Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weekly Geeks # 26

This week's Weekly Geek is this (by now I am seriously hooked on this weekly feature!):
It’s been awhile since we’ve done some serious WG bloghopping. So this week, let’s visit five other Weekly Geeks.
How to:
Visit each of your 5 new blogpals and snoop around their blogs to find at least one thing you have in common.
In your blog, write a post, linking to your 5 new blogpals, about what you have in common with them.
Come back and sign Mr Linky.
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.

This is a really great idea. Check out Dewey's page The Hidden Side of a Leaf for more info on the Weekly Geek-feature. I have been visiting the same couple of handfuls of blogs the past month or so and it is definitely on time that I go check some of the other great blogs out. I clicked around and looked at bloggers labels and tags and images to find something we had in common. Here are my 5 visits to blogs I had never visited or rarely visit (which will change now) and what we had in common:

1. First I went to Bernadette at Reactions to Reading. Bernadette is in Australia - a mighty long way from Denmark where I am, but I found out that we both like Swedish author Henning Mankell and his series about policeman Kurt Wallander. I mean, that is amazing. I can understand that I like that series. After all, Sweden is about 15 minutes away from my place here in Copenhagen and the town where the series takes place, Ystad, is about a few hours from Copenhagen. There is actually a bus from Copenhagen to Ystad. But a reader in Oz. Wow!

2. Wendy from Musings of a Bookish Kitty lists some books on her TBR-challenge list that I have already read. I tried to figure out if Wendy already read them, but not sure. However, the books we have in common, whether we have read them or not are: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer and History of Love by Nicole Krauss. I've read them all. Would be fun to hear if Wendy also read them or if they are coming up.

3. Icedream from Reading in Appalachia and I are both participating in the Read Your Own Books-challenge next year. I am personally looking very much forward to join that challenge as I have so many books at home where I never even cracked the spine to have a peak. That is embarassing and I am sure there are some very good books waiting for me. I made a post about it earlier. See here.

4. Alessandra from Out of the Blue and I are both European bloggers blogging about books in a different language than our mother tongue. Alessandra is from Italy and I am from Denmark. I do have a Danish book blog though which I keep up to date with more or less the same posts that I do in the English version. Exceptions are Sunday Salon and Weekly Geek which I usually only blog on my English book blog.

5. I went to see what Terri from Reading, Writing and Retirement had on her blog, and there I noticed that she had also written about me and my blog. Cool and thanks for that. So Terri already mentions some stuff we have in common. I'll add to that, that if I had had any vote in the recent American elections, I would have voted for Obama (along with 85% of the Danes asked - yes, one of the large papers DID make a poll before the US elections) as I guess Terri did, judging from the image on her sidebar.
NOTE POSTED NOVEMBER 26, 2008.
So far I have been mentioned in the following blogs: by Terri from Reading, Writing and Retirement, by softdrink from Fizzy Thoughts and by Debi from nothing of importance. Huge thanks to all!
NOTE POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2008.
I just had a Weekly Geek visit from Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit. Thanks so much for stopping by.

5 comments:

Terri said...

Hi Louise -- how fun that we linked to each other for Weekly Geeks. And yes, you "guessed" right - I definitely voted for Obama! I posted a lot about the election in the weeks leading up to it. I'm happy that we're finally in agreement with most of the world.

Good luck with your reading challenges. Maybe I'll see you on Sunday Salon today.

Bogsider said...

I'll check for you right now at Sunday Salon :)

Melody said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! :) I just love this week's theme because it's fun and a great way to know other bloggers! Hope you've a great weekend!

Bernadette in Australia said...

thanks for stopping by my blog Lou. Henning Mankell is quite popular here in Australia and at the moment one of the TV series featuring Wallander is on air (although I think it's a couple of years old though).

Bogsider said...

Thanks Melody and a great weekend to you too.

I really think it is cool that Henning Mankell is popular all the way down under in Australia. As far as I know there are a few Wallander-series. Which one are you watching? Is it in English or Swedish?