Tuesday, January 19, 2010

why I love amazon

I love checking out my local bookstores like BMV and Seekers. I love walking up in and down the aisle looking for something specific, for something to grab my eye, or a great deal. I simply love the feeling of being surrounded by books. I could spend hours...no I could spend days in the book store.

But I can't lie. I ADORE amazon. It's very convenient. I especially like the suggestions it provides me. Yes I know I could probably get excellent suggestions at my local bookstores, HOWEVER, the local bookstore cannot tell me that people who bought Three cups of Tea ALSO bought The Book of Negroes, The Glass Castle, AND Long Way Gone. They also don't give me recommendations based on books I've already bought or said I owned the second I walk through the door. But the best part about amazon-in my opinion-is the wish list. I often ask for books for my birthday of christmas, but because I read so much, it's hard for people to know what to get. With the wish list I can update it at anytime to reflect what I've read and what I want to read. I actually end up using it more for myself to keep track of the books I want to read, and as long as they aren't brand new....I usually head over to my local bookstore to see if I can find them there first. Or the library. But the library deserves a whole post of its own!!

So readers where do you like to get your books??


  1. I love going to BMV as well, but my favourite store is McNally Robinson in wonderful Winnipeg.

  2. Too bad they're closing...


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