Thursday, May 22, 2008

Online Danger

I broke down and ordered books from Amazon for the first time ever. I don't do much online shopping, but I wanted to buy something so I could start posting my book reviews on the site. But I got a little carried away. What started out as buying only an inexpensive "short" by Laura Griffin soon became a much more expensive outing. I bought The Trouble With Paradise by Jill Shalvis, Rivals For the Crown by Kathleen Givens, and 3 Suzanne Brockmann books- No Ordinary Man, Forbidden, and Freedom's Price. I had a couple more on the list, but they were by new-to-me authors and I figured I'd be better off getting the books I KNOW I'll love. I just hope Amazon doesn't become my newest best friend. My bank account couldn't take that kind of abuse!

6 comments:

mei ads said...

online shopping is addictive because its all there and feels like they're screaming "buy me!"

Lexi said...

Very true!

Kerry Blaisdell said...

I am a HUGE fan of online shopping, but I also know how not to abuse (or be abused by) it. *:?) With two young children, anything I can do from home in my jammies at midnight is a good thing. Which is probably why I like writing so much. LOL!

But I also love getting things in the mail. I'm not even sure why -- I guess it's like Christmas, or a birthday, even when I know what's in the box. New stuff -- new stuff to read -- YUM!

Lexi said...

Kerry, that makes sense. And yes, when I got home tonight the box was waiting at the door and I got all giddy!

Cindy Procter-King said...

Lexi, I do nearly ALL my book buying on-line now. It's horrible. I keep a notepad on my desk of books to buy, and I swear I have to order at least 4 books at a time. Amazon loves me.

Lexi said...

Cindy, I had one or two books on the list and then I saw the notice that f I spent more than $25 I'd have free shipping and handling. Naturally, I just HAD to add a couple more books so I could get my free S & H! But I like the actual store experience too much to only shop online, I think.