Saturday Review of Books: September 14, 2013

“[I]n reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like the night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see. Here, as in worship, in love, in moral action, and in knowing, I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do.” ~C.S. Lewis


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. Janet (Soul Survivor by Philip Yancey)
2. Janet (Abel’s Island by William Steig)
3. Guiltless Reading (Very Recent History by Choire Sicha)
4. Guiltless Reading (One Big Beautiful Thing by Marie Flanigan)
5. Guiltless Reading (Hungry by Darlene Barnes)
6. Guiltless Reading (Raising Eyebrows by Dal LaMagna)
7. Guiltless Reading (Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra)
8. Guiltless Reading (Doctor Who: Dark Horizons by Jenny T. Colgan)
9. Becky (The Elite)
10. Becky (Middle Ground)
11. Becky (Every Day After)
12. Becky (Year of the Baby)
13. Becky (Below Stairs)
14. Becky (How To Train a Train)
15. Becky (Pat of Silver Bush)
16. Becky (Surprise for Lily)
17. Becky (Sovereign Grace)
18. Becky (One With Christ)
19. the Ink Slinger (WOOL)
20. georgianne (Steal Like an Artist)
21. georgianne (The Time Keeper)
22. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Keeping the Castle)
23. Barbara H. (The Fruitful Wife)
24. Barbara H. (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas)
25. Thoughts of Joy (The Prisoner of Cell 25)
26. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (The Lost Ones)
27. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Little Town on the Prairie)
28. Melissa@MaidservantsofChrist (Inductive Study Bible)
29. Lazygal (Under A Silent Moon)
30. Lazygal (The Whole Golden World)
31. Lazygal (The Dark Winter)
32. Lazygal (A Beautiful Blue Death)
33. Lazygal (If You Give A Duke A Duchy)
34. Lazygal (The Cartographer of No Man’s Land)
35. Lazygal (Book of Ages)
36. Lazygal (Death in the Vines)
37. SmallWorld at Home (State of Wonder by Ann Patchett)
38. Swampowl (Small Wonder)
39. Surly Bookseller (The Husband’s Secret)
40. Becky (Fahrenheit 451)
41. True Prayer
42. Beckie @ ByTheBook (The Living Room)
43. Beckie @ ByTheBook (The Sky Beneath My Feet)
44. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Love Amid The Ashes)
45. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Death on Lindisfarne)
46. Susanne~LivingToTell (Not My Daughter)
47. Gwendolyn Gage (Against the Tide)
48. Reading World (Rules of Civility)
49. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Emma & Elton: Something Truly Horrid)
50. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (The Ghosts of Rue Dumaine)

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1 thought on “Saturday Review of Books: September 14, 2013

  1. I love that quote at the top!

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