Weekend Update

Bookish Nostalgia July 2017

I totally stole this idea from Kay at Kay’s Reading Life. Every month she looks back in her reading records to see what she was reading this month in past years. I decided that would be fun even though my reading spreadsheet doesn’t go back as far as Kay’s records do.

Bookish Nostalgia

I’ve only been tracking my reading since October 2003 but it’s still fun to take a look back occasionally. Anything before mid-2006 hasn’t been on my blog and some of those old reviews are frankly a little embarrassing at this point. I’ll link to my full reviews when I think are worth reading.

Sometimes my reaction is “I can’t believe I read that” and other times it’s “Oh I remember where I was when I read that one”. and occasionally it’s “I really want to read that again.”

Most of these are pre-blog so the links take you to Powell’s for more information. Links for 2007 and later take you to my review.

Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White Jr.
“Who knew a book about a speech could be so interesting? Yes, it was 210 pages about a speech that was only 703 words long.”

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
I waited to read this one because everyone seemed to be reading it for a while.
“I had some mixed feelings about this book. I think the background of the cultural and societal stuff was actually more interesting to me than the actual relationship and story of Lily and Snow Flower. ”

Audiobook – Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
Narrated by Jim Dale this is one from a fun adventure series that is set up as a prequel to Peter Pan. Techinically it is a series for children but I enjoyed it.

Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
I was so glad to finally read this one. I should read it again. It’s so deliciously creepy.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!