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Saturday Review of Books: March 15, 2014

Posted by Sherry on 3/14/2014 in General, Saturday Reviews |

“[R]ereading can be a product not of simple dissatisfaction, nor of the fan’s utter enchantment, but rather of some curious mix of gratification and a feeling of incompletion. You can reread not from love or hatred but from a sense, often inchoate, that there’s more to this book than you have yet been able to […]

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Saturday Review of Books: March 1, 2014

Posted by Sherry on 2/28/2014 in Reader's Advisory, Saturday Reviews |

“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” ~Hazel Rochman 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 […]

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Saturday Review of Books: February 8, 2014

Posted by Sherry on 2/7/2014 in General, Saturday Reviews |

“I can live without people, but I cannot live without books. As I was leaving to row across the Atlantic, I had to choose: I could pack a 40-pound life raft, or I could take along a modest library. I took the books and sent the life raft home. The books were more important to […]

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Saturday Review of Books: January 25, 2014

Posted by Sherry on 1/24/2014 in Saturday Reviews |

“When a day passes, it is no longer there. What remains of it? Nothing more than a story. If stories weren’t told or books weren’t written, man would live like the beasts, only for the day.” ~Naftali the Storyteller and His Horse, Sus by Isaac Bashevus Singer Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at […]

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Saturday Review of Books: January 18, 2014

Posted by Sherry on 1/18/2014 in Saturday Reviews |

“A good book, the really good ones, only begin when the last word on the last page is read.” ~Ben House 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 […]

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Saturday Review of Books: January 11, 2014

Posted by Sherry on 1/11/2014 in General, Saturday Reviews |

“What is the most precious, the most exciting smell awaiting you in the house when you return to it after a dozen years or so? The smell of roses, you think? No, moldering books.” ~Andre Sinyavsky Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on […]

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Saturday Review of Books: January 4, 2014

Posted by Sherry on 1/3/2014 in --January, Saturday Reviews |

“For me to love a work of fiction, it must survive my harpy eye on all accounts: It will tell me something remarkable, it will be beautifully executed, and it will be nested in truth. The latter I mean literally; I can’t abide fiction that fails to get its facts straight.” ~Barbara Kingsolver Happy Birthday, […]

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Saturday Review of Books SPECIAL EDITION: December 28, 2013

Posted by Sherry on 1/3/2014 in General, Reader's Advisory, Saturday Reviews |

“The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.” ~Abraham Lincoln TODAY, SATURDAY December 28th (and all this week), is a special edition of the Saturday Review of Books especially for booklists. You can link to a list of your favorite […]

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12 Best Adult Fiction Books I Read in 2013

Posted by Sherry on 1/2/2014 in Adult Fiction, Booklists, General |

Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson. I just finished this story about an author who courts danger by using the people of her small English village as characters in her novel. It was lovely. A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert, reviewed at Semicolon. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. I couldn’t really […]

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Preview of 2013 Book Lists #2

Posted by Sherry on 12/26/2013 in Booklists, General, Saturday Reviews |

SATURDAY December 28th, will be a special edition of the Saturday Review of Books especially for booklists. You can link to a list of your favorite books read in 2013, a list of all the books you read in 2013, a list of the books you plan to read in 2014, or any other end […]

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