Saturday Review of Books: January 19, 2013

“I have always intensely resented it when people say, ‘Literature is just escaping from life,’ and ‘When you read you’re not really getting out there and living.’ To me the only place to find life is in books!” ~Connie Willis, Locus Magazine, 2003

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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. Beth@Weavings (Jane of Lantern Hill)
2. Hope (The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins)
3. Marg (Addition by Toni Jordan)
4. Marg (Unforgettable by Elise K Ackers)
5. the Ink Slinger (Supervillain of the Day)
6. Graham @ My Book Year (Caribou Island)
7. Janet (Holy Discontent)
8. Glynn (January Justice)
9. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet)
10. Lucybird’s Book Blog (A Possible Life)
11. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Come Back Soon)
12. Beckie @ ByTheBook (A Season for Tending)
13. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Secretly Smitten)
14. Alex @ Alex in Leeds (The Victorian Chaise-Longue)
15. Barbara H. (A Light in the Window)
16. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Fourmile)
17. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (The Lions of Little Rock)
18. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Almost Home)
19. Word Lily (Too Far to Say Far Enough by Nancy Rue)
20. Lazygal (Stonemouth)
21. Lazygal (Now You See Me)
22. Lazygal (Heroes of Olympus)
23. Lazygal (Murder Below Montparnasse)
24. Lazygal (At Weddings and Wakes)
25. Lazygal (When Love Comes to Town)
26. Lazygal (Help Thanks Wow)
27. Colleen @Books in the City (The Tell)
28. Colleen @Books in the City (13 Little Blue Envelopes)
29. georgianne (A Godward Life)
30. Girl Detective (Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland…)
31. Girl Detective (The Blue Flower)
32. Girl Detective (The Song of Achilles)
33. Becky (Preparing for Jesus’ Return)
34. Becky (The Masqueraders)
35. Becky (Kizzy Ann Stamps)
36. Becky (Invincible Microbe)
37. Becky (Going Vintage)
38. Becky (Over the Moon, Storybook)
39. Becky (Racketty Packetty House)
40. Becky (Pollyanna)
41. Becky (Trains Go; Five Little MOnkeys Jump in Bath)
42. SuziQoregon@ Whimpulsive (Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm)
43. SuziQoregon@ Whimpulsive (A Northern Light)
44. Alex @ Alex in Leeds (Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel)
45. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (The Rocks Don’t Lie)
46. Thoughts of Joy (Twisted)
47. Shonya@Learning How Much I Don’t Know (Charlotte’s Web)
48. Shonya@Learning How Much I Don’t Know (Unglued)
49. Create With Joy – Unglued Devotional

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: January 19, 2013

  1. I’m workng through the Cybils middle grade shortlist. Thanks, as always, for hosting! I hope you’re feeling much, much better!

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