Saturday Review of Books: February 2, 2013

“I was born with the impression that what happened in books was much more reasonable, and interesting, and real, in some ways, than what happened in life.” ~Anne Tyler


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. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (The Moffats)
2. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Emily of New Moon)
3. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (thoughts on 2013 ALA Youth Media awards)
4. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (From the Good Mountain)
5. Harvee@BookDilettante (A Tainted Dawn)
6. Barbara H (The Tenth Plague, review and author interview)
7. Barbara H (Emily of New Moon)
8. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (Evolving in Monkey Town)
9. Girl Detective (Finder v2 GN)
10. Girl Detective (Les Miserables)
11. Girl Detective (Arcadia)
12. Girl Detective (Wonder Woman: Blood)
13. the Ink Slinger (The Children of Men)
14. Winsome Reviews (Dante in Love)
15. Thoughts of Joy (Wife 22)
16. B & B Chronicles (Spark and Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now)
17. georgianne (Praying With the Psalms)
18. georgianne (The Valley of Vision)
19. Becky (Becoming Lucy)
20. Becky (Final Curtain)
21. Becky (Skating Shoes)
22. Becky (Party Shoes)
23. Becky (Secret Garden)
24. Beth@Weavings (Looking for Anne of Green Gables)
25. Beth@Weavings (Anne of Green Gables)
26. Glynn (Hurt)
27. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes)
28. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden)
29. Hope (Books Read in January)
30. Annie Kate( The Tutor’s Daughter)
31. DebD (Bleak House)
32. Lazygal (The Time Fetch)
33. Lazygal (Loki’s Wolves)
34. Lazygal (Scorch)
35. Lazygal (The Reluctant Assassin)
36. Lazygal (The Wrap-Up List)
37. Lazygal (Dead is a Killer Tune)
38. American Dervish by Ayad Aktar (Books in the City)
39. SuziQoregon @Whimpulsive (Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love)
40. SuziQoregon @Whimpulsive (Kill You Twice)
41. Katy Manck (BooksYALove)
42. SmallWorld Reads (Blue Shoe by Ann Lamott)
43. Jules’ Book Reviews – The City & The City
44. Jules’ Book Reviews – On Chesil Beach
45. a barmy bookworm (Virgil’s Doomed Love)
46. Shonya@Learning How Much I Don’t Know (My Hands Came Away Red)
47. CREATE WITH JOY (Art Activities For Groups)
48. CREATE WITH JOY (Keeping Christ In Ministry)
49. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Austensibly Ordinary)
50. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Emma graphic novel)
51. Amber Stults (Troll or Derby)

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4 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: February 2, 2013

  1. Happy weekend, fellow readers! I have a wide range of books this week, and finally finished two long ones that I’ve been in the middle of for weeks.

  2. Linked to my review of P.D. James masterful novel The Children of Men.

  3. Thanks for hosting, Sherry.

  4. Thanks for the suggestion of the book My Hands Came Away Red. I devoured it quickly, enjoyed it, and keep thinking about it.

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