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A look back, February 2010 & movie question

Last month I started a Kay inspired Bookish Nostalgia feature that I’ll call A look back for now. I decided to revisit by 2010 blogging life and see what was going on. I had fun and a couple of you added your favorite posts from January 2010 and I invite you all to do the same this month.  I should note here that I knew SO many of you way back then and that’s why I felt like sharing my personal struggles in my last post. I was touched and teary by the friendship all of  you shared.

Six years ago in February I posted 24 times, reviewed eight books, participated in the now defunct Monday Movie Meme, watched six movies (you can still add your five word review here) and featured my Fave Film #23 – The Silence of the Lambs.  I gave away six books and a puzzle, interviewed the lovely Susan McBride, and started reading War and Peace with my blogger friend Molly.  War & Peace was an undertaking, one I never would have finished without Molly’s help, so that’s why you’ll see it as my favorite post. One more post I’ll mention is this one from February 20

Jason & I will be heading out to San Francisco for a mini vacation next week and we’ll be there six days.  Well, okay, Jason will be working a lot of the time, but I’ll be busy exploring.  We’ve both been there once.  I was there for a few days in  1994 mainly to visit friends and Jason was there for a few days of work a few years ago, but didn’t get to see much. 

So, I’m planning our trip and I’m wondering if any of you have a favorite place or activity that you think we should see.  Or maybe a bookstore I shouldn’t miss?  I’d love some recommendations!

Hahaha. The day before we left (and I was looking to a Napa Valley excursion) I took a pregnancy test as a drunken wine precaution and HELLO, it was positive.  Shocked and nervous, but very pleased could have described both of us.  I tell Gage he’s been to San Francisco, but he didn’t get to see much 😉

My favorite Pictures from February 2010

I miss my girl, Scout, and having Max in the house (it’s still nice to see him at my parent’s house though).

Favorite New Movie(500) Days of Summer, 2009

My five word review, Quirky Charming Original Un-Love Story. 

Favorite BookThe Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

…I was much more drawn to the insecure Lu Ann whose motivations I could at least understand.  Hers is the story that kept me interested until about halfway through.  And then a great thing happened.  I couldn’t read fast enough.  As much as Taylor had a few too many sharp edges for me at the beginning it was exciting to watch her grow as a character and I was surprised to find that she had grown on me.  The friends that surrounded her were just as important to the story as she was. 

This was beautifully written story that will stay with me.  I was totally captivated by its honesty and sense of friendship and family.  What makes a family?  This delightful novel will help you decide…

Favorite PostWar.What’s it good for?

…Could I make it through such a big (1215 pages), difficult (I’ve never read Tolstoy), and boring (There.  I said it.  I think it could be boring. Please don’t judge me) classic?  And then I received the best email from Molly at The Bumbles suggesting that we read this one together.  I was relieved and excited and touched that I’d have such a great blogging friend to get me through 🙂

As I was going through this month’s posts I realize that I miss the Monday Movie Meme that Molly used to do.  I would totally be willing to take it on (with my own spin) if I had at least and handful of interested participants.  You can browse through some that I joined in when it was up and going. Let me know if you’d be interested in participating at least every month.

So, now it’s your turn. If you’ve been blogging since 2010, I’d love for you to link to your favorite February post. Trips down memory lots can be lots of fun 🙂

February 20, 2016 - Posted by | Photos

5 Comments »

  1. It is fun to take a look back! Love that you decided to take a pregnancy test before hitting the vineyards in SF! I remember Max reading War and Peace! Have you watched the newest mini-series? Looking over my 2010 posts, I realized that I do things the same way six years later!

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | February 20, 2016 | Reply

    • I haven’t watched the mini-series, but I’d like to at some point. I’m enjoying 2010 because it’s reminding me that I did some different things and I’m hoping to get some inspiration 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 20, 2016 | Reply

  2. I remember you reading War and Peace. And I still haven’t read it, plus I’ve decided that I probably never will. That’s OK, right? I remember when you were pregnant with Gage, but not sure I remember the SF trip. I did read The Bean Trees and looked to see if I commented on your review – yep, there I was telling you that Pigs in Heaven was a sequel. I love looking back, but I can’t look to my posts for Feb 2010. 😦

    Comment by Kay | February 20, 2016 | Reply

  3. You and Kay have me wanting to do something similar too. I love these posts. And now that I’ve posted all my journal reviews, I could start on summarizing my old posts . . . Hmm. I still remember finding out I was pregnant. 🙂 Such an exciting time! Love the photos!

    Comment by Literary Feline | February 21, 2016 | Reply

  4. I have The Bean Trees to read sometime soon; looking forward to it.
    And, I would be interested in participating in your Monday Movie Memes.

    Comment by Care | March 1, 2016 | Reply


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