Thanks to everyone that has come along to say hello to us at our stall and in the shop today. We are having a lot of fun – it is always a great day. Also we are still celebrating our 5th birthday! So come and grab a bargain.
YAY, we have made it to our first real “milestone” – I can’t believe it has been five years already!
We want to reward our lovely loyal customers (and those of you that still stumble across us by accident!) by offering this GREAT reward until the 31st March 2012:
Purchase $50 of BOOKS in one transaction and get a FREE KeepCup or Envirosack
Come and take advantage of this – NOW is the time to stock up on the Brontes/Thackerays/Dickens/Matthew Reillys you have been meaning to read for ages. Not only will you get service with a smile, you will also get to carry your great books away in a stylish reusable shopping bag, or read through them while sipping from your new bonus reusable takeaway coffee cup!
JimmyD’s – spreading the love since 2007
We got this one in today. I haven’t read much of the ol’ King-ster (‘It’, ‘The Stand’, and who could ever forget ‘Misery’, shudder). But this blurb intrigues me. I like time travel stuff. Anyone read this? What’s the verdict? Let me know please… And if you haven’t read it, here’s the blurb so you can join in the fun. L’YanFiled under BOOKS | Comment (0)
JimmyD’s staff have very different tastes in crime fiction. One of us enjoys “foreign” crime (Scandinavian in particular), one of us enjoys a good psychological thriller, and one of us is devoted to old-school detective fiction. So it is not often that we stumble across a book that all of us have read, and when we do, it is a very rare occurence indeed if all of us have enjoyed reading it.
One of the rare crowd pleasers:
‘One for the Money’ by Janet Evanovich caters for those who enjoy solid characters, those who like a bit of wit to break up the tension, and those that like to read about something a *bit* different than lawyers in a courtroom – come on, who doesn’t love a bounty hunter? Stephanie Plum is a sassy heroine with a shaky (and hilarious) love life, and the “bad guy” is such a rogue you will probably end up cheering for him.
Not to mention, Janet Evanovich has released a Stephanie Plum novel at the rate of one per year for 18 years (so far). So if you enjoy the first one, why not keep going? (Admittedly, the quality starts to slide a bit, but they are still good fun and you really don’t have to pay too much attention to the plot!)
Let us know if you need any other suggestions, or if we can help you find an author that suits your taste.
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The Haiku Anthology ( Expanded Edition)
Cor Can Den Heuvel (ed)
“Cabbage moth-the whole golf course- to itself.” Poetry that conveys in a few short lines a myriad of emotions and imagery. Haiku, originally a form of Japanese poetry has been given a modern Western twist in this small, but comprehensive anthology. “The men on both sides- have taken- my armrests”. Something for everybody, just delightful.
Rugby the Golden Age (extraordinary images from 1900-1980)
Introduction JPR Williams
A coffee-table sized book of B/W photographs from both codes and all nations. Ranging from men in scrums to women on the terraces. A unique compilation of extraordinary images.
Freedom Ride: A Freedom Rider Remembers
Charles Perkins and a group of students set out to challenge discrimination and racism in country towns in NSW in 1965. One picture shows a banner “good enough for Tobruk, why not Walgett RSL?” Read it to get an insight. b/w photographs throughout
Heffernan, Thomas Farel
Mutiny on the Globe
Its 1824 and Samuel Comstock slaughters the crew of a Nantucket whaling ship, sails to Mili Atoll between Hawaii and Tahiti, to start a new tropical kingdom. The bloody adventure unfolds and his dreams unravel…..
Okay so its not a First Edition, that was in 1726. This one is from 1947, yes that means its still 55 years old this year. Very cute small hard cover. Highly portable and will make you look pretty interesting while you’re waiting for friends at the coffee shop. b/w maps, green cloth, decorated boards, gold lettering on spine.
Australian True Crime
Linton, John Suter
Bound By Blood (The True Story Behind the Wollongong Murders)
“Three victims and three perpetrators- all bound in blood” John Suter Linton began his media career working at Sydney Radio Station 2GB. He went on to work as a radio journalist in Wollongong and Tamworth. Moving onto writing episodes for ‘Sons and Daughters’ and ‘Neighbours’, he was instrumental in developing the TV show “Australia’s Most Wanted” His second True Crime book relates the story of the brutal murders of a former Wollongong Mayor and a local shopkeeper by the 18 y.o Mark Valera , pleading childhood sexual abuse. The story goes on to tell us of his sister Belinda who with the help of her boyfriend dispatched of her father with a tomahawk and poker. Colour photographs.
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