Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekly Geeks 2009-22: Catching Up on Reviews


This week's Weekly Geeks comes at a perfect time for me! Our assignment this week aims to help us all get caught up on our book reviews by asking readers to ask us questions about the books that we've read but not yet reviewed.

Here are the books that I've read in the last couple of months that I have not yet reviewed. Please let me know if you have any questions about any of these books that you would like to see answered, and I will do my best to provide you with a non-lame answer.




Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen (Review posted here).





Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham (Review posted here).











The Help by Kathryn Stockett (review posted here)



















The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent





17 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Why did you pick the Buddhism book?

Tell us more about The Help. What is the plot and story line?

I loved The Herectic Daughter. Why did you pick it up? Which portion of it you liked most? And which was painful to read?

WG: Review Catch up

Trisha said...

I would love to know if you think Buddhism Plain and Simple is too plain and simple or if it is a decent introduction to the spirituality.

Also, what did you think of Gang Leader for a Day? Was it an honest look at life in a gang or was it more of a kitchy book - was the author just interested in sensationalism?

Louise said...

I used to read a lot of Stephen King in earlier days, and have wanted to pick up the Dark Towers series for years. Can you recommend it? And is the genre horror or fantasy or something else?

pussreboots said...

Are you planning on reading the entire Dark Tower series? My post is here.

Nymeth said...

Fables! Are you planing to continue with the series? Who was your favourite character? Why? Do you think the concept behind the series was well executed in this book?

Bart's Bookshelf said...

Fables: I've heard so many good things about the series, if you had to pick one thing to convince me to go out and find a copy what would it be?

My Weekly Geeks: Review Catch-up

Eva said...

Did you enjoy Fables? What did you think of the illustrations?

The Help has been getting a lot of hype in the blogosphere. Is it worth it?

Was Gang Leader for a Day intellectual? Or did the author make lots of questionable assumptions/conclusions? (I wasn't a fan of Freakonomics, so if you've read that, do you think I'd enjoy this one?)

Dreamybee said...

Wow, thanks for all the great questions everyone. I guess this means I'm going to have to actually get off my butt and write these reviews now, huh? This makes it a lot easier though!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

On Gang Leader for a Day -- do you think the author was able to keep his objectivity when writing about his experience? And how well did he balance storytelling with facts and figures to give some context about what his experience meant?

Kim

Jennie said...

Ok, everyone else asked all my Fables questions.

Is Gang Leader for a Day an overly academic book, or is it written for a more general audience?

softdrink said...

I loved The Heretic's Daughter, but had to put it down for awhile. How does this compare to other historical fiction novels you've read in evoking a sense of time and place?

I'm looking forward to The Help. Would you put in your top 10 for the year? Top 5?

Dreamybee said...

My post for Buddhism Plain and Simple is up here.

Dreamybee said...

Review for Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile is now up here.

Dreamybee said...

Review for Gang Leader for a Day is now up here.

Dreamybee said...

Review for The Help is now up here.

gnoegnoe said...

It has taken me a long time but I finally reviewed The End of Mr. Y, the book you asked about in my Weekly Geeks 'Catching up on reviews' post. You can find it at Graasland!

Dreamybee said...

I will be by shortly to read about it!