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Saturday Review of Books: July 1, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 6/30/2017 in Saturday Reviews, Summer reading |

“There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you’ve read only once can’t.” ~Gail Carson Levine Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. […]

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Saturday Review of Books:June 17, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 6/16/2017 in General, Saturday Reviews |

“I was a bookish child and grew to be a bookish adult. Books gave me pleasure, but they also gave me permission to isolate myself, to turn away from the world when it bothered or frightened me. Books allowed me to hide from demands, from the day, from family and the immediate world. They provided […]

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Saturday Review of Books: June 10, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 6/9/2017 in Saturday Reviews, Summer reading |

“‘Oh, hurry up and get the supper work done so we can read,’ Mary said eagerly. But Ma said, ‘Never mind the work, Laura! Read us a story!’” ~By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book […]

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Saturday Review of Books: June 3, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 6/2/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“What I did understand was the pleasure that good stories offer and the power of books to introduce me to lives and experiences beyond my own.” ~Rudine Sims Bishop 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 […]

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Saturday Review of Books: May 27, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 5/26/2017 in General, Saturday Reviews, Summer reading |

“Reading is a respite from the relentlessness of technology, but it’s not only that. It’s how I reset and recharge. It’s how I escape, but it’s also how I engage. And reading should spur further engagement.” ~Will Schwalbe Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book […]

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Saturday Review of Books: May 20, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 5/20/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“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 […]

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Saturday Review of Books: May 13, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 5/12/2017 in General, Saturday Reviews |

“Printers ink has been running a race against gun powder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gun powder in half a second while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its […]

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Saturday Review of Books: May 6, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 5/6/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“You may perhaps be brought to acknowledge that it is very well worthwhile to be tormented for two or three years of one’s life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it.” ~Jane Austen Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a […]

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Saturday Review of Books: April 29, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 4/28/2017 in General, Saturday Reviews |

“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 […]

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Saturday Review of Books: April 22, 2017

Posted by Sherry on 4/21/2017 in Saturday Reviews |

“As in the sexual experience, there are never more than two persons present in the act of reading–the writer, who is the impregnator, and the reader, who is the respondent. This gives the experience of reading a sublimity and power unequalled by any other form of communication.” ~E.B. White Welcome to the Saturday Review of […]

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