Saturday, March 28, 2009

Weekly Geek - Review Links

Weekly Geek
When Dewey started Weekly Geeks, one of the first projects she encouraged us to do was link our book reviews to each other. Sadly, I've fallen of the wagon on this one. For people like me who need a refresher and for all the new Weekly Geeks this is a topic that could use repeating.

Here's what we'll do:

1. Write a post encouraging readers to look through your archives (if you have your reviews in a particular place on your blog, point them there), and find the books that they have also written reviews. Tell them to leave a link to their review on your review post.

2. Edit your reviews to include those links in the body of the review post.

3. Visit other Weekly Geeks and go through their reviews. Leave links for them.


4. Leave a note somewhere on your blog to let people know this is your new policy.


5. Write a post later this week letting us know how your project is going!



I have tried to do this since I started my blog but I always feel bad posting links to my reviews on other people's blogs. It feels like I am stealing their thunder or something but I always encourage people to post links on my reviews. And on occasion I link them in the actual post like I did with Going Too Far.



I label all my reviews so you can get to them through this link.



Or you can check out this list and see if you have reviewed any of the same books. If you have leave a link in the comments and I will add it to the post. I really want to make this a normal part of my blog so for all you regular readers out there leave me links!



Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
Kiss My Book by Jamie Michaels
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton
C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton
A Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky
Accidental It Girl by Libby Street
E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
Major Crush by Jennifer Echols
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
How to Hook A Hottie by Tina Ferraro
Bloomability by Sharon Creech
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton
Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey



So leave a comment on this post if you have reviewed any of these and make sure to include your links so I can add them and feel free to add my links to your reviews.

12 comments:

Kerrie said...

Erika, I have added your blog to my Crime Fiction Search because of the Sue Grafton books you've reviewed. Check my blog posting and you'll see the explanation.

Nymeth said...

I understand feeling a bit shy and awkward about leaving a comment with a link to your review, because sometimes I do too. But I can tell you that I'm always glad when people leave me their links. We don't have any reviews in common so far, but when we do in the future I'll be sure to link to your reviews!

Jackie M (Literary Escapism) said...

I wouldn't worry about asking people to link to your reviews. Just leave a comment on their post and it's already done. Most people like hearing what others think and don't realize that there are a TON of book review sites out there. I know I didn't when I first started.

Oh and here's a category link to all 5 reviews I've done for Stephenie Meyer

Dorte H said...

Hi.
Your blog was one of the very few ones where I could find some crime fiction. I have put a link to your review of Grafton´s debut, and here is my review if you´d like to do the same :)
http://djskrimiblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/sue-grafton-for-alibi-1982.html

Sandra said...

I just wanted to let you know I've been here. I came from the Weekly Geeks link. I checked your list and we haven't reviewed any of the same books yet but I know where to come now for crime fiction reviews when I need them. Take care.

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Hi Erika - weekly geeker here.

We have sue Grafton in common. I read A is for Alibi (#22 in my list) and will be reading more Sue Grafton books. Will put you in my reader to remember to link when do reviews for her.

I linked to A is for Alibi.

Melange said...

I'm going to have to re-read the idea of this, but it sounds really cool! The only book we've both reviewed is Twilight. Here's my link


http://melangesreviews.blogspot.com/2008/07/twilight-by-stephanie-meyer.html

DeSeRt RoSe said...

We have 2 books in common :)

A is for Alibi and B is for Burglar..

I already added your links and here are mine :)

http://desertrosebooklogue.blogspot.com/2008/04/is-for-alibi-by-sue-grafton.html

http://desertrosebooklogue.blogspot.com/2008/12/b-is-for-burglar-by-sue-grafton.html

Jodie said...

Hi there just dropping by from WG - we only have Twilight in common, but then who doesn't so I won't leave yet another Twilight review here :) I've onyl been going for a little while too but it's fun so far.

Dreamybee said...

LOL-I just realized how much work all you Twilight fans are going to be doing! I think I am glad I haven't read it yet. :)

We don't seem to have any books in common, but if you ever see anything on my blog that you've reviewed, please feel free to leave me a link to your review! I'd be happy to include it.

Kristina said...

Yay! This was fun! I left a comment on the Twilight post before I saw to leave a comment here! Ooops =) Also, I'm on I of Sue Grafton's ABC mysteries!! That was before I started this blog so I'll be posting those as well =)

Joanne said...

Hi, we have one review in common - I've added your link to my Twilight post - http://bookzombie.blogspot.com/2009/02/sparkly-vampires-bleechh.html

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