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Saturday Review of Books: February 10, 2007

Posted by Sherry on 2/10/2007 in General, Saturday Reviews |

Critics sometimes appear to be addressing themselves to works other than those I remember writing. —Joyce Carol Oates Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime this week of a book you’re reading or a book you’ve read. The review doesn’t have to […]

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Saturday Review of Books: February 3, 2007

Posted by Sherry on 2/3/2007 in Saturday Reviews |

“And for you, writer of that soul-inspiring work of colossal brilliance, I urge you to forget safety and write, headlong into the bleak and terrifying unknown. And send us a postcard.” —Mick Silva at Your Writer’s Group Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it works. Find a review on your blog […]

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Saturday Review of Books: January 27, 2007

Posted by Sherry on 1/27/2007 in General, Saturday Reviews |

1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print. 2. Never use a long word where a short one will do. 3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out. 4. Never use the passive where you can use the […]

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Saturday Review of Books: January 20, 2007

Posted by Sherry on 1/20/2007 in Saturday Reviews |

Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar’s life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds. —Felix Adler Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime […]

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Saturday Review of Books: January 13, 2007

Posted by Sherry on 1/13/2007 in General, Saturday Reviews |

“Dr Adam Smith, than whom few were better judges on this subject, once observed to me that ‘Johnson knew more books than any man alive.’ He had a peculiar facility in seizing at once what was valuable in any book, without submitting to the labour of perusing it from beginning to end. He had, from […]

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Saturday Review of Books: January 6. 2007

Posted by Sherry on 1/6/2007 in Saturday Reviews |

You know lots of criticism is written by characters who are very academic and think it is a sign you are worthless if you make jokes or kid or even clown. I wouldn’t kid Our Lord if he was on the cross. But I would attempt a joke with him if I ran into him […]

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Saturday Review of Books: December 30, 2006

Posted by Sherry on 12/30/2006 in Saturday Reviews |

“Every human experience is a life in search of a narrative. This is not simply because it strives to discover a pattern to cope with the experience of chaos and confusion. It is also because each human life is always already an implicit story. Our very finitude constitutes us as beings who, to put it […]

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Saturday Review of Books: December 16, 2006

Posted by Sherry on 12/16/2006 in General, Saturday Reviews |

There is no defense against criticism except obscurity. —Joseph Addison Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime this week of a book you’re reading or a book you’ve read. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can […]

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Saturday Review of Books: December 9, 2006

Posted by Sherry on 12/9/2006 in Saturday Reviews |

I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so. –Rev. Sydney Smith, 1771-1845 Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime this week of a book you’re reading or a book you’ve read. The review doesn’t have to be […]

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Saturday Review of Books: December 2, 2006

Posted by Sherry on 12/2/2006 in General, Saturday Reviews |

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime this week of a book you’re 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 […]

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