What is Throwback Thursday?
I’ve noticed several of these meme on a few book blogs. For example, Susan Loves Books does one, which is (or was originally) hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk. I also noticed that another fellow blogger, Lorrea @ What ‘Cha Readin’?, was doing this as a monthly meme for her blog. In most instances, they use this to share one of their favorite reads or older reviews. Lorrea is doing it for books she enjoyed over the last decade. I really like this idea and am essentially stealing it from them, but with my own twists.
For my Throwback Thursday, I intend to publish one of these posts on the Thursday that falls before the first Saturday of every month. That means that some months might not get any posts and some might get two! Why this day? Because as you may already know, the first Saturday of every month is when I join in on the #6Degrees of Separation book tag. Since I like to spread my blog posts out, and therefore I don’t post a book review the Friday before the Saturday #6Degrees, this is the perfect timing for me.
Also, for my Throwback Thursday, instead of choosing a favorite read from the last decade, I think I’ll highlight one of my previously published book reviews. Why old book reviews? First, our older reviews never seem to get much traffic. Second, when I moved from Blogspot over to here on WordPress, I brought over all the posts I had there. Some of them were very popular on that site. Here, however, they sit sadly with no views, likes, or comments. I’m hoping that readers of this post will click through to the review I’m highlighting and give them some love! So… with no further ado, I give you…
The Chocolate Lady’s Throwback Thursday Book Review #1
Up Close and Undivided Attention
My review starts thusly:
“Here is a book for which it is almost impossible to write a plot synopsis. Like many of Ondaatje’s other works, this doesn’t have narrative that follows conventional literary patterns or rules. Although there is an overall linear aspect to the novel, the general feeling is more of a shifting spiral. I’m sorry if this doesn’t make sense, but I can’t help what I feel about a piece of art.”
To read the rest of this review, please click on the link above!
If you like this idea, and want to do your own Throwback Thursday post, please put the link in the comments below. If this idea gets enough popularity, maybe Lorrea or I will turn this into a hashtag with our own link-up (maybe even put up rules and everything)!
If you want to do this yourself, you can let me know about your blog post in this link party below. (You can also just post a link to an old review you want us to look at, without making a separate post.) I’ll keep this link party open until my next #ThrowbackThursday post (scheduled for April 2, 2020).