- The public library
I know ours is only a village library, the main library being in the town about 7 miles away but even so, out of a list of 20 books, all currently in the public eye, they only had one - Alexander McCall Smith's The Careful Use of Compliments. I borrowed it and came home to cross it off my Amazon order for my summer reading. AMS gets 2p from the library instead of whatever his share of Amazon's £11.99 would have been. I hope that makes Ms Winterson happy! Fortunately, the library didn't have a single copy of any of Martin Edwards' books so I'll be paying the going rate for those when I buy my summer reads, Martin.
I did find a book I might not otherwise have read, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo. I heard it on Book of the Week recently and enjoyed it; check out the cover and see why I couldn't resist it.
I placed my first order yesterday, for David Lodge's Deaf Sentence. There is a fantastic offer on at the moment: spend £10 and get a free book selected by the BookRabbit Team, based on the books in your library, if you have uploaded any, or from the order you place.
I have only uploaded a few books to date so the team didn't have much to base their judgement on (split infinitive!) but their choice was brilliant - Engleby by Sebastian Faulks. It arrived this morning along with the book I ordered only yesterday. A bargain price and prompt and FREE delivery. I also got a limited edition founder's badge (balanced on the David Lodge book in the picture).
My only problem with BookRabbit is that I can't type that lovely inverted R!
- Searching for a word