Archive for July, 2009

I don’t have a fancy map for this, I’m afraid, but I have completed my self-assigned twelve country challenge. And, I’m pretty sure I’m going to hit the 15 country mark, so, a pat on the back, from me to me. So, without much further ado, here’s my final list (if I do read more, […]


Have you ever read a book, which fills you with guilt, because you haven’t really enjoyed it? For me, this book is Lloyd Jones’ The Book of Fame. I almost feel guilty about picking it up, because, when the book was being written, the author didn’t have a reader like me in mind. This is […]


This book was recommended to me by a younger cousin, and I figured, it’ll be a fun young adult book, which would be a pleasant distraction from most of the reading I’ve done this year. Also, I was planning on reading a young-adult book for the Take A Chance Challenge #9. Figured, by the challenge’s […]


Hello, Geeks!So, a while ago, Care sent the Weekly Geeks team a very original idea, and I’ve been toying with it ever since. The words you’re reading right now do not fit in with Care’s idea, as I understood it. She wanted no explanation, just one word, and “Go!”I thought about it, but couldn’t resist […]


Background: I saw the penultimate Harry Potter movie on Wednesday, and was quite astounded that I did not recall most of the book, which I had read in summer 2005. It slowly came back to me, as the movie progressed, but I couldn’t help feeling I was missing a fair bit. So, I dug out […]


Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date) Reading something frivolous? Or something serious? Mostly serious. If I’m in the mood for something ‘frivolous’, I normally go for Young Adult/Children’s literature. Paperbacks? Or hardcovers? Hardcovers (although they’re a pain to carry). Fiction? Or Nonfiction? Fiction. Poetry? Or Prose? Read more […]


This week’s Weekly Geeks asks: With the release of Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince this past week, I thought it would be good to turn once again to movie adaptations. In March, with the release of Watchmen (using that as a jumping off point for discussion), I brought up the subject of worst […]