I've been looking for English novels to read since I left almost all my unread novels back in Indo (couldn't fit in my suitcase - besides, books are heavy!). Unfortunately, in this small town of Sodankylä, there's only one bookstore and there aren't that many English novels. In the library there aren't too many interesting new novels, either. Even in Huuto.net (Finnish e-bay), I can hardly find people selling English novels. I know I can always order books from Helsinki (there are big bookstores there with plenty of English novels), however a new book costs at least €9. Plus I'll have to pay for the postal fee. Plus there's no guarantee that you'd actually like the book, right?
A lucky break came when I visited Finland Forum the other day. There's a woman trying to sell English novels (there are around 200 books) 'coz she hasn't got enough space to fit them anymore. Thus she's selling them cheaply (around €0.50-€2). So I contacted her right away and asked about the list of the novels.
I've chosen 7 novels and she said she'd give another novel for free if I wanted to (the novel has lost its cover but it's still readable). Hungry for books (I have a dream of creating my own personal library one day), I told her I'd be SO happy to accept that free book. So, in the end I'll get 8 novels at the price of €13.70. YYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!! *jumping up and down in glee*
When it feels as though the universe actually HEARS you, it feels GREAT, doesn't it???? ;-D
P.S. So if anyone reading my blog lives in Finland and he/she's interested in buying cheap used English novels, just visit Finland Forum (you can find the link in my sidebar) and go to "Sale and Wanted" section.