Saturday Review of Books: May 4, 2013

“I have done what people do, my life makes a reasonable showing, Can I go back to my books now?” ~Lynn Sharon Schwartz


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. Mental multivitamin (six books)
2. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Little Elvises)
3. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Double Whammy)
4. Becky (Love’s Abiding joy)
5. Becky (When Jesus Wept)
6. Becky (Hattie Ever After)
7. Becky (Shades of Earth)
8. Becky (Miss Billy Married)
9. Becky (Exclamation Mark)
10. Becky (Stardust)
11. Becky (Pinocchio)
12. Sara (Curriculum of Love)
13. Harvee@Book Dilettante
14. Harvee@Book Dilettante
15. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo ARC)
16. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (If You Stay by Courtney Cole)
17. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout)
18. the Ink Slinger (‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ aka the book that inspired ‘Die Hard)
19. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (Storm Front)
20. Janet (The High King)
21. Janet (Gathering Blue)
22. Janet (Messenger)
23. Annie Kate (Contentment, Prosperity, and God’s Glory)
24. Annie Kate (The Gate)
25. Hope (Moby Dick by Melville)
26. Thoughts of Joy (Gone Missing)
27. SmallWorld Reads (The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman)
28. Beckie @ ByTheBook (It Happened at The Fair)
29. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Poison)
30. Katy@ BooksYALove (Pantalones, TX: Don’t Chicken Out!)
31. Katy@ BooksYALove (Stung, by Bethany Wiggins)
32. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (The Dark by Lemony Snicket)
33. Susanne (Joni & Ken-An Untold Love Story)
34. Becky (Roses Have Thorns)
35. Yvann @ Reading With Tea (Notes from a Big Country)
36. Yvann @ Reading With Tea (Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble)
37. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Winter’s End)
38. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust)
39. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (The Wars)

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: May 4, 2013

  1. April was a busy month, as we migrated BooksYALove to its own website, participated in April A-to-Z Challenge with 26 new book recommendations from A to Z, and attended the Texas Library Association annual conference in Fort Worth, where I saw authors and bloggers as I gathered ARCs of upcoming books, concentrating on debut authors and smaller presses.

  2. Thanks for hosting this review! I know I’ll find lots of good books to add to my lists!

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