So I’ve been seeing this trend “throwback thursday – tbt” on blogs now for a while and I’ll be honest, I always thought it was ridiculous. Kind of campy and silly, something best avoided, especially when it involves pictures of people in their youth. Seriously – that is NEVER a good look.
However I’ve recently been thinking it would be fun to revisit old books, but I’m not always doing it on Thursday. Such a rebel. And much to my dismay in this genre or any genre, stories over 2 years old seems ancient, old, and decrepit.
How sad is that?!
With these recent posts (mine , Jen’s, and Tam’s) in mind, I decided I’d do a few throwback posts of my own. This format is open to change whenever my laziness, busy schedule, or wandering interest are factored in, but for now I’m hoping to highlight older reviews. I’ll also be re-reading several books. I may even review some of them as I don’t have reviews for all of my favorite books.
Sometimes I get stuck in a rut of always reading new books. I feel like m/m is my review genre so almost everything I read has to be something for review. It takes out some of the fun of reading. So instead of re-reviewing a book, I want to see how my old reviews compare and hold up. Plus it’ll shed some light on some truly great books that get forgotten within short amounts of time.
Total side note – I wonder if authors get frustrated that all their immense hard work gets shuffled to a book graveyard so soon?
Anyway, first up –
Published January 1st 2008 by Seventh Window Publications
This is the only book NL Gassert has published (WHY!) and it was a great debut. I’m still waiting that someday she’ll publish something again. Or I’ll find out that she’s publishing under another name (so popular). Either way, I still hope for more from Gassert. I ran a giveaway when I initially wrote my review and maybe if anyone’s interested I’ll do another one. I’m thinking of re-reading it as my own review has me excited about it.
For anyone that missed it the first time around or anyone who cares, here’s what I had to say about it.