Since I went a little nuts with online book buying this month, I decided to do a little show and tell of what I acquired. Many of you know the Book Depository ships for free, but did you know there is another online book shop that also has free shipping (even international, now)? And it's actually cheaper than the Book Depository?
Better World Books sells new and used books- at a decent price, and donates to bookish projects (libraries, literacy programs, what have you). I opted for used books due to the cheaper price tag, and began shopping in their bargain bin- noticing a lot of familiar faces were on sale (Robin Hobb books, Ilona Andrews' hard-to-find series, lots of popular titles). One thing I will note about the shopping experience is that you don't always get the price you think you will- there are limited quantities of books, and the price does get higher as other people buy them up. When adding 1 or 2 books to my cart, I had a notice that the title, at that price, was unavailable- but they had another edition of the book in better shape, for $0.50-$1.00 more if I wanted it. You'd think I'd be mad about the upcharge, but when it came down to it- I was paying less than a used bookstore price on lots of the titles- titles I doubt I would ever see at the thrift shop here or in Montana.
|George is the official un-boxing inspector|
|George doing the sniff-test|
The Edge Series Ilona Andrews
On the Edge (The Edge #1) by Ilona Andrews
Bayou Moon (The Edge #2) by Ilona Andrews
Fate's Edge (The Edge #3) by Ilona Andrews
Steel's Edge (The Edge #4) by Ilona Andrews
I bought all these because I am addicted to Ilona Andrews' books, and also because these usually cost $7.99 each for an ebook edition. Talk about overpriced! This series is also 'loosely connected with the Innkeeper Chronicles' according to Goodreads.
The Tawny Man Series by Robin Hobb
Fool's Errand (Tawny Man #1) by Robin Hobb
Golden Fool (Tawny Man #2) by Robin Hobb
Fool's Fate (Tawny Man #3) by Robin Hobb
Although this comes third chronologically in Robin Hobb's fantasy works/world, and many suggest you read Liveship Traders Series first, I really couldn't bring myself to get excited about that series. Since I know of this character from Assassin's Apprentice, I decided I'd skip to this series after the Farseer Trilogy.
|Royal Assassin is from BWB, Assassin's Quest is from Amazon|
Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy #3) by Robin Hobb (from Amazon/Motor City Books)
I greatly enjoyed Assassin's Apprentice, so I decided to get the rest of the trilogy. Better World Books didn't have the third book available, so I bought it off Amazon.
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs
True to my word, I decided to try another work by this author. I hope I will like this one better than Moon Called.
Saint Odd (Odd Thomas #7) by Dean Koontz
I'm so excited to be able to finish off this series! I hope this conclusion will be epic!
Here is a screenshot of my cart on the webpage:
|Grand Total Amounts to $43.80 without discounts|
Here is what I actually paid- for 9 mass market paperbacks and one hardcover book:
|Actual Total: $34.92, a savings of $8.88|
It's true that some of you may not like the used books or library editions, but as for me, I'm rather happy with my purchase/hoarding.