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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Weekly Geeks





Your explanation, Weekly Geeks is here: http://www.weeklygeeks.com/
Now, in order to have reviews to catch up on, I would have had to finish a book. However, before today, I hadn't even picked one up since … Tuesday?
Uhm … I'm still reading Pawn of Prophecy, and I have a feeling that my Belgariad re-read is going to take a while; but that's okay. Other than that, I picked up The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and as much as I wanted to sit and finish it because it's shaping up to be made of awesome, and win, and all the rest, I had to, like, take care of Patrick and stuff.
So, as I don't have any outstanding reviews, feel free Geeks, to ask me questions about any of the books I have reviewed here. If you hit the review tag, you'll get most of them. Ask in the comments, I'll post answers in a blog post.
I've seen the June mini-challenge at
http://deweysbooks.wordpress.com/2009/06/02/time-for-the-june-mini-challenge/ and I actually completed Once Upon A Time III, so go me! I'm sadly and badly behind with the Dewey reading challenge, though, and I need to go and look at my list to see what's still on my list for that one.
So I'm in the same boat for Natasha's bloggiesta:
http://blog.mawbooks.com/2009/06/12/bloggiesta-the-unveiling-of-a-new-upcoming-blogging-event/
But I might crash the Twitter party, to cheer you all on.
Live long, and prosper, Weekly Geeks!

14 comments:

gnoegnoe said...

Yay! There's a movie by Guillermo Del Toro on the telly tonite, especially recommended by my tv guide: Crónicas (4 stars out of 5!).

gautami tripathy said...

As I don't know anything at all about the book, I would like to know anything, everything about it..

WG: Review Catch up

Sandra said...

I have the opposite problem, read sooo many and reviewed almost none. I'm behind on my Dewey challenge too, thanks for the reminder. My husband would probably like The Strain. I'lll watch for your review.

Gavin said...

Okay, now I'm really curious about "The Strain". Why is it awesome?

Nymeth said...

I'm not very good at coming up with questions, especially when I haven't read the book, but I'd also love to hear more about The Strain. What's your favourite thing about it?

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Happy WG :)

Simple question(s) from me: What prompted you to re-read Belgariad? Is the re-read as enjoyable / more enjoyable than the first read?

Jacqueline C said...

Have you seen any of Del Toro's films? If so, which? Do you have a favorite by him? Is he a better writer or filmmaker?

Here's my Weekly Geeks post: http://undercoverbooklover.blogspot.com/2009/06/weekly-geeks.html

Louise said...

You have talked about Terry Pratchett's Pyramid in an earlier post. Is that a part of a series? Where does it take place?

bkclubcare said...

congrats on completing a challenge! and I, too, need to go look at my list for the Dewey Challenge. I need to get back to ALL (any?) of my challenges...

pussreboots said...

I'm finally getting started on the Dewey Challenge. I've reviewed all the books I've read for it so far. I just need to read the remainders. My post is here.

Dreamybee said...

Of all the books you have reviewed, are there any that you think would make particularly good book club reads? Why? Any that would be difficult for a book club, and why?

rjsbooklady said...

I've read a few reviews of The Strain, and I'm intrigued. I don't read many thrillers, and I'm not much for vampires....do you think I'd enjoy it anyway? Is it cross-genre?

Eva said...

I loved the Belgariad books in high school, but I've been afraid that rereading them now will be a let down. Are you enjoying your reread?

gnoegnoe said...

It has taken me a long time but I finally reviewed The End of Mr. Y, the book you asked about in my Weekly Geeks 'Catching up on reviews' post. You can find it at Graasland!

TNX for asking about it :)