Saturday Review of Books: February 23, 2013

“I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.” ~George Robert Gissing

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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 (Winter Holiday)
2. Beth@Weavings (Six Ways to Keep the “Good” In Your Boy)
3. Melinda @ Wholesome Womanhood (Verbal Judo)
4. Thoughts of Joy (Burning Bright)
5. Thoughts of Joy (Touch & Go)
6. Mental multivitamin (The Catcher in the Rye)
7. Shonya@Learning (The Red Pony)
8. the Ink Slinger (A Confederacy of Dunces)
9. Carol in Oregon (Reading through Shakespeare)
10. Carol in Oregon (Part 4 Les Mis Quotes)
11. Winsome Reviews (Dante’s Daughter)
12. Hope (The Linnet’s Tale: A Mouse Tale for Grownups)
13. Becky (Desiring God)
14. Becky (Love’s Enduring Promise)
15. Becky (One Perfect Life)
16. Becky (John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God)
17. Becky (Leavenworth Case)
18. Becky (Regency Buck)
19. Becky (Unpleasantness at Bellona Club)
20. Becky (Unnatural Death)
21. Becky (Elsie Dinsmore)
22. Becky (Mary Barton)
23. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Desperate)
24. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Distant Hours)
25. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (39 books I have loved)
26. Annie @ Learn at Every Turn (Capture the Flag)
27. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi)
28. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (When In Paris by Beverly Kendall)
29. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (So You Created a Wormhole)
30. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (Books I’m Looking Forward To)
31. Barbara H (The Scarlet Letter)
32. Janet (A Little House Traveler)
33. Glynn (Pity the Beautiful: Poems)
34. Glynn (The Apostle: A Life of Paul)
35. Sarah Reads (The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb)
36. Yvann @ Reading With Tea (The Last Good Man)
37. Yvann @ Reading With Tea (Lavender Lies)
38. Susan @ Reading World (Gillespie and I)
39. Joseph R. @ Zombie Parents Guide (Vicar of Great Snoring)
40. Girl Detective (John Henry Days)
41. a barmy bookworm (The Scarlet Letter)
42. GretchenJoanna (Blue Chameleon)
43. Lazygal (Margaret from Maine)
44. Lazygal (Going Clear)
45. Lazygal (City of Devi)
46. Lazygal (Farewell, Dorothy Parker)
47. Lazygal (Unlearning Liberty)
48. Lazygal (The Stonecutter)
49. HG, The Family Conspiracy, Australian children’s book
50. Brenda (On The Day I Died: Stories from the Grave)
51. Brenda (The Books of Elsewhere: The Strangers)
52. Splintered (Faith @ StudentSpyglass)
53. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (The Klipfish Code)
54. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (The Secret of the Nightingale Palace)

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7 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: February 23, 2013

  1. Thanks for hosting, Sherry. We have a snow storm here: time to brew tea and catch up on my TBRs!

  2. Sherry thanks for hosting this each week. Looking forward to checking out the books listed.

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