Dewey has posted a great Weekly Geeks Challenge this week. Here it is:
1. In your blog, list any books youâ€™ve read but havenâ€™t reviewed yet. If youâ€™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. Iâ€™ll probably turn mine into a sort of interview-review. Link to each blogger next to that bloggerâ€™s question(s).
4. Visit other Weekly Geeks and ask them some questions!
I’m going to a modification of this post since I have reviewed everything I’ve read recently; instead, here I’m listing books I’ve read earlier in my life. Then, I’ll take your questions about them and post on those questions in the next week. Sound okay?
Here are ten books I’ve read but haven’t reviewed. All of them are nonfiction, so perhaps all you creative nonfiction folks (or people who like to read nonfiction) have some questions or comments about them?
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
The Book of Honor by Ted Gup
My Misspent Youth by Meghan Daum
From Our House by Lee Martin
Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams
The Right to Write by Julia Cameron
Amazing Grace by Kathleen Norris
Still Life with Oysters and Lemon by Mark Doty
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center by William Langewiesche
I have lots of good things to say about these, especially the last one, but mostly I’d be interesting in reading your thoughts on them or your questions – then later in the week, I’ll pick some of those comments and respond to them. So post away. . .
Meanwhile, I’m back for a couple of weeks, so my posts will be more regular. I have lots to say about writing and taking a break from it – so keep checking in, if you will.
Thanks for reading.