lørdag den 28. marts 2009

Weekly Geeks # 12. Linking to other reviews.

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1.Write a post encouraging readers to look through your archives:
the easiest way to find my reviews is to follow the label ´review´. That is what I would do myself.

3. Visit other Weekly Geeks and go through their reviews. Leave links for them.
In principle, I am all for linking to other people´s reviews, and I even remember to do so occasionally. It will not be easy for me to find many Weekly Geek participants whose reviews I can link to, however, as I blog about crime novels only, and around half of the books are Scandinavian – some of which are not even translated into English.

During my hunt I came up with the following:
1) Louise of Lou’s Pages who has reviewed Asa Larsson, Black Path (in Danish). I have linked to Louise´s review in my own review (immediately below this post), and added two links to English reviews written by blog friends who are not Weekly Geeks.

2) Kerrie of Mysteries in Paradise has reviewed Jo Nesbo, Nemesis. My Nemesis review is here.

3) Erika of Kiss My Book has reviewed Sue Grafton, A is for Alibi. My review of A is for Alibi

9 kommentarer:

Kerrie sagde ...

The other thing I've found is that crime fiction readers among Weekly Geeks and Sunday saloners are very rare. Most read something else.

Dorte H sagde ...

Yes, I was quite glad to have you and Louise to turn to :)

Erika Lynn sagde ...

I added your A is for Alibi link to my review of it!

Sandra sagde ...

I looked through all your reviews. I read quite a few and left comments on those books that I have read or want to. I don't review crime or mysteries, only literary fiction and only a small percent of those I read. I do enjoy Scandinavian fiction and have read Nesbo, Mankell, Indridason, and Nesser when I can get them in English. Billingham and Robotham are also favourites. I read crime or mystery fiction when I don't want to think too hard. But no specific reviews in common I'm afraid. I did write one post about Scandinavian and other crime fiction writers in response to questions from readers. It won't impress you but it tells you what I have read and recommend to others. Here is the link if it interests you:

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2008/09/scandinavian-mystery-writers.html

Thank you. I will visit again.

Dorte H sagde ...

Thanks, Erika.

Sandra, welcome to my blog. I can see you really read the very best of Scandinavian crime (without having visited your link yet - I must hurry off to dusting & hoovering but I´ll be back!)

Dreamybee sagde ...

I didn't see any titles here that I have read. Seems I don't have much in common with anyone so far!

Dorte H sagde ...

Hi Dreamybee.
Thanks for visiting. I am sorry you have not been able to find some common ground. I read many genres for my teaching job, but my blog is only for my hobby: crime fiction. It is the one genre that really makes me relax, because I know I can expect a ´good ending´ :)

Marg sagde ...

I don't have any in common yet, but there are a couple at least that I am planning to read soon.

In relation to Kerrie's comment, I don't think it is only Crime fiction readers that don't participate a lot. Maybe it is genre fiction in general as there aren't a lot of romance readers who participate either.

Dorte H sagde ...

Nice to meet you, Marg.
And if you should review any of ´my books´, I would certainly like hearing what you think about them.