Throwback Thursday (1) June 21, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: book talk, throwback thursday
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 great 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!
Title: Storm Front
Author: Jim Butcher
From Goodreads: The novels of the Dresden Files have become synonymous with action-packed urban fantasy and non-stop fun. Storm Front is Jim Butcher’s first novel and introduces his most famous and popular character-Harry Dresden, wizard for hire.
For his first case, Harry is called in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with the blackest of magic. At first, the less-than-solvent Harry’s eyes light up with dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage. Now, that black mage knows Harry’s name. And things are about to get very…interesting.
The Dresden Files is the first real Urban Fantasy series I ever really got into. With Jim Butcher’s pithy, sarcastic sense of humor, I became a quick fan of his work. Dresden is one of my all-time favorite characters and I still look forward to new books in this series to this day. It’s something of a treat to sit down and read a new Dresden File book.
I”m amazed at how long this series has run. It’s not often that a series can go this long, this successfully without losing steam. Somehow Butcher hasn’t lost his touch.
I look forward to many more adventures with Harry Dresden and I hope the ride isn’t over anytime soon!