Saturday Review of Books: April 29, 2017

“I hate to read new books. Contemporary writers may generally be divided into two classes—one’s friends or one’s foes. Of the first we are compelled to think too well, and of the last we are disposed to think too ill, to receive much genuine pleasure from the perusal, or to judge fairly of the merits of either.” ~William Hazlitt


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.

5 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: April 29, 2017

  1. I don’t read that many contemporary books but have been occasionally pleasantly surprised by some (very occasionally!)

  2. Thanks for hosting, Sherry!

  3. I’m sorry, #9, which just says A, is a mistake. It accidentally entered while I was trying to type a title in. Sorry about that! Thanks for hosting this each week, Sherry.

  4. I read plenty of new books, but I appreciate your quote at the top of the post. I’ve determined that this year I’m going to read more old books, as well as re-reading some favorites — just for the joy of it! Thanks for your welcome here!

  5. LOVE this weekly list…always good books to check out.

    Thanks, and have a great rest of your weekend.


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