Saturday Review of Books: May 20, 2017

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” ~George Bernard Shaw


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.

(Sorry, guys, it was late last night, and I was out all day today. Here’s the linky:)

14 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: May 20, 2017

  1. Good quote. A bit similar to C.S. Lewis – “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

  2. P.S I couldn’t see a link to add a review…

  3. Madeleine L’Engle had words on this topic as well. As a writer, she said that she wrote the book that wanted to be, and if it was too difficult for adults, she wrote it for children.

  4. If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock –

    Pursued by Lisa Harris –

    The Confession by John Grisham –

    thanks for the post!

  5. I tad late, but I really like the quote this week.

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