Saturday Review of Books: September 28, 2013

“Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books—even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.” ~William Ewart Gladstone


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. Barbara H. (Overcoming Overeating)
2. Barbara H. (Fahrenheit 451)
3. Hope (more on 1984 by Orwell)
4. Guiltless Reading (Aunty Lee’s Delights: A Singaporean Mystery by Ovidia
5. Guiltless Reading (Freud’s Mistress by Karen Mack & Jennifer Kaufman)
6. Thoughts of Joy (Untraceable)
7. Thoughts of Joy (The Other Typist)
8. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor)
9. Becky (Song of Redemption)
10. Becky (Love’s Awakening)
11. Becky (Which Bible Translation Should I Use?)
12. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Sept. Nightstand)
13. Becky (Black Robe Wilkie Collins)
14. Becky (Gold in the Days of Summer)
15. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Sept. Read Aloud Thursday)
16. Becky (9 Lives of Alexander)
17. Becky (Iola Leroy)
18. Becky (Wicked History of the World/Horrible Histories)
19. Becky (3 2013 Picture Books)
20. Becky (Little Maid of Provincetown)
21. Tiffany (Bel Canto)
22. Christina (Shadowlark)
23. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (Inferno)
24. Melissa (When You Were Here)
25. Jenna (The Dream Thieves)
26. Jennifer@Novel Thoughts (Counting by 7s)
27. amshuman (Altered)
28. Carol in Oregon (Reading Lucy Maud Montgomery)
29. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Y: The Last Man Vol 5: Ring of Truth)
30. Carol – The Swiss Family Robinson
31. jama’s alphabet soup (Papa is a Poet)
32. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Two Courier of Caswell Hall)
33. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Waking Hours)
34. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Death of The Couch Potato’s Wife)
35. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Forever Friday)
36. Bluestocking(Any Other Name)
37. Girls in White Dresses (The Night Circus more)
38. Annie Kate (College Admission and Scholarships)
39. Annie Kate (One Thousand Gifts)
40. Colleen@Books in the City (The Partner Track)
41. Liz (Kon-tiki)
42. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Rising Sun, Falling Shadow)
43. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies (The Girl You Left Behind)
44. Karen Andreola (Lost on a Mountain in Maine)
45. Canada (Camus’ The Stranger)
46. Cheryl (Mennonite Girls Can Cook: Celebrations)
47. Lena Anne (Six Months Later)
48. Anecdotal Evidence (Keep All my Letters)
49. Kara (Christian Guides to the Classics: The Scarlet Letter)
50. Jennifer @5minutes4books (Flora and Ulysses)
51. Tiffany @ Avid Reader (Ender’s Game)

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: September 28, 2013

  1. Hi,
    Just linked to my review of The Swiss Family Robinson.
    Thanks for the link up.

  2. I’ve linked up two books this week:

    One Thousand Gifts is one of the best books I’ve read this year.

    If you’re homeschooling a teen, you’ve got to check out College Admission and Scholarships. It could pay back big time, and it will certainly save you some tears.

    Thanks for the link up!

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