Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekly Geeks #2 - Linking Up

Weekly Geeks time has come again. After some thought, I've decided to partake again this week. This week's idea comes by way of Darla whose blogly policy is to link to other bloggers' reviews of the books she reviews. Dewey's challenged the rest of us to do likewise. I thought to myself, hey, I suppose that's a pretty good way to build some book blog community and help out some readers who are looking for a few different opinions on the same book and see if anybody happens to have the same taste in books as me, et cetera and so on.

Therefore, I'll be happy to link to anybody's reviews of books reviewed by me here, including all the reviews I've posted in the past and all of the ones that I will post in the future in their respective posts. Just leave me a note in the comments on this post or on the post of whichever review, and I will attempt to get around to posting the links in a decently acceptable amount of time (read "relatively quickly given that I have to work for a living and American Idol and those great comedies on CBS on Mondays and uh...Grey's Anatomy. And books, I have to read books..."). That said, I've got one condition, sort of. If I link your review to my review per your request (if I just find it and decide to link it all on my own, this will obviously not apply), I'll pretty much be hoping that you too are planning to adopt this policy and will link my review to your own review on your blog, in keeping with the whole "community building" and "reader helping" idea and uh, basic tenets of fairness.

Since I don't have a whole crazy ton of reviews here yet, though I'll admit to having more than I expected, I'll even include a list of the old ones to make it super easy to determine whether you have a review I ought to be linking to. I'm not going to link the reviews in the list though, that would just be too easy (read "I'm too lazy to do that. Isn't the list above and beyond the call of duty enough?"). I will note, however, that I am listing them in reverse chronological order and they're linked from those "Read In (Year)" posts in my sidebar. (Seriously, why can't I be concise? And why am I developing a penchant for seeming really unhinged when I write these Weekly Geeks posts? I'm not even feeling that unhinged this week. And what's with all the parentheses??)

Okay, really, here it goes.

The Widows of Eden - George Shaffner
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Fever 1793 - Laurie Halse Anderson
The Beet Queen - Louise Erdrich
Stealing Heaven - Elizabeth Scott
Sobibor - Michael Lev
The Wentworths - Katie Arnoldi
The Translator - Daoud Hari
Make Lemonade - Virginia Euwer Wolff
Schindler's List - Thomas Keneally
A Break With Charity - Ann Rinaldi
Jumping the Scratch - Sarah Weeks
Have You Found Her - Janice Erlbaum
After You'd Gone - Maggie O'Farrell
Boy Meets Girl - Meg Cabot
A Northern Light - Jennifer Donnelly
Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
Sleep Toward Heaven - Amanda Eyre Ward
The Thief Lord - Cornelia Funke
From Ashes to Life - Lucille Eichengreen
Even the Stars Look Lonesome - Maya Angelou
Hard Love - Ellen Wittlinger
No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod


  1. You may be as parenthetical as you like, as long as you close your parentheses. I will admit to having left a comment on someone's blog JUST because she had opened a bracket and not closed it, and I couldn't sleep at night.

    In other news, I have succumbed to the Weekly Geeks. Unfortunately, the only book that you and I have both read and reviewed is Schindler's List. My review is here

    and once I find yours, I'll link to it. Linkety link!!

  2. Good idea listing your reviews right there. Unfortunately I haven't read a single one of those! I am about to start (finally!) The Translator that you so generously sent me, however.

  3. hi,
    I've reviewed A Nortern Light here:

    and I've linked your review to it:)

  4. I have read a couple of those books, but it was in my pre-blogging days. I will be keeping an eye on your future reviews to see if we have any more in common.

  5. I have one review in common, Speak:
    happy reading!