Review 2489

My first impression of this site was positive. I read the title and smiled to myself, even chuckled, at the cute picture and great syntax. I don’t want to spoil it for you, so that’s your first reason for visiting this site. I also realized that, as I expected, this was a book reviewing site. Therefore, I feel honored to be reviewing a reviewing site!

Each review is equipped with the cover of the book being reviewed, which I believe is important if the review interests you and you plan to buy the book. Another neat addition is the rating, complete with little stars and everything! Her reviews are thorough and informative, without giving away too much of the plot. I think it could be very helpful to anyone who likes to read to bookmark this site. I believe this site would be a useful tool in shopping for books because it sorts out the gems from the lemons and everything in between. I think, all though I completely trust her decisions, that she could perhaps have a “Suggestion” link, or something similar, so people could suggest books to her.

The design of her weblog is slightly cluttered on the sides to where you can’t immediately tell what you’re looking at. Once I looked a bit closer, however, I found great information all over the site. Even though her archives were found all the way at the bottom of the blog, I figured that anything she posted would be a review, which she has neatly labeled at the sites’ base. Apart from her very good reviewing, I found that she had links to other sites like hers, which could direct fans of her site to others they might find interesting. I also found on the left side a little information about Book-Mom. After reading the first line of her novel, I immediately decided to purchase it. I can’t wait to see what else is in store from this writer/mom.

The extras in this blog are great. If there is anything even remotely related to books, you’ll find it there. I was impressed to find even products that you can buy to make your reading easier! Now that is true dedication to promoting reading! I am definitely going to bookmark this site and send it to my friends who are as big of bookworms as I am because if there’s anything that’s a reader’s best friend, it’s a list of good books. Despite anything negative I said, I really enjoyed my visit and fully intend to return for more great reviews from the Book-Mom. I was also very happy to see that she had a little line at the top saying, “People, I am so close to being reviewed by! It might be up there now!” Here it is!


Review 2308

This blog is set on a generic template, very similar to the ones used in a LiveJournal blog. The colors made reading her blog easy, though they were very simple. With this plain look, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the blog at all. For all I knew, it could be a teenager or an adult so I decided to read a little and find out.

First, I checked the “Who am I?” site and found that the author of the site is Premshree Pillai and she has lived in India all of her life. It was really interesting to read about all the places she’s lived because it would be the equivalent of saying I lived in Denver, Chicago, and Los Angeles. I also found that she’s attending a college, studying Engineering in Information Technology. This was immediately apparent when reading through her blogs. Incredibly, I was also dealing with an accomplished writer and a program writer in the Indian culture. It felt almost humble after hearing of her many publications. Unfortunately, I was clueless as to what she was talking about in many of her posts because I am not completely up-to-date on all of the latest computer terms and such.

The design leaves something to be desired. Although her weblog is merely part of her website, she didn’t have archives or links of any sort except to her scripts so there wasn’t a lot of extra substance to bulk up the site a bit. Apart from this, it’s a very simple template that allows you to move throughout the site in increments of ten posts at a time.

This site has very little in the form of extras, although I don’t suppose her journal is the main focus of her site. She simply uses it as an outlet to tell the people who visit her site how the progress is going on her Python scripts and what’s new in her computing world. When the posts have sites, most of them are related to the technological object she’s creating or using.

Occasionally, however, you find something unique. Did you know that October 25th is Diwali? After googling this day, I found that it’s this festival is celebrated on a grand scale in almost all the regions of India and is looked upon mainly as the beginning of New Year. I think that, if anything, this site has taught me a little about the Indian culture in informing me that there is quite a lot of technology pumping through the ancient country. I think that’s one of the most important things I took from this site.

I think this site would be interesting to the people who check her site regularly for information on technology and those whose hobbies include writing scripts and programs with the many forms of techie code. After skimming through most of her current 166 posts, I came to the conclusion that, dotted throughout all of the computer mania, there are some posts about movies or shows that she’s seen, which makes this not a completely computer oriented blog. I think, since this only applies to a certain type of person, it’s not suitable for teenagers or simpletons but I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in computers.

Premshree Pillai’s Journal