Sunday, January 11, 2009

Weekly Geeks are back

Thanks to a bunch of bloggers (visit them here and find your way to their blogs), Dewey's original Weekly Geeks are back. First of all I want to thank you for that. I loved Weekly Geeks and am happy to see the feature back in the blogosphere. Both as a fun thing to do AND a way to keep honoring the memory of Dewey.Tilføj billede
This first week of the new Weekly Geeks, participants can choose between two different "challenges". I want to do this one:
In the spirit of the amazing community building that Dewey was so good at, tell us about your favorite blogs, the ones you have bookmarked or subscribe to in your Google Reader, that you visit on a regular basis. Tell us what it is about these blogs that you love, that inspire or educate you or make you laugh. Be sure to link to them so we can find them too.

I have many favorite blogs. Just have a look at either one of my two blogrolls. To which I keep adding! I also have a Google Reader and subscribe to many blogs through Blogger as well. It feels almost impossible to just hightlight a handful, as each blog deserve to be highlighted on it's own.

I am mainly travelling around the Book Blogging Community and find new blogging friends who share my love for books each week. However. This past week I met a blogger, who was new to me and who doesn't only blog about books. The first thing I fell for was the blog name: Thoughts from an Evil Overlord. Can you but love that name?! Elisabeth blogs about crafts and books and stuff in a humorous, well written way. Her blog looks crisp and clean even with all the awards and buttons and I just fell in love with her blog at first sight. There are also some cooler than cool buttons on her blog, which I stole so you can see them (although you probably know them already). Elisabeth and I have met through The Blog Improvement Project.
Two of the buttons I love from Thoughts from an Evil Overlord.

This week I also had the pleasure to get to know Dorte. Dorte is a Danish woman who just moved her main blogging activity over to Blogger in order to be able to comment, join challenges etc. Dorte reads mainly crime and mystery and like myself she also blogs in English. She is an English teacher so now I have one to help me correct the grammar ;o) I have already "seen" Dorte several places around the community and am thrillede to have another Dane among us. I love it that Dorte has just thrown herself into challenges, The Blog Improvement Project and much more. Way to go, Dorte, and keep up the good work!

Becky, who has several blogs (Operation Actually Read the Bible, Becky's Book Reviews and Young Readers) is a blogger I have visited often the past weeks. Becky and I rarely share the same reading-interests judging from her reviews, but her blogs are so well written, so interesting and so appealing in design, that I just have to stop by and say hi at least once a week. Also, I am in awe that Becky is reading The Bible. I am a non-practicing Protestant and feel fairly content that I know about the going-ons in that olde book, but realize that nothing could be more far from the truth. I know nothing! WTG Becky. I am following your progress with interest.

I love dropping by Julia's blog A Piece of My Mind. Always well written. Always a lot of fun stuff to read about. Books. Food for thought. Poems. Art. Cute doggy-pictures of Julia's sweet dog (is she a beagle? I adore beagles!) Xena. I used to work in an art museum myself (in their Dept. of Egyptian Art), so I kinda feel at home when Julia talks about the arts. Not that I know about all sorts of arts. I don't. But I do have an interest and would like to post some works of art myself and talk about them here. It will not be for the first half year though and probably not before next year, anyway, but I still like to read about paintings and stuff like that.

I could easily, very easily continue this list. There are so many fantastic blogs and bloggers out there. And I cannot end this post without thanking the bloggers behind the new Weekly Geeks once again. Thank you!


Literary Feline said...

I love exploring new blogs too. I've met some wonderful people who I never would have gotten to know otherwise. :-) I love the comment buttons!

Louise said...

I love them too and think they are really cool :-) Nothing wrong in being a cranky commenter as the image is called :o)

Terri said...

Oh these look so intriguing! I spent hours yesterday investigating new to me blogs -- looks like it will be the same today! Thanks for sharing these.

Louise said...

Thanks for your comment Terri and thanks again for being a part of setting up the Weekly Geeks again. You must have been super busy doing that and it all looks so great. I know what you mean about spending almost all day visiting new blogs, but I can't help it ;o)

Dorte H said...

Well, all I can say is, Thank you for introducing me to the fascinating world of true book lovers!
Actually I have also planned to join Weekly Geeks, but I am so new to this environment that it is a bit too early for me to pick any favourites among the 20-30 blogs I have bookmarked these 3-4 days :)
I am not quite back to normal yet, but at least I have read the second half and the first half of two books this weekend.
And the really funny thing: I have finally had a visitor to my opera blog who is genuinely interested in crime fiction and leaves comments!

Melody said...

Isn't it great that WGs is back again?

I've too many favourite blogs, that explains why I didn't play this week. ;P

Eva said...

What a fun list of blogs! :)

Kerrie said...

I love that de-lurking button!
Welcome back weekly geeker

Anonymous said...

Guilty of lurking again! I love your list! My blogrolls are getting outta control as well!

Julia Phillips Smith said...


Thanks for the mention in your post about blogs you like to visit. I'm so glad we both decided to do Kailana's and Marg's Blog Advent Tour - that's how I came to your blog.

And to answer your question about my dog, Xena - she's a mixed breed. She is obviously part beagle, and she's also part Nova Scotia Duck Toller. This is a breed native to my province. Xena has the body shape, size and temperment of a duck toller, with the outward coloring of a beagle. But she doesn't bark like a hound at all.

Krissi said...

Thanks for the comment you left this morning on my blog. It was fun to read that science fairs are not universal. Maybe I will have to move my family to Denmark if it means no science fairs. I laughed at the Show and Tell thing too. Mainly because I have a son in kindergarten who has show and tell weekly. Drives me crazy.

Dreamybee said...

Wow, you Danes are hard-working bloggers, writing all your blogs in two languages and all! It's hard enough for me just to do mine in English!

I see The Color Purple is on your Dewey's Books Reading Challenge list. I haven't read the book, but I've seen the movie, and I think it is one of the best movies I have EVER seen. I hope you like the book!