Weekly Geek – The Reviews that Never Happened

Dewey has a great Weekly Geek question this week and as I fell behind on some of my reviews during my move and vacation I thought this was the perfect way to catch up on a couple of books. So here’s the deal:

  • 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 finish this week
  • 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.
  • Later, take whichever questions you like from your comments and use them in a post about each book. I’ll probably turn mine into a sort of interview-review. Link to each blogger next to that blogger’s question(s).
  • Visit other Weekly Geeks and ask them some questions!

There were two books which I wanted to review but again, with everything that was going on at the time I just never got to them.

heartsandmindsFirst, Hearts and Minds by Rosy Thornton.

“For Martha the start of a new academic year always brought a thrill of excitement: a sense, shared with the newcomers, of infinite possibilities – the ideals as yet uncompromised, the hopes as yet unqualified, the brand new stationery. But it also brought with it a pang of guilt, this year sharper than ever.”

I think a lot of you have already heard about this book via the wonderful reviews by Ann, Litlove, Stefanie… I know I’m missing more people right? Anyway, I really loved the style and the characters. To me they seemed like real people. Rosy Thornton has another book out, More Than Love Letters, which I hope to get to one of these days.

keeperandkidThe other book is Keeper and Kid by Edward Hardy.

“What hadn’t I figured out? Who Leo’s friend Calvin was. What to say the four times a day when he cries for Mommy. How to get Leo to take a bath. I’d tried air-lifting him to the tub before bed, luring him with Thomas engines, Oreos, grapes, and it all ended with Leo naked and shrieking, ‘No, thank you! No thank you!’ as he ran for the stairs.”

Here’s a novel about a guy adjusting to parenthood when he finds out he has a three-year-old son and he’s now his official keeper. Some funny and sweet moments made this one an enjoyable read. I know Les liked this one, who else?

Well, there you have it, those are two reviews I kept putting off. Want to know more or have any questions? Just let me know and I’ll answer in the comments.

Now if I can get my act together maybe tomorrow I’ll get to tell you about a couple of other books I’ve recently finished.

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