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We Love to Imagine: Louise

We love to read, and we love to imagine! Our customers provide incredible detail in their book subscription orders, and we love imagining what they are like in real life!

In the next instalment of our "We Love to Imagine" series, we meet Louise from Western Australia. Here’s what Louise told us about herself:

"I'm a mama of two gorgeous babies, who are my world, but keep me on my toes. Amongst household chores, baby bottles, play dates, 'The Wiggles' songs, toddler adventures, and my regular day job, I am first and foremost a serial book consumer. I will read everything and anything. Given the chance I will bury myself in a book and not emerge for hours. I'm that person who starts a new novel, and next minute it's 3am and I'm closing the cover with a satisfied sigh. Luckily I love strong coffee, and have a VERY supportive husband. I also firmly believe that pajamas should be acceptable street wear!"

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Free gift with purchase

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Bookabuy Book Club: Vintage Classics

After the success of our first Book Club meet up, we're doing it all over again! Join us for the next one at Bookabuy HQ in Sydney!

The afternoon will be a relaxing, fun and interactive event (wine and cheese included). We’ll discuss all things books and literature. There will be lucky door prizes, quizzes, and discussion topics!

The theme is "Vintage Classics". There is no specific book to read prior, but we’ll be chatting about everything from Jane Austen to George Orwell, Harper Lee to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leo Tolstoy to Charlotte Brontë!

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Back, After the Break

“When we hear someone with a story similar to ours, the magnitude of our story diminishes and it’s no longer something we have to tackle alone, it’s now something we can get help dealing with — because someone else has dealt with it before and they can show us a path out of the pain.” — Osher Günsberg

Back, After the Break, Osher Günsberg’s incredibly important and honest memoir, has opened up a dialogue about mental illness unlike any other I have ever read. Osher provides a detailed account of his life, from his childhood through to his rising career in radio and television (with many successful shows including The Bachelor Australia and Australian Idol). He also speaks candidly about his struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse.

Growing up with Osher on TV (or Andrew G as we formerly knew him), I never guessed that he was tackling mental illness, and his memoir took me by surprise in many ways. Filled with dark humour in the form of footnotes throughout, the book shines a light on his private battles with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, paranoia and body dysmorphia. Osher’s vivid accounts of his anxiety attacks, paranoid delusions and suicidal ideations bring his story to life in a very raw and harrowing way.

Osher is very open about the fact that his recovery is an ongoing work in progress, and he is on a mission to wipe out the stigma associated with mental illness. He encourages others to see that help is out there if you need it.

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Bookabuy Book Club Launch

Join us on 12 July in Sydney for the first Bookabuy Book Club meetup!

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We Love to Imagine: Joanna

We love to read, and we love to imagine! Our customers provide incredible detail in their book subscription orders, and we love imagining what they are like in real life!

In the next instalment of our "We Love to Imagine" series, we meet Joanna from Tasmania! Here’s what Joanna told us about herself:

“I work in advocacy and community development. I love to travel and to read stories of far away places. I like to cook but I'm not terribly good at it. I have a dachshund who I adore way too much. I spend a lot of time eating out, at the beach and at the markets. I'm also very interested in Australian art.”

If you’re a current Bookabuy subscriber and would like to be featured next, let us know by emailing us at hello@bookabuy.com.au!

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Free Audible audiobooks for Bookabuy subscribers

Great news - we’ve partnered with Audible to offer our subscribers free audiobooks! Purchase any Bookabuy subscription or gift voucher and get an Audible VIP card for 3 free audiobooks!

Audible lets you enjoy great storytelling on the go! There are no strings attached, so you can cancel anytime, love every audiobook or swap it free, and best of all you can take your pick from over 200,000 titles.

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Australia Post ORIAS People's Choice Awards 2018

Vote for Bookabuy to win the Australia Post ORIAS People's Choice Awards 2018 and you could win a shopping spree valued at up to $10,000!

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Voting closes at 5pm on 31 May 2018.

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Mother's Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day is coming up, and we’re giving two lucky people the gift that keeps on giving – a 3-month book subscription package for both themselves and for their Mum!

You can enter via Facebook or Instagram, or both!

Our competition closes on Monday 7 May, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 8 May.

Good luck!

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

If there is one memoir you need to read this year, it’s this one. Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, reveals the prejudice and persecution endured by African American people in When They Call You a Terrorist.

Patrisse’s compelling account of the struggles faced by Black people in the US raises awareness about police brutality, mass incarceration, and a host of other vital issues crippling communities. The memoir begins with Patrisse's childhood and with the activism borne within her through family struggles, experiences with love, and the everyday interactions with injustice and systematic racism. It moves as she matures in her relationships, world views, and in womanhood.

When They Call You a Terrorist is a critical contribution to the discussions about social justice in this current world landscape. This is a book that will make people stop and think before they utter the words “All Lives Matter”. This is a book that will force people to rethink the way the US criminal justice system really works. This is a book that will make you think about mental illnesses, how they are discussed and treated throughout the US. This is a book that will make you think about the roles of women and what it means to be Queer or Trans in this continual fight for change.

Necessary, well thought out, emotional and direct. We highly recommend this read.