Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekly Geeks June 14, 2009

This week it is about catching up with reviews, which also goes hand in hand with some of the blogging-events that are taking place around the blog-world the coming weeks. Check Weekly Geeks to see who else did this week's theme:

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!

I am not really having any books waiting to be reviewed. I am not reading a book a day and can have weeks where I do not finish even one. This is something that I would like to change, so I plan to finish a couple of books in the coming week:

1. Playing With Fire by Peter Robinson
2. Strange Affair by Peter Robinson
3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (this one I have begun reading months ago, but had to put it back on the shelf because I needed to concentrate on thesis-writing).

I have read several of Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks-series, and if you want to know anything about this series, just ask! You can also click the labels and look for posts labelled Inspector Banks or Peter Robinson.

15 comments:

Jacqueline C said...

I'll bite. What's so great about the Inspector Banks series?

farmlanebooks said...

Confedaracy of Dunces is in my TBR pile. Did you stop reading it because it was complicated to follow?

Is it worthy of the Pulitzer Prize?

Louise said...

Thanks both, I am looking SO MUCH forward to answer those questions :-)

Dorte H said...

It will be interestering to hear what you think about Playing with Fire. It is the only Peter Robinson I have read so far. I haven´t checked my review, but as far as I remember I found the translation rather disappointing, and decided not to read him in Danish again.

Rikki said...

A confederacy of dunces was recommended to me recently. It will be good to read your review to get an idea.

Julia Smith said...

Do you like all the details about his subject matter that Robinson is known for?

Dreamybee said...

Is New Orleans prominent in A Confederacy of Dunces, and does it match up with your experiences from your visit to New Orleans at all?

gautami tripathy said...

I am yet to read Robinson. Do you think I will like his books? What does he write about?

WG: Review Catch up

Louise said...

Thanks to all of you - I am still looking forward to do the reviews later which will include your questions.

pussreboots said...

Confederacy of Dunces was also recommended to me. What would you tell me to get me to bump it to the top of my to be read list?

My post is here.

Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog said...

I've also heard a lot about Confederacy. To what other books would you compare it? What kinds of readers do you think are most likely to enjoy it?

Eva said...

Is A Confederacy of Dunces an easy read? Or does it require a lot of concentration? Would you say it's one o fthose books everyone should read, or just a certain type of reader?

Louise said...

Thanks a lot for the comments - I can see that it looks like I should finish Confederacy....soon.
And I will.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Yes, finish Confederacy of Dunces! I think about reading this book constantly -- I've known about it since I was a junior in high school and a friend did it for a final class project. I want you to tell me if you think it's worth reading :)

Louise said...

I am going to finish Confederacy as soon as I finish my Inspector Banks mystery. Thanks for all comments and questions.