Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Blast From the Past

Ten Years Ago This Month:

I chuckled over Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Ten years ago my husband, our neighbor Esther and her daughter Salome formed a neighborhood book club. Things Fall Apart was Esther's pick, and we read it reluctantly. Looking back I feel bad about how little I wanted to read this title and the lack of effort put forth. I wonder if I would appreciate it more now.

Bias is one of those titles that still looks interesting to me, but I remember none of it. I usually can remember a snippet or two from most books, but this one eludes me.

Nickel and Dimed....this might have been the second time reading it, I'm not sure. I think there is lots to think about and discuss in this title. Occasionally I still recommend this book to people.

And the Babysitter Club first year of teaching (1998-1999) I read almost the entire series. I was so busy with new teacher stuff and keeping my head above water, these were the books I could handle. Apparently I must have missed a few books along the way or was perhaps still acquiring title to finish my collection. And, despite my distaste for fantasy, I did read Shadow of the Hegemon of my own free will - and I liked it!

What about you? What were you reading ten years ago? Last year? Do you keep track of the books you read?


Anonymous said...

Apparently I was on an Anita Blake - vampire hunter - binge. These books are by Laurel K. Hamilton and I read the first 6 of them in Feb. 2002. And that's all I read. LOL

Josette said...

Wow, how do you keep track of your books, Tina, from 10 years ago? :)

I was still a teen back then. I only remember reading those teen books like Sweet Valley and also novels. I had a record of what I read but unfortunately did not keep them. :(

Cozy in Texas said...

I hated the books that we read for our book club. It seemed that one person always dominated what we were going to read and it was always depressing. I mostly read cozy mysteries.

Katie DeKoster said...

How in the world do you know what you were reading 10 years ago? Have you been keeping track for that long?? 10-ish years ago I remember reading Weetzie Bat, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and just discovering Sarah Dessen.