I have found myself in an odd situation this year, and it is increasingly frustrating, in a rather silly way. Sometime in January I signed up for a trial of Amazon Prime so that I could get a pair of speakers in two days without paying shipping. A little over a month later it occurred to me that I needed to cancel Amazon Prime before the trial period ran out. I was too late – I was charged for a full year of “free” 2 day shipping. Obviously, I resigned myself to this fate, and have been blissfully buying books and music all year and enjoying the 2 day turn around.
However, I have had the great good fortune in the past couple of months, of discovering the worlds of Penguin, Persephone Books, Godine, The Book Depository…in other words, a whole lot of book buying options that are way more fun than Amazon!
I’ve also been drooling over things like David Pearson designed book covers, and dreaming about collecting them – all of them! I’ve even been going so far as to imagine myself browsing through used book stores in search of Pocket Penguins.
Suffice it to say, as soon as this Amazon Prime thing runs out, I am going to change my book buying tactics. I’m SO excited!
Add to my list of publishers and book sellers – I know you share the love! Recommendations and favorites, anyone?