Saturday Review of Books: December 1, 2012

“Books, to the reading child, are so much more than books — they are dreams and knowledge, they are a future, and a past.” ~Esther Meynell

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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. Carol in Oregon (November Reads)
2. Hope (Books read in November)
3. Lazygal (Standing in Another Man’s Grave)
4. Lazygal (Inside Scientology)
5. Lazygal (The Pause Principle)
6. Lazygal (When Organizing Isn’t Enough)
7. Lazygal (Steampunk Poe)
8. Lazygal (Being Dead)
9. Lazygal (The Ghost Writer)
10. Mental multivitamin (Reading life review)
11. Reading World (Illuminations. A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen)
12. Ink Slinger
13. Janet (unChristian)
14. Teachergirl (Fellowship of the Ring)
15. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (It Starts With Food)
16. Thoughts of Joy (The Night Season)
17. Thoughts of Joy (Every Day)
18. Linda @ Soli Deo Gloria (Advent: Preparing Our Hearts)
19. Nova @ My Seryniti (The Hobbit)
20. Becky (The Purpose of Man)
21. Becky (2 Short Story Collections, Christmas)
22. Becky (Everyday)
23. Becky (Legend of the Wandering King)
24. Becky (Catching Fire and Mockingjay)
25. Barbara H. (Thriving at College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and…)
26. Alice@Supratentorial(November Reading)
27. Alice@Supratentorial(Advent Reading)
28. Alice@Supratentorial(The Receptionist)
29. Glynn (Christmas at Eagle Pond)
30. Glynn (I Told My Soul to Sing)
31. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (Unspoken)
32. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout)
33. Beckie @ ByTheBook (The Breath of Dawn)
34. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Every Perfect Gift)
35. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Resurrect)
36. Beth@Weavings (Money in the Bank)
37. Beth@Weavings (Lassie Come-Home)
38. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (November Nightstand)
39. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Christmas-themed chapter books)
40. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (St. Nicholas Day books)
41. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Little White Horse)
42. Shonya @ Learning How Much I Don’t Know (Jewel of Persia)
43. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (A Walk in the Park)
44. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (King Solomon’s Ring)
45. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (The Lost Art of Mixing)

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5 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: December 1, 2012

  1. I’m in the middle of two glorious books, The Hobbit and Les Miserables, propelled by film releases. It’s my first time through Hugo’s masterpiece and I am blurry eyed from too many nights of late reading. But it is glorious.

    Thank you for hosting SRB, Sherry.

  2. December already! Hopefully there will be time for reading and reflection. I know come Christmas there will be even more books in my house! Now to see what others are reading…

  3. Thanks for hosting this, Sherry!

    Carol, thanks for mentioning Les Miserables. It’s a story near and dear to my heart as my husband and I saw the play in London on our honeymoon and then in Los Angeles for our 10th anniversary. I’ve always meant to read the book, but never have. You’re inspiring me to put it on my TBR stack!

  4. You are welcome, Linda. It’s definitely worth the time it takes to read it.

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