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I’m going to be starting something new later this week: flashback reviews.
One thing about readers — a “new” book isn’t a book that was just published. It’s a book that is “new” to them. Most of my reviews are for newer books; and I was thinking about ways to highlight “older” books.
My idea? A flashback to reviews from previous years. I’ve decided to start with April, because I started blogging in April (April 2005, to be exact). I’m also going to start with a few flashbacks a month: for the next year, flashbacks to 2005, 2007, and 2010. Next year will be flashbacks to 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011. (Why four years? 2008 was the year I was reading for Printz, so I have very few reviews from that year.) Anyway, that’s the plan as it stands.
In addition to seeing reviews for older titles, it’ll also be interesting to see how my review style has changed.
If you have any suggestions or ideas for this project, let me know!
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About Elizabeth Burns
Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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