Friday, January 9, 2009

The Return of Weekly Geeks

The team of bloggers who stepped up to continue Dewey's Weekly Geeks is now launching the Weekly Geeks 2009! This is open to anyone who wishes to participate in any given week--no need to sign up or commit. Just check in at WeeklyGeeks.com for the assignment, and if you want to participate, you have all week to do it.

Here's this week's assignment:

In the spirit of the amazing community building that Dewey was so good at, tell us about your favorite blogs, the ones you have bookmarked or subscribe to in your Google Reader, that you visit on a regular basis. Tell us what it is about these blogs that you love, that inspire or educate you or make you laugh. Be sure to link to them so we can find them too.

Another option: Reading goals for ’09 and wrap ups for ’08 have been pretty well covered by now on a lot of blogs and other memes. But if you haven’t done this, feel free to make that your first WG of the new year, in addition to or instead of the above.

OK, I have a lot of blogs I visit regularly, so I'm going to limit myself to the five blogs I click on first in the morning, and which I didn't give awards to yesterday.

Books I Done Read. I read Raych's reviews even if I have no interest in the book she done read. She makes me laugh, every single time.

Care's Online Book club because I like Care's spirit.

Bermuda Onion because Kathy's a great commenter, a really nice person.

Presenting Lenore because Lenore likes a lot of the same books I do.

Casual Dread because I just like Jessi's tone and because she introduces me to great books.

There are many other blogs that I try to check daily. I couldn't possibly list all the good ones! I try to leave comments so people will know I was there, and really appreciate when others do the same for me. Thanks, all!

20 comments:

  1. Thanks Ali - I visit a couple of those too and, oh goodie, some new ones to explore!

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  2. I am gonna explore the last one!

    I like Kathy too.

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  3. Aww, I check your blog every morning too. And it's nice that we read some of the same books because I always like to hear your take on them.

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  4. Thank you so much! I'm flattered. I love Care's and Lenore's too and now I'm going to check out Jessi's.

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  5. I'm so glad WG is back, and I posted about you, too! :) I love Care's blog, and now I'm off to check out the others...

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  6. Since my google reader is heavily-weighted towards craftings blogs, I'm glad to have some recommended books blogs added to my reader to help me slowly begin to balance my blog reading =).

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  7. GREAT choices! I've never heard of Casual Dread before today (and now I've seen her in 2 different places!) so I'm heading over there now to see what all the fuss is about.

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  8. Great opportunity for me here. Have never read those on your list or yours before but it looks like I have real treats in front of me this afternoon. Thank you so much!

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  9. Great list. I'm going to have a hard time figuring out mine... narrowing it down. Thanks for all you've done to get Weekly Geeks going again! :)

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  10. Great list! I think I read every single one of these!

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  11. I agree about Care, and Raych, and Jessi; and now I have some new ones to look up ... thanks :)

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  12. Raych makes me laugh every single time, too! I always find myself really reading her reviews of books that I would skim over on other blogs because I know she'll make it interesting and laugh out loud... because she always does!

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  13. Hi, newbie here. I started checking out your links and almost fell down a rabbit hole, forgetting where I was. Great links - thanks.

    Robin

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  14. Special welcome to Robin and others who are visiting (or delurking) for the first time. I didn't realize how much I missed Weekly Geeks until we started doing it again. Thanks, Dewey.

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  15. Presenting Lenore is new to me...my Google Reader is going to be out of control by the time I finish reading everyone's posts!

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  16. I too came here through Weekly Geeks. Just letting you know I visited Ali

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  17. This is my first time doing Weekly Geeks and I really enjoyed it. I like visiting new blogs and yours is great! Thanks for the other links to visit.

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  18. Fantastic choices. I love all those blogs too :)

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