Saturday Review of Books: November 24, 2012

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.” ~Maya Angelou

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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.


1. the Ink Slinger (Starship Troopers)
2. the Ink Slinger (I Am the Messenger)
3. Thoughts of Joy (The Girl Who Disappeared Twice)
4. Becky (Christmas Roses)
5. Janet (A Year of Biblical Womanhood)
6. Becky (Practical Religion)
7. Becky (Almost Home)
8. Becky (Second Life of Abigail Walker)
9. Becky (City)
10. Becky (Lions of Little Rock)
11. Becky (Kingmaker’s Daughter)
12. Becky (Chicken Problem, Other Side of Town, 3 more)
13. Fay @ BlogABookEtc
14. Reading to Know (The Shepherd Leader)
15. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Electric Ben)
16. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (One and Only Ivan)
17. Barbara H. (C. S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy)
18. Glynn (Child Made of Sand)
19. Glynn (The Heart Aroused)
20. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (The Traveling Restaurant)
21. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (Graceful)
22. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (The Lamb)
23. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (A Gospel Primer)
24. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (What Your Husband Isn’t Telling You)
25. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (Quest for Celestia)
26. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (Escape From Camp 14)
27. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (On the Beach)
28. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (Grasping at Eternity)
29. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (Mystic City by Theo Lawrence)
30. Colleen @Books in the City (Little Bee)
31. Lucybird’s Book Blog (The Thief)
32. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Hurry home Spider)
33. Beckie @ ByTheBook (D.R.T: Dead Right There)
34. Beckie @ ByTheBook (A Thousand Sleepless Nights)
35. Lazygal (The Impossible Dead)
36. Lazygal (This I Believe)
37. Lazygal (Being Henry David)
38. Nicola (Blue Bay Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner)
39. Nicola (The Strand Magazine June-Sept 2012)
40. Nicola (Short Story: “Surviving the Peace” by Margaret Ellingson)
41. Nicola (Batula by Steven T. Seagle)
42. Nicola (Short Story: “a wedding has been arranged… by Eleanor Harvey)
43. Nicola (Becoming Holmes by Shane Peacock)
44. Nicola (Hill of Fire by Thomas P. Lewis)
45. Nicola (Upside Down: A Vampire Tale by Jess Smart Smiley)
46. Nicola (Criminal Macabre: The Complete Cal McDonald Stories by Steve Niles)
47. Nicola (Christened with Crosses by Eduard Kochergin)
48. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Aunt Dimity Detective)
49. Becky (10 Christmas Picture Books, 2012)
50. Girl Detective (36 Arguments for the Existence of God)
51. Girl Detective (August Moon GN)
52. Girl Detective (The Silver Linings Playbook)
53. Vicki (Camp by Elaine Wolf)
54. Susan @ Reading World (Open Wound. The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont)
55. Susan @ Reading World (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde)
56. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Yellow Star)
57. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (My Berlin Kitchen)
58. Nova @ My Seryniti (The Blood Debt)

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7 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: November 24, 2012

  1. I had an opportunity to catch up on my blogging tonight, and thus linked up to seven new book reviews. Thanks for hosting this. I am in awe of how much you read.

  2. Pingback: Saturday Review of Books 24/11 | Blog A Book Etc . . .

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