Welcome to our inaugural post for Throwback Thursday: Books Edition™! Like most 20Somethings, the staff over here at The Book Report Network loves to revel in nostalgia for a childhood --- even one not long past. So we decided that it would be super fun and easy to write a paragraph or two every Thursday about the books that meant the most to us when we were kids or teenagers --- the books that made us laugh, the ones that made us cry, the ones we couldn’t put down, and even the ones we had to hide from our parents.
Khaled Hosseini can do no wrong by me. I have eagerly devoured each of his novels, feeling completely satisfied (if not emotionally drained) at their conclusions. His latest work, AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED
, surpassed all of my expectations and quickly moved up to become my favorite book of his works, and one of my favorite books of all time.
Back in mid-April, America was being teased with pre-premiere series clips of What Would Ryan Lochte Do? Finally drying off the residual pool sprinkles from the Summer Olympics 2012, Lochte took an Olympic-sized break to film his highly-anticipated TV show on E!. While this eye candy is charming the pants off all the 20something, 30something, 40something (and so on) women around the country...he is simulatenously supplying media outlets with tear-inducing material.
We got a lot of books at The Book Report Network. In fact, "a lot" is a bit of an understatement --- we get a TON. No bragging or extreme hyperbole here. We open at least 20 packages a day, each stuffed with books in all kinds of varying genres --- from Women's Fiction, to Amish Fiction, children's picture books and an abundance of Young Adult (YA). So many of the books can easily be filtered into different categories, but every once in awhile, a book comes in solely for the 20something crowd.
Hello, faithful readers. It is I, Anthony Landi: behind-the-scenes puller-of-strings and Sancho Panza to 20SomethingReads' Don Quixjote. Despite my frequent involvement with the site (and with the rest of The Book Report Network sites), I believe this is the first blog post I've contributed besides the one or two reviews I've done in the past.
As an avid fan of both Gilmore Girls
, I was instantly intrigued by the news that actress Lauren Graham was releasing a novel --- SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE
. Thankfully, 20SomethingReads.com got the book right into my hands.
I recently made my first trip to San Francisco. I hit the usual spots: Dolores Park, Lombard Street and The Golden Gate Bridge. With Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo among my favorite films, I had a mission to see Fort Point, where Kim Novak threw herself into the water in one of the film’s most iconic scenes.
Every once in a while, we 20Somethings are able to find a few days and with the spare change deep in our jean pockets (and coat pockets, and purses, and the bottom of our laundry bags) take a little, very much-needed vacation --- a post-grad “Spring Break,” if you will. My “Spring Break” was planned almost a full year ago when I continually clicked the refresh button on Google Chrome, waiting to be next in line for Coachella 2013 tickets. With about two hours of waiting under my belt, good karma finally came my way, and I scored two tickets to the festival.