Thursday, May 8, 2008

Weekly Geeks, Challenge Number 2

For some reason, this week I seem to be woefully behind. Of course, that really is a state of being for me!! So, here, FINALLY is my Weekly Geek post!!

Dewey's post:

The theme for Week 2 is something I borrowed (yes, she said it was ok!) from Darla at Books and Other Thoughts. She says in her sidebar that if she reviews a book that you’ve reviewed, you can email her and she’ll link to it in her review. I love this idea for three reasons.

1. As a blog reader, I like that I can have my review linked in someone else’s blog.

2. As a blog reader, I like that if I’m interested in a book Darla writes about, there will be other reviews linked at the bottom of the page, so I can get other viewpoints. You can see how this works

3. As a blog writer, when I review a book, I often remember that I read someone else’s review at some point, but whose? And when? With Darla’s method, people tell her about their reviews, and she can see what they had to say about a book that is still fresh in her mind.
So here’s your challenge! If you’re willing, adopt Darla’s policy in your own blog. I realize this is a big commitment, so think it over first, but I think it can be really community-building.

Dewey is right. It is a big commitment. And I have to say, I actually wavered a bit on it this week. But after thinking about it....I think it's a great idea!! Truthfully, I haven't read nearly as much this year as I would have liked. But I've enjoyed everything I've read so far, so it's all good! On my left sidebar is this list of books I've read in 2008. I'll be watching the comments carefully on this post....and any future reviews. Leave a comment here, or feel free to email me at stoland at ameritech dot net. I'll be happy to link your review in my posts....both going forward and the ones I've already completed. You can also go here to check out my list for 2007 as well if you are truly ambitious!!

I haven't had a lot of time to check out everyone else's posts....but I will be doing that slowly! Savouring my time reading everyone's blogs!!

So....this policy has officially been adopted by me!!


Chrisbookarama said...

I have O Pioneers in common with you:

Amy said...

I have a couple in common with you.

Firefly Lane:

and Neverwhere:

Stephanie said...

Chris and Amy - Yeah!! My first links!! Chris...I know you have The Rest Falls Away, cause I just commented on your blog!

Melody said...

Here're a few we have in common:

The Book of Lost Things:


Marley & Me:


Death Match:

Kim L said...

I think this is a great idea, I'm impressed that you had the ambitious to go backwards. I am not so ambitious (read: lazy). But once I get some more reviews going on my blog, I'll look forward to linking up with others!

Kristi said...

We have three in common:

The Book Thief

The Giver

Booked to Die

I've linked yours up to mine, too.

~Kristi (Passion for the Page)

Marg said...

I took a while to decide on this one as well, but I figure after the initial rush this week, it shouldn't be too hard to maintain...hopefully!

We have one review in common:

The Rest Falls Away

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

I've only done one review this month (I wish I could read as much as the other bloggers!!), so it has been easy so far. I used my google reader to search for other bloggers (that I subscribe to) who also posted on the book. You might try that as well for a head-on approach! This is definitely a great idea for finding different perspectives on a book.

Anonymous said...

I'll be reading Stardust in the near future. So I'll be sure to return, and oh, I see from other comments, you've read Neverwhere too. I'll be sure to link then too.

valentina said...

HI, that's great that you're joining in as well! I really like the idea.
We've some reviews in common and I've linked to them:
The giver:

the book thief:



Unknown said...

Great idea!!! I'm going to steal it, but I gave you and Darla credit.

my blog is

The Bookworm said...

Hi, I adopted this review linking policy to my reviews as well.
I'll check if we have any reviews in common and link yours to mine :)
Happy Mother's Day.