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Weekly Geeks : 10 Things About You and Your Books

Here’s this week’s challenge: The idea is simple. Tell us ten things about you with regard to books and reading. Let your imagination run wild!

1.  While I have stacks and stacks of unread books in my house, I still am always eager to find a new book recommendation from a friend, a review, browsing the bookstore or library or from a fellow blogger.

2.  I’ve always thought a great scent for a candle would be new book.

3.  While I don’t try to restrict myself to just one genre, I will admit the first section I browse in the bookstore is sci-fi and fantasy.  Second on the list is mysteries.

4.  I have a couple of autographed favorites in my collection.  They range from a couple autographed by Garrison Keillor to almost a complete set of autographed books by Rick and Bubba.  I don’t have any books autographed by Stephen King, but I’d like to have one someday.  Preferably The Stand, The Shining or The Green Mile.

5.  I prefer not to break the spine on books I’m reading.  It causes me to wince when I see people doing it.

6.  While I’d like an e-book reader just for the ability to have hundreds of books on one device that ‘s easy to carry, I still have not taken the plunge.  Part of this is I like the physical weight of a book and turning pages.  Another is I’m not sure which format will win the battle just yet. Third is they all look tempting.

7.   I always prefer to read the book before I see the movie–even if it’s an older release.  I have had Logan’s Run on DVD for a while now and intend to watch it. But only after I read the book.  And tracking down a copy wasn’t easy.

8.  I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but I’d like to write a book and have it published someday.

9.  I am an avid library user. I visit my local branch at least once a week.  I put lots of books on reserve.  This number has increased with book blogging because I’ll see a review or recommendation and want to read it.  I then jump over to my library’s on-line catalog and request it.  Sometimes this leads to my either having a wave of requests come in at once or sometimes having to recall where I heard about a book and why I requested it.

10.  I love using old tickets from games or other events as bookmarks.


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Weekly Geeks

This week’s Weekly Geek is inspired by Dewey’s Knit-a-Long, a mini challenge of Dewey’s Reading Challenge. Dewey had other passions besides reading and blogging. Knitting was one of them. This made me think, what are the Weekly Geek’s other passions?

#1. What are you passionate about besides reading and blogging? For example, are you crafty (knitting, woodworking, scrapbooking, model building)? Do you cook? Into gaming (computer or board)? Sports (player or spectator)? Photography? Maybe you like geocaching, rock climbing? Or love attending events like renaissance fairs, concerts? Music? Dancing? You get the idea.

Tell us why you’re passionate about it. Post photos of what you’ve made or of yourself doing whatever it is you love doing.


I am a very avid TV watcher, in addition to my reading.  My current “must see” shows include Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Chuck, The Big Bang Theory and The Office.  All-time favorites include Doctor Who (my one true obsession), Star Trek (original series), any show by Joss Whedon, Seinfeld, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, Sledge Hammer….the list could go on and on for days.


I’m also a passionate University of Tennesse fan.  I think passionate may be understating it a lot.  If they’re on and playing I am watching.  Football, baseball, basketball, softball, pick up sticks, underwater basket weaving….


And I have a passion for swimming.  I swim laps daily and have joined a Master’s Swim Team to help improve my technique and physical fitness. And so I can enjoy good food…

#2. Get us involved. Link to tutorials, recipes, Youtube videos, websites, fan sites, etc, anything that will help us learn more about your interest or how to do your hobby. Maybe you’d like to link to another hobbyist whose work you admire or tell us about a book or magazine related to your interest.

The Official BBC Doctor Who web site
UT Sports

#3. Visit other Weekly Geeks. Link in your post to other Geeks who’ve peaked your interest in their passion. Or maybe you might find a fellow afincionado among us, link to them.

I’m working on that…

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