Showing posts with label weeklygeek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weeklygeek. Show all posts

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Top 10 of 2009


I'm edging toward 300 books read this year.

Hard to pick my favorites.

Okay, I'll just jump in.

Here's my list of favorite books published in 2009, along with genre:

Zeitoun (Nonfiction)

Catching Fire (Young Adult: Fantasy)

What I Thought I Knew (Memoirs)

Tales from Outer Suburbia (Graphic Novels and Manga)

Guess Again! (Children's)

Thing Around Your Neck (Contemporary Literature)

Also Known as Harper (Young Adult)

The Help (Women's Literature)

Bad Things Happen (Mystery)

The Guinea Pig Diaries (Nonfiction)

Disclaimer: Since I am serving as a Cybils judge, I purposefully omitted any children's nonfiction picture book titles (my category) from my list.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday Salon: Weekly Geek

I missed TSS last week (no Internet) so I think it will be okay to post twice this week.

From Reading, Writing and Retirement: Our Weekly Geek task this week: Dewey is asking us to list our favorite books that were published in 2008 (you, dear readers, will have a chance to participate in some future post). By the end of the year the results will be compiled; Dewey thinks "it’ll be interesting ... to see a list of what book bloggers choose as their favorite books rather than what a newspaper decides or what the top sellers were." Great idea!

1. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2. My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead edited by Jeffrey Eugenides
3. A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz
4. Why We Hate Us by Dick Meyer
5. Lost in Planet China by J. Maarten Troost
6. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux
7. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
8. Sundays in America by Suzanne Strempek Shea
9. Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
10. Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sunday Salon: Weekly Geek Answers

1. Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

2. J. Martin Troost (Lost in Planet China)

3. Anne Lamott, in Houston last spring (Traveling Mercies, Bird by Bird)

4. Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief series)

5. Doreen Cronin, at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, last fall (Diary of a Worm)

6. F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)

Sunday Salon: Weekly Geek

So this post is both a Sunday Salon post and a Weekly Geek post. Two in one.

Can you name these authors?

1. My favorite author.

2. Photo of the author of the book I'm currently reading (Hint: Lost on Planet China).

3. Photo of an author I've met in person.

4. A youtube of an author I've heard speak.

5. A photo of me with an author.
6. A photo of the author of the book you’ve most recently finished.

I wish I had a great prize to give away....
Weekly Geek