Posted July 19, 2008on:
I joined this initiative started by Dewey months and months ago but never participated until now. Members come up with a weekly theme question bloggers partake if they are so inclined, links are collected, we visit each other, mingle and have great fun. Since I’m one of those awful persons who swear up and down that they have something great about to splash on this blog in the next instant, lovely readers voice their anticipation, and nothing comes forth, this one is right up my alley.
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 finish this week.
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. I’ll probably turn mine into a sort of interview-review. Link to each blogger next to that blogger’s question(s).
4. Visit other Weekly Geeks and ask them some questions!
My vast list. Asterisks denote books for which posts are pending. I left out books that I never intended to review:
Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
Literature and Knowledge – Dorothy Walsh
Finding a Girl in America and Other Stories – Andre Dubus
Spin – Robert Charles Wilson
Persuasion – Jane Austen
How the Dead Dream – Lydia Millet*
The Chrysalids – John Wyndham*
The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham*
The Trouble with Lichen – John Wyndham*
Chocky – John Wyndham*
Paradise – A.L. Kennedy
Chess Story – Stefan Zweig, translated by Joel Rotenberg
The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst*
Ask away (if I have any readers left)! Make it as long, short, trivial, profound, facetious as you like. I am your humble servant. It’s likely that I’ll answer questions in an actual post since I can blather on…