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First chapter begins for Aussie book subscription service
Bookabuy has this month been featured in Internet Retailing Australia.
A great intro into the essence of how and why Bookabuy started!
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All the Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr
I am always wary when it comes to Pulitzer Prize-winning books as I have hated quite a few of them in my time. But that is certainly not the case with this one. All the Light We Cannot See is BRILLIANT in every sense of the word.
Anthony Doerr tells the remarkable story of two protagonists living parallel lives during World War II: a blind French girl, Marie-Laure LeBlanc, and an orphaned Germany boy, Werner Pfennig. Doerr not only alternates between the individual lives of both children from one chapter to the next, but also time-hops through a 10-year period from 1934 to 1944. However, by a sheer twist of fate, Marie-Laure and Werner’s lives are brought together for a short moment in which they establish an incredible bond.
All the Light We Cannot See is not only an account of the Nazi invasion of France, but a powerful, beautifully envisioned and heartfelt tale which shines light on the human element during that horrific era.
It is very rare for me to give a book a 5-star rating, and I certainly don’t do it frivolously. But I cannot see a fault with this book. It is definitely the best Historical Fiction novel I have ever read, hands down.
Top 3 tips for picking the perfect book gift
With exponential advances in smartphones, tablets and e-readers, e-books are now a popular reading standard in this digital age. However, there is still something about the feel of an old-fashioned paper book that excites people and makes for the perfect gift for a loved one. Books can be a very personal gift: they show that you care, and that you have put in special thought for someone’s birthday, anniversary, and so on.
However, picking the perfect book for someone is a tricky business. So tricky that a common solution is to avoid it altogether and just slip a Dymocks gift voucher into a card. So, should you choose to brave the bookstore shelves in search of something to get the bookworm in your life, here are some tips to remember:
1. Know Your Genres
If you’re thinking about buying a book for someone, it’s more likely than not that you know what they like to read. Whether it is science fiction, fantasy, crime, autobiographies, or all of the above, you should at least know what genre is best. In other words, it would be silly to buy the latest John Green release for your wife if she’s obsessed with good old-fashioned Vintage Classics. Just stick with what they like, and you’ll even find that it helps with narrowing down with sections of the bookstore you’ll need to peruse before finding the perfect book.
2. Booksellers Are Your Friends
Walking into a bookstore can be a daunting experience for some. Trying to pinpoint the one title out of thousands that would be just right can seem almost impossible. But never fear! It’s important to stay clear-headed and patient at all times. And don’t forget that you can actually seek help from your friendly bookstore employee... who would have thought! Whether you’re shopping at Dymocks or the local bookstore, the employees are *surprise surprise* there to help you pick the perfect book. They are surrounded by books all day every day, and they know what’s out there better than you probably ever will. For example, if you tell them you’re shopping for your boyfriend who loves historical fiction, they’ll know the right questions to ask, and can take your knowledge of what he’s read lately and turn it into recommendations for what he’ll want to read next. So don’t be shy; speak to the experts!
3. Don’t Use This As A Chance To Give Recommendations
Sometimes it’s hard to accept that your best friend loves Edward Cullen and is obsessed with stories involving moody vampires. So you decide, out of the kindness of your heart, to intervene and correct their taste. We all think our own taste is best (it’s our taste, after all), but people like what they like. No use trying to change that! Sometimes you love a book so much you just want everyone to read it. But that is not an excuse to buy 20 copies and give one to every person on your list. Don’t be that pushy person trying to impose your tastes on everyone else.
Now that you have read the above list, you should feel safe to go forth and buy your loved one a book that says “This really made me think of you”. Happy shopping!