It’s Tuesday! Posting without pictures in the interests of getting this up.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.
Here are the first 12 books I reviewed on my blog, all the way back in February and March of 2004. I started off reviewing multiple books every post, with much shorter reviews, so these were my first four posts.
I started off strong with a trio of fantasy books by authors I’m still a fan of:
- Sunshine by Robin McKinley
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- In the Forests of Serre by Patricia McKillip
Then I wanted a baby. I bought and have since given away all of these books:
- How to Have a Baby and Still Live in the Real World by Jane Symons.
- The Expectant Father by Armin Brott
- My Boys Can Swim by Ian Davis
I still think fondly of Pirates! and remember that one of my good friends went to college with Suzan-Lori Parks, though I’ve not read anything else of hers:
I have no memory at all of these first two books. I still dream of reading more of the Elizabeth Peters books, though – I read the first several and enjoyed them lots.
Wow, I read Sunshine years ago. Seeing it hear take me back. Do you have a favorite Robin McKinley novel?
Hmm… Robin McKinley is a favorite author, so that’s tough. I’ve reread Beauty and Rose Daughter the most for sure, though I love the Hero and the Crown and the Blue Crown enough that I’ve read them aloud to my brother, love, and son. And I read Shadows twice in a row when it first came out… but I’ve been really wanting to reread Sunshine and Chalice lately. I don’t know if that helps if you’re looking for a starting point, though!
Do you think you’ll ever reread any of these books?
I’d reread anything by Robin McKinley and Patricia McKillip. American Gods – maybe if my son wanted to listen to it, we could do the new full cast recording together, but I liked Anansi Boys better. Definitely not any of the pregnancy books – I’m past that point in my life and would want to find newer things to recommend to friends looking for those books now. I think Elizabeth Peters is a solid mystery author, and while I haven’t been much in the mood for mysteries lately, I could see myself going back to that series starting from the beginning again at some future point.
Man!! You started reviewing quite a long time ago!!
Here is my TTT
Aw, thank you so much! It has been a while.