Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Geeking...Week 1

Loved, loved, loved Dewey's theme for kick-off week! *Visit at least 5 fellow participants that you don't already know.*

I decided to spread my joy out and visit someone new each day. Instead of just starting at the beginning or the end of the list, I just closed my eyes and raced mousie around and randomly clicked. System seemed to work...I found a bunch of great new blogs! (Of course, I'm guessing I would have found that no matter which Geeks I visited.)

Here's how my week went:

The Biblio Brat. Yep, it was immediately confirmed what a fabulous idea Dewey had concocted. Day one of theme one...and I've already found a wonderful new blog to read!

I could tell from the very post I read that she has her priorities straight...she mentioned three of the major food groups (cheddar cheese, tart apples, and Hersheys bars!).

And I totally loved her ratings system!

Trish's Reading Nook. Okay, what could be better? I head to her blog and what do I immediately lay my eyes of her bookshelves! You just gotta love that, don't you?!!

She also has a bunch of book reviews I really want to get back over there to read as soon as I have a chance. You know, books I've been curious about, or ones I've been thinking about reading. (Because one's TBR pile can never be too big, can it?)

Darla D. at Books and Other Thoughts. Well, if my visit over there is any indication, I think I am going to love, love, love her blog! It's not always easy to find books for my semi-reluctant reader (that would be Master Gray), but first post there netted me a good find for him. And from the looks of things, her reviews are going to be adding books to Annie's and my wish lists as well!

Reader Rabbit. Two for the price of one here! A book blog written by sisters...isn't that cool? And the post that popped up when I headed over there had two for the price of one reviews, too! The Goose Girl and Enna Burning, which was fun since I just finished up Enna Burning as well.

Natasha at Maw Books. Lots and lots and lots of great book reviews. Most recent post was a review of Sirens and Spies, a book I'd never heard of, but had me immediately intrigued. Already checked our library for it, because even I don't get around to reading it, I can tell it's one Annie would love.

I also noticed she's currently reading Horns & Wrinkles, as am I. Anxious to see what she has to say about it. I haven't gotten far yet, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it!


Okay, I was going to keep this going through Friday, but everyone else seems to have their posts up already and it's making me feel like such a slacker that I guess I'll just go ahead and put this up. Thanks Dewey! I think this has been a great first week!


Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Debi - Ahh, thanks! I'm halfway through Horns and Wrinkles, a book which my husband picked up from the library because of the awesome illustrations. Two months later and three renewals later he hadn't started it, so I did. I'm really enjoying it and haven't wanted to put it down! I'll put up a review once I'm done. Thanks for visiting!

Nymeth said...

The second best thing about this first Weekly Geeks (the first being finding cool new blogs) is watching favourite bloggers of mine "meet". Somehow I had no idea you didn't know Trish and Darla until now! You'll love their blogs! Maw Books is great too - I only discovered it recently as well. The other two are new to me so I'm off to visit them!

Chris said...

Great reviews Debi! You're just discovering Darla's blog? You'll love it! Or you'll hate it :p J/k...I say that because I think she's put more books on the TBR list than anyone (next to Nymeth) She pumps out great reviews like no tomorrow!

By the way, I'm sorry but I had to laugh at the amount of books you're "currently reading". More power to you! hope the boys are enjoying Peter's one of my favs!!

Rebecca said...

I loved Biblio Brat's rating system. Works for me!

Darla D said...

Thanks for all the kind words - it was great to meet you and explore your wonderful blog, too! :-D