Updated: Dec 5, 2012
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Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books! It started very simply: I decided to run some “Throwback Reviews” of Sweet Valley High. They got a good reception (if not very many comments), so I turned it into a weekly feature that spotlighted forgotten book loves of my youth.
Then Lauren approached me and asked if I’d considered turning it into a meme. I convinced her to co-host, and here we are!
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 something book-related you remember fondly.
And NOW! We’re expanding! Throwback Thursday is no longer 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 what you choose to remember!
Check out all of my Throwback Thursday posts here.