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Random Rambling Giveaways

Everyday I seem to stumble upon a nice blog. Random Rambling has a beautiful blog and a healthy dose of enthusiasm. There are 3 reasons I’m posting this entry:

  1. to participate in the giveaway.
  2. I’m interested to find out if Book Depository works for me.
  3. and explores the issues about blog hits.

She mentioned she uses another blog site and receives no hits and no comments… Awww.. what a shame. Now that she is using blogger, would she had meant wordpress that made her gave up hosting her book site there?

Blogger seems to have a very vibrant community, besides having more attractive free hosting design templates. Many who migrates from blogger to wordpress seems already maintain a group of followers that they brought along with them.

What do you think? Do you think using wordpress is drawing less hits than say blogger?

About JoV

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


2 thoughts on “Random Rambling Giveaways

  1. love love love the UK book depository. Often you can get books in the U.S. that aren’t out yet, AND are cheaper than when they do come out in the U.S. And of course postage free.

    Posted by rhapsodyinbooks | May 3, 2010, 1:30 pm
  2. It’s interesting to keep hearing people say that Book Depository is great. I checked out the site and compare to Amazon.co.uk today and found out the two is fighting head on to price each other out! And sometimes Amazon comes out cheaper for shipping within the UK.

    I’ll find some American titles which are not available in the UK, that would do the trick! 😉

    Posted by JoV | May 3, 2010, 8:28 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
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

JoV's favorite books »
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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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