Saturday Review of Books: February 16, 2013

“For an adult reader, the possible verdicts are five: I can see this is good and I like it; I can see this is good but I don’t like it; I can see this is good, and, though at present I don’t like it, I believe with perseverance I shall come to like it; I can see this is trash but I like it; I can see this is trash and I don’t like it. ” ~W.H. Auden


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. georgianne (The White Horse King)
2. Glynn (The Crystal Scepter)
3. Susan@ Reading World (The Painted Girls)
4. Susan@ Reading World (The Sign of the Weeping Virgin)
5. Becky (Fairest Beauty)
6. Becky (Marcia Schuyler)
7. Becky (Rebekah)
8. Becky (Comforts from Romans)
9. Becky (Pollyanna grows up)
10. Becky (Miss Billy’s Decision)
11. Becky (Devil’s Cub)
12. Becky (Convenient Marriage)
13. Becky (Revenge of the girl with the great personality)
14. Becky (Mysterious Affair at Styles)
15. Girl Detective (The Orphan Master’s Son)
16. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (Shades of Earth by Beth Revis)
17. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (The Edge of Never by JA Redmerski)
18. Janet (The Violence of Scripture)
19. Alice@Supratentorial(Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough)
20. Brenda (The Spindlers)
21. Barbara H. (Let the Hurricane Roar)
22. Winsome Reviews (Habemus Papam!)
23. Barbara H. (What I read as a kid)
24. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (A Short History of the World)
25. Guiltless Reading (The Little Book of Heartbreak)
26. Guiltless Reading (Legend)
27. Guiltless Reading (The Book of Madness and Cures)
28. the Ink Slinger (Eats, Shoots & Leaves)
29. SuziQoregon @Whimpulsive (Live and Let Die)
30. Hope (What I’m Reading)
31. Hope (Books I Read as a Child)
32. Lazygal (Where the Light Falls)
33. Lazygal (When We Wake)
34. Lazygal (Trinkets)
35. Lazygal (Through the Skylight)
36. Lazygal (Mind Games)
37. Lazygal (Requiem)
38. Lazygal (Dance of Shadows)
39. Lazygal (The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen)
40. Lazygal (The Book of Killowen)
41. Janet (Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith)
42. Carol in Oregon (Les Mis Quotes)
43. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Accused)
44. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Cake)
45. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Unbreakable)
46. Amber Stults (MWF Seeking BFF)
47. Thoughts of Joy (The Aviator’s Wife)
48. Jules’ Book Reviews – Lolita
49. Jules’ Book Reviews – The Age of Hope
50. Becky (The Man With Two Left Feet)
51. Becky (My Man Jeeves)
52. DHM, Books for Boys
53. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (2012 Cybils final thoughts)
54. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy))
55. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Valentine Box by Maud Hart Lovelace)
56. Shonya@Learning (Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict)
57. Annie Kate (Papa`s Wife)
58. Beth@Weavings (A Philosophy of Education)
59. Girls in White Dresses (Cosima Wagner, Lady of Bayreuth)
60. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen)
61. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Marvel Illustrated Sense & Sensibility)

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5 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: February 16, 2013

  1. Thanks for hosting, Sherry.

  2. February is a good month for hunkering down with books. I’ve read some really good ones so far. Have a great weekend!

  3. Brenda

    Thanks for hosting Saturday Reviews.

  4. Interesting about the different verdicts. I think I have probably experienced all of them at different times.

  5. Thanks Sherry! I love your weekly post.

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