Weekly Geeks 2009-22: Catching up on reviews

This week’s weekly geeks has a number of tasks, but I’ll stick with one that I can do and follow up.

1. 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 hope to finish this week.

Just this week Nicola from Alpha Heroes has done some very short reviews in the style of Stumbling over chaos. In fact I thought about quick reviews already during the weekly geeks where we were to think about doing a review in another reviewer’s format, but never got around to it.

So, I think that this is what I’ll do. I’ll now just list those books that are waiting to be blogged about and do it in a speedy manner. Maybe just a few lines, no blurb, but with a link to the shop where you can buy it. I’m just not sure whether to do one per post or a bunch together. It might be easier to find a specific one if they are all individual posts, but the posts would be very short. Oh, not sure yet. I’ll see how the first one turns out and go from there.

The list that I want to work off is:

  • Unstoppable force by Lisa Marie Davis
  • Testament to Love by Ariel Tachna
  • In search of fireworks by Ariel Tachna
  • The professor’s secret passion by M. L. Rhodes
  • Fallen Angel by Sean Michael and it’s sequel Watching Angels (in “Bus stories”)
  • Seeing Love by Sean Michael
  • Chosen by Sean Michael, the sequel to “Need”
  • Weathering the storm by Nicki Bennett & Ariel Tachna and its sequel Coming home (in “Reflections of Love”)
  • Object of his desire by Ava March
  • The Officer and the Gentleman by J. P. Bowie
  • The Sight of home by Sean Michael
  • From the get go by Sean Michael
  • Gently down the stream by Connie Bailey
  • Hearing beauty by Mike Shade
  • Welcome home by Sean Michael
  • Dissonance by Sonja Spencer
  • The Squire by Shawn Lane
  • Special Delivery by Cassandra Gold
  • Feathers by Vincent Diamond
  • Unspoken by Willa Okati
  • The one that was lost by TC Blue (I hope to finish this one this weekend, but this one will get a full  review))

OMG, what a list to do! There are a few more that I put on the backburner. I better get going…

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Edit: After posting my first quick review I think it’s nicer to have individual posts for each one. I named the quick reviews "In a nutshell" to distinguish them from the longer ones. 


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  1. OMG what a list indeed! And I haven’t read one of them :\ Although I guess I’ve seen the movie An officer and a gentleman (OMG Richard Gere 😉 or is it a different book?

    Which one of all these books did you like best?


  2. Gnoe, the books are all gay fiction/romance, the only genre I’m reviewing on this blog at the moment. No, the book has nothing to do with the film. I did like the film, too. Richard Gere was yummy, indeed. Most of those are short stories or novellas and quick reads. Can’t say which one was my favourite, I liked all of them for one reason or another.


  3. Erm, no gay element in the movie indeed LOL! Sorry, should have noticed 😉 I’m not really a short story reader I’m afraid :\ I’m playing an appropriate song right now though: A Fiction/Romance by the Buzzcocks 😉


  4. Hey Rikki ..

    love the list – i have to admit other than the names are different – i have read quite a few of those authors in the past few days…

    Mike Shade – I love his books…
    M.L. Rhodes – Smut, Smut, Smut…. Oh, Yeah
    Lane, Bowie…..

    Love thel ist and i have taken notes of a few that look yummuy…..

    I will come back with my questions…



  5. I haven’t read any one of those either. Not familiar with the authors. I really love your ‘In a Nutshell’ idea. I will be doing the same for some of my reviews probably, do very short descriptions or just quotes, just because I’m really busy at the moment and I don’t want to have to get too many backlogs.
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  6. Hey, thanks for the shout-out. I don’t know how often I’ll do the mini-reviews, but I thought it was a really good exercise for me to distill my thoughts down into a line or two per book.

    ps, I love the new template. Bee-yew-tee-ful.


  7. EH, I absolutely love Lane and Rhodes, of the others you mention I only know one book so far, so I can’t tell whether I like them in general.

    Gautami, the genre is simply gay erotic romance. I started reading hetero romance but after a while I discovered the gay genre and since then I never went back. I don’t know whether readers ovelap a lot. From various boards I know that most hetero romance readers are not particularly interested in gay romance. Little do they know, 🙂

    Claire, I noticed that you seem to be quite busy. This short format works quite well, I think if there is something to say about a story but not so much as to justify a full length review.

    Uncertainpriciples, well, Sean Michael seems to be a writer that you come across sooner or later when you read gay romance. He’s not my favourite, his stories are very hit or miss for me. But one or two are among my favourites nevertheless.

    Maree, thanks.

    Nicola, thanks for the praise on the template, I hardly changed it except for the banner. I just like it exactly the way it is.
    Those few line reviews really help a lot in working through one’s backlog. I’m glad I picked this idea up.


  8. Looking forward to read your short reviews of the books listed. Since I do not have any books that I have read recently, but tons I’ve read pre-blogging days, I may want to adopt this format and make a lot of small reviews. Its a good idea!
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  9. Jacqueline C., as I said in my pervious comment, Sean Michael is an author that you just read sooner or later. It doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a favourite. Other than that I don’t quite understand your question. I could ask, why not?

    Louise, I’m looking forward to see what you’ll make of this format. I think everybody does it a bit differently, that’s what makes it so interesting.


  10. Pussreboots, none of them I’d consider a favourite (with the exception of the last one, which I reviewd yesterday in full length). One of my absolute favourites is “Take my picture”, a novella which I have reviewed here as well. You can have a look at others by just clicking on the favourites tag.

    Dreamybee, no at the moment I don’t review anything else. The focus of the blog changed some time ago. I reviewed hetero romance for a while, because I joined a challenge on Shelfari, but once I discovered the gay genre I found I preferred it. I read a lot more, not only gay fiction, but don’t feel inclined to review anything else. It certainly is a niche genre, but if you look around a bit you will probably be surprised about the number of sites (author, reviews, general topic) that deal with it. I definitely was. It was like discovering a whole new corner of the world, :-). On top of it it seems that it is a genre where you can get in contact with the authors very easily and interact with them.


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