Bookworm Mode

I have been dying to bury my nose in books that I WANT to read for ages now, and it was only the other day that I was able to finally sign up to GoodReads.com and start doing what I actually WANT to do. I seriously am getting tired of scanning ebooks and articles related to my thesis topic, and somehow I felt that I am being deprived of my rights to read what I actually want to read. I eventually stopped reading those terrible things and I honestly haven’t read much of anything recently, just a couple of WordPress tutorials, tweets and text messages.

What I have been doing is just staring blankly at my manuscript file a couple of times a day, and watch as the MS Word cursor blinks at me every few seconds, which apparently is waiting for me to do something about the darn document but I just end up closing it after half an hour of trying to squeeze out something from my brain. It’s a waste of time, that I end up making a new theme for this site just to make my day a little more productive.

So going back to reading, I decided to start reading again to kill time instead of doing random things on the web that apparently leads me nowhere than creating a new theme. It’s a good thing that Mac finally had my PSP fixed, thank heavens for that. It took him ages to do it ha-ha! So I installed Bookr in it earlier this evening, downloaded a couple of PDF ebooks and started reading the first on my “to-read” list.

I got the idea of having my own to-read list from my goodreads account, my goal is to read at least five novels a month and the first book that I have on my list is Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin. It’s about a woman in a perfect marriage, who runs into a man from her past after eight long years thus igniting a long dormant emotion. The woman then questions herself whether she’s living the life she is meant to live or not. I fell in love with the plot and so I decided to get my bony hands on a copy and so I did. I honestly am too preoccupied with a lot of things the entire evening, one that involves another McDonald’s dinner with my fiance and our friends, that I didn’t get the chance to focus on reading the ebook on my psp. But I did start reading it, and I am actually in it’s second chapter. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to read a good chunk of it and finish it in a day or two since it’s not really that long.

I was thinking of putting up a book review section in this site but I don’t know where that would lead me in the future. I don’t think I could do it consistently while I’m still studying but I might still give it a shot when I get the chance. I try to do a lot of things that I like right now and I guess a book review section is a huge leap so I will take things slow and do things one at a time. Besides, I have a huge chunk of inevitable “responsibilities” that I have to attend to pfft. Boo! I wish I’d get out of school soon… but I still have a year and a half to go. T.T Oh time machine, when will you ever get invented?

Anyway, here is on my to-read list for the month of February :

  • Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

That seems to be a really interesting list if you ask me. ;) Oh and if you have a goodreads account you may follow me goodreads/miavenus ^_^ ciao!


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Site Analyzer

This is going to be quite a boring and nerdy post, but trust me it’s really handy.

So I got an e-mail from someone, perhaps a blogger, telling me to check this site out called StatMyWeb.com. I did, and searched for my website and it gave me a detailed info about my website including the date it was bought, where is it hosted, how much is it worth and where does it rank on the web. I find it really nifty since I get to know where I rank and what parts of the site I could work on to make it better. If you would like to check out this site’s stat click here.

For bloggers who accepts paid articles or sponsored review on their websites, I suggest that you take a look into this site as to know whether you are being compensated enough according to your blog’s statistics. So far, my blog’s worth does not display perhaps because it’s fairly new (my blog is up for only less than three months). Oh and have I mentioned that it also tracks the total of your daily unique visitors?

Apart from that, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page it will tell you your W3C HTML Validation Analysis. It also has a record of when you last updated your site. It has a lot more feature that I have yet explored myself. Waah I’m beginning to be a nerdok, and I hope you’d forgive me for that. I just feel like sharing it. I suggest you look in to it to know its other features since I haven’t explored it much. :) Cheers!


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