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Bibliofreak Giveaways

Bibliofreak J.T. Oldfield is giving away 22 or 23 books to clear his bookshelf. I just wanted to say Happy Blogoversary and it’s so generous of him.

My favourite post of Bibliofreak is this review Wake up: A life of Buddha by Jack Kerouac. It opened my eyes to the fact that Jack Kerouac practices buddhism. I have been looking high and low for this book. My local library did not stock it, so at some point I might like to buy one. Many thanks to J.T. who open my eyes to Jack Kerouac and this book.

I also remembered the backdrop of Co-exist that appears in one of the post titled “Any interest in this?” which I thought was really cool.

I have since bookmarked the blog, because finding his blog is like a breath of fresh air, because he is probably the only one who had such unique academic background and specialises in creative writing and comparative religion, and minored in Anthropology; all subjects that I can imagine myself studying (or should be studying) ;). My best friend graduated from Western Michigan University, and my real name initial is J.T. too, yeah what a coincidence.

I study a lot of religious text too, when I was a kid I probably read some books on Buddhism. 14 years ago, I finished reading the whole bible and commentary that goes with it and also read a lot of Christian books from my favourite publisher Zondervan for many years. I am trying to read the Quran now, but have yet to venture past the first 3 chapters….

Ok enough waffling, what I really want to say is that I am interested in all things about religion and spirituality, and having a great source of book recommendations from J.T.’s blog and participating in the World Religion Challenge 2010 is one of the great things that came out of my blogging experience. So keep blogging JT.

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About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.

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One thought on “Bibliofreak Giveaways

  1. Thanks for posting about this.

    Did you know that I’m a female? 😉 (no worries, it happens all the time).

    Posted by J.T. Oldfield | April 25, 2010, 6:13 pm

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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Mockingjay
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City


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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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