Saturday, May 3, 2008

Geeky blog visit fun!

Yes, I'm hopelessly behind on Dewey's fun Discover New Blogs Week extravaganza. But I've still been having a lot of fun visiting blogs I've never been to, and so many lovely people with wonderful blogs have already stopped by mine.

In my wanderings around the blogosphere during the past week, I visited some great places:

Mog's Book Blog: Well, I admit I chose this one because "Mog" reminded me of "Mogget," who is a wonderful character in Garth Nix's Abhorsen series. But once I got to to her blog, I found out that we we are both big fans of the Bronte sisters, among other authors, and that she enjoys reading challenges, too!

Tiny Little Reading Room: I am a bit partial to librarians (since I am one myself), so it seemed only natural to stop by a tiny librarian's blog and check out her tiny little reading room. It is worth a visit - there are great reviews to all kinds of interesting books by authors such as Charlaine Harris, along with discussions about reading challenges and other book-related matters.

Free Listens is a fascinating blog. Seth posts reviews of free audio books and stories, tries not to give spoilers, and gives his honest opinion about the quality of the reading and recording. Apparently many of these books are just regular people, reading, which sounds interesting to me. What a great idea for a blog - I'll definitely be stopping by to check out some of these free books soon.

Ax for the Frozen Sea has reviews and reflections on books and life in general. I had fun reading reviews of books I've read and enjoyed, books I've been meaning to read, and books I hadn't thought about reading but am now considering after reading her reviews. I love the photo header, too!

Reading Derby also has a lovely photo header. I thought I'd stop by since Darcie signed up late and might not get too many visitors - and I've very much enjoyed the visitors I've had here this week! Darcie reads a wide variety of books, and also talks about her thoughts on life as well.

Thanks, Dewey for this great idea! I love meeting new bloggers, and this was a great way of doing that.

12 comments:

  1. Mogget is awesome. And I love that Pooh illustration. I'm glad you're having fun with Weekly Geeks :)

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  2. Thanks, Nymeth. Wonder if there's a Mogget fan club out there? :-D

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  3. Thanks for the kind words. The photo header is from a sketch by the artist Kurt Halsey.

    I've linked you on my blogroll, too. The fantasy titles you've reviewed are very interesting. :) I'll have to check some of them out.

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  4. Thanks, Chayenne - I'll be looking forward to reading your reviews of them if you do! :-)

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  5. Free Listens sounds like a handy blog for me to get familiar with, since he reviews the quality. I'm so put off by bad readers on audiobooks!

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  6. Dewey - you are so right! The reader can make or break the whole audiobook experience. The library where I work finally started putting the names of the narrators in the actual catalog record, and the audiobook lovers were so happy! I'm wading through Jonathan Strange on audio right now, and it is annoying to me that the reader doesn't know how to pronounce "Sidhe" (among other things). Aside from that, though, he's a good storyteller.

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  7. I am horrible at getting to the people I already know and love, so I'm not thinking it will work for me to add a few more to visit. However, I do congratulate you on your endeavors, and I especially like the illustration you chose of WOL and Pooh having a little chat. Now those two I'd take time to visit with!

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  8. Bellezza - I know exactly what you mean! I am hopelessly behind right now on my favorite blogs, but hooray for Google Reader - I'll get caught up when my semester ends (if I survive my final project). It was fun to get a little push into unknown territory - and meet fun people along the way. I bet your school year is crazy busy right now, too. :-)

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  9. that sounds like a fun challenge. maybe i'll browse some of them, too.

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  10. There are so many links to fun blogs, it's a bit overwhelming. But it turned out to be a great way to procrastinate working on my final project for class!

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  11. Thanks so much for the link! And I'm always delighted to come across fellow librarians in the blogosphere!

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  12. You are most welcome - it was fun visiting your blog!

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