Friday, February 17, 2017

Used books on Amazon

I have bought quite a few used books from Amazon in recent times. They've all been titles I haven't been able to get locally. While they haven't been cheap, they've been cheaper than the corresponding Kindle titles. The other redemption here is that I got some bonus Amazon pay points for using earlier Amazon coupons. So I didn't spend much of my own money

Nul Points by Tim Moore
Do not pass Go by Tim Moore

I have read French Revolutions by Tim Moore before and loved it. Am hoping these are fun reads too.


Friday, February 03, 2017

More book-buys

After going nuts with a series of low priced buys from the Google Play Store* last year, I have furthered the mania this year with a set of not-so-low priced books from Amazon, thanks to some coupons  - most of which came from the dear wife and one from a generous colleague.

TED Talks: The Official TED guide to public speaking (Kindle)
Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
A Lifetime in a Race by Matthew Pinsent
The Hidden Life of Trees
The Worst Journey in the World
Annapurna: The first conquest of an 8000m peak (Kindle)
The Hair of the dog and other scientific surprises
Merckx: Half Man Half Bike

*these were what I got from the Play Store
The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
The Road to little dribbling by Bill Bryson
The Ocean of Churn by Sanjeev Sanyal
The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight