Throwback Thursday: February 2011

Throwback Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday

Revisiting what I posted 10 years ago,
following the idea I found at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog
(click on this link or the logo to see where the idea started from,
and to post the link to your own post).

On the first Thursday of the month available on my site,
I’m planning to post about the previous month, 10 years before.

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So today, I’ll be revisiting February 2011.

I published 20 posts, 11 of these were reviews.
The two that got most views are these classics:

  The Bluest Eye Canterbury tales  

Click on the covers to see why.
I  updated these posts

Of the 11 books reviewed that month, my favorite is this one, presenting Christian Orthodoxy to Westerners. Very well done, solid writing:

Light From the Christian East

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HAVE YOU READ THESE BOOKS?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THROWBACK THURSDAY POST
Next post will be on April 8

 

The Bluest Eye

  The Bluest Eye

by

Toni MORRISON

206 p.

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This counts for

My own Reading challenge:

Books Published in The First Years of My Life.

Book published in 1970

MY THOUGHTS

I have rarely read something at the same time so disturbing in content AND so beautiful in style. Her prose is often mere poetry.
A classic to read.
As for the disturbing side, it’s alas a very common story, things we may want to forget or pretend they no longer exist, but they do.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing. [Product description]

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931) is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed black characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved. [wikipedia]

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OR ANY OTHER BOOK BY TONI MORRISON?

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