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April 23, 2019

ten on tuesday: first 10 reviews
posted by soe 1:50 am

Today’s Ten on Tuesday topic at That Artsy Reader Girl invites us to highlight our first ten book reviews. My reviewing habits tend to shy away from single reviews, rather than groups of them, so I had to customize the topic slightly to fit my M.O.

Here then are the first ten posts I published reviewing books on the blog:

  1. Summerland by Michael Chabon: March 24, 2005 (This was just my sixth blog post, a week into its existence. Clearly writing about books was important to me — and remains so, since I had to trawl through 103 pages in the book category to get back to it.)
  2. The Best Reads of 2005: Jan. 2, 2006 (Per my habit, I am terrible at continuing to write reviews through the year, but I do try to get the best-of list up at some point. In my first year blogging, I managed it only two days into the new year. The list includes the aforementioned Summerland, as well as books by J.K. Rowling, Diana Abu-Jaber, Garrison Keillor, Jhumpa Lahiri, Bill Bryson, and Susanna Clark)
  3. February 2006 Reads: March 1, 2006 (It includes rereads of several classics, as well as a glowing review of a Julian Barnes book that I remembered reading, but not loving.)
  4. March 2006 Reads: April 1, 2006 (I was so prompt back in the day… It includes a Jasper Fforde title, which I sped through much faster than his most recent.)
  5. April 2006 Reads: May 3, 2006 (April was clearly a lackluster reading month that year. M.C. Beaton stands the test of time.)
  6. May 2006 Reads: June 2, 2006 (Peter Mayle and witchy frenemies)
  7. June 2006 Reads (Part 1): June 18, 2006 (Carl Hiassen, more C.S. Lewis, and some guy named Will Shakespeare)
  8. June 2006 Reads (Part 2): July 1, 2006 (This post included my huge success of airport bookstore buying, A History of Love. Also, Kate DiCamillo and Frances Hardinge.)
  9. July 2006 Reads: July 31, 2006 (A reread of James Thurber is the highlight this month.)
  10. August 2006 Reads: Sept. 5, 2006 (Bill Bryson and Dave Barry)
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