Weekly Geeks: What’s in a Geek

deweys-weekly-geeks27For this second Weekly Geeks of 2009, this second installment post-Dewey, Joanne of The Book Zombie, posts this question:

For those who have been with the group, either from the start or joined within recent months, what does being a member mean to you? What do you enjoy about the group? What are some of your more memorable Weekly Geeks that we might could do again? What could be improved as we continue the legacy that Dewey gave us?

For those just joining us, why did you sign up for Weekly Geeks? What would you like to see here?

I’m going to consider myself a bit of a hybrid as far as this set of questions goes. I read all the Weekly Geeks posts, but I only participated a few times. I wasn’t a full-fledged member of the club until this year. So, I’ll answer as I feel qualified to from the first list.

Being a Weekly Geek means being a part of seeking to establish community among book bloggers. This was something Dewey was all about, a big part of why (I think) she started Weekly Geeks. It also means honoring that legacy, though. I love that it’s so inclusive — anyone can, and is welcome to, join/play along/participate at whatever level. Those are the same things I enjoy about it, at this point.

My most memorable Weekly Geek was week 16, in which each participant interviewed another about a book that needed to be reviewed, and the pair of interviews were posted on both blogs. (Here’s mine.)

I’m not coming up with anything that needs to be improved …


13 responses to “Weekly Geeks: What’s in a Geek

  1. It’s the inclusiveness that I like the most too.

  2. Everyone is so quick to comment and offer a kind word to everyone regardless of whether they are new to the group or not, regardless of whether or not they read each other’s blogs regularly. Very nice.

    I enjoyed your link to the interview post. Will have to check those out as I am also unfamiliar with the titles as was your interviewer. Thanks!

  3. I agree – it’s the sense of community & honouring Dewey’s memory ;0)

  4. The interview was one of my favourite topics, too 🙂

  5. Hey, great interview that was! 🙂

  6. I loved the interviews too 🙂

  7. I like your answer and now not like mine so much. The interview seems like a fun thing to do.

  8. I think it is joining the community of bloggers and book reviewers that is most important to me too

  9. I’d forgotten that one…I didn’t participate but I read lots of the interviews and they were excellent. That would be a good one to re-visit.

  10. The amazing community of bloggers out there really blew me away after one or two Weekly Geeks done last year and that is one of the things that makes the assignments special and cool as well as honoring Dewey.

  11. Love this community of bloggers!! I just started participating in Weekly Geeks and I can honestly say that everyone is fantastic!

  12. I love how so many people are discussing community!

  13. I joined in the beginning but didn’t participate every week. And that was okay. The interview was definitely fun!

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