literary tbt


It’s Throwback Thursday time again and here’s a couple more old books from the shelf: THE BLUE SWORD and THE HERO AND THE CROWN by Robin McKinley. There aren’t many sets of companion novels where both books have a Newbery recognition–an honor for SWORD and the win for CROWN–but it’s hard to argue with the committee here. I’m not complaining anyway:)

True story: a lot of the time when I walk up a long flight of stairs I think of “Aerin: the God that Climbs”.

Do you think I’m pretty?”
“I think you’re beautiful.”
“You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes.
—  Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov, Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead)

These two had one of the alternately best and worst relationships in a YA book. Best because they suited each other nearly perfectly, worst was the age thing. Gotta admit I never know how I preferred Rose with Dimitri or Adrian.
VA is 10 this year, hard to believe.

When she was little my mom was bribed to get good grades with Eloise books.  She only has four of them so I don’t know what her parents used after Eloise…

There are many reasons to fall for Eloise but three reasons I always liked her were 1) she was looked after by a very fantastic Nanny like I was 2) she lived in NYC, also like I did, and 3) she wore a uniform much like the one I had to wear to school. I’m now seeing a very common theme to all these reasons… I guess that’s what’s important to a 5 year old?

Another installment of Throwback Thursday for the book nerds: LAST DAYS OF SUMMER by Steve Kluger. I’ve already gone over how much I love summer, New York City, and baseball so it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that this book got lots of reads over the years. I’m not sure the wear and tear is showing this time around, but trust me, it’s there:) Also, it’s a pretty great example of a coming of age story – and not the character you think it will be.