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Weekly Geeks #2

As explained in detail here, the WG challenge for this week is to see what other WG-ers are reviewing; and if you’ve reviewed a book that someone else has, to put a link to it in your blog. I’ll use this post as a place to list links to reviews., and I'll also place those links in the reviews themselves. With my reviews, please leave a link to your reviews in the comments section. The easiest way to find reviews that I've written is to click on one of the tags listed on the sidebar.

Foreign Circus Library, Lord Peter Wimsey Series

Maw Books, Shannon Hale’s Austenland

The Bookworm: The Secret Scroll, by Ronald Cutler

My Own Little Reading Room: A Passage to India, by EM Forster

Random Field Notes: A Passage to India

So Many Book Reviews: Bitter is the New Black, by Jen Lancaster

A Striped Armchair: The House at Riverton, by Kate Morton

Savvy Verse and Wit: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella


Serena said…
Katherine: I have posted your review link in my original post so readers can find yours as well. This is such a great idea.

Also, I added you to my bloglines so I can keep updated on your reading and reviews. Thanks for stopping by.
Katherine - Thanks for posting to my review of Austenland. I've already linked to many of your reviews in the Book Bloggers Book Reviews database I've compiled. If you haven't seen it yet, the url is provided in the web address I provided up top. Thanks!
naida said…
Hi, I linked your 'secret scroll' review to mine.
janiejane said…
Thanks for the link! I'm working on linking others to mine!
Teddy Rose said…
I also reviewed 'A Passage to India' and linked your review to the bottom of mine.

Here is my link:


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