Saturday Review of Books: October 27, 2012

“The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.” ~Thomas Carlyle

Still true in the 21st century.


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.

5 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: October 27, 2012

  1. Linked to my review of the second book in Justin Cronin’s Passage trilogy.

  2. Thanks for hosting, Sherry.

  3. This is such a great idea. Thanks! My first time joining.

  4. Hope it’s not too cold in your part of the world 🙂

  5. I really enjoyed Shadow Hawk. Surely one of the advantages of being a homeschooling mom is that you get to read the books you missed when you were young!

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