Daily Archives: September 20, 2008

Weekly Geeks – September 20, 2008

I’ve been seriously remiss in participating in Dewey’s Weekly Geeks event. But this weekend, I have a little time … and the task we are challenged to complete is exactly what I need to do. Dewey writes:

This week’s theme is: catch up on… something.

1. Decide what you need to catch up on.

2. Write a post if you feel like it, telling your readers what you intend to catch up on. If you do that, you can sign Mr Linky right away with the link to that specific post.

3. Catch up!

4. Write a post near the end of the week (Thursday or Friday) summarizing how your catch-up week went. If you didn’t sign Mr Linky with your intentions post, sign it with your summary post.

5. Don’t forget to visit other Weekly Geeks and encourage them in their catching up!

I’m behind in several things. Here is what I intend to catch up on this week:

  • Post new challenges and events to my blog A Novel Challenge (by Sunday, September 21, 2008)
  • Update my lists and post new reviews to my blog The Lists: Books for the Obsessive Reader
  • Update my to-read plan through the end of the year (noting which books must be read for challenges and book discussion groups); determine which challenges I can actually expect to finish and opt out of those which are just not going to get done.
  • Re-organize my TBR Mountain
  • Post an article (or two) to my new blog Women Writers
  • Update my sidebars for my blog Women Writers

This should keep me busy most of the week!

And the Winner of Guernica Is…

There was a total of 43 entries – I used the Random.org Integer Generator to generate a number which I then matched to your comment number on the post.



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Timestamp: 2008-09-20 14:23:45 UTC


To enter this contest, I asked readers to give me a link to their favorite blog (in honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week). Thank you for sharing your favorites (in no particular order):

West of Mars – “A blog devoted to helping you discover new great reads.  Usually through contests, but not always!”

Tor.Com – “Science fiction. Fantasy. The universe. And related subjects.”

Books On The Nightstand – “Illuminating converstations about books and reading.”

Goodreads – Not really a blog, but a social network whose tagline is “It’s what your friends are reading!”

The Hidden Side of A Leaf – host of Weekly Geeks, Bookworm’s Carnival and the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

J. Kaye’s Book Blog – “Where reading takes priority!” (this blog was mentioned five times!)

Tripping Toward Lucidity – By the creator of Estella’s Revenge

Rhinoa’s Ramblings – “A rambling account of books, films, games and the randomness that is my life!”

Hey Lady! Whatcha readin’? – “Welcome to my nightmares…”

Sadie-Jean’s Book Blog – “I love reading and buying books, and I probably spend too much of my free time and paycheck doing so.”


Stainless Steel Droppings – Home of the annual RIP challenge.

Collecting Children’s Books – “I’m not an “expert” on collecting children’s books — just someone with a hobby. This is a place for discussing older children’s books, as well as sharing info and opinions on new books that might become collectable in the years ahead.”

Should Be Reading – “Home of a Bibliophile”

Scobberlotch – “The Musings And Adventures Of One Writer, Her Toddlers And Two Lazy Dogs.”

Lesley’s Book Nook – “Nature & Books belong to the eyes that see them. – Emerson”

Literary Escapism – “Welcome to my alternate reality.”

Ginger Sister’s Blog – “The crazy red head of your dreams.”

The Inside Cover – “Book Reviews, Author Profiles & More by Rebecca Adler”

Trish’s Reading Nook – “Yay for Books!!”

Breeni Books – “Book reviews, author interviews, contests, giveaways, and book news. New releases and prereleases are emphasized, but all books are game for review. POD books, too!” (This blog was mentioned twice!)

Ramya’s Bookshelf – “All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. – Ernest Hemingway”

The Story Siren – “Book reviews, Author Interviews, Contests and More” (this blog was mentioned twice!)

Scandalous Women – “”Well-behaved women rarely make history” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Queens, mistresses, murderers, adventurers, and spies. Settle down with the drink of your choice as I bring you the lives, loves, and sexual adventures of some of the most fascinating women who scandalized the world.”

Planet Books – “Your World Wide On-line Book Club”

Every Day I Write the Book Blog – “Because who has time to figure out what to read?” (This blog was mentioned twice!)

The Friendly Book Nook – “Our goal is to help enrich your reading life with recommendations for the whole family!”

Historical Tapestry – “We are a group of readers who love to read Historical Fiction about all eras” (This blog was mentioned twice!)

The Literate Housewife – “Although I am literate, I’m not literally a housewife.”

Cafe of Dreams – “Where all your dreams are on the menu and within reach.”

So Many Precious Books, So Little Time – “I am a certified bookaholic and decided to blog about my addiction. Instead of seeking therapy to over come my addiction, I am embracing it!”

A Novel Menagerie

Books ‘N Border Collies – “My spot to share my reading obsession and keep friends and other interested parties updated on Max and Skye’s agility competitions. Have fun!”

A Peek At My Bookshelf – “Looking for a good book? You’ve come to the right place!”

In the Spring It Is The Dawn – “A Canadian in Japan via England.”

Things Mean A Lot – ‘A Place Where I Talk About Books.”

Musings Of A Bookish Kitty -‘At the age of five, Literary Feline was diagnosed as a fabulavore. Due to the low story content of movies and television, she has required a steady supply of books to provide her sustenance.’