Books to Buy

Alias

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I read Siege by Deborah Snow.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40278866-siege?from_search=true

And, The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40852949-the-arsonist?from_search=true

The first book was a very disturbing read about the siege at Lindt cafe, first person accounts from some the victims and the findings of the inquest. Very detailed and well written.

The second was an interesting look into the psyche of a social outcast and arsonist, and the police investigation and trial that lead to his conviction. It wasn't as well written as the first, but worth a read.

At the moment I'm reading Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales, which is about how people deal with sudden and severe trauma in their lives, such as loss, injury, being the victim of violent crime or accident etc.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40637139-any-ordinary-day?from_search=true
 

Fiona

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I read Siege by Deborah Snow.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40278866-siege?from_search=true

And, The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40852949-the-arsonist?from_search=true

The first book was a very disturbing read about the siege at Lindt cafe, first person accounts from some the victims and the findings of the inquest. Very detailed and well written.

The second was an interesting look into the psyche of a social outcast and arsonist, and the police investigation and trial that lead to his conviction. It wasn't as well written as the first, but worth a read.

At the moment I'm reading Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales, which is about how people deal with sudden and severe trauma in their lives, such as loss, injury, being the victim of violent crime or accident etc.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40637139-any-ordinary-day?from_search=true
I was in a laundrette watching the show with Larry Emdur when they mentioned it (Lindt cafe) happening behind them. Little did they know what was about to unfold. It was just starting when they noticed it behind them. What gave me nightmares was the hands up against the windows.
 

kxk

SAPIOSEXUAL
Anyone have a BOOK GROCER shop near you, they are having huge sales.

Had to go the Heidelberg for work yesterday, their BOOK GROCER is having a closing sale, everything is $5
They have some lovely books, I bought Steven Fry's, The Ode Less Travelled, about writing poetry, I love it.

All stores are having sales, salesman tells me, not as cheap tho, $7 for anything in City stores
 

kxk

SAPIOSEXUAL
I read Siege by Deborah Snow.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40278866-siege?from_search=true

And, The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40852949-the-arsonist?from_search=true

The first book was a very disturbing read about the siege at Lindt cafe, first person accounts from some the victims and the findings of the inquest. Very detailed and well written.

The second was an interesting look into the psyche of a social outcast and arsonist, and the police investigation and trial that lead to his conviction. It wasn't as well written as the first, but worth a read.

At the moment I'm reading Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales, which is about how people deal with sudden and severe trauma in their lives, such as loss, injury, being the victim of violent crime or accident etc.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40637139-any-ordinary-day?from_search=true
This sounds fascinating.......been through most of those, violent crime 2nd hand, my siblings trauma through violent crime,breaks your heart.
Trauma, 1st big one made me vulnerable and retiring, 2nd one spurred me on to be obsessed with achieving, over achieving became a kind of escape and a challenge.
 

Fiona

Well-Known Member
Anyone have a BOOK GROCER shop near you, they are having huge sales.

Had to go the Heidelberg for work yesterday, their BOOK GROCER is having a closing sale, everything is $5
They have some lovely books, I bought Steven Fry's, The Ode Less Travelled, about writing poetry, I love it.

All stores are having sales, salesman tells me, not as cheap tho, $7 for anything in City stores
Is there still one in The Vogue centre?
 

Meglos

HAVE A NECTARINE, GONK
There are hardly any book shops left in Adelaide. K-Mart have done away with books and CDs entirely, and Big W have reduced their book section, got rid of CDs and reduced their DVD section. It's such a shame, but people only want things on their devices these days.
I'm starting to sound like one of those grumpy old "it was better in my day" people, but it would be hard to argue that it wasn't.
 

Fiona

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There are hardly any book shops left in Adelaide. K-Mart have done away with books and CDs entirely, and Big W have reduced their book section, got rid of CDs and reduced their DVD section. It's such a shame, but people only want things on their devices these days.
I'm starting to sound like one of those grumpy old "it was better in my day" people, but it would be hard to argue that it wasn't.
Once Borders closed, it all went pear shaped and yes, devices are the way to go. I am a library user and a book buyer. I haven't checked my local Big W and Kmart and the Dymocks near me gets my custom when a new Lee Child comes out.
 

Meglos

HAVE A NECTARINE, GONK
Once Borders closed, it all went pear shaped and yes, devices are the way to go. I am a library user and a book buyer. I haven't checked my local Big W and Kmart and the Dymocks near me gets my custom when a new Lee Child comes out.
Apparently there is still a Dymocks in the city, but there one in my local shopping centre closed years ago.
There used to be a Borders in the city but it closed long ago.
Buying online is undoubtedly useful, but there are times when nothing beats looking at a physical item before you buy. I bought a blu-ray boxset recently, and there were two editions. I found the version I wanted online, and bought it FOUR times from different sellers, because they kept sending me the "wrong" one (despite having the "right" one in their pictures). I ended up going to JB Hi Fi and looking for a physical copy, and when they didn't have it they looked it up in the catalog, and couldn't get me the "right" version anymore.
 

kxk

SAPIOSEXUAL
Borders Sth Yarra........still hurts it is gone
Was soooooooooo beautiful, like a library I loved how it was arranged
And the casual lounging part, where you could read and check out the vast magazine section
Such a wonderful place, I miss it, my friend and I used to visit most Friday evenings after work, possibly take in a movie in the same complex

Don't buy new books much anymore my house gets too overloaded, I use the library, op shops, and I am very involved in my local Street Library, where we donate, pick up, and swap....and socialise, it is a lovely concept
 

Fiona

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Borders Sth Yarra........still hurts it is gone
Was soooooooooo beautiful, like a library I loved how it was arranged
And the casual lounging part, where you could read and check out the vast magazine section
Such a wonderful place, I miss it, my friend and I used to visit most Friday evenings after work, possibly take in a movie in the same complex

Don't buy new books much anymore my house gets too overloaded, I use the library, op shops, and I am very involved in my local Street Library, where we donate, pick up, and swap....and socialise, it is a lovely concept
That was my favourite Borders too and I also liked the Camberwell one. I saw the other day that TGIF has gone from the Jam Factory. Target has been gone for a while now. I remember when Georges was there.
 

oddjob

Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster
The only “big” bookshop left now in Melbourne is Dymocks in Collins St afaik. So many I remember are gone now, though I’ve read the decline in bookshops and physical book sales has now bottomed out and is rising again.

Big W is the cheapest for new mainstream fiction. A lot of new titles in the large format sell for $16, about half the price you’ll pay in a proper bookshop. Otherwise besides Dymocks I visit Readings in St Kilda, for more literary stuff, and Hill of Content and The Paperback in Collins St are good for stuff you won’t see on the shelves anywhere else.

Online I use Booko to find things cheaper, but it’s nearly always Book Depository or Angus and Robertson with the best price.

Sadly Embiggen Books will be closing, it was a good one. As the name suggests they focussed on mind-embiggening stuff. Expensive though.
 
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Fiona

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The only “big” bookshop left now in Melbourne is Dymocks in Collins St afaik. So many I remember are gone now, though I’ve read the decline in bookshops and physical book sales has now bottomed out and is rising again.

Big W is the cheapest for new mainstream fiction. A lot of new titles in the large format sell for $16, about half the price you’ll pay in a proper bookshop. Otherwise besides Dymocks I visit Readings in St Kilda, for more literary stuff, and Hill of Content and The Paperback in Collins St are good for stuff you won’t see on the shelves anywhere else.

Online I use Booko to find things cheaper, but it’s nearly always Book Depository or Angus and Robertson with the best price.

Sadly Embiggen Books will be closing, it was a good one. As the name suggests they focussed on mind-embiggening stuff. Expensive though.
Readings and Hill of Content are favourites of my parents.
 
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