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A Little Skoob

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What is the first thing you think about when you see skoob?
If you’re fast enough, you might have realized that it is actually Books spelt backwards!
If you’re in for a little “skoob” then you’re at the right place because
skoob, Singapore’s Favourite eBookstore has more than 87.000 book titles
from international and local publishers for you to choose from!

These days, the smart phones are getting smaller and the handbags are getting smaller.
People start asking for convenience and more “fuss-free” everything!
With this new ebooks website, you can now have your entire bookshelf put into your iPads, iPhones or laptops!

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When I first hit into the skoob website, I realized that it more than an ebook store.
It’s almost like a freaking library!
The books are all classified under the different categories, and you can also choose to shop under “Bestsellers”,
Best Books of 2012 and “New Releases”.
The best thing is, after you’ve made your purchase, you can also start sharing your book on up to 5 devices!

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Before you make your purchase, you can actually choose to do a preview of the book!
I LOVE THIS!
It’s almost like shopping in an actual bookstore, except that you get to do the previews
and shop for your books in the comfort of your own bedroom!
And if you think you will only get to read a few pages, you’re in for a surprise!
10% of the each book will be available for preview, so you will get more than one chapter. Sounds good huh! :p
skoob is available on IOS and Android so it pretty much is suitable for most of us.

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Initially, I thought that the pricing would be a little more hefty since we all have to “pay for the technology”,
but surprisingly, the prices are really competitive and comparable,
if not better than books sold in physical bookstores!
“The Hobbit” for less than $9? HELLO?

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I have been mad busy with work from The Tiramisu Hero lately,
so I also took the liberty to buy eGift cards for my friends for Christmas.
Hehe! These are available in $20, $50 and $100.
The first 100 customers gets an iTouch Pen and stand a chance to win Samsung Note too! *big grins*
Please let it be me! Hahaha.

And now for the real scoop, are you ready?

Other than purchasing books from the website, there are also FREE ebooks available for you to download!

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These are just SOME of the free books available.
May I just say I luurrrvveee the Stieg Larsson Trilogy!

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After yapping on and on about what’s so awesome about skoob, I, of course,
made my first purchase on the website too.
I used to have to lug 1Q84 Book I & II around in my bag when I head out.
LOOK AT ITS SIZE!
Now that I’ve just purchased BOOK III on skoob, I know better (lighter-bag) days are definitely ahead!

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This is an awesome book by the way. You guys should all read it if you like thrillers
and would like to explore the unique world of the author’s imagination.

The cool thing is, the app also gives you a virtual bookmark you can use!
You also get to pick brightness of screen and even the fonts!
There is also a night mode where you can choose a dark background with white fonts
so you don’t go blind when you read at night. Heh!

If you are already about to download the app or check out their website,
here’s something for all SIXPEGS readers! Follow this link to register for a $5 voucher!

Here are some guidelines to get your started in case you’re feeling lost. 🙂

For Andriod users, you can download the app from Play Store and download the look from your cloud library.

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For iPhone users, download the skoob app from App Store and you will be able to sync your books to the device via cloud library. Simple as that!

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To shop for the books, simply visit their website and browse through the
87,000 titles available for something you like!
Click to purchase it and then sync the books into your device via cloud library.
It takes less than 1 minute to get the book into your devices!
Faster than us queuing to pay for the books at a regular bookstore! :p

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I hope you like the little scoop skoob about where you can get your new books from now on!

xxx

It was Lianie’s big night and of course the girls were all sisters! Heh.
This is a picture of us with the most gorgeous bride. *love*

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My hair is a little too loud so I decided to just be decked in black from head to toe.
I also got my makeup done by Crystal.
If you like what you see, you can engage Crystal for your events too!
She can be reached at crystallinmakeup@gmail.com or through her Facebook Page.

Please pardon my low quality photos. *sobs*
I hope you brought my better camera around during the dinner. WAILS!

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And I have to say I totally dig my outfit!
It looks totally boring from the front but there is actually a surprise at the back! Haha.

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Big thanks to My Spirit Inc for the lovely blazer!
I love it so much!
If you’re shopping from there, don’t forget to quote SIXPEGS to get 10% off!
The clutch from La Moda Vivo looks awesome with my outfit as well.
So into studs! 😀

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I also bought myself a new bag from Alexander Wang as a pressie for myself!
LOVE IT!
The shipping only took 2 days. Awesomeness!

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My new arm candy and I!

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A and I didn’t really have any Christmas or NYE celebration this year.
We were busy preparing tiramisu during Christmas Eve and only had a simple dinner with family during NYE.
But we gave ourselves a little treat at Haagen Daaz with their Christmas menu though.
Love the chocolate fondue!

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The year didn’t really end on a fabulous note though.
A and I got into a car accident where a van slammed right into the side of our car
when we were stationary waiting to go into her house.

The impact was quite big and the airbag was activated. Boo.
People got ombre hair, but look at my ombre arm. Hahaha. 😡
The bruise just got worse. It’s like a larger blot of dark purple now and it’s swollen and sore.
Damn the van driver. 😦

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Peggy is an independent blogger from Singapore who has a penchant for impromptu travel plans and good caffe lattes. She is the co-owner of two little cafes, The Tiramisu Hero and Butter My Buns, and hopes to be able to see the world someday; one stop at a time.

7 Comments

    • Andrea – we are fine already. thanks so much for asking dear! 🙂

      andrea – yes she is! Her name is Leanne, but we call her Lianie – pronounced as lee-ann-nee

      carrot – hello babe! he is probably just careless. yes glad we only had bruises and nothing serious.

      La – the dresses are from littleredheels!

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  1. Hello 🙂 may i know where you and your girls got your white dresses from in the photo with lianie during her wedding? thank you! it’s very pretty

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