Optimising Dan Brown

The team I work with at Mantra Group have a bit of a ritual regarding birthdays, everyone puts in a small amount of money and we organise some cake and a present for the birthday person. My birthday of course doesn’t fall during the work year, so when I joined the marketing department at the start of the year and was introduced to all of these new rituals – I thought I stood a reasonable chance of missing out on some level. However, I was very pleasantly surprised when I had a belated birthday when we returned to work after Christmas.

I asked for a gift voucher and I was lucky enough to receive a $70 voucher for Borders books. Even more fortuitous, only days after receiving the gift voucher – Borders had an enormous sale – the more books you buy, the heavier the discount. I scampered off to the technical section of Borders, followed by the crime section and came away with:

  1. Always Be Testing: The Complete Guide to Google Website Optimizer by Bryan Eisenberg & John Quarto-vonTivadar
  2. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  3. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

All up I spent about $60 of my voucher and considering Always Be Testing was $55 – it makes the two Dan Brown novels and absolute bargain. If anyone is looking for a new book to read, I recommend getting down to Borders and taking them up on their sale offer – 40% off for three books is hard to pass up!

2 thoughts on “Optimising Dan Brown

  1. Their sales are amazing….. I banned myself this year.
    I still have about four books from last years sale still to get through.

  2. The thing I love about Borders, over say an Angus & Robertson, is that they have a great technical section. More often than not, Angus & Robertson have all of the wishy washy technical stuff and a very limited range of advanced books.

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