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?
7 thoughts on “A look back, July 2010”
I didn’t start until January, 2011. But it would be fun to go back and take a look at some of the posts. Good idea.
You don’t look 6 months pregnant in that photo. I didn’t love Inception because I didn’t “get” it.
Gage only ended up being 6 pounds so he was little! I’m not sure I completely got Inception either. I need to watch it again.
I agree, you don’t look 6 months pregnant in the pic. I enjoy Shreve’s books but I don’t think I read this one. I’ll look for it!
Great post, I love memories. Nice picture, you were small 🙂
July 2010 were some great posts actually, my half year top ten and I would say Manufactured Identity would still be in my top ten of all time. I did a read a long of To Kill a Mockingbird. And a new author post Pamela Samuels Young which I have enjoyed all her books so far. Some other fun posts that I may just do again.
It’s amazing what we find when we look back in time. That’s a nice pic Stacy.
I does seem like a lifetime ago when you were pregnant. Gage has grown so much! 🙂 Inception is a great movie, isn’t it? I have only seen it a couple times and not recently. Thanks for sharing, Stacy! I love the look back in time.