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! Finally, 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! There’s also Susan @ A Life In Books, with her Blast from the Past posts, which are reviews of books read and loved, from before she started blogging.
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!
- 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 #26
For the back of your mind.
My Book Review for “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards.
Although I wasn’t all that enamored by this novel (I gave it 3/5 stars), I know lots of people loved it, and these don’t have to all be for 5/5 star novels. So… My review starts thusly:
“How can we know if we’re making the right the decisions? More importantly, is there any way we can know in how these decisions will affect our lives and the lives of others. This is the basic theme of this novel which begins in 1964 when Dr. David Henry’s wife Nora is about to give birth to twins in the middle of a blizzard. When they can’t get to the hospital, he stops at his clinic and calls in his nurse to assist him. The first child is a boy they call Paul, and he’s perfect. The second child is a girl named Phoebe, but she has Down syndrome. When Dr. Henry sees this, he makes one of those life-altering decisions. Instead of telling his wife about Phoebe, he gives the child to his nurse Caroline, and tells to take the child to an institution. He then tells his wife that Phoebe died. However, after seeing the horrible place David sends her, Caroline immediately decides to leave town and raise Phoebe as her own. The rest of the novel follows these two separate stories.”
If you like this idea, and want to do your own Throwback Thursday post, please put the link in the comments below, and/or add the URL to my Link Party 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 May 5, 2022).