Semicolon began the Saturday Review of Books on July 29, 2006 with 16 contributors. As she explained a few days earlier, "Saturdays are slow days around the blog world, but Saturday would be a great day for catching up on book reviews by various bloggers that were posted during the week. So, this Saturday, if you have a review of a book that you posted sometime this week, and you would like to get more attention for that book review, come to Semicolon and add your link."
Three years later, the Saturday Review of Books is going strong. Two weeks ago, on October 3, 103 bloggers left links to their reviews. Basically, "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 ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever. Now post a link here to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. . . . 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."
But it's even better than that. Because Semicolon has all these Saturday Reviews archived, in alphabetical order by the title of the book reviewed. For example, here are the reviews for all books beginning with the letter "F."
And one more thing -- Semicolon began her blog in October 2003. As a matter of fact, October 28th is her six year anniversary. So since this is her anniversary month, why not head over and say "congratulations" and "thank you"! And don't forget to add your review tomorrow!
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