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When you are not connected….

When you are not connected to the World Wide Web, it is misery.

I have been fraught with anomalies in my PC at home. What anomaly? Maybe it’s a half-yearly anomaly which is not quite, I would say, an anomaly anymore. 

For the past 2 weeks I have no connection to the Internet. I actually feel more distraught than the time when my mobile phone crashed and took all my contact numbers with it. Recently, my modem is behaving weird, my computer is behaving weird. It is slow, it hung all the time. I decided that the modem had to be checked (my service provider said it will take 8 days), and I have decided to re-format my hard drive. I can only do that on a weekend, since weekdays are a chaos. The down time is also extended as I spent a few days after work installing utilities programme. All in all, it was a real pain. 

The key word to alleviate this pain is to install Anti-worm and anti-virus software programs and registry cleaner. Now my PC runs a lot more swiftly and I can’t believe how much time I have wasted just waiting for the pages to load! (Rolling my eyes~) 😦 

While I suffocate with the lack of Internet connection, I haven’t stop reading. I have 3 reviews on the pipeline. 

  • The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

All good stuff. So watch this space. 

How about you? How is your PC behaving now? Does it stop you from the ecstatic joy of blogging? (I said ecstatic because I know you will be enjoying blogging anyway, I just want to know if the experience is enhanced by a super fast computer processing speed!) 😉

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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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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