Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weekly Geeks

Everything changes. Weekly Geeks is ending after this week. I didn't always participate and always wished I did it more regularly, but it was a fun meme.

It was started by Dewey, an energetic book blogger who passed away in 2008. She had hinted to health problems and pain on her blog a few times, but I don't think any of us realized how serious it was or even if they were related. One day there was a post from her husband telling us that she was gone. But she left her mark. Weekly Geeks lived for 3 more years until participation has slowed to the point where it's now ending. But Dewey's biannual 24-hour Read-a-Thon is still going strong. She was big on connecting bloggers to other bloggers and I think she'd be happy that 3 years later, she's still succeeding in getting us all to play together.

And now, one of my favorite weekly geek memes, which has been repeated a few times, is when I post my list of unreviewed books, and you ask me questions about those books, so it's easier for me to write my review. They're in order I read them. It does not include books I've already written preliminary reviews for (so, that's huge Cybils backlog from 2009 isn't included.) It may make you feel better about your reviewing backlog to note that my backlog starts way back in April 2007. Oiy vey. I obviously need your help.


Midnight at the Dragon Cafe Judy Fong Bates
Name Me Nobody Lois-Ann Yamanaka
Chicks with Sticks: (Knit Two Together) Elizabeth Lenhard


The Murder Of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty
The Spell Book Of Listen Taylor Jacyln Moriarty
Shopgirl Steve Martin
An Order of Amelie, Hold the Fries Nina Schindler
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Pual Zindel
Feeling Sorry for Celia Jaclyn Moriarty
The Year Of Secret Assignments Jaclyn Moriarty
Toning The Sweep Angela Johnson
Nothing But The Truth Avi
Cathy's Book: If Found Call 650-266-8233 Sean Stewart, Jordan Weisman
Shooter Walter Dean Myers
Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff Jennifer Holm
The Winning Element (The Specialists) Shannon Greenland
Native Tongue (The Specialists) Shannon Greenland


Born Too Short: The Confessions of an Eighth-Grade Basket Case Dan Elish
A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat Gail Gauthier
A Girl, A Boy, and Three Robbers Gail Gauthier
Ballet Shoes Noel Streatfeild
Winter's Child (Once Upon a Time) Cameron Dokey
Snow (Once Upon a Time) Tracy Lynn
Midnight Pearls (Once Upon a Time) Debbie Viguie


The London Eye Mystery Siobhan Down
The Nine Pound Hammer (The Clockwork Dark, Book 1) John Claude Bemis
Wild Things Clay Carmichael
The Shrouding Woman Loretta Ellsworth
Ransom My Heart Meg Cabot and Mia Thermopolis
The Birthday Ball Lois Lowry
Posh and Prejudice (Diary of a Chav) Grace Dent
A Whole Nother Story Dr. Cuthbert Soup
Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls) Ally Carter
Zombies vs. Unicorns Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

The Unsinkable Walker Bean Aaron Renier
The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker (Strangely Beautiful) Leanna Renee Hieber
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) Suzanne Collins
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath Nick Bruel
e Squared: A Novel Matt Beaumont
Fables Vol. 14: Witches Bill Willingham
Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) Lenore Skenazy
A Hat Full of Sky: The Continuing Adventures of Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men Terry Prachett


Shades of Grey: A Novel Jasper Fforde
Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee Robert van Gulik (translator)
Paul Is Undead Alan Goldsher
Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker (Book #2) Megan McDonald
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Louis Sachar
The Popularity Papers: Book Two: The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang Amy Ignatow
Wolf Mark Joseph Bruchac
Lost and Found: Three by Shaun Tan Shaun Tan
Hush Eishes Chayil
Twilight of Avalon: A Novel of Trystan & Isolde Anna Elliot
Queen of Babble Meg Cabot
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing: A Novel Jasper Fforde
Jack of Fables Vol. 8: The Fulminate Blade Bill Willingham
Fury of the Phoenix Cindy Pon

So, any books you want me to review first? Any burning questions? ASK AWAY!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

1. (Nothing But the Truth) Is telling the story solely through documents effective, or just a gimmick?

2. (Sideways Stories from Wayside School--I used to love these books) Who was your favorite out of all the students? Who is the zanier teacher, Mrs. Jewls or Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus?