Saturday Review of Books: July 19, 2014

“I read books in all the obvious places—in my house and office, on trains and buses and planes—but I’ve also read them at plays and concerts and prizefights, and not just during the intermissions. I’ve read books while waiting for friends to get sprung from the drunk tank, while waiting for people to emerge from comas, while waiting for the Iceman to cometh.” ~Joe Queenan


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.

7 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: July 19, 2014

  1. Thanks for hosting, Sherry. (And I saw “Canterbury Tales” listed above. For the first time since college, I read it last summer in preparation for a trip to England and a visit to Canterbury.)

  2. Thanks for the link up, Sherry.

  3. Thanks for hosting this each Saturday. I too saw the Canterbury Tales, gonna check out the review and I really should read it again some time.

  4. This looks like fun! I’ll have to participate another week.

    I found your blog through my blogger tracking page. Apparently somebody else linked one of my posts this week. Huh. I didn’t know you could do that! Anyway, I’m glad I found your blog. I’ll be stopping by again!

  5. Weird! Is that a thing? Is it spam, or just somebody else linking you? I’ve never even heard of people doing that.

  6. I don’t know — it seems fairly harmless, but strange. Anybody here want to admit to putting in the links for me and CGrace?

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