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02 July 2005 @ 09:14 pm
oh books & reading love  
I've decided that instead of buying any more books between now and September (except for the new Harry Potter, of course -- 2 weeks, 2 weeks!), before I leave I'm going to order a whole lot of books from Amazon UK and have them sent to alex_faerie's place so that they'll be waiting for me when I arrive in London. The best part about it is free shipping! Which will be quite a novelty, really; ordering from Amazon here in Australia is like $10 per item just in shipping costs. Anyway, that means I don't have to pack any books to take over with me (since I only have 20kg weight limit to pack a year's worth of clothing & essentials - eek!) and books are always a wonderful comfort when one is lonely and uncertain.

I started compiling my wishlist of books I'll eventually order (or sift through and order some of at least); please feel free to recommend others that you think will suit my tastes. My favourite books are Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) and Wasted (Marya Hornbacher) and The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) and The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides) and anything by Francesca Lia Block... just to give you an idea of what I'm into.

I've taken heed of suggestions from my crazy girl books post from a few weeks ago too ♥

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&also. Which is better: AOL music or Yahoo music? Or other...?

I am realising that having broadband is wonderful for so much for than just downloading. Oh hello, fast connection. How did I survive without you?

 
 
 
 
 
signora oriente: droids ; c-3po & r2-d2plathsrevenge on July 2nd, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
oh, when i moved to university, i took 50% of my book collection, which is a lot of books. such a huge mistake, but i was so worried i would want to read something and then not have it right there. when i move to the uk, i am taking perhaps two or three books at most, and will rely on other people & libraries. and my parents to mail me things if i really need them. my two biggest problems are jewellery and my journals. i will have trouble parting with my past journals.

and the idea of trying to fit all of my essentials into one suitcase! i packed fairly well for five weeks in scotland, though.
Elysiastarellis on July 3rd, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)
These are my book recommendations:

Emma Donoghue - Slammerkin
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Kate Moses - Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath
Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace
Rachel Cohn - Gingerbread
Zadie Smith - White Teeth

I understand your excitement about not having to pay the exorbitant shipping costs for Amazon UK orders. My friend's cousin is working there at the moment and will come back to Singapore every other month, so all my Amazon UK orders are delivered to her UK residence for now. Yay for books&music!

♥ xoxo
pockette on July 3rd, 2005 05:21 am (UTC)
Aren't books just fabulous?
That's a brilliant idea, to have them waiting for you :)
Have fun reading!
imslightlycrazy on July 12th, 2005 11:34 am (UTC)
you will never ever want dial up again, you wont be able to stand it lol;