I like Bookoutlet.com, or at least I haven't had a bad experience with them yet. I spend more time than I care to admit looking over their scratch and dent section to get books I want at a discount. The books do have defects but usually not too bad, and they're guaranteed readable so I'm cool with it.
I've been leaning towards print books lately, I did an experiment these past few months and by far I prefer print to Kindle, though I acknowledge Kindle is more convenient and cheaper. Realizing this, I stopped trying to force myself to adjust and just committed to getting better deals on print books. So far, so good. I've used the library, paperbackswap , amazon resellers and bookoutlet.com. I've also committed to not buying books unless I read the first chapter. I used to buy books on word of mouth and synopsis alone. That's been hit or miss. So done with that.
So on to today's book haul!
A Grave Matter - I've put off reading this on purpose. But it's getting closer to the next book's release date so I won't feel like the hurt of waiting too long. One of my favorite series.
The Sunne in Splendour - It's Sharon Kay Penman. I love Sharon Kay Penman. I almost paid full price for this book this past weekend. I woulda kicked myself. It was a third of the price!
Calling me Home - The first chapter sucked me in when I read it.
Death of a Schoolgirl - First in the Jane Eyre historical mystery series. It passed the first chapter test. I will give it a shot.
Shine, Shine, Shine - An astronaut is stuck in space while his wife who, if I remember correctly... has aspergers and due to a genetic defect was born bald, tries to deal with it. Traces their relationship from it's beginning to this crisis, told from both points of view. That premise prompted a say whaaaaa from me. But it got good reviews and I liked the first few pages.
Shotgun Lovesongs - I liked the beginning and it sounded interesting.
They arrived just in time for our Why-is-it-still-snowing mini-snowstorm tomorrow.