So I'm starting a new feature called Retro Fridays, in which each Friday I'll be reviewing a book from the past. This will generally be an old favorite, an under-the-radar book I think deserves more attention, something woefully out of print, etc. In this way I hope to be able to spend a little precious blog-time discussing a few reads that are *gasp* Not Brand New. They will also come from a slightly wider variety of genres and perhaps give us a chance to talk about reading influences, reader's nostalgia, and other topics near and dear to my heart. First review will be up tomorrow. Hope you enjoy!
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
Ooo I can't wait.ReplyDelete
Major kudos on the Goonie pic!
When you precede it with The Goonies, I am game!ReplyDelete
Good idea, I may have to steal it. =)ReplyDelete
Juju, Goonies never say die!ReplyDelete
KMont, grin. Excellent...
Kath, lol. We can start a Retro Fridays trend! :)
Love this idea! Do you ever read Patti Abbott's blog? She does a Friday's Forgotten Books post. With links to other bloggers who join in. Always very interesting.ReplyDelete
Ha ha, that photo brought back a lot of memories!ReplyDelete
Fabulous idea! I cannot wait for the first entry :)ReplyDelete
And ditto on all the Goonies love!
Barrie, I did not know. Thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to check her posts out.ReplyDelete
Kristi, amazing isn't it? lol.
Thea, thanks! Nothing not to love about the Goonies.