Weekly Geeks is back! Thanks to the dedicated souls who took Dewey's creation on, we have a new 'assignment'. This week's challenge is as follows:
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.
As you may be able to tell from my blogroll, I follow many, many of your writings. I'm continually finding more to add as well -- there are so many great blogs I read regularly! Not knowing quite how to choose just a few, I am going to note here some of the ones that I've been reading the longest, since the beginning of my blogging life.
The Book Mine Set
John is the originator of the Canadian Book Challenge, one of my personal favourites. He reviews a lot of short stories, children's books and poetry, and posts weekly word games. He is a very Canadian blogger admirable for his energy and consistency in his blogging; how does he do it with small kids and a full time job? I stand in awe.
Cipriano reliably offers great quotes and very personal reviews of the books he's reading. Somehow he always has hilarious experiences while reading in cafes and food courts; I know I will end up laughing while reading his posts. Furthermore, he shares his original poetry, which is darned good.
So Many Books
Stefanie is a library student and is full of enthusiasm; she reminds me of why I started out in this field in the first place. She is a brilliant blogger who reads and blogs about an intimidating number of classics (Herodotus or Emerson, anyone?). I also love her posts, with photos, about the luscious vegan food she and her husband prepare for their holidays and celebrations. Yum! Another inspiration.
Tripping Toward Lucidity
Andi is always entertaining and posts about being a college instructor and a student simultaneously. As part of the team behind Estella's Revenge, she has also been a big influence on me since I began blogging. All that bookish goodness! She has a personal, humorous touch and a wide ranging reading list that I admire.
A Striped Armchair
Eva is such an energetic reader - she's an inspiration. She reads a lot of non-fiction, which I can always use suggestions about as I never really read enough. Her brilliant suggestions for science reading as well as for her own challenge, the World Citizen Challenge, will keep me reading for years.
A Work in Progress
Danielle reads constantly! She always has interesting suggestions on mystery reading, among others, and shares images of her beautiful needlework as well. I enjoy catching up on the latest English fiction and historical books coming out when I read her posts; she is always up on the latest things. And nobody can do lists like Danielle. :)
And there are so many others that I follow regularly, but this list has to stop somewhere!