Store Review: Sony Reader Store

Recently I was approached to review the Sony Reader Store. It’s quite clear from content on BA that I don’t normally review stores, but I thought I’d give it a go. Us bookworms need to know where to buy books and what stores are worth visiting, even more so when it comes to eBooks. Right?

First Impressions

Sony Reader Store AU HomepagePersonally I love simple, but eye-catching, websites with easy-to-navigate menus. As soon as more than needed visual displays and options are present, I want to switch to another website.

My most important first impression of the Sony Reader store was not being overwhelmed. Instead I felt a sense of relief at finding easy-to-navigate tabs for the menu, the search bar right up front, and the rotating banner. Continue reading

BA News: Too Many Things, Not Enough Time

Where to begin? Good question…

I guess the most major news first, the one thing to mostly affect my schedule and posting, is I got a job. I’m temping at BookFari. BookFari is an online book store based in Australia. It’s possible you would’ve noticed the name mentioned on Bookish Ardour as I have been linking to BookFari in my reviews for a while now.

A friend, who works there, is going on maternity leave and I’m going to be filling in for her. At the moment I’m learning the ropes part-time, which probably wouldn’t disrupt your usual blogging schedule that much. I tend to become disrupted with just about everything when one thing changes, so I’ve been trying to get my bearings and haven’t been focusing so much on blogging till I’m settled. Oh the fun times to be had when you have OCD and brain fog. Haha.

Funny story – I haven’t seen my Kindle in over a week and thought I’d lost it on the train. Nope. I found it this morning! It was tucked into a pile of mail I have also been neglecting. Haha. Ha.

So far I’m enjoying working for BookFari and of course it’s always going to be good when you’re surrounding by books at work. Currently they’re having a clearance sale. There’s too much stock in the warehouse and it needs to go, as soon as it can get going, and the prices are pretty cheap. So while the store is online, at the moment I’m working in the pop-up store located in the building and the temptation… oh boy! I have to avert my eyes so often, it’s not funny. Anyway, if you’re interested in checking out the pop-up store, BookFari is located in Rosebery (near Green Square and Mascot) and you can find the address here. Continue reading