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url 2018-08-10 19:34
Glinglinglingling ...

Did someone say "Discworld Book Club"?

 

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url 2018-06-07 00:33
Books That Stay With You Forever

Sometimes it so happens, you read a book and your life is changed for good. It doesn't happen often, to some it may never happen, but o those lucky readers who have experienced it know just how exhilarating such experiences are. These books have a power to stay with the readers forever.

I've been reading since I was a kid. I don't remember a time in my life when I wasn't a reader. For me reading is not only the best way to pass time, but also it's my passion. All my life can be defined by the books I read. As I child I loved Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. As a teenager my favorite books were Sweet Valley High Series and Fear Street Series.Those books used to keep me up all night. In my late teens I started reading classics and simply fell more in love with book. Jane Austen introduced me to the world of romance, while Agatha Christie's murder mysteries kept me hooked for a long, long time.

It is very difficult to say what makes a book exceptional. I think that every reader's experience is unique. No one ever reads the same book, or so the saying goes. Readers' personal experiences matter a lot. For example, the books that have stayed with me through the years include;

1. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (I also never wanted to grow up so Peter's character was very close to my heart).

2. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (because she was lost and I could relate to her).

3. Matilda by Roald Dahl (because in my opinion that book was written about me).

4. Endless Night by Agatha Christie (it shows how misguided in our emotions we can be and how sometimes you do things you regret a lot, but still cannot do anything about it. Losing people through our own actions is a curse that we face from time to time in our lives, it may not be to the extend this story shows, however, it can be a painful experience and you even forgo the right to mourn your loss).

5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (its simplicity is its beauty).

6. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (I think this book is the perfect example of disappointments in life, how things are and how we perceive them are not always one and the same, and we must learn to live with everything life through at us).

There are a number of other stories which I can name here. but let's keep it short. From what I can see, one thing that these books have in common are very strong, well-developed, and relatable characters. Not every book has power to hold our attention for a long time. Most of the time we just read to pass time and then forget about the story afterwards. I'm not saying that those books are bad books, they have their purpose, but the best ones will never leave you, and so far I've only seen that quality in classics. I guess that's exactly what make them classics in the first place.

Source: www.bloglovin.com/@bookseater/books-that-stay-with-you-forever
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url 2018-02-21 18:47
Follow Links Vs. No Follow Links: Should You Care?

"SEO" in this article stands for Search Engine Optimization (e,g., maybe you don't want your warning against some site or person to improve their search engine ranking positions on Google, yahoo, Bing, etc.).  Won't prevent search engine bots from indexing your post with that text, but clicking the link won't aid SEO.

 

The nofollow tag is basically a notice sign for search engines saying “don’t count this.” Per article: "A no follow link is a link that does not count as a point in the page’s favor, does not boost PageRank, and doesn’t help a page’s placement in the SERPs. No follow links get no love. Theirs is a sad and lonely life.". By removing referring site as well, makes it harder to trace back to your own sites.

 

On booklikes, to insert the nofollow tag, create your link* then edit the HTML (the last edit option on menu line with block quotes, bold, italics,merc. that looks like a less-than-sign greater-than sign) and manually enter it.  Add the rel="nofollow" right before the link's closing > .

 

*Normally, just typing in the link starting with "http://" creates a URL link in a booklikes post.  But, if your created link appears in your post as, for example, "http://blog.booklikes.com" instead of http://booklikes.com -- try just adding a space immediately after as a quick fix.  Signifies to booklikes the url is finished ( and allows more complicated links with = ?  / , etc.).  If that doesn't work, highlight link text and click the chainlink icon to insert relevant info (if still nothing working, resort to the HTML editor and manually type in the code).

Source: www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2013/07/24/follow-nofollow-links
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url 2017-06-11 21:28
Free for kindle via booklikes daily deals
The Book of Tea - Kakuzō Okakura

A random find on opening page of booklikes Daily Deals.  

 

This one is available lots of places free (public domain, out of copyright).  But just noticed it and convenient to put it on my kindle while this edition is free.

 

UPDATED: I just had to keep browsing.  So also got this superhero origin story:  

 

Being Jamie Baker - Kelly Oram  Being Jamie Baker - Kelly Oram  

 

I broke my own rule about ya books with half a girl's face on the cover because says it's a superhero origin story. Could be a bad book not ready to publish, could be too full of teenage angst, or could be a great superhero story — but, I downloaded it anyway.

 

More freebies at http://booklikes.com/dailydeals/free .  

 

More deals at http://booklikes.com/dailydeals/discounted .

Source: www.amazon.com/Book-Tea-Kakuzo-Okakura-ebook/dp/B000JQUVMC?SubscriptionId=AKIAJ3XCC7GLJWZDXC2A&tag=book0dc0-20&linkCode=sp1&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B000JQUVMC
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url 2017-03-26 13:47
A Milestone

A maudlin post in which I reveal my Secret Agenda now that I am a "Power to Contend With".

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