Saturday Review of Books: November 10, 2012

“All the glory of the world would be buried in oblivion, unless God had provided mortals with the remedy of books.” ~Richard De Bury, in Philobiblion


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 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: November 10, 2012

  1. Thanks for hosting, Sherry.

  2. I wrote about two little-known books for girls by well-known authors: Louisa May Alcott’s Trudel’s Siege and Carol Ryrie Brink’s Baby Island. With three sons and six grandsons I didn’t get to read to girls, but I’m still a girl on the inside and I still read kid lit.

    Thank you for hosting this, Sherry.

  3. I missed last week since I was traveling so I added that book too. Thanks for hosting this!

  4. Thanks for hosting again! I enjoyed Peace Child, a true story of missionaries using people’s mythology as an analogy of the gospel to help them understand Jesus and also Preparing to Be a Help Meet about which I had mixed feelings.

  5. The Power of Habit is a fascinating book discussing how habits form, what they are, and how to change them.

    I also reviewed A Simpler Season, a wise and practical guide to help celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years intentionally.

  6. I love to read. I have a new blog and I’ve been looking for a place to share books and find more avid readers. This looks like a popular link up so thank you for hosting!

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