UK edition of 5th Elephant
Kylie.Preisig at qed.qld.gov.au
Thu Dec 2 18:11:12 EST 1999
> I have heard of people browsing through the shelves of their
> local bookshop,
> taking down details of good books and then ordering from Amazon.
I browse on Amazon, browse through the local bookshops, search on the web
and then go to the local library and put them on hold. I won't buy anything
in hardback (even DWJ) unless I have alreay read it and know that I'll like
Of course, it does make for a very frustrating wait while the books come in
to the library. It's been months since I put a hold on _Ender's Shadow_ and
_A Civil Campaign_, not to mention _Cryptonomicon_! Fortunately they must
have rushed through purchase of _The Fifth Elephant_, as I only had to wait
a couple of weeks after it hit the bookshops before it came in.
Luckily I am usually the only one to have new DWJs on hold, so there's no
wait once they come in.
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