And then it hit me, why don't I buy some hermit crab books? It was a no-brainer and I could easily refer to them if I'm lazy to go online and do research. And I also wanted to look at pretty crab photos. There's nothing like actually holding some real reading material while curled up in bed. I'm sure for most people, hermit crabs isn't their topic of choice when deciding what to read while in bed. But I'm not most people. Plus, I like reading about my pets, so there --- and oh, in case you've been living under a rock, I currently have 11 hermies. You can read all about them at www.ilovehermitcrabs.com.
So on January 21, I ordered a few books online and then I anxiously counted the days, even though I knew beforehand that it would take a several weeks to arrive. Fast forward to 3 weeks later, the books finally did -- hooray! But you could imagine how excited we were by the second week, eagerly waiting every afternoon for the books to make their appearance. I tell you, the waiting is the hardest part.
This is my Shih Tzu, Komiki, checking out the merchandise. She was excited to sniff them too. I first got Hermit Crab books which were on sale for around $8.00 each. The books came in bubble-wrapped and in sturdy packaging, there is no danger of dents here for your beloved hardbound books.
And one other book that was supposedly a Valentine's Day gift but came in late.
Should you ever worry that your book/s might have gotten lost in transit (like that I initially thought), you can shoot them an email and their efficient CSRs will reply within 24 hours. CSR Jamie Dalton even offered to send a replacement because "How to Drive a Tank.." came in later than the others, when in fact they were all purchased the same day using the same credit card.
So anyhoo, I am looking forward to purchasing more books online! You know what the best part is? The fact that The Book Depository offers FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the world! Aha-mazing!
Do you like purchasing books online? Where do you usually shop?