I found AbeBooks a few months ago. I don’t remember how, but I’m glad I did. They’re a book search service for new and used books at small booksellers all over the country. I just bought Charles Stross‘ latest, Halting State, for less than Amazon (Well, barely less, but still less), and I feel smug because I’m supporting some local bookstore in Georgia rather than a gigantic corporation like Amazon.
Used books are even better - I’ve bought a couple books for $1 + $3 shipping. If it costs less than five dollars, it might as well be free. Sort of.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to the book.
I’m currently reading Terrorist, by John Updike. I read one of his early books, Rabbit, Run, written in 1960. This one is from 2006. So far I like it, although I’m only 80 pages in or so. I wonder if I’m on some sort of watch list because I’m reading a book called “Terrorist” on the Metro right past the Pentagon. I hope so.