I can’t wait to get started on my annual collection of book lists for 2016/2017. So, this post is the Saturday Review of Books getting a head start on Monday, December 26, 2016. Link to your book list(s) anytime between now and next Saturday, the 31st, when we will return to our regularly scheduled programming.
SATURDAY December 31st, is the annual special edition of the Saturday Review of Books especially for book lists. You can link to a list of your favorite books read in 2016, a list of all the books you read in 2016, a list of the books you plan to read in 2017, or any other end of the year or beginning of the year list of books. Whatever your list, it’s time for book lists. (Links to regular reviews are also welcome, and you can certainly link to more than one review or more than one list.)
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.