Saturday Review of Books: May 18, 2013:

“You must get into the habit of looking intensely at words, and assuring yourself of their meaning, syllable by syllable–nay, letter by letter… you might read all the books in the British Museum (if you could live long enough) and remain an utterly illiterate, uneducated person; but if you read ten pages of a good book, letter by letter, — that is to say, with real accuracy– you are forevermore in some measure an educated person.” ~John Ruskin

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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. JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd (Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase)
2. the Ink Slinger (Lonesome Animals)
3. Marijo @ thegigglinggull (Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother)
4. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (The Trouble With Physics)
5. Helene@MaidservantsOfChrist (The Curse of Chalion)
6. Beth@Weavings (Rose in Bloom)
7. Joseph R. @ Zombie Parents Guide (Adventures of Huck Finn and Zombie Jim)
8. jama (Hawai’i’s Food Trucks on the Go!)
9. Faith @ StudentSpyglass (Enamored by Shoshanna Evers)
10. Charlotte (The Path of Names, by Ari Goelman)
11. Beckie @ ByTheBook (2 by Jim Kraus — The Cat That . . . and The Dog That . . .)
12. Beckie @ ByTheBook (NIV Real Life Devo Bible for Women)
13. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Once Upon A Prince)
14. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Two Testaments)
15. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Monday Morning Faith)
16. Harvee@BookDilettante
17. Harvee@BookDilettante
18. Mental multivitamin (Six books)
19. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Hidden Art of a Homemaking ch. 4)
20. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Who Said Women Can’t Be Doctors?)
21. Heather @ Lines from the Page (Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books)
22. Heather @ Lines from the Page (No Name)
23. Melinda @ Wholesome Womanhood (Influential Books)
24. Susanne~LivingToTell
25. Susanne ~ Jesus: The Greatest Life of All
26. Reading World (The Light Between Oceans)
27. Thoughts of Joy (The Hidden Man)
28. Thoughts of Joy (Please Ignore Vera Dietz)
29. Thoughts of Joy (The Weight of a Human Heart)
30. Colleen @Books in the City (The Love Wars)
31. Colleen @Books in the City (What My Mother Gave Me)
32. Colleen @Books in the City (The Girl Who Married An Eagle)
33. Harvee@BookDilettante (Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans)
34. Harvee@ Book Dilettante (Cozy Mystery Cats and Dogs)
35. dawn (The Little Way of Ruthie Leming)
36. Becky (books reviewed this week)
37. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (The Publicist)
38. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (The Gods of Heavenly Punishment)
39. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (The Gods of Heavenly Punishment)

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I'm a Christian, the homeschooling mom of eight (yes, all mine) children, married to a NASA engineer, and a confirmed bookaholic. I like old books, conservative politics, and new and interesting ideas. My hair is grey, my favorite clothes are red, and I love purple. Come on in and enjoy the blog. Be sure to tell me what you think before you leave.

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