It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.
You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog, or if you don’t have a blog at all, just use the comments to tell us about a book you remember fondly.
Throwback Thursday is not limited to just books! Throwback Thursday is dedicated to shining the spotlight on any book-related old favorites that need to be remembered. What’s your favorite classic television show or movie adaptation? What about your favorite song? Was your favorite toy a character from a book?
Here’s how it works:
- Pick any media (or non-media item) released more than 5 years ago. Remember to keep it book-related!
- Write up a short summary (include the title, author, and cover art, if applicable) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
- Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
- Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list – or some other classic!
Feel free to grab the Throwback Thursday button code from the sidebar to use in your posts.
Thanks for participating, and we look forward to seeing which books you choose to remember!
Don’t miss the giveaway announcement at the bottom of this post!
Summary: Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn’t look all that great: they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they’re great. She’d love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they’re fabulous. Lena decides that they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. Even Carmen (who never thinks she looks good in anything) thinks she looks good in the pants. Over a few bags of cheese puffs, they decide to form a sisterhood and take the vow of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . the next morning, they say good-bye. And then the journey of the pants — and the most memorable summer of their lives — begins.
This is one of my very favorite contemporary series – and it’s one I used to get my cousin reading! It’s also one where they did a decent job with the movie.
My favorite thing about it is that you get to grow up with them throughout the four books in the series. And then she wrote Sisterhood Everlasting that takes place 10 years after the end of the series. Good call Ann Brashares. Good call.
New Year’s Throwback Giveaway
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January is THROWBACK MONTH! To start 2013 off with a bang, Lauren and I are giving away a Throwback book/movie combination to one winner at the end of the month.
YES! YOU CAN WIN THINGS! *flails wildly*
The catch? Linking up your Throwback posts and promoting Throwback Thursday is what gets you entries! Each week you’ll need to link your post up and comment either on my post or Lauren’s if you want additional entries for promoting the feature (link to your tweet or Facebook post about it).