Weekly Geeks #18 – Playing Catch (up)

weekly geeks 1
This week Dewey has given us just the assignment I need - catch up on… something.
It can be anyhthing related to your book blogging - …challenges …organizing your sidebar… updating lists… making links…bloghopping… your TBR pile… your library books… updating your blogroll… updating your reader… ???

Since I had already updated my challenges last week, I think what I will do for this assignment is catch up on all the unwritten or partially written reviews I have sitting in my drafts folder. The following are the list I will be working with this week. 22 reviews in 7 days – durrr – at least have have my basic ideas written out, it’s just a matter of polishing them up a bit.
  • Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • Life As We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Isabel Burning - Donna Lynch
  • Freezer Burn - Joe R Lansdale
  • Go Go Girls of The Apocalypse – Victor Gischler
  • Year Of Secret Assignments - Jaclyn Moriarty Review Posted Here
  • Time Travellers Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  • Art Of Racing In The Rain – Garth Stein
  • Passenger – Ronald Damien Malfi
  • No One Belongs Here More Than You – Miranda July
  • We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson
  • Dark Delicacies 2 – Jeff Gelb
  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Jeniffer Rardin
  • Looking For Alaska – John Green
  • Fables Volumes 1-4
  • The Shack – William P. Young
  • The Green Beauty Guide - Julie Gabriel Review Posted Here 
  • Schooled - Anisha Lakhani Review Posted Here 
  • The Black Whole - Jackie Jones Review Posted Here
  • King Of Sword and Sky - CL Wilson Review Posted Here
  • Guernica – Dave Boling
  • Lala Pipo – Hideo Okuda Review Posted Here
  • YellowKnife – Steve Zipp Review Posted Here
  • The Whiskey Rebels – David Liss Review Posted Here
  • Crossed Bones – Jane Johnson Review Posted Here
Maybe I will do some of them as normal reviews and some of them using Dewey's awesome Book Review Questionnaire – I used it when writing a review for Crooked Little Vein and it was very refreshing and fun.
So I have a questions for everyone, what type of review is your favourite to read? Do you prefer traditional or different types (Q And A’s, Haiku Review, One sentence review, etc.) Do you have a certain review style that you are more comfortable with using when writing or does it depend on the book? I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this :)

© 2008-2010 Joanne Mosher of The Book Zombie. All rights reserved.


Terri said...

That's quite a list! Good luck with that.

Re: my favorite kind of review - I don't care for a review that's a synopsis of the book. I want a brief sentence or two telling me what the book is about (I'm one of those who wants as little info as possible about books, movies, etc - I like to be surprised). Then I like the reviewer to tell me briefly what did and/or didn't work for them. A rating. Simple simple simple.

Kerry said...

Good luck with your reviews.

I've accepted defeat and realised reviews are too much for me to do, so I'm just going to do quick comments and that's going to be hard enough.

I salute you.

(And I hope you'll report if you go fabric shopping too.)

Kim said...

I can't wait to read some of those reviews--books I have read also and am interested in other's opinions.
(page after page)

Eva said...

So ambitious! I've had to just accept that I'm not going to get around to reviewing every book I read. :(

I'm with Terri-unless the synopsis is relevent for something else about the book you're discussing, there's not need for it!

jessi said...

The Time Traveler's Wife is one of the best books I've ever read, so I'm looking forward to reading your review. And I LOVE Fables - I just finished reading volume 10, which is amazing. :)

Icedream said...

The Haiku review was fun, I enjoyed reading them but I think it would have to be in addition to a review because you don't really get to much info from them. I really enjoy just about any type of review because I have read great ones in all different styles. I choose to write the small opinion type review, but that is because I would just rather use the publishers synopsis than try and re-write the whole thing myself. I just want to say whether I liked the book or not, some reasons why, and rate it.
Your blog looks great!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the review catch up!! I'm so excited about catch up week...I'm already feeling a little lighter lol

Chris said...

Good luck with the reviews!

I like a brief review. Of course, I don't follow my own advice. I ramble.

Book Zombie said...

Thanks everyone for all your good luck wishes ... it must have worked because I finally got my lazy butt around to finishing some reviews *squeee* :)

Suey said...

I like short reviews. Short short short! And the only thing I'm really looking for is the answer to the question: Did you like it or not? or Was it AMAZING or just okay?

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a long list. I loved The Time Traveller's Wife, so I can't wait to read your review. Let me know when it's posted and I'll add a link.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)