Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekly Geeks 2009-22: Catching Up

This week, I'm going back to a classic Dewey topic--#12 to be exact. I chose this for several reasons--one, it's one of my favorite weekly geeks topics--but more importantly I saw it would work well with two very important bloggy events going on this week.

1. In your blog, list any books you’ve read but haven’t reviewed yet. If you’re all caught up on reviews, maybe you could try this with whatever book(s) you hope to finish this week. (Be sure to leave a link to this post either in the comments of this post, or in the Mister Linky below.)

2. Ask your readers to ask you questions about any of the books they want. In your comments, not in their blogs. (Most likely, people who will ask you questions will be people who have read one of the books or know something about it because they want to read it.)

3. Later, take whichever questions you like from your comments and use them in a post about each book. Link to each blogger next to that blogger’s question(s).

4. Visit other Weekly Geeks and ask them some questions!

It's rather amazing, but I'm not really too far behind in my reviewing. There are only two books that I have read recently that I have yet to review:

Claudius the God by Robert Graves
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

There are, however, quite a few books from my pre-blogging days that I have yet to review. Here are some of my favorites:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Redwall by Brian Jacques
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

So go ahead and ask me any questions you might have on any of these books (or even past reviews). I'll answer them later this week.


pussreboots said...

Have you read "The Woman in White"? If so, how does it compare to "Moonstone"? What's your general impression of the book and do you think you'll ream more of the author's books?

My post is here.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

A friend and I were just talking about those books and both had vivid memories of the entire Redwall series.

What did you think of all the food descriptions in Redwall? Did they get tedious, or did you enjoy them? Are you planning to read the next book in the series?

Jodie said...

How much did you notice the Christian warrior theme in Redwall while you were reading it? Did you think Cluny was a dastardly enough villain? I think Jacques animal characters always fall into traditional stereotypes (carnivores and rats evil, mice and hares good etc) do you think his books would work as well if they reversed this idea would work as well?

Do you agree with Atticus Finch’s optimism that progress is being made in the south because it takes the jury such a long time to convict Tom? Did you feel any negative reaction towards the book’s portrayal of black characters?

Sherrie said...

I have wanted to read Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, but have put it off for years. Is this book hard to read and hold your attention? Have a great day!


Trisha said...

What is most memorable to you about Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone? If you were to teach this book, what activities would you do?

Eva said...

Have you read Anna Karenina? If so, do you think the comparisons between it and Madame Bovary are justified?