Posted in BOOKS, Personal, The Geek in me

Professional Books…

… are still THE thing.
From the “Dummies” series to subject matter books, in this case bookkeeping, GST and tax rulings and such. If I find a book somewhere in the shops or within a discussion and find the cost a bit steep I will always check the same on the Book Depository.

More often than not I will find what I am looking for at a much lower price and in all varieties such as hard cover, paperback and sometimes e-books.

I have been buying my own and my children’s books for a few years now at the BD and have not ever had a problem. And if there is a delayed delivery or a faulty item I made contact and received a reply in less than 24 hours. Bear in mind that I am in Oz while the BD is in the UK.
For my leisure reading I usually review books first on GoodReads and if I find something, I can even create lists on the Book Depository.

I have wishlists for both my kids and myself. Once I buy a book off the list it drops away from it. Best of all > absolutely free shipping worldwide. Unless you need something within a week (this cannot be guaranteed), I probably wouldn’t go anywhere else.

I have tried numerous other Australian online book stores but somehow always find my way back to the BD.
This is my note for the day which came about while I was writing something else for this blog. It occurred to me how much we are still loving our “in-paper-bound” books, even my son who is now in High School and can chose between Textbook + E-book or just E-book. He will always go for the first option. So did my daughter btw. and both are avid readers (of different genres admittedly).
So check it out if you’re after some down-time reading material: Book Depository.

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Posted in Personal, The Geek in me

Formatting

My latest blog post “Journal Haul” took me a little while to create however when I now see it the pictures are all over the shop.

Apologies peeps, I had it all nicely layed out (Is “layed” the word?).

I am not sure how I am able to write posts with the formatting I want but I am sure I will improve with time.

Please be patient with me and I shall get better 🙂

 

Posted in BOOKS, Hobbies, Personal

Customer Service

By now all my followers here and peeps that came by to have a look would know that I am an avid reader. Thankfully I have passed this on to my two children.

Anyway, as there are so many interesting titles and genres available I found the best site to purchase my books to be the Book Depository.

I have no idea how many books my two babies and I have purchased over the years… I lost count. Nevertheless I have not ever had a drama. On one occasion I waited patiently for an edition but 5 weeks later I asked the question if it could be tracked as it may have been lost somewhere between the UK and Australia. A reply in less than 24 hours offered me a choice between a refund or a replacement, I chose the latter which eventually arrived. I wasn’t in a hurry as I didn’t plan it as a gift but rather for my own amusement.

This was the only time ever I had to get in contact until today that is….

In my latest order I included a Moleskine Booklight which would have been a fantastic tool for a late-night reader like me. However – after 24 hours charging it wouldn’t work. Silly me only now researched the item and it seems to be a common issue.

booklight

(Photo: Book Depository)

So – I wrote my problem into the “Contact Us” box and sent it off. Just over 3 hours later and I have already received the most polite apology and agreement that these lights possibly do not ship well. The kind Lucy than advised that the refund has already been issued as she cannot guarantee that a replacement item will work any better.

That my friends is service.

Well done Book Depository. I may have lost my booklight but I will not leave you in a hurry.

Stay safe and take care as always, J. xx

Posted in BOOKS, Hobbies, Personal

Online Shopping Haul in August

I have been splurging at the end of July coming right into August:

  1. Yesstyle.com.au

blue backpack

 

2. Bookdepository (my favourite book shop 🙂 )

FiveChimneys

Having lost her husband, her parents, and her two young sons to the Nazi exterminators, Olga Lengyel had little to live for during her seven-month internment in Auschwitz. Only Lengyel’s work in the prisoners’ underground resistance and the need to tell this story kept her fighting for survival. She survived by her wit and incredible strength. Despite her horrifying closeness to the subject, FIVE CHIMNEYS does not retreat into self-pity or sensationalism. When first published (two years after World War 2 ended), Albert Einstein was so moved by her story that he wrote a personal letter to Lengyel, thanking her for her “”very frank, very well written book””. Today, with ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Bosnia, and neo-Nazism on the rise in western Europe, we cannot afford to forget the grisly lessons of the Holocaust. FIVE CHIMNEYS is a stark reminder that the unspeakable can happen wherever and whenever ethnic hatreds, religious bigotries, and racial discriminations are permitted to exist.

MortalInstruments

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Demons. First of 6 brand-new collectable editions of the New York Times No. 1 bestselling Shadowhunter series that has swept the globe. City of Bones is now a major movie. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City – and the dangers of forbidden love. Gorgeous cover illustration by Mila Furstova, the artist who created the album art for Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. Read all the sensational books in The Shadowhunter Chronicles: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Bane Chronicles and The Shadowhunter’s Codex.

3. Baimeni – Skincare

Acne Trio

Three products that work virtually overnight.

Posted in Aussie Rules Football, Hobbies, Personal

August – Footy Nails

Here are the current nails I had done by the gorgeous Shelley of French Nails in Mooroolbark.

My beloved St.Kilda FC’s colours are red, white and black. Since this was the third last game of the season and likely the last I was to attend I had to have them:

Here they are:

 

And for anyone who is interested to find out about our great Aussie Game, Australian Rules Football (AFL) – here is the link to the St. Kilda FC page.