Saturday Review of Books: September 7, 2013

“The profession of book-writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.” ~John Steinbeck


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. Hope (The Western Canon by Harold Bloom)
2. the Ink Slinger (In Defense of Sanity)
3. Guiltless Reading (This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila)
4. Guiltless Reading (Return to Cardamom by Julie Anne Grasso)
5. Guiltless Reading (The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by Joao Cerqueira)
6. Guiltless Reading (Loteria by Mario Alberto Zambrano)
7. Guiltless Reading (Last Train to Omaha by Ann Whitely-Gillen)
8. Guiltless Reading (Godiva by Nicole Galland)
9. Guiltless Reading (The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio)
10. Guiltless Reading (A Vision of Angels by Timothy Jay Smith)
11. Guiltless Reading (The Mirrored World by Debra Dean)
12. Barbara H. (Daniel Deronda)
13. Becky (Romance of Grace)
14. Becky (April Lady)
15. Becky (Sprig Muslin)
16. Becky (Bath Tangle)
17. Becky (No Shame, No Fear)
18. Becky (Creative Writing)
19. Becky (Phantom Tollbooth)
20. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (She Got Up Off the Couch)
21. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Fables Volume 5)
22. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (The Unremarkable Heart and Other Stories)
23. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Contentment by Swenson)
24. Escape from Camp 14
25. A letter to my childhood self…
26. Ms. Yingling (Zombie Baseball Beatdown)
27. Book Chase (Son of a Gun)
28. Lena Anne (The Infinite Moment of Us)
29. GReads (Wild Cards)
30. Kara (Three Decades of Fertility)
31. Janette Fuller (Custer’s Last Battle)
32. Picky Girl (Winter at Death’s Hotel)
33. Glynn (Forbidden Room)
34. Joseph R. @ Zombie Parents Guide (Lumen Fidei by Pope Francis)
35. Joseph R. @ Zombie Parents Guide (Locke and Key Vol 3)
36. Benjie @ Book ’em Benj-O (Theodore Boone: The Activist)
37. Anna @Don’t Forget the Avocados (Two Juv Fantasies)
38. Brenda (Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice)
39. Beckie@ByTheBook (Red Dawn Rising)
40. Beckie@ByTheBook (Unlimited)
41. Beckie@ByTheBook (Memory’s Door)
42. Beckie@ByTheBook (Off The Record)
43. Beckie@ByTheBook (Presumed Guilty)
44. Becky (Rookwood)
45. Harvee@Book Dilettante
46. Reading World (The Lady and the Poet)
47. Reading World (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
48. Thoughts of Joy (The Tragedy Paper)
49. Thoughts of Joy (E is for Evidence)
50. Girl Detective (I Am Not Sidney Poitier)
51. Girl Detective (The Immortalization Commission)
52. Colleen@Books in the City (A Walk in the Woods)
53. Colleen@Books in the City (In the Land of the Living)
54. Sally @ Classic Children’s Books (The Secret Garden)
55. Beth@Weavings (Mollie Peer)
56. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Spies and Prejudice)

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7 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: September 7, 2013

  1. Amy @ Hope Is the Word

    Number 23 is a boo-boo. Number 24 is my review of Swenson’s wonderful new book. Please delete 23. 🙂

  2. Thanks for hosting, Sherry. It’s always fascinating to see the diversity of what’s being read (and reviewed).

  3. I’m excited to have found this site and to be joining the link-up, especially since only a week ago I was complaining that I needed ideas on books to read.

  4. Brenda

    Thanks Sherry for hosting, I like the quote you picked out this week.

  5. Thanks for letting everyone share here. I recently discovered your blog and now have a wonderful and overly long TBR list!

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