TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #11 – December 31, 2020.

Throwback Thursday Record

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. Then there’s Reading Maria who is doing something called “Last Year I Was Reading” where she compares what she’s reading now to what she read a year ago. Finally, recently I noticed that Susan Osborn over at A Life in Books is doing a series of posts called “Blasts from the Past“. 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. Finally, I just noticed that Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies was doing what she calls Flashback Friday, and I hope she’s still doing them!

Anyway… I really like all of these ideas and am essentially stealing it from ALL of them, but with my own twists.

My Twists/Instructions:

  • The Chocolate Lady’s #ThrowbackThursday takes place on the Thursday before the first Saturday of every month (i.e., the Thursday before my monthly #6Degrees post).
  • My posts will highlight one of my previously published book reviews, and I encourage other participants to do the same.
  • If you want to participate but have a new blog that doesn’t have old reviews to highlight, you are encouraged to write a post about anything old that strikes your fancy!
  • If you want to tweet or share this post, or someone else’s post, or the reviews being highlighted, please use #ThrowbackThursday!
  • Please add the link to your post to the link party, below.
  • Please link back to this page on your post.

So… with no further ado, I give you…

The Chocolate Lady’s Throwback Thursday Book Review #11

Feminist Stories from the Past.

My Book Review for “Herland and Other Stories” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

My review starts thusly:

c4ee7-herland-1“Back when I was writing a review of the dystopian novel “The Beautiful Bureaucrat,” I read a review that likened that book (in part to Kafka and in part) to a short story called “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Having never heard of this writer, I was curious to see if that story might give me some further insights into that book (knowing full well that sometimes reviewers like to show off how well read they are by namedropping in this way. I’m not well read, and I will admit here that I haven’t read more than snippets of Kafka, but that’s beside the point). After reading that story, I didn’t believe this reviewer made much of an appropriate comparison, but I also realized that I needed to read more by Perkins Gilman. …”

Click here to read the rest of this review!

If you like this idea, and want to do your own Throwback Thursday post, please put the link in the comments below.

If you have your own Throwback Thursday or any other type of nostalgia post, 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 February 4, 2021).

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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9 thoughts on “TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #11 – December 31, 2020.

  1. Hi Davida! Ha ha ha! Lovers love to namedrop. That cracked me up!! It’s so true. In some cases. But I just fall out the bus completely. If I had a candy for every time someone comments with “I’ve never heard of that book/author”, I’d be as big as a house.

    I also don’t know the book or the author that you used. But let me go and have a look so that I can start doing the namedrop thing as well!

    I didn’t get to do my Throwback Thursday last week, so I’m doing it today…

    Elza Reads

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  2. Most interesting – I’ve read The Yellow Wallpaper, which reminded me of Marghanita Laski’s The Victorian Chaise-Longue, but is more horrific than Laski’s book. But I haven’t read Herland – one to seek out for next year!

    I did start my #6Degrees post before Christmas but didn’t get very far, so I’ll be doing that today or tomorrow.

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      1. You’re my hero Davida! I usually pencil my ideas into my blog calendar right away but wait to write the post…..because I work to deadlines I guess. I’m ready tonight with my throwback post though! (Which probably seems late to you because time difference).

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