Rewritten book reviews.

15 August 2011

Throughout the nearly two years that Living on Literary Lane has been a member of the blogworld, I have reviewed almost thirty different books, most of them excellent reads. However, as is expected, my reviewing style improved over time. When I first started LOLL (then called Lizzy's Library, as some of you may remember), I wasn't exactly sure how to write a book review. Therefore, when reviewing several books those first few months, I put in details that were irrelevant and left out extremely necessary notes. I also included an entire synopsis of the book, including the end (!!). I hope that the quality of my book reviews is now not nearly as erroneous as it once was, and I know I am still learning.

All that to say, there were several books (i.e. Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, The Chronicles of Narnia) that I did a terrible job of reviewing*. Really. I'm almost embarrased to look back and read them, because they really are awful. More like a mismash of thoughts and feelings than an adequate book review. I know I can't rewrite ALL my book reviews (first of all, that would be way too time-consuming!), but since these books happen to be some of my favorites I am going to do so. The purpose behind this is so that none of my readers, old or new, are under the incorrect impression that the thoughts I expressed in those old book reviews are thoughts and ideas that I still hold. In a way, they are... but there's so much more to those books than what I said!

So, you can be expecting a rewritten book review for the following books to be posted on LOLL in the near future:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (all seven books, to be reviewed individually)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Regular book reviews for the following books will also be posted soon**, as my schedule allows:

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder (all nine books, to be reviewed individually)
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
A Life of Faith: Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley/Mission City Press (all eight books, to be reviewed individually)
A Life of Faith: Millie Keith by Martha Finley/Mission City Press (all eight books, to be reviewed individually)
A Life of Faith: Violet Travilla by Martha Finley/Mission City Press (all eight books, to be reviewed individually)
A Life of Faith: Kathleen McKenzie by Tracy Leninger Craven (all four books, to be reviwed individually)

Have a lovely and productive Monday, dear ladies!

P.S. I published this post on my almost-nonexistent photography blog a while back, and I would appreciate it so much if you stopped by and read it. Thanks!

*And yes, I know you're all dying now to read {and laugh} over my old book reviews. I must warn you, though: read at your own peril. Thank you.

**Both lists are rather long, and my time on the computer is limited. Also, other important matters may come up that I need to post about as well. All that to say, it may be some time before I get to ALL the books on my list. Thank you for your patience. 

1 epistles:

  1. I am always going back and being embarrassed by the posts I wrote when I first started By the Way. I almost delete them every time I come to one but then decide that it's worth keeping for the memories. :) I do think your reviews are quite good, though.

    Love ya!


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