It’s been several months since I have set foot in a bookstore. I was doing good and reading books that I already owned, but today I didn’t have much self … Continue reading A Long Awaited Book Haul
So today’s post is a little different. I wanted to take some time to tell you about this awesome new website. It is called bookshop.org. The goal behind the website was to build a platform to help support local indie bookstores by ordering online. So there are two options to shopping on here. 1. You can search a bookstore on there map and the full profit will go to that bookstore. 2. You can just buy a book without searching a specific store and the profit will be added to their earnings pool. The earnings pool will then be evenly distributed among independent bookstores (even those that don’t use Bookshop).
I am also happy to say that I have become an affiliate with Bookshop. The cool thing about their affiliate program is that I can set up lists of books that I recommend. So every month I am going to add my monthly reads to the shop. I will receive a small commission from the sales made through my link at no extra cost to you, but the profit will still go to a bookstore of your choosing or to the earnings pool.
So far I have a recent favorites list up so you can go see what I have been loving. I’d love for you to go check it out!
Bookshop.org is a great way for the book community to support local bookstores. It is important to support them anyway, but now especially with the Covid-19 closures we need to be even more mindful of that. So give bookshop.org a try.
So I have a major book hangover from My Dark Vanessa. Usually to fix a book hangover I will go to a bookstore, grab a coffee, and just browse the shelves. Well obviously right now that is not an option. So I thought I would do a little online shopping today. Check out what I bought.
In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind YA fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history–because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.
Like that could go wrong.
A journalist uncovers the dark secrets of an abandoned boarding school in this chilling suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.
Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the ones too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall, and local legend says the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their friendship blossoming–until one of them mysteriously disappears….
Vermont, 2014. Twenty years ago, journalist Fiona Sheridan’s elder sister’s body was found in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And although her sister’s boyfriend was tried and convicted of the murder, Fiona can’t stop revisiting the events, unable to shake the feeling that something was never right about the case.
When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during renovations links the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past–and a voice that won’t be silenced….
I also decided to renew my Books a Million membership. If you join the membership you get free shipping on any order. I thought it would come in handy right now until the stores open back up.
Shopping online is still not the same as wandering through shelves of books, but I am thankful to have the option to shop from home. I have also decided to try Rakuten. It is formerly known as Ebates. You get cash back when you make a purchase online. I decided if I am going to be shopping online I might as well get cash back. If you are interested you can use this link and get $10 when you sign up. Right now Books a Million has 5% cash back, but there are other online retailers to choose from.
I hope you all are staying happy and healthy! Hopefully soon we can get back out and shop until our hearts are content.