Saturday Review of Books: November 3, 2012

“I am a product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor silences, attics explored in solitude, distant noises of gurgling cisterns and pipes, and the noise of wind under the tiles. Also, of endless books.” ~C.S. Lewis

Sorry to be so late this week. I spent Friday evening and today all day at a high school debate tournament. It was an illuminating experience, but it made me late in posting the Saturday Review for the first time in over two years. I hope you’ll all enjoy this late edition of the Saturday Review of Books.

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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.

8 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: November 3, 2012

  1. I’m glad all is well. We can wait. I was imagining a catastrophe, silly me. Thank you for your work. It has had a huge impact on my life. :)

  2. Love the C.S. Lewis quote. I also wondered if there was something wrong, glad to hear that it’s a happy reason for being late. I got to judge at a high school speech and debate tournament last year and it was so much fun. Amazing talent.

  3. Late for the first time in two years? Impressive!! No worries here, and thanks for hosting–it’s always fun to read people’s reviews!

  4. Oops, just realized I claimed I’d liked to five reviews and it was really only four. Hope nobody felt cheated.

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