If You Love to Read...

~ Posted on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 1:52 AM ~

Then sign up for this!

When I first started blogging in June 2009, I stumbled across the Book Sneeze (formerly known as Thomas Nelson) Blog Reviewer Program website which offered blogger opportunity to review books for free! In return for an honest feedback of your review, you only need to post your feedback in your own blog and one commercial website.

I joined up immediately and I didn't even think that my registration will be approved! You see, most of the reviews and giveaways I came across the Internet are only available for US and/or Canada which is why I didn't think that I'll have any chance in being part of the blogger review team. So imagine how excited I am to be part of the awesome reviewing team?!!!

Now, how does it work?

#1: If you’re a blogger and enjoy reviewing books, sign up for a free account

#2: Choose a book from their available books and they’ll send you a copy for free

#3: Post a review of 200 words or more on your blog and a consumer website

#4: Login to Booksneeze, provide a link to your review, then request another book!

Easy peasy, right?!

I love the Book Sneeze review program because:

* I get to choose the books (from the available ones of course!) that I like and interested in!

* I get to keep the book after I review it! (Think of the money I saved from buying those books! Woohooo!!)

* I get to share my honest feedbacks through my blog with my blog readers!

* I can read the book together with Ben! (or get him to read it by himself one day!)

Ben looking at one of his favorite book!

* There is no time limit (mostly...) for the book you are reviewing so you can take it slow and steady, take your own sweet time to read and write up your review!

* I get to be part of the early birds who can review the book before its official world launch! (example: Max Lucado's "Fearless" book) - You see, sometimes for worldwide launches, they have special privileges for bloggers, meaning on top of the book you are currently reviewing, you can opt for additional book without restrictions!

Of course, the down side of this program are:

* You can only review one book at a time. Once you completed your review and posted it on your blog and one commercial website, you can proceed to request for the next book. (However this will be ignored if there is a special launch for the book! Hooray!)

* The wait for the book... it can be from 2-4 weeks on average for each book cos they have to ship it all the way to Malaysia, my country!

* It gets pretty tense especially when the book you signed up to review has to be posted by certain date (for official launch event)!

But other than that, I'm extremely happy to be able to discover this awesome site and blogger reviewer program!

So, have you came across such review program (can be other than books) before?

If you don't mind, please share it by leaving your comment!

 

I'll be more than interested to find out about it! Thanks!

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with free books (and recently a DVD) by Book Sneeze  in order to facilitate my book reviews. All opinions expressed in my book review posts are of my own. Please do your own research when purchasing books, as your opinions may differ from mine. If you love to read like me, you should really consider signing up for this! And of course, I'm sharing the awesome Book Sneeze website as part of my blog meme which is:

And if you'd like to read all of my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

Be Still!

~ Posted on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM ~

Sometime ago, I had a dream.

It was the most peaceful dream I have ever had in my life.

In that dream, I woke up to a vast of water all around me.

You see, the real me is terribly afraid of being that deep in water.

Anything past my waist gets me jittery. Thoughts of being drowned or losing my grip and then drowning and suffocating in the water terrifies me.

But yet, in the dream, I'm standing in the water, up to my shoulder length. And I know it's a dream.

I felt peaceful. I even told myself "This is nice, I could get used to this".

Everything is quiet. Not even the sound of water splashing or anything. The water is still.

And it was in this dream, I felt the presence of God.

I remembered telling myself, "If this is how life after death feels like, I have no fear of dying at all."

I remembered being so at ease and all the troubles in my mind just get washed away in all that water.

So in that dream, I just stood still and enjoy the peace and quiet and tranquility.

And I really felt God's presence with me.

I mean, how often do you get to dream this type of dream?

I just love love love this song!

"When the oceans rise
And the thunders roar
I Will soar with You
Above the storm
Father You are King
Over the flood
And I will be still
And know You are God"

 

Read: Numbers 6:26 (NIV), Psalm 46:10 (NIV), Exodus 14:14(NIV), Isaiah 43:2-3 (NIV)

Have a blessed weekend to you all!

Things You Can Do While Weighing Yourself...

~ Posted on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 12:27 AM ~

  Raise your hands hoping you'll weigh less...

  Get mummy to play the Beatle's song...AGAIN!

Hands to your back & pout like a model...

Threaten to jump off the weighing scale...

Pointing to imaginary stuff...

Looking excited over imaginary stuff...

Stop mummy from taking your pics...

Sticking out your tongue...

Posing off your serious look...

Let mummy take picture of your pot belly...