Miscellany

#ProjectReadathon by Penguin Random House

It was months (or years, I think) ago when I started using this browser extension Tab for a Cause. Basically, when you have it activated, you will earn a Heart every time you open a new tab in your browser. In turn, you can donate these hearts to different institutions or foundations that they are partnered with. Some of these are Save the Children, Room to Read, Human Rights WatchWater.org, and Action Against Hunger. This extension is really put to use by me because as a software developer, I definitely open tens to hundreds of tabs per day (I would like to thank Google, StackOverflow, and various computing blogs out there). If you’re interested in trying this app, you can get it here.

Okay, sorry for the random but totally related rambling up there. Let’s get back to the original topic of this post. So today, when I opened my browser, I discovered that Tab for a Cause has partnered with Penguin Random House for a project called #ProjectReadathon. My first reaction was, “So you’re telling me I can just read books and so some little good for the world at the same time? I’m in!” And it’s really lame if I don’t get to share this with you guys.

What is #ProjectReadathon?

The #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes is a campaign by Penguin Random House. It aims to help young readers in local communities throughout North America. There are excerpts from books provided on their website. These excerpts are timed, depending on their length and for every minute that you read, books are donated to Save the Children, which is also one of the organizations I mentioned above. This project runs from April 17 to 23. As we all know, April 23 is World Book Day, and this is also the culminating day. You can find more information about it here.

How do I join?

To join, all you have to do is visit their website and start reading. Sounds easy, right? Here.

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So… uhm, hello?

Hello world, and fellow beloved bookish bloggers! How have you been? I hope everything’s fine on your side of the world. 😊

Last June, I wrote about my personal goals for the year and while I achieved some of them, I am sad to say that I was not able to meet my goal to keep this blog active. Things started to pile up at work. My tasks became more challenging, new roles and responsibilities were assigned to me and I really had (and still having, bless my poor soul) a hard time coping with the stress and stuff to the point that I hardly have enough time to keep up with everything outside of work. And well, usually on weekends I reward myself with just enough rest to get me going again the next week. This was actually one of my goals from the mentioned post above but it seems things turned out a bit unexpected. And it really looks like I should do something about my work-life habit if I want to get through this year alive, but that’s an entirely different story.

Or at least, that’s my excuse. Here’s what I’ve been doing for the last six months to keep me sane:

Reading books, of course!

At least I didn’t fall into a big reading slump and managed to finish my Goodreads reading challenge last year, right? Also, I’m doing pretty well in this year’s challenge (so far huhu). I’ve already read some good books this year and I’m really excited to write reviews for them. Some are in the drafts already!

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June Wrap-Up

June is finally over and it’s time for another wrap-up! 🙂

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A Year in the Life of a Little Bookworm

June 28, 2015

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I shifted my Sablay from right to left. I rejoiced for a few second because I’m done with school (for now) but then it dawned on me. School’s finally over. I spent sixteen years of my life in school and all of a sudden, there’s no school for me anymore. I didn’t know what to do with my life.

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🎉🎉🎉 Happy 2 Months!!! 🎉🎉🎉

Once upon a time, a girl named Cara decided she should have her own place in the world wide web to talk about one of her few obsessions. Not logic puzzles. Not colorful pens and adorable notebooks. Not cross stitching. Books? Books. So she signed up for this blogging platform and that, thought of a blog name, sort of designed her blog theme and stuff because what you can do with free themes is very limited but it’s okay because she’s not good at that anyway. You know I actually find it ironic that I have a computer science degree and I pretty suck at web design or web programming in general. But I think this blog needs a little makeover. But just so you know you can talk to me about Dijkstra or neural networks anytime. Someone out there who wants to help me improve my web skillz pls! And then she…

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