Thursday, June 05, 2008

Weekly Geeks #6 and rainy season

I missed the last couple of weeks. I simply ran out of time to post on the suggested themes, but this week's was a nice little motivator.
This week's theme: Catch Up On Reviews Week

I usually try to keep pretty up to date with my reviews. I don't read that quickly so it's not usually a problem but last month I did get quite behind. Since I post a monthly reading recap at the end of the month, with links to my reviews, I was busy catching up on reviews at the end of last week. I got the last posted on Sunday morning, just about when I read this week's Weekly Geeks challenge.

Since my reviews are caught up now, and I had some time today, I thought it was a good time to finally do some other blog housekeeping. So if you look over in my sidebar on the far left I now have a list of Books Read in 2006 along with the list of Books Read in 2007 and 2008 I had done previously. And then I went ahead and made an Author Index too like I've seen on some other blogs. It makes me feel more organised and should also help anyone looking for reviews that we share in keeping with the review sharing policy adopted through Weekly Geeks a few weeks ago.

And then, since rainy season officially began earlier this week, on Monday, June 2nd, to be exact, I decided to play around with my wet rose pictures from a couple weeks ago and made a new header. It's been raining a fair bit this week so it seems rather appropriate.

Thanks for the nudge to get me to make those lists. Now, I just need to find some time to play around with the HTML and make a couple of layout changes I've been meaning to try, and to catch up on reading blogs but for now I need sleep. Back tomorrow.


  1. Nice links in the sidebar! The same thing is on my to-do list. Not sure when it will get done, but I want to add author/title indexes and go back and make as many backlists of reading as I can. So far only 2007. I did manage to get a link to go straight to book reviews though :o)

    Beautiful banner photo.

  2. I like your header. That is cool that you took the picture yourself. I want to change my header, maybe I should use this theme to that this week.

  3. Hey, guess who is back here and yup I am back. I kinda want to be a weekly geek as well. I think I did the mister linky and the likes, but no time, so weird. I will most certainly participate soon. Great redecorating. I wonder whether to enter some other reading challenges or not. I have way too much reading to do.

    PS: I am so interedted in Jap lit, so I will ask my library if they had some titles. Can you recommend something extraordinary, deep, scenica nd profound?

  4. I need to catch up on those same sorts of lists. The wet rose photo is amazing!

  5. Your new header looks great! My roses are in bloom and I keep thinking I should get out and take some pix.

    We've had A LOT of rain this past month. The paper said we've had rain something like 14 out of 16 days. Wednesday night we got 2 1/2 inches! Lots of stormy weather, but last night I finally got a good night's sleep. No thunder, lightning or wind.

    Have a great weekend. I plan to catch up on some blog-hopping and get a couple of fun posts up.

  6. You have been busy! I like the additions you made to your sidebar.

  7. The new header is beautiful :)

  8. Author Index sounds good. I will go for it. Thanks!

    Weekly Geeks #6 Wrap up

  9. Terri B.- Thanks. I'd been meaning to make those lists for a while so it was nice to get them done. :)

    Kim L- Thanks. I like changing my header every so often, sometimes to reflect the season.

    daydream- Hey, nice to see you back. I'm really behind on reading blogs. I'll have to spend some time doing that today or tomorrow.
    As for Japanese lit, "something extraordinary, deep, scenic, and profound", hmmm, that's a tall order. I'm not sure I'm the right person to ask since I'm just starting to read these for myself. Have you read Snow Country or anything else by Kawabata? Snow Country was definitely scenic and deeper than appears on the surface. I recently got Beauty and Sadness and hope to read it soon. I think you said you'd already read Mishima. I haven't but have heard good things about The Sound of Waves. Let me know what you find at the library.

    Dewey- Thanks. I was glad to get caught up on a least a couple things this week. :)

    Les- You should definitely get out there and take some pictures. The major downside of living here is we always have to travel somewhere to see nature.
    You sure have been having a lot of rain. Even though it's rainy season it doesn't rain every day, and tends not to be very stormy. Typhoons are another story but it's not quite the season yet. Glad you finally got a good night's sleep.

    Literary Feline- It was nice to get them done. Now I need to spend some time and make tabs like Nymeth did.

    Nymeth- Thanks. :)

    gautami tripathy- I'm glad I did it, and now it shouldn't be hard to add to it when I finish other books.

  10. Oh, hey again. I haven't read anything regarding Jap lit, but I wrote down these two books and hopefully I will get the chance to find them at the library.

  11. daydream- oh sorry, that must be me being confused again. :P
    I hope you can find some Japanese lit at your library. I'll be interested to hear what you think about what you read.

  12. I will make sure to share my opinion. When it comes to books I tend to like that. Anyways thanks again for the info!

  13. daydream- You're welcome. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.


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