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Every dog has its day

I have never won a lottery. I have never won any prize draws, raffles prize, lucky draw. On the few ocassions that I bet (teenage years), I have never won big in a card game. I have never won a soccer bet. I have not earned anything from the stock market. I have never won the daily newspaper crossword puzzles contests. I have never won any shopping vouchers. I am not the lucky 100th store visitor. I have never won any scratch cards.

For many years I have stopped believing that I would win anything……. (I can hear a resounding Awww… in the background).

Until today that is…….  I am the Bellezza’s Mailbox Monday winner!!!

I am not here to flaunt my win but I think Bellezza had just broken a hundred years curse that was set upon me! I am overjoy and can’t contain myself. 😀

Thank you Bellezza for hosting this.

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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.

Discussion

14 thoughts on “Every dog has its day

  1. Hehe, congrats! That should make this win all the sweeter 🙂 I can really feel you there with the never winning, I never do either. I don´t enter many giveaways or the lottery anymore though, so it´s not likely to change 😀

    Posted by Bina | April 26, 2010, 9:43 pm
  2. I’m so glad it made you so happy! I’m glad that your name was pulled, Jo. Blessings on you.

    Posted by Bellezza | April 27, 2010, 12:42 am
  3. Fantastic! I saw the book in the store and wanted it. It looks great! But I know what you mean – just “winning” is better than what it is that you win (unless of course it’s the lottery!) :–)

    Posted by rhapsodyinbooks | April 27, 2010, 4:50 am
  4. Congrats Jo !! Enjoy your win! 🙂

    Posted by Joanna | April 27, 2010, 5:06 am
  5. Enjoy your rewards! It is a hundred times better than the lottery eh? 🙂

    Posted by Jamie | April 27, 2010, 6:46 am
  6. Congrats Jov!

    Posted by Marvin | April 27, 2010, 7:26 pm
  7. Congrats! It sure feels great to win something.

    Posted by anaamica | April 30, 2010, 7:18 am

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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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