Saturday Review of Books: December 22, 2012

“I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.” ~E.M. Forster

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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. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words)
2. Janet (Leaving Church)
3. Winsome Reviews (The Hobbit)
4. Jessica Snell (The God of the Mundane)
5. Barbara H (Little Women)
6. the Ink Slinger (God Rest Ye Merry)
7. the Ink Slinger (2012 Year In Review: Non-Fiction)
8. the Ink Slinger (2012 Year In Review: Fiction)
9. Hope (Christmas Wish List)
10. Thoughts of Joy (Willow)
11. Thoughts of Joy (The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti)
12. Thoughts of Joy (The Age of Miracles)
13. Thoughts of Joy (The 13th Day of Christmas)
14. Benjie@Book ‘em Benj-O (Chasing Christmas)
15. SmallWorld Reads (O Pioneers!)
16. Glynn (Turner by Peter Ackroyd)
17. Glynn ( A Winter Dream)
18. Becky (Gentleman of Her Dreams)
19. Becky (Walking with Bilbo)
20. Becky (Grace, Gold, and Glory)
21. Becky (Daughter of Time)
22. Becky (And There I Stood With My Piccolo)
23. Becky (Reached)
24. Becky (Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm)
25. Becky (Growing Up Humming)
26. Alice@Supratentorial(How It All Began)
27. Lazygal (Dark Tide)
28. Lazygal (Seduction)
29. Lazygal (Dancing with the Witchdoctor)
30. Lazygal (Floating)
31. Lazygal (The Citadel)
32. Lazygal (The Backward Glance)
33. Lazygal (Ship Sooner)
34. Nicola (Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies by William Joyce)
35. Nicola (Battle Beasts by Bobby Curnow)
36. Nicola (Ragemoor by Jan Strnad)
37. Nicola (The Two Linties by Clare Mallory)
38. Nicola (The Innocence of Fr. Brown by G.K. Chesterton)
39. Nicola (The Secret of the Stone Frog by David Nytra)
40. Nicola (Santa Claus Around the World by Lisl Weil)
41. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (What Becky Didn’t Want)
42. Melinda (Torches of Joy)
43. Shonya@Learning How Much I Don’t Know (I’m Down and The Next Target)
44. Becky (Crown of Swords)
45. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (Squanto)
46. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 5)
47. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (Starflower)
48. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (Raising Dragons)
49. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (The Mighty Weakness of John Knox)
50. Marijo @ The Giggling Gull (Haroun and the Sea of Stories)
51. Mystie (Top 10)
52. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Emma and the Vampires)
53. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Ripper)
54. Gretchen Joanna (Brief Light)

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SATURDAY December 29th, will be a special edition of the Saturday Review of Books especially for booklists. You can link to a list of your favorite books read in 2012, a list of all the books you read in 2012, a list of the books you plan to read in 2013, or any other end of the year or beginning of the year list of books. Whatever your list, it’s time for book lists. So come back on Saturday the 29th to link to yours.

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