Thursday, May 8, 2008

Weekly Geeks Week 2 Summary

Dewey wanted us to post a summary of our experience with adopting the policy of linking to other reviews in our review posts. I adopted the policy, but I've yet to have anyone ask me to link to a review. Then again, I've only posted one review, and I did so I was going to do it from now on, not retroactively. I think I'll revise that and say that I'll edit any review posts if you comment on them, even if they were months ago. Sometime soon I'll add a list in my sidebar to books I've reviewed, so you don't have to go hunting. Please be patient, though, as I don't have a lot of blogging time during the week.

I've seen a lot of participation this week, but only a couple of books I'd read. I lost one post - I thought I had kept the post unread but couldn't find it later. (If anyone's reviewed The Thirteenth Tale and mentioned it this week, let me know, because it was probably you!) One book I had read and thought I reviewed, but it turned out to only be a mention in a longer post. And then there was one that I had reviewed and linked to the other person's post and asked to be linked (which hasn't happened, but it was retroactive so possibly the person just hasn't caught up).

I think this is a great way to get involved in the larger book blogging community.


Aarti said...

Wow, we have really similar taste in reading! I really enjoyed American Gods, I have Peter and the Starcatchers on my shelf, I've read The Amber Spyglass, and Three Cups of Tea is on my wish list :-) Will definitely be following your blog- thanks for posting on mine.

Amanda said...

Well, I reviewed The Thirteenth Tale, but it was some time ago. We've also got The Translator, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and Water for Elephants in common.

Marg said...

I have reviewed The Thirteenth Tale, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,and Water for Elephants in common. I also have another couple of reviews in draft as well, so I will be happy to link up when they are posted.

Somer said...

Aarti - I recommend Three Cups of Tea. I'm really enjoying it!

Amanda and Marg - I'll try to get your reviews linked this weekend.

Dewey said...

(Got it.)

I love The Thirteenth Tale! I have two posts about it, though, and I wouldn't know which one to give you. If you'll throw your review link my way, though, I can add it to one or both of mine.

Anonymous said...

I've heard Three Cups of Tea is good. I think it's always out from the library when I go to get it. But thanks for reminding me. I'll put it on the hold list.