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 book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any book will do.
- Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover art) 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!
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 end of this post!
Summary: A socially isolated IRS agent whose every move is documented by a disembodied female voice discovers that his life is the subject of a book currently being written by a best-selling author, whose creative block has stunted her repeated efforts to kill him off, in a quirky fantasy comedy written by Hollywood hot property Zach Helm and directed by Finding Neverland’s Marc Forester. Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) lives a life of solitude. Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson) can’t seem to find a way to finish her latest book. Though Harold and Kay have never actually met, their fates are about to become intertwined in a most unusual manner. With her publishers growing increasingly impatient with her apparent inability to put the finishing touches on her latest novel, Kay is assigned a new assistant whose task it is to help provide the creative push needed to get her book finished and into the hands of her many eager fans. The subject of Kay’s novel is a lonely and despairing IRS agent named Harold Crick, who believes that his life has lost any real meaning. As Kay continues to weave Harold’s woeful tale without realizing that her protagonist is actually a living human being unable to concentrate on his life and career due to the constant interference of the narrator who inexplicably seems to anticipate his every move and read his every thought, her continued efforts to kill her perplexed subject finally provide him with the incentive needed to fully experience life by seeking out the source of the voice that plagues him.
So – I’m kind of cheating here. There’s no book version of this movie. But it’s definitely book related. And this is the movie that made me absolutely fall in love with Will Ferrell. Who knew he could actually act? Guess what – he can! There is absolutely nothing about this movie I don’t love. If you haven’t seen it – WHY ARE YOU STILL ON THIS POST? If you have – WHY AREN’T YOU REWATCHING IT RIGHT NOW?
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).
And here’s where I announce that Lauren and I goofed and had a slight miscommunication about what we were doing. The actual giveaway post will go up with next week’s Throwback Posts and will be via Rafflecoptor. All January Throwback posts and comments/promotion that you have done will earn you entries on that Rafflecoptor. The giveaway will remain live for a week before the winner is announced.