Saturday Review of Books: March 23, 2013

“Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.” ~Oswald Chambers

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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. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Three Times Lucky)
2. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Carney’s House Party)
3. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown)
4. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (
5. DHM, several free Kindle books and deals
6. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (The Falcon at the Portal)
7. The Common Room; Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden
8. Helene@maidservantsofchrist (Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy)
9. Beth@Weavings (Emily of Deep Valley)
10. Joseph R. @ Zombie Parents Guide (Doctors of the Church)
11. Hope (Give Me This Mountain – missionary biography)
12. Janet (The Castle of Llyr)
13. jama’s alphabet soup (World Rat Day)
14. jama’s alphabet soup (Tiger in My Soup)
15. jama’s alphabet soup (Yummy!)
16. Thoughts of Joy (Suspect)
17. Annie Kate (10 Christians Everyone Should Know)
18. Annie Kate (Sonrise Stables series #3, 4)
19. Beckie @ ByTheBook (At Every Turn)
20. Beckie @ ByTheBook (The Lord Is My Shepherd)
21. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Fatherless)
22. Lazygal (Invisibility)
23. Lazygal (Al Capone Does My Homework)
24. Lazygal (Baker Towers)
25. Glynn (Making Manifest)
26. Glynn (Being a Blue Angel)
27. Becky (Comforts from the Cross)
28. Becky (Love’s Long Journey)
29. Becky (Anne of the island)
30. Becky (Faro’s Daughter)
31. Becky (Treasure Island)
32. Becky (The Other Countess)
33. Becky (The Queen’s Lady)
34. Becky (The Inimitible Jeeves)
35. SmallWorld Reads (Expecting Adam)
36. Brenda (The Seven Wonders: Colossus Rises)
37. Brenda (The Seven Wonders: Colossus Rises)
38. Ruth (Bread and Wine)
39. Becky (Secret Thoughts of An Unlikely Convert)
40. Amber Stults (Some Girls Bite)
41. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (A Walk in the Meadows at Rosings Park)
42. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (For All the Wrong Reasons)

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: March 23, 2013

  1. I’m not convinced everyone should know the 10 Christians in link #17, but I’m glad I read about all except the first. Thanks for the link up.

  2. Thanks for hosting Sherry, sorry about entering twice. I don’t know what happened with the first.

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