Saturday Review of Books: October 5, 2013

“Read not to contradict and confute nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.” ~Sir Francis Bacon


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. Carol – Year of the Russian Novel
2. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Cybils post)
3. Carol in Oregon (Reading Lucy Maud Montgomery, Part 2)
4. Becky (When Calls The Heart, Janette Oke)
5. Becky (Amazing Grace)
6. Becky (The Strength of His Hand)
7. Becky (Loving Will Shakespeare)
8. Becky (The Wild Queen)
9. Becky (Sylvester, Georgette Heyer)
10. Becky (North of Nowhere)
11. Becky (Great Tales from English History)
12. Becky (6 2013 Early Readers, 1 Early Chapter Book)
13. Becky (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
14. Guiltless Reading (I Am Venus by Bárbara Mujica)
15. Guiltless Reading (Sticky Icky Booger Bugs by Sherry Frith ( Giveaway!))
16. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Lord of the Silent)
17. Helene (The Practice of the Presence of God)
18. Hope (Island Magic by Elizabeth Goudge)
19. Colleen@Books in the City (Painted Hands)
20. jama (Grandma’s Chocolate)
21. Thoughts of Joy (Stranger in the Room)
22. Thoughts of Joy (How the Light Gets In)
23. SmallWorld Reads (Autobiography of Us)
24. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Ruth: Mother of Kings)
25. Beckie @ ByTheBook (A Christmas Gift for Rose)
26. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Rain Song)
27. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Shine: How to Walk The Talk)
28. Anna (Curse of the Thirteenth Fey, & Neverwhere)
29. Anna (Weighting the Merits of Mainstream Fiction in a Classical Education)
30. Nicole (author interview with Joseph Bruchac)
31. Sophie @ Paper Breathers (Shiver)
32. Harvee@ Book Dilettante (The Shogun’s Daughter)
33. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Happy Birthday, Mr. Darcy)

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7 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: October 5, 2013

  1. Just linked Russian Novels. Enjoyed reading your reviews.

  2. Have a good weekend, Sherry. Hope there’s some chocolate in your future 🙂 . . .

  3. Thanks Sherry. Have a great weekend!

  4. Uh oh. I misspelled the title of my post– generally, we weight the merits of books instead of weight them! Not that books can’t get heavy.

  5. Shoot. *Weigh. Having trouble typing today!

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