Saturday Review of Books: March 13, 2010

“Before going to bed read something exquisite and worth remembering, of which you will be thinking when overcome by sleep, and for which you will ask yourself again when you wake.”~Erasmus

If you’re not familiar with and linking to and perusing the Saturday Review of Books here at Semicolon, you’re missing out. Here’s how it usually works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week of a book you were reading or a book you’ve read. The review doesn’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.

Then on 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.

1. Page Turner (Against the Odds – L.M. Montgomery)
2. Reading to Know (Leaders Who Last)
3. Reading to Know (Not a Sparrow Falls)
4. blacklin (Wishful Drinking)
5. 5M4B (Sugar)
6. 5M4B (Not a Sparrow Falls)
7. 5M4B (One Good Dog)
8. 5M4B (Faith Based Berenstain Bears)
9. blacklin (The True Story Of Pocahontas)
10. 5M4B (The Lumby Lines)
11. 5M4B (Keeping the Feast)
12. SuziQoregon (Without Fail)
13. SuziQoregon (Lullaby Town)
14. Barbara H. (Dr. Sa’eed of Iran)
15. Barbara H. (Parting the Waters: Finding Beauty in Brokenness )
16. Beth (Fools Rush In)
17. gautami tripathy (Defy the Eagle)
18. gautami tripathy (When She Flew)
19. gautami tripathy (The Secret Keeper)
20. gautami tripathy (Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure)
21. Collateral Bloggage (Lost to the West)
22. Jessica Snell (Keeping House)
23. Equuschick (So That’s What They’re For!)
24. FleurFisher (Let The Northern Lights Erase your Name)
25. Fleurfisher (No Wind of Blame)
26. FleurFisher (The Gourmet)
27. Marg (Mistress of the Sun)
28. Marg (Roses)
29. Across the Page (The Place of the Lion)
30. Upsidedown B (Skeletons at the Feast)
31. Nicola (Stolen Child by Marsha Skrypuch)
32. Nicola (Tegami Bachi, Vol. 1)
33. Nicola (Going Bovine by Libba Bray)
34. Nicola (Helen Keller: A Determined Life)
35. Nicola (Exiles from the War by Jean Little)
36. Nicola (The Secret Three by Mildred Myrick)
37. Upsidedown B (Gossamer)
38. Upsidedown B (The Giver)
39. Between the Stacks (Daddy-Long-Legs)
40. Kristen (Thicker than Blood)
41. Jennifer (We the Children)
42. WordLily (The Bride Collector)
43. WordLily (Life Sentences)
44. MFS at Mental multivitamin (Homeschooling “sausage”)
45. SmallWorld Reads (Still Alice)
46. Judy @ Seize the Book (Till We Have Faces)
47. Judy @ Seize the Book (The Help)
48. Upsidedown B (The Blood of Flowers)
49. K. B. Kubin (Music for the End of Time)
50. Hope(Rachel Ray by Trollope)
51. Windy Ridge Books (Why Shoot a Butler?)
52. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (The Boxcar Children)
53. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (La’s Orchestra Saves the World by McCall Smith)
54. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (St. Patrick’s Day picture books)
55. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (human body books for kids)
56. Girl Detective (Let the Great World Spin)
57. Girl Detective (The Help)
58. Laughing Lioness
59. bekahcubed (Why We Love the Church)
60. Megan (Raven Stole the Moon)
61. melydia (The Darkest Evening of the Year)
62. melydia (I Love Everybody and Other Atrocious Lies)
63. melydia (No Greater Sacrifice)
64. Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict (At Witt’s End: A Sadie Witt Mystery)
65. Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict (In Hovering Flight)
66. Wayside Wanderer (Waiting for Snow in Havana)
67. Melissa Wiley (A Child’s Delight–reviews within review)
68. Kinna Reads
69. A Library is a Hospital for the Mind (The Master’s Violin)
70. Amber Stults (Admit OneL: My Life In Film)
71. Upsidedown B (Alas, Babylon)
72. bekahcubed (John 3:16)
73. Jen Robinson’s Book Page (The Dead-Tossed Waves)
74. DHM (Rediscovering children’s books: A Child’s Delight)
75. Homespun Light (List of First Read-Aloud Chapter Books)
76. Homespun Light (Longbourn’s Unexpected Matchmaker)
77. Lori@HomeschoolReviewsandMore(The Wave by Todd Strasser)
78. Marci’s Book Blog (Homeschool Open House and Wounded By School)
79. Robin (Double Eagle)
80. Robin (Under The Dome)
81. Robin (A Ship Possessed)
82. Carol in Oregon (How to Read Slowly)
83. Corey
84. Jew Wishes (Mornings in Jenin)
85. Books in the City(Agnes Brown Trilogy)
86. Books in the City(Yesterday’s Weather)
87. Books in the City(Waking Up In The Land of Glitter)
88. Sharon (My life with the lincolns author interview
89. Diary of an Eccentric (The Birthing House)
90. Diary of an Eccentric (Playing Basketball With the Viet Cong)
91. A Small Accomplishment (Beauty Sleep)
92. Wendy (Eight Homeschooling Books)
93. Jew Wishes (Maimonides, Spinoza and Us)

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8 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: March 13, 2010

  1. Thanks for hosting this. I think this is my first comment here, though I’ve been reading for awhile. Since it’s my first, please let me say: thank you. I love reading the bits of poetry and prose you post, and getting more ideas for my (also never-ending) reading list.

  2. Good morning. I read two books for the Morning News Tournament of Books

    Let the Great World Spin won last year’s National Book award for Fiction; I thought it was great.

    But I had some trouble with The Help, which a lot of people love. Mine is an ambivalent review, so those who don’t want to hear things said against it should probably skip.

  3. First time here. Thanks for hosting this. Lots of great reads! I’ve linked to my review/thoughts about The Voyage of the Armada: The Spanish Story by David Howarth. Highly recommended!

  4. Thanks for hosting. I find so many great ideas here!

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