Throwback Thursday #3

It’s my third Throwback Thursday and I blame Lauren at The Housework Can Wait, and Mandi Kaye for my obsession with this idea! From Lauren’s website, Throwback Thursday is a day to:

It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

Published on March 2, 2001 I don’t think that I will ever fully be able to express how much I love this book. I read it again and again to this very day. I take insanely good care of my books, I hate if it doesn’t look brand new, but this book is about falling apart. If I had to give it a rating today it would be five stars for sure. As I’ve mentioned before I had a really hard reading when I was younger and any book that I could get through was an achievement. The Two Princesses of Bamarre is a mythopoeic fantasy novel for children.
I read a book recently that gave me such an incredible feeling when I read it. I couldn’t figure out why I was feeling the way that I was, almost as if I had found something that I lost. It took me a while to realize that it was the fantasy concept of reading. I have read so many books recently that are contemporary, or dystopian, or post apocalyptic. It was amazing to get back to the books that I read and fell in love with when I was younger. Immediately this book came into my mind after reading the other one. It helped me realize that I need to make an effort to include more high fantasy and mythopoeic fantasy into my bookshelf.
I know that no one else will have the emotional connection to this story like I have but seriously you guys, you should check it out. It’s so good!

Comments

  1. I know what you mean about wanting to keep your books looking new, but there’s also something really special about the book that’s been read so many times, it’s almost soft, isn’t there?  And I agree, there’s something refreshing about returning to pure fantasy after all the futuristic books that are popular now. I love the futuristic stuff, don’t get me wrong, but there’s just something about fantasy that speaks to my soul :-)  

    Glad you were able to squeeze in a Throwback this week!