Sunday, 23 November 2014

Buying Books Online in Australia

 I bought some books online from Booktopia, twelve to be exact. The books bought include (from top left corner):

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D Salinger
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I'm so excited to read all of them! Booktopia is really, really great. They have such a huge selection of books and most of them are at discounted rates! The shipment fee is $6.95 per transaction no matter how many books you buy, so I though it would be a smart idea to just buy all the books that have been waiting on my To-Buy list. The bonus part of it was that I also had a 10% off promo code which saved me about sixteen dollars! I received ten books after a week of ordering it, and the other two books came a few days later because they didn't have it in stock. It was sent by Australia Post which is great because you can get daily updates on your packages!

My bookshelf is really improving and it's just so diverse and colourful at the moment. I've already read If I Stay by Gayle Forman, so a blog post will be coming soon about the book, and at the moment I'm halfway through Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, which is really good and so intense, I'll explain it when I'm done with it!