Other book blogs/ Weekly Geeks #1

Who reads this thing? Like two people? I can't really tell the numbers on my blog – the statcounters aren't really accurate I think. And I read a LOT of blogs through google reader (52 and growing) or on my LJ friends pages, which are things that don't show up in counters.

I was thinking about this because a few of the book blogs I read are participating in a book blogging challenge called "weekly geeks", where each week there is a theme like – finish the books you borrowed from the library etc etc. I'm  joining but I'm worried that blogging challenges distract from actually reading, and I already have a lot of distractions what with those things called "life" and "work" and "wedding" (ug) and all. On top of that I prefer seeing a book blog with more book reviews than posts answering a challenge. I think it looks weird to see a book blog where over 50% of the posts are answers to the weekly btt question.

I'll tentatively start and see how it goes – apparently I don't have to do it every week anyway (well I do the booking through thursday thing maybe once every month or less). Interacting with other book bloggers seems like a good idea…Oh, and I learned about this through Marg at Reading Adventures.

The first week is Discover New Blogs week – post about the new blogs you visited who are part of this "Weekly Geeks" challenge.

On the list I discovered:

The Written Word – seems to have tastes I agree with and an interest in Jane Austen. Looks like a popular blog too. She also has an awesome post about design and architecture and weird bookshelves which I loved. I want to post about those unusual bookshelves here too.

Em's bookshelf – lots of reviews and of what look like fun books I'd read. Looks like a lot of books in the YA genre, which I'm sort of getting too old for, but still like to peer at anyway, just in case.

Girl Walks into a Bookstore – A lot more historically based books than I read, so interesting to see recommendations in that area.

Valentina's room – Again more YA than I read currently, but interesting to read what's new and out now. I like Shannon Hale and she posted a review of a Hale book I hadn't read yet. Must resist because of TBR pile..

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3 thoughts on “Other book blogs/ Weekly Geeks #1

  1. Oh I don't think reading TA is bad! I just had a string of disappointing YA reads so I'm not reading them as much at the moment. Possibly because they were all to do with vampires so.. heh, I hit many cliches. That and my TBR – I HAVE to get it down. HAVE TO. Goal in life!

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