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Oh wow! I gained an extra day this month!

This post is here just to mark what makes 2008 a leap year.

Also, if you were getting annoyed with the sponsored posts I've been posting the past week, be annoyed no more!

I'm stopping them for now. Or slowing down. I don't know. See how it goes.


  1. you write the sponsored posts very entertainingly and i hope you get paid well but i hate the whole idea of 'em

    what we really do need is proper paying sponsorship for book blogging. i have been talking to one proactive bookshop prepared to pay good money for a sidebar banner. hope the idea takes off.

  2. More reason for me to quit those sponsored posts then. It was good money, but then Google punished me by ranking me back to 0, which affects sponsorship opportunities. :D

    Bookshops sponsoring blogs is a wonderful idea! But as far as I'm concerned MPH and Kinokuniya are already sponsoring me by giving me free books... maybe I should put up some banners to show them some love!


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