Sunday, 2 November 2008

Weekly Geeks 23#

This week, every participant gets to choose one of the previous Weekly Geeks themes to repeat. I think it’ll be a lot of find seeing what everyone chooses. It’ll give me an idea of what the most popular themes have been, and it’ll give everyone else a break from seeing almost identical posts on the blog of all the WG participants. And of course it gives you the flexibility of choice.
Exceptionally simple instructions!
1. Browse through the previous Weekly Geeks posts.
2. Decide what you’d like to repeat.
3. Do it!
4. When you finish, come sign the Mr Linky with the url to your specific post, not just your general blog url.
5. Don’t forget to check out what other Weekly Geeks chose.

I'm repeating Weekly Geeks 12

This week, for Weekly Geeks, we’re listing books we’ve read but not yet reviewed, and asking readers to leave us questions in our comments.

I enjoyed this last time, and having to answer questions helped me focus my reviews.

So if anyone has any questions on these books please leave them in the comments (you don't have to be a WG to ask questions, the more the merrier.

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Out, Kirino
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea

The Sea of Poppies

New Moon, Meyer

Gilead, Robinson

I Sweep the Sun off Roof Tops, Al-Shaykh

The Book of Chamelons, Agualasa

Allah Is Not Obliged, Kourouma

History: A Novel, Morante

Cry, the Beloved Country, Paton

The Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver
Check out these other WGs:
Becky is also asking for questions about her up and coming reads
1330v and bookworm are featuring a quote a day


N.Vasillis said...

After reading New Moon, did your view of Bella change? By the end of the book I absolutely hated her and loved Jacob.

Does New Moon make you want to continue reading The Twilight series? Though I no longer cared for Bella, I still read the rest of the series to see what happened!

tinylittlelibrarian said...

I haven't read the Memory Keeper's Daughter. I have friend who read it for her book club and HATED it, but I know it was quite an It Book when it came out and many people loved it. Which camp do you fall into?

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Oops - sorry, I came directly to your WG post and didn't see you'd already reviewed it. Never mind!

Heather J. said...

Oh, The Poisonwood Bible is one of my favorite books! Below are my questions ... please drop by my blog and let me know when you do your review of this book as I'd LOVE to come check it out. :)

1 - Did you know anything about the history of the Congo before reading this book? Did your knowledge or lack of knowledge affect your enjoyment in any way?

2 - Do you have a favorite character? Favorite scene?

3 - Is there something in the book that will stick with you forever? [One part that will stick with me is the scene with the ants!]

4 - Would you recommend this book? Why/why not? To whom would you recommend it?

Thanks for giving me a chance to ask about a great book!!!

Lightheaded said...

I have both The Poisonwood Bible and The Memory Keeper's Daughter. Are both really good reads?

I think I know that Kingsolver's book is about a family on a missionary stay in Africa. Did the book capture what Africa is to ones who haven't been there?