Saturday Review of Books: August 24, 2013

“That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed in profit.” ~Amos Bronson Alcott

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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. Semicolon (The Aviator’s Wife)
2. Semicolon (A Wilder Rose)
3. Semicolon (My Cat Copies Me)
4. Cynthia (All Our Pretty Songs)
5. the Ink Slinger (Orthodoxy)
6. Susanne~LivingToTell (Wounds)
7. Thoughts of Joy (Just What Kind of Mother Are You?)
8. Thoughts of Joy (A Conspiracy of Faith)
9. Thoughts of Joy (Back of Beyond)
10. Barbara H. (Gulp!)
11. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Mouse with the Question Mark Tail)
12. Lars Walker (Viking Warfare)
13. Hope (Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson)
14. Catherine (On a Beam of Light)
15. Megan at Redeemed Reader (tea picture books)
16. Zoe (Oliver and the Seawigs)
17. Charlotte (The Giver)
18. Abby the Librarian (Golden Boy)
19. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (The Long Winter)
20. Carol – False Dawn by Edith Wharton
21. Glynn (Metaphysical Dog: Poems)
22. Glynn (Four Shorts)
23. Lazygal (Foreign Gods, Inc.)
24. Lazygal (The Gallery of Vanishing Husbands)
25. Lazygal (Lost River)
26. Lazygal (The Devil’s Edge)
27. Lazygal (Dead and Buried)
28. Reading World (Mystic River)
29. Reading World (Bitter Greens)
30. GReads (Sugar Daddy)
31. Eustacia Tan (Identity Theft)
32. Dani at A Work in Progress (A Grave Talent)
33. Faith (Photographing the Adirondacks
34. Lesley (Under the Dome)
35. Joyful Reader (The Black Moth)
36. Becky (Counting by 7s)
37. Becky (Unthinkable)
38. Becky (Helen Lester Picture Books)
39. Becky (Black Dudley Murder)
40. Becky (You Wouldn’t Want To Be Picture Books/Nonfiction)
41. Becky (Now We Are Six)
42. Beckie @ ByTheBook (What The Bayou Saw)
43. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Sleeping in Eden)
44. Beckie @ ByTheBook (This Means Love)
45. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Not This Time)
46. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Unwritten)
47. Brenda (The School for Good and Evil)
48. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (If You Could Be Mine)
49. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (The Satyr’s Curse)
50. Swampowl (Stranger With My Face)

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