cheapest places to buy books

I am an avid book collector. I have so many books and many of them are from Indigo, but there are so many stores and websites that are a lot cheaper than actual bookstores.

ABEBOOKS

AbeBooks has a really large collection of books. You can choose the editions. Like first edition Jane Eyre or whatever. The books are also super cheap. You can order books that have been signed by the authors and the best thing is….

There’s FREE SHIPPING!!!

How awesome is that??

THRIFT BOOKS

Thrift Books has so many books that are really cheap. They are used, however, the condition they are in are changeable. Thrift Books also sells new books.

There are constant sales.

BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble sells cheap and new books. The website is really clean and modern. I love buying from Barnes and Noble. It is a really good online bookstore.

BOOK DEPOSITORY

Book Depository is definitely one of my favorite places to online shop on this list. I don’t know why but I just like it a lot. There’s free shipping and it takes a long time to arrive since I live in America and they ship the books overseas. This next point can be a pro and a con. The covers are all the UK covers. So……

Some of the UK book covers are horrible.. 😦

AMAZON

Amazon has a TON of cheap books. You can buy them for your Kindle cause ebooks are super cheap and you can carry them anywhere as long as you have the app or device!!

INDIGO / CHAPTERS / COLES

Even though Indigo (the physical store) is pricey, the website is a lot cheaper. Indigo also has notebooks, home items, and bookmarks for sale so I would recommend checking it out.

THRIFT STORES

There are tons of thrift stores out there. People can donate books that are really cheap. I found books that were originally  $21 and I got them for $6. Going to your local thrift store is a really great idea. There are other things there like clothes, old furniture, books decorative items…..

GARAGE SALES

These places sell everything that people don’t want anymore. It’s a great place to check out even if there aren’t books there. You never know what you might find. there could be spare bookshelves, desks. All they need are some refurnishings.

AND THAT IS ALLLL

byeeee

laurie

 

Review | Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

 

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Title: Strange The Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor

Hardcover, 544 pages
Published March 28th 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, warorphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.


Oh my. What a synopsis!


 

<<<SPOILER FROM HERE ON>>>

At the beginning, I found this book boring. I wasn’t really sure I liked the idea of a boy who just ran away and then so happened to get a job as a librarian. However, the progressing story was very interesting.

Firstly, I loved the head librarian. He was hilarious with his constant teasing about finding a girl. When Eril – Fane arrived in the city, I was shocked that the secret of Weep could just, arrive. But since he wasn’t part of the party headed for Weep I thought he would follow behind. But Laini Taylor did the unexpected.

Lazlo stood to do what he wanted and believed in.

At the end of the book, I didn’t gasp when we found that Lazlo was a god spawn. When Thyon Nero found that Lazo’s spirit was special, I began to think about what made him special. The thought that he could be Skathis’ son, never occurred to me.

Minya annoyed me so much. Everything she did made me hate her more than I already did. Though her reasons were legit, I couldn’t not be annoyed by her actions. I mean she was talking to her brother and was trying to kill him. Does she not have any sympathy? I can not believe that she was able to control Sarai. It annoyed me like hell. I honestly wish I could kill her.

Thyon Nero is………. aggravating, bothersome, agitating, exasperating, I could go on and on and on. I don’t hate him as much as I hate Minya, but his hate rate is really close. Taking someone else’s work and using it as his own? SHAME ON YOU.

So the cover…. DUN DUN DUUUUNN

I love it. 5 Stars for the cover. It is gorgeous and so worthy of my attention. I loved how there were outlines of moths on the cover. It represented so much and I am very grateful for the cover selection.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this story. I will definitely be reading the second book.

Byeeee,

laurie

 

Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

So was checking my favorite book blogs when I saw this tag from dulivre  . I thought why not? It seemed really fun. So here it is. The Beauty and the Beast book tag.

 

Draco Malfoy. It honestly took me such a long time to try and think of a villain.

Even thought they’re not together, I ship them so much. Morrigan and Azriel from A Court of Mist and Fury

Lazlo Strange from Strange the Dreamer.

uhhh. I’ll have to go with Saint Anything. Layla’s food combinations were just so detailed.

Bryan Oliver and Ellamara from Cinder & Ella

Dorian Havilliard from Throne of Glass

A Court of Mist and Fury. It’s my favorite book. Ever.

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

The fault in our stars. Every time I read this, I cry when he dies. You all know who he is.


 

And that is the end!