Throwback Thursday 9.13.12

 


Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books!

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.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick any book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any book will do.
  2. 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.
  3. Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
  4. Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list!

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Thanks for participating, and we look forward to seeing which books you choose to remember!

Original Release Date: January 1, 1975
Title: Tuck Everlasting
Author: Natalie Babbitt

Summary: Doomed to–or blessed with–eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can.

But when ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles upon their secret, the Tucks must take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Much trouble arises when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

This is another of those books that I had to read in school that I loved. It turns out that I loved a lot of the books I read in Middle School, but not most of the ones I read in High School. How odd is that?

There was a movie made of this one several years back starring Rory Gilmore Alexis Bledel, but it wasn’t particularly memorable for me.

Is this a book you guys read in school? Did you like it?



I will come clean – I have not read Tuck Everlasting yet. EEP! I have seen the movie, but I really think I ought to read the book – it’s usually the case that I end up loving the book way more than the film.

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