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, and that she’ll include links to her posts on my linky party as well!
I really like all of these ideas and am essentially stealing it from ALL of them, but with my own twists.
- 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! You are welcome to also link up #FlashbackFriday post or any old post, any old day of the week, all month long!
- 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…
The Chocolate Lady’s Throwback Thursday Book Review #14 (in honor of today being April Fools, and the recent news/revelations about the British Royal family), I give you:
A Fictional Dismantling of the British Royal Family.
My Book Review for “The Queen & I” by Sue Townsend.
My review starts thusly:
“In a fictional 1992, the Republican Party sweeps the general election and their first act is to dismantle the monarchy and put the entire royal family into a Midlands’ welfare housing project in a place the locals call “Hell Close.” Throughout almost all of the rest of this book, Townsend shows us how the Winsor/Mountbatten/Teck families adjust to this new, impoverished lifestyle.
Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole books are for the YA market, but this seems to be more of an adult novel. However, as you can imagine from the plot summary, this is hardly a serious piece of dramatic literature so both young and old may enjoy it, especially since the language is simple, making it a particularly fast read.”
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 April 29, 2021).