In January I began a Kay inspired Bookish Nostalgia feature that I call A look back. I’m revisiting my 2010 blogging life to see what was going on. So far, this has been a lot of fun! If you care to revisit your own blog in June 2010 and want to share your favorite post, I’ll add it here.
I posted 21 times, reviewed seven books, watched six movies, posted four quizzes, participated in three Monday Movie Memes, and wrote about my Favorite Film #24 A Few Good Men.
My favorite (and only) photo – Me at 6+ months preggers…
Wow. This seems like a lifetime ago.
My favorite post – Historical Romances…
…Many people don’t read romances. Think they are predictable, all about sex, or poorly written and some of them are, but not the good ones. I’m a romantic and I like knowing that when I pick up a romance it is not going to depress me. It is a comfort read…
I’m surprised I’ve only added one new author to my favorites list, Eloisa James. I’m picky about my historicals. I need to go back and see how many of the recommendations I read.
My Favorite Book(s) – a tie between
The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
…It is haunting, sad, and drew me in right away. Beautifully told by alternating the past with the present I was even more invested in the old mystery surrounding a double murder and life on the inhospitable islands at the time. It was made better because it is based on a true story. Shreve used the old courtroom transcripts word for word, but made up the rest. It definitely made me curious about the real murders.
This is not a long novel and one that will keep you riveted. I never did fully connect with Jean, but I was fully engaged in the story. It left me thinking well after I finished reading and that is about as good a recommendation as I can give. I absolutely loved it!
Let me start by saying that I am a girl who cannot even watch the nature channels once one animal kills and eats another. It’s a little too much reality for me. I am much more likely to cry in a movie if a beloved animal is killed than a person. So, when I say that I love White Fang and all of his wild ways it is no small thing. I am sure that part of it is London’s writing – I loved The Call of the Wild as well- but the story itself is so compelling that I was riveted by White Fang’s life.
The book is mostly told from White Fang’s perspective once he is born, but the opening scenes that tell the tale of a sledding team on the run from wolves was perfect. I won’t tell you who wins, but it was as good as any thriller I’ve read lately. There was so much cruelty and abuse that White Fang never really had a chance until someone took the time to try to save him. It is a lesson in humanity and redemption and I loved it.
My Favorite (new) Movie – Inception…
My five word review…
Dreams. Orginal. Ending Greatly Debated.
So what was going on in your blogging life in July 2010?