TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #37 – March 2 – March 29, 2023.

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! 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.

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 #37

Get Jazzed with this Bolden Book

My Book Review for “Coming Through Slaughter” by Michael Ondaatje.

coming-through-slaughter-britishYes, I know, Michael Ondaatje, but… Damn this man can write!

My review starts thusly: “The name Buddy Bolden probably means absolutely nothing to most readers. That is, unless you’re a Jazz enthusiast and/or a music historian. In which case, you’ll probably know that Bolden was a coronet player in New Orleans at the turn of the previous century. You’ll also know that he was a bit of a legend – not only for his coronet playing, but also because at the age of 31, he went crazy. But not before his music had found its place the annals of Jazz history. Just enough about Buddy Bolden survived to inspire Michael Ondaatje (author of “The English Patient”) to write the book, “Coming through Slaughter”. So, who was Buddy Bolden? The information available about this unusual man is sparse, at best. Most of what you’ll find is a mixture of contradictions, rumors and conjecture along with the apparent facts and a lone surviving picture.”

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 March 30, 2023).

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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13 thoughts on “TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #37 – March 2 – March 29, 2023.

    1. Welcome, welcome, welcome! And thank you! I do this every month, with a new party each month. If you already have a post from this month, you can link it on my party now – I’m no stickler!


  1. Why did you write: Yes, I know, MO…
    Looks like I’m missing uan important reference.
    I have only read TRunning in the Family, because I wanted a book about Sri Lnaka, but I didn’t like it at all. Which one should I try?

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    1. Ondaatje is my favorite author and I’ve read everything he’s written. I’m sorry you didn’t like Running in the Family, but it is non-fiction. Maybe try “The Cat’s Table” which is one of my favorites, and very accessible. But if you’re looking for Sri Lanca, then Anil’s Ghost is the one you want.

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      1. Thanks so much, just added The Cat’s Table to my TBR.
        I’m not especially focusing on Sri Lanka, I read it at the time when I was doing the 52 countries challenge, that’s why I wanted something in Sri Lanka back then.

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