Saturday Review of Books: February 22, 2014

“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” ~Robertson Davies

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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. Hope (Son by Lois Lowry)
2. Barbara H. (The Woman in White)
3. Yvann@Readingwithtea (The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who…)
4. Glynn (Gwendolyn Brooks’ Selected Poems)
5. Glynn (The Adam Quest)
6. Glynn (The Sands of Ethryn)
7. Jama’s Alphabet Soup (Thomas Jefferson by Maira Kalman)
8. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Scraps of Evidence)
9. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Princess Ever After)
10. Beckie @ ByTheBook (The A-Z of C S Lewis)
11. Beckie @ ByTheBook (The Spirit of Sweetgrass)
12. Katy @ BooksYALove (Flygirl by Sherri L Smith)
13. Becky (Where Courage Calls)
14. Becky (Knowledge of the Holy)
15. Becky (The Long Winter)
16. Becky (The Grimm Conclusion)
17. Becky (Bubble World)
18. Becky (Hideous Love)
19. Becky (A Home for Mr. Emerson)
20. Becky (Eustace Diamonds)
21. JD@The Literary Atlas (The Heavens Rise)
22. Guiltless Reading (Silk Armor by Claire Sydenham)
23. Guiltless Reading (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs)
24. dawn (Howard’s End is on the Landing)
25. Vicki (guest review: Divergent)
26. Anna @ Diary of an Eccentric (Sophia’s War)
27. Kimi Beryl and Auds @ Geeky Chiquitas (Skin and Bones)

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: February 22, 2014

  1. I hadn’t read “The Woman in White” in years – I may have to go dig i out in the basement. Thanks for hosting, Sherry!

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