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Random things that are all related to books & blogs.

Browse & Tinker:  a regular feature here in my blog where I’ll showcase website, technology and others fancy things that are related to books and reading.

You know this post. Yeah, sadly it was short-lived. I got an email saying that it is abruptly shutting down. I really loved Curata. I’ve tried & tested other rss readers and this one got my needs to a T. So I’m super disappointed and bit panicked when I learned about its impending demise. I have to find replacement and soon. I really don’t like bloglovin. I almost transferred to feedly. But in just a nick of time I found a very good replacement, welcome digg reader.


Just like Curata, it has very smooth and clean interface so a big, big plus to me. So yay!


A new directory for book bloggers has launched recently and it’s called Book Blogging. It has very slick design & navigation. And the biggest advantage this site has that others don’t is that users can add/edit their blog’s info. You don’t have to rely to other people putting info about your blog. Also, you can easily find other blogs that you will like to follow (or even friends with owner, isn’t great?). So what are you waiting for? Join! It’s really a nice and highly functional website that will help you to reach out to other book bloggers.


I’ve been pondering about this for like, forever. I’ve now decided to open my services to design blogs (wordpress theme only) or website in general. As long as it is not a rush job (I’m really not good at working under pressure) then I can help you. Don’t worry it’s very cheap; somehow I also wanted to help in my own simple way.  You can use my contact form here or email me to inquire.

2013 / 11 / 30

12 Responses to Browse & Tinker: Books & Blogs

  1. I’m in love with the Book Blogging website! Such a good idea and I can’t wait to see what’s all going to happen, so many possiblities :)

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I know, it’s nice to have concentrated hub for book bloggers, not everyone at GR are bloggers so it’s nice to meet people who share the same things as we do. xD

  2. Shannelle C. says:

    Oooh, congrats on opening your wordpress theme shop! (I had no other idea what to call it.)

    I was actually digging around your browse and tinker feature posts, and then I got interested by the look of curata. Imagine my surprise when I saw it was going to be shut down. It looked nice too.

    And are you on Book Blogging? If yes, I’m going to add you! :3

    P.S. I’ve been meaning to ask, how did you get that torn paper effect for the banner and footer for Emily’s blog? And the colors too? We’re supposed to make a resume for a project in school, and I got inspired by the lovely colors in your blog design for Fluttereal Flight.

    • Ahahaha! I’m so glad you like the design, Shanelle! :D Mitchii is a genius, isn’t she ;) Good luck with your school project!! <33

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I’m turning tomato red with all the sweet things you said,
      Emily dear. <3

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I haven’t officially open yet but I’m taking orders now. Yes please, I want to reach out to other bloggers as well. I think I need to step out of my private zone and meet other bookish folks. Interestingly, it was Emily who gave me the color scheme; you can try googling color louvers for inspiration. The paper effect was sort of an accident, I was trying gradual paint effect but it didn’t turn out the way I wanted so I altered it using psd brush and bit manipulation using photoshop to make it tile nicely.

  3. YAY! Congratulations on opening up your Design Services!!! I know you’ll do very well ;) *hugs* Oooh, I’ve not heard of these RSS reader services, so thanks for introducing them! :) Also, the Book Blogging directory is pretty awesome, isn’t it? I saw your invitation, and now I’m going to go and accept it!! :D
    Awesome post, Mitchii!! <33

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Thanks for accepting my f-invite. xD Thanks for the vote of confidence, I really need that. It is, right? It’s really helpful to reach out to other bloggers especially for someone like me who’s a total introvert. LOL

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  5. Cee says:

    I am loving your blog! It’s so pretty. :D I’m soo envious of your web design skills. I want to teach myself, but my brain thinks it’s very hard (when it probably isn’t). I’m considering making an order, but money is tight for me right now. :

    The Book Blogging site is frickin’ amazing! It’s a wonderful place for bloggers to interact. :D

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Aw, thanks Cee. Don’t give up on trying (I tell you what, I loathe HTML, it’s my weakness). I very much self-taught & and I think everyone can learn HTML. ;)

      It is, right? Man, the site is very helpful to reach other bloggers. XD Thanks for dropping by Cee. :)

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