that Susan Wise Bauer quote. I’m going to print it up for my husband to see. 😉

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