Saturday, June 13, 2009

Reviews: upcoming and questionable!

This week's project for the Weekly Geeks is timely for me: it is all about catching up on reviews! For some reason I've been reading a lot more than writing & reviewing the past few weeks so I do have quite a number of books I want to talk about. Here's the complete WG assignment:

1. In your blog, list any books you’ve read but haven’t reviewed yet. If you’re all caught up on reviews, maybe you could try this with whatever book(s) you hope to finish this week. (Be sure to leave a link to this post either in the comments of this post, or in the Mister Linky below.)

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. Link to each blogger next to that blogger’s question(s).

4. Visit other Weekly Geeks and ask them some questions!

So, here are some of the books I will be reviewing sometime soon; please question away!

Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter / R.J. Anderson
(YA tale known as Knife in the UK, it's her first novel and a wonderful take on having fairies at the bottom of the garden)

(Scottish author; read as an ARC)

(via Random House Canada)

(also via Random House Canada)

(2 of Lively's novels from the library; I've always meant to read her books and a patron got me started; now I can't stop)


  1. Would like to know about The Story Sisters. What is it about. Where is it based?

    WG: Review Catch up

  2. I eagerly await your review of The Children's Book. That one is close to the top of my TBR list, but it seems like a book that requires commitment, so I'm holding off on it until I get caught up with my overdue reviews!

  3. Very jealous you've already read the new Byatt! :) How does it compare to her other short story collection?

    I loved Moon Tiger when I read it back in high school. I've always meant to read more Lively. Which did you enjoy more, Moon Tiger or Consequences?

    I think those are all of my questions!

  4. I'm interested in The Children's Book, too. I've never read A S Byatt, though; is it a good place to start?

  5. Ooh, I've got Knife in my TBR pile and read good things about it. I'd like to ask, what you thought of the other fairy characters in this book

  6. I'm curious about the A.S. Byatt book. Is it anything like Possession or something completely different (and how so)? I guess it's about books again?

  7. I would love to know more about AS Byatt.

  8. Faery Rebels: Have you read any of the other 'popular' fairy books people are reading nowadays? If so, how does this compare? If not, why did you choose this one over the others and did it hold up to that?

    The Children's Book: Do you recommend this to someone that isn't a big short story reader? What was your favourite story and why?

    The Story Sisters: (Which I really need to read because I own it too) Is this your first Hoffman, if not, how does it compare to her other books? Do you think I need to read it right away or can I wait?

  9. In The Children's Book, Olive writes Fairy Tales. Is there any connection between her and Fairies or is it told completely real?

    It looks from the page you link to that the cover for Knife is way cooler than the other. Which do you feel portrays the book more accurately and why?

    My Weekly Geeks assignment is here: Blood Water

  10. Sorry to post twice. Since everybody has so many books up, I decided to add another book to my assignment: Edward Gorey - Glorious Nosebleed

  11. I like the idea of fairies in the garden, so could you tell us a little more about Faery Rebels? What was the tone of this book-light and entertaining, dark and twisted, etc? I've never read much fairy literature? Fairy-tale-inspired? I'm not really sure what genre this book would fall into, but would you recommend this as an intro to the genre?

  12. I've only read one of Alice Hoffman's books, and that was a while ago. How would you sum up The Story Sisters for someone who knows nothing about it? What kinds of readers do you think are most likely to enjoy it?

  13. I've read Consequences and loved it. How does it compare with Moon Tiger, which I haven't read?

  14. One more question!

    What did you enjoy most about Faery Rebels? There are so many YA faery books right now; did this one stand out?

  15. I would love to hear how Moon Tiger and Consequences compare. Thanks for linking to my review of Moon Tiger! I'm curious if Consequences is as good. I'd also love to hear more about the Byatt, although I don't have a specific question about it.


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