TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #20 – September 30-November 3, 2021.

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. I also just noticed that Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies was doing what she calls Flashback Friday, and I hope she’s still doing them! UPDATE: another blogger, Kristin Craves Books just started what she calls #ThrowbookThursday, which I thought would be about books I’d like to throw against the wall, but is actually just back list books!

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 #20 (in honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday)…

The “Da Vinci Code” for Dracula!

My Book Review for

The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostova.

99c1b-imgthehistorian2My review starts thusly:

“What if the infamous Dracula really existed and wasn’t just the fruit of the overactive imagination of one Bram Stoker? What if he’s been recruiting people all these years since his ‘death’ to help him in his vile work? What if some people figured out that he could actually be tracked down? And what if that search overtook their lives to the point of frenzy and placing themselves in mortal danger? This is the premise of The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova’s first novel – and touted as “The Da Vinci Code for Dracula”.

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 November 4).

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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13 thoughts on “TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #20 – September 30-November 3, 2021.

      1. I’m not a fan of either of them, either, but I think someone suggested it to me.

        I actually read another one of her books, The Swan Thieves which was about history and art. I really enjoyed that one, as well.

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  1. This took me back! I read The Historian in 2006 before I had a blog and all I noted at the time was ‘Dracula’ OK – long’, which means if I was rating it out of 5 today I’d give it 3. And reading your review tells me I’d forgotten most of the story!

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