The challenge in a nutshell was to:
- adopt a policy of linking reviews from other bloggers to reviews on your blog, and then write a blog post about it.
- write a blog a post to tell your readers about it and how you’re doing it, e-mail, links at the bottom of comments, etc.
- visit other Weekly Geeks who adopted the policy and see if you have any reviews of books they’ve reviewed.
- write about your experience and provide a link to your entry about the experience at The Hidden Side of A Leaf.
- remind people you’re doing this either in the sidebar or at the bottom of each post.
So I did all parts of the challenge, except for stating my policy in a blog entry earlier in the week. I’m only getting to it now. So here’s what I did:
- adopt such a policy (see sidebar at right).
- visit all of the ones listed who are participating and only found a few that had reviewed the books that I have reviewed so far, which compared to many of the book-bloggers out there, is only a mere handful.
- write about my experience (ta da) and will be sending this link as soon as I’m done.
- remind people about the new policy (again see sidebar at right).
Here are the few reviews of books done by other Weekly Geeks of books I also had reviewed:
Others’ reviews of Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Others’ reviews of Me Talk Pretty One Day:
Others’ reviews of Life of Pi by Yann Martel:
I’ll continue this in the future– at least, for the foreseeable future.
Footnote: I am a writer by profession, but most of you book-bloggers out there put me to shame. Mine are so off-the-cuff and short, compared to your reviews which are much more insightful than what I write.