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Coming Soon: Rewind & Review

Remember how I said I was going to spend 2012 tackling my TBR and reading some of my older books?

And remember when I've told you all like 4.3 trillion times that Ginger of GReads is amazing?

BOTH ARE TRUE. And have culminated into one very amazing feature.

Let's just admit it. As reviewers, we tend to get caught up in all the shiny new book releases, which results in a mile-high-pile of books that we keep accumulating over time.  On the one hand, it's super exciting and awesome and we just want to READ ALL THE THINGS. But also, some really rad books fall through the cracks. So with this new feature, and the help of Ginger, we've come together to create REWIND & REVIEW.

At the beginning of each month we will set aside a few "older" books to be read & reviewed on our blogs.  I encourage all of you to join in and do the same each month.  There's just a few easy-peasy guidelines/objectives to follow:
  • The book(s) needs to be published in 2010 or earlier. I know, SO retro. 
  • Set a goal for the month on how many books you'd like to read & use the feature title "Rewind & Review" in your reviews. You can list the titles if you want, or just set a goal. Mini-goals! Hooray!
  • If you use the graphic, please provide credit back to mine or Lisa's blog. It's the polite thing to do and we like that. (Obviously, it's one of Ginger's creations and it's AWESOME. You can admit it.)
  • Use this opportunity to have fun reading some long lost loves! You know the ones I'm talking about. The ones that give you little butterflies in your bookish heart when you think about them and then a pang of guilt for not getting to them sooner. Yeah, those. 

We want this feature to be laid back & fun.  No link-ups will be provided, and we won't punish you if you don't fulfill your reading goals for the month.  Being organized about reading titles helps us & we hope it will do the same for you.  After all, older books need love too!

This new feature will officially kick off on February 1st with a post of the older books we plan to read for the month.  We hope you all will join in with us!

Inspiration provided by Retro Friday hosted by Angieville.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Best idea ever :) Thank you for inspiring it!

  2. Already replied on Ginger's post, but I wanted to add some comment love to yours! I think you and Ginger are awesome for coming up with this and I'm definitely joining in ;)

  3. I am SO doing this - fab idea ladies!

  4. I am in. And dude, I love the shout out to Retro Friday at the bottom -- I love participating in that and have come across some very awesome books because of Angie.

    Yay for more backlist love :-D

  5. Gah! This is amazing! I'll definitely be joining in...oldish books need lovin' too :)

  6. Oh! I love this!!!! I have a HUGE list of books that need reviewed that I've been putting off. My goal is just tog et those done and not accept anymore until I'm done. I like the idea of stopping and reading something else. I've got a list of classics I've been wanting to read that I haven't because of all the new books. No more! I'm going to just grab them! I read for fun, it's time to make sure I still do.

    1. You are so right, Mary. We read because we love, and sometimes the pressure of reading a book by a set date is stressful!

  7. I will definitely be participating in this! Great idea guys. I have so many older books on my shelf that I want to get to this year. :)

  8. I'm totally doing this with my Pile of Shame. Can't wait!! Great idea ladies!

  9. It's definitely something I wanted to do this year, so count me in! Great idea, ladies!

  10. Awesome, but I wouldn't expect less from you and Ginger! Can't wait to join in the fun!

  11. I love it. I will absolutely be doing this!

  12. So EXCITED! And god, that pic is so great. I can't wait to get started :)

  13. I had no idea you guys were doing this, but last week I made on a shelf on Goodreads of older books I WILL read in 2012 :) too funny! The rest of The Chaos Walking series made the list :)

    I make a post on Feb. 1st of the books I want to read, correct? If so, I can do this!

  14. Awesome graphic! LOVE IT :)

    I am excited that this gets to be an "official" feature because I have definitely trying to whittle down my TBR pile of these "retro" books :) I have been sorting through my books - which to swap, which to donate, and which to keep & READ ASAP - and let me say - there are quite a few of them!

    ...and now I have a few days to figure out what to read first. YIKES :P


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