TCL’s #SixforSunday #11- My First Six 5/5 Blog Reviews.

What is #SixforSunday?

#SixforSunday was a little blog feature Steph @ A little but a lot started in June 2017 for herself. It’s a weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt. Originally, #SixforSunday was a post Steph did that she never thought she would stick with! It was her place to share 6 bookish things under a given prompt. (If you want to see her first post, you can check it out here!) She started it thinking it would fizzle out and that she would run out of things to use as prompts: She never imagined that it would transform itself into something OTHER PEOPLE JOIN IN WITH every week. For further details of the rules and links to the prompts for this meme, please visit Steph’s blog here. (Don’t forget to follow and tag Steph alittlebutalot on Twitter and Instagram – @eenalol – if you join in! Also, I made this little banner for this prompt, using graphics from her blog. I hope Steph likes it!)

Six4Sunday Banner

This week – July 31, 2021– the topic is: Choose Your Own Adventure.

Well, to tell the truth, it seems that Steph hasn’t given us any topics for July and August, so I’m going to just choose my own topic. So, without any further ado, I’m going with

My first six 5/5 book reviews!

I only started book blogging on May 13, 2013, but I had been writing book reviews for many years before then, and I kept track of them with a spread sheet that I still use to this day. Here are the first six that I show I gave 5/5 stars, starting with the oldest first.

  1. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg. According to my records, I reviewed this on April 5, 2009.
  2. The Princess Bride by William Goldman. The date on this review is April 9, 2009. This was also the first 5/5 star book review I put up on my first blog (on Blogspot), on May 16, 2013.
  3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. This one appeared on my blog on April 20, 2009.
  4. How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper. This also is dated April 20, 2009 but I somehow doubt that I put two reviews up on the same day – that’s just not like me. That means “Lovely Bones” was probably posted before this date.
  5. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I see that this was posted on April 22, 2009.
  6. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. This one was first on my blog on April 27, 2009.

What about you? What were the first six books you reviewed that got 5/5 stars?


13 thoughts on “TCL’s #SixforSunday #11- My First Six 5/5 Blog Reviews.

  1. That is so interesting, thanks for sharing! I loved Fried Green Tomatoes when I read it. I know some people consider it sentimental, but there was something so special about it and it stayed with me. I think I gave it four stars, but that’s nearly perfect in my book. I think my first 5-star review was Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, and then I also gave five stars to Jiles’s News of the World, Lispector’s The Hour of the Star, Clarke’s Jonathan Strange, Chaimoseau’s Texaco and Sukegawa’s Sweet Bean Paste.

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  2. I didn’t care for Time Traveller’s Wife which really shouldn’t have been a surprise because I don’t tend to go for books that are not based on “real life” as it were. But it was back in the day when i used to read books that were getting a lot of buzz. Today I don’t let that drive my reading….

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    1. In retrospect, considering the way things are today, I’m not sure people wouldn’t be less in love with Time Traveler’s Wife these days. A naked man showing up in front of a 10 year old girl… kinda… gross now.

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