Weekly Geek #12

This week’s meme:

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 finish this week.

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. I’ll probably turn mine into a sort of interview-review. Link to each blogger next to that blogger’s question(s).

4. Visit other Weekly Geeks and ask them some questions!

Autobiography of a FaceI am currently reading Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy.  Since I’m caught up on my reviews, I figure I can try a slight variation on this meme and just ask my readers which book I should read next! If you’ve read from the list below, let me know if you think I should read it next, or if you think I should just skip these 7 books completely and read something completely new! Thanks for playing along!

But here is my to-read pile.

1. The History of Love (Nicole Krauss)

2. The Hoax (Clifford Irving)

3. The Secret Life of Houdini (William Kalush and Larry Soloman)

4. Allensworth, The Freedom Colony (Alice C. Royal)

5. The Big Over Easy (Jasper Fforde)

6. Fly By Night (Frances Hardinge)

7. A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)

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10 responses to “Weekly Geek #12

  1. I have “Confederacy Of Dunces” and Jasper Fforde’s books on my list of upcoming reads.

    My question to you is why did you choose to add these two books to your to be read pile (reviews, recommendation, cover, etc)?

  2. What surprised you most about Houdini?

  3. I’m eager to hear about the Houdini biography. Do the authors go into his background in depth? Is there much focus on his personal life, or do they concentrate most of the book on the showman and his astounding feats? Do they detail how Houdini pulled off these stunts? Obviously, I noticed that there are 2 authors…do either of them have a background in magic that they’ve brought to the table?

  4. I’d reader either Krauss or Toole next…I read both and loved both, although I know some people who loathed them. I think I preferred Toole to Krauss, but not everyone would agree with me, I know.

  5. I didn’t like Autobiography of a Face at all, because I found the writing to be really amateur and therefore distracting. I’m wondering what you think of it, so I look forward to your review!

    I haven’t read any of those books, but I vote for A Confederacy of Dunces, because it’s on my wishlist. 🙂

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  7. How did you like The Big Over Easy? In particular, what did you think of the ending (and ending, and ending, and ending…)?

  8. Did you find you enjoyed The Big Over Easy? Did you think the book “worked?” My book club had mixed reactions to it.

  9. I keep hearing about Confederacy of Dunces but haven’t sought it out yet. What let you to but it on your TBR? What about what you’ve heard about it draws you to it?

    >>>>
    BTW I’m hosting a book giveaway this week. Four copies of Still Summer by Jacquelyn Mitchard. Four chances to enter until Saturday 3PM PST.

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