Thursday, February 7, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

Throwback Thursday February 7th 2013

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never to fond of Books.

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 or not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

You don't have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog; or if you don't have a blog at all you can use the comments to tell us about a book your remember fondly.

And NOW! We’re expanding! Throwback Thursday is no longer limited to just books! Throwback Thursday is dedicated to shining the spotlight on any book-related old favorites that need to be remembered.What’s your favorite classic television show or movie adaptation? What about your favorite song? Was your favorite toy a character from a book?
Here’s how it works:
  • Pick any media (or non-media item) released more than 5 years ago. Remember to keep it book-related!
  • Write up a short summary (include the title, author, and cover art, if applicable) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
  • Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
  • Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list – or some other classic
This Week's Choice
The Black Stallion
By Walter Farley
First Published 1941
Classic Childrens


First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old.

My Thoughts

The Black Stallion was one of my favorite series as a kid. I've read the books many times and seen the movie's even more. It's one of the series that fueled my desire to for my own horse as a kid. Walter Farley has created an amazing series based around a Arabian stallion that captivates and sparks the imagination. I think it's time to introduce my ten year old to the black stallion maybe he will enjoy reading them as well. I know I would love a re-read. 

What's your throwback this week?


  1. I went through a period of devouring horse fiction in my youth. I remember using Christmas money in fifth grade or so to buy a boxed set of Black Stallion books and Different Seasons by Stephen King. I think that was the most I'd ever spent on books. I felt so adult!

  2. I never read this as a kid, but I remember always wanting to. I don't know why I didn't.

    Thanks for sharing it!

  3. I've never read this either, but it's so common I almost feel bad for not reading it.