Monday, November 24, 2008

Geeking...week 26

Haven't had my act together enough to participate in the last few Weekly Geeks. Still don't have my act together, but at least I managed to join in the fun this week. So, what did Dewey have in store for us this time:

It’s been awhile since we’ve done some serious WG bloghopping. So this week, let’s visit five other Weekly Geeks.

How to:

1. Using the WeeklyGeeks category here in my blog, find 5 Weekly Geeks you don’t know. The easiest way is probably to look at the Mr Linkies in my weekly Saturday posts.

2. Visit each of your 5 new blogpals and snoop around their blogs to find at least one thing you have in common.

3. In your blog, write a post, linking to your 5 new blogpals, about what you have in common with them.

4. Come back and sign Mr Linky.

5. As you run across other Weekly Geek posts (or deliberately seek them out) if you see anyone mentioned who has something in common with you, pay them a visit.

Here's the cool new blogs I happened upon:

She loves Stephen King. Particularly his short stories. Me, too. Unfortunately she was disappointed in his new collection, Just After Sunset. Oh well, I'm still hoping Santa leaves me a copy under the tree this year.

Ali at Wordcopia:
She's a home schooling mom. Me, too. Well, actually I'm not just like her...she home schools all her kiddos, while I've got kiddos in public school and at home. I also relate to her "religion" which she describes as "Common sense and being open to all humankind." She attends a Unitarian Universalist church, which is something I've very much wanted to do for a long time, but my whole "I'm afraid of having to talk to people" thing holds me back.

Marina at Momma Writes About Books:
She obviously loves lists. Me, too.

Alyssa at The Shady Glade:
She belongs to Paperback Swap. And she loves crafts. Me, too. And me, too. As an aside, I just love the title of her blog.

Louise at Lou's Pages:
She just read Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner. Me, too. Well, I didn't just read it, but I read it a couple years ago. Only Jennifer Weiner book I've ever read. Possibly the only chick lit book I've ever read? She also just finished one of John Sandford's "Prey" books. I've read lots of those, but haven't read one in a while. Should remedy that.


Jean said...

I love the "afraid to talk to people" comment! I was at a cooking class last week and sitting at a table with two other women, both of whom were saving seats for other people. When the person taking attendance came around, each of the other women said, "I'm (name), and my friend (name) is coming." When she looked at me, I said, "I'm Jean Norum, and I have no friends." Not entirely true, but I loved saying it and seeing the looks it got. Yeah, I can relate to the whole talking to new people thing. I highly recommend Party of One: The Loner's Manifesto.

Bogsider said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog :-) Actually, neither did I read the Weiner book recently. I read it some years ago like you, but never put up a review for it on my blog. I do have a back catalogue of reviews which I have used a lot the past weeks for my NaBloPoMo-challenge (post every day for a month) so my old reviews has come in quite handy. As you can see, I didn't like it that much. I've read all the Prey-books and generally like them a lot. There are some weak ones among them, but that is no wonder, I guess, when there are currently 18 books in the series. Have a great day.

Bogsider said...

I just checked out your book blog page and I found another thing we have in common: Fave book: The Stand. Oh my, that is one of my all time faves :o)

Nymeth said...

I really want to get my act together and do it this week as well. It's such a fun theme!

PS: I'm afraid to talk to people too. I think I'm going to check out that book Jean suggested!

Trish said...

These "events" always remind me of how many bloggers there are out there!! I'll have to pop by a few!

Ali said...

Thanks for checking out Worducopia! Nice to see another homeschooling book blogger.

I totally get the "afraid of having to talk to people" thing, especially in an unfamiliar place. Maybe you can get a friend to go with you sometime and Not Talk to People together. ;-)