“A great book should leave you with many
experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You should live several lives while reading it.”~William Styron
Have you read any books lately that left you pleasantly exhausted? Any books that actually required energy in the reading and left you feeling the you had “lived several lives”? I just read the award-winning Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, and I would say that I felt a a little as if I were living in the colonies during the American Revolution, with all the confusion and divided loyalties that such a life would entail.
Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books.
Hereâ€™s how it usually works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime this week of a book youâ€™re reading or a book youâ€™ve read. The review doesnâ€™t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can just write your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.
Now post a link here to the specific post where youâ€™ve written your book review. Donâ€™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 youâ€™ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book youâ€™re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews theyâ€™re most interested in reading.
Thanks to everyone for participating.