Amber Cross
  • Female
  • Newcastle, NSW
  • Australia

Amber Cross's Friends

  • Brona
  • Stephen St Clair
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Eric Maywar
  • Lee J Mavin
  • Donna McBroom-Theriot
  • Natasha Larry
  • Ed Wagemann
  • Steve Piacente
  • Sasha
  • The Secret Writer
  • Dana Alma
  • Shana Johnson
  • Sammantha
  • ben brown

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Notes in the Margins: Good or Bad?

I’ve had a copy of Tuesdays with…Continue

Started Feb 10, 2012

Do You Use or Collect Bookplates?
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Hi Book Bloggers,At Reading Habit Online Second Hand Bookstore, we've just launched our very own bookplate for general purchase. It's been a long time coming and I've learned quite a bit about the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amber Cross Dec 23, 2011.

Reading Habit's Top 5: Reasons to Buy a Secondhand Book as a Christmas Gift
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Even though the climate change debate has changed our shopping habits somewhat, the mere thought of buying second hand goods as Christmas gifts is still a little on the nose to most. As a second hand…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grace Dec 2, 2011.

What are the Top 10 Influences on the Value of a Second Hand Book

Hi Everyone,As a second hand bookstore operator I often get asked to value a book. In most cases, the book in question isn’t worth much more than $10 or $20 and I watch as a wave of disappointment…Continue

Started Nov 14, 2011


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Favorite Book
Persuasion (Jane Austen)
About Me:
Voracious bibliophile, master of walking and reading at the same time, amateur writer and the owner/operator of an online secondhand bookstore. For almost 10 years I have spent nearly every day inspired and entertained by the sight and smell of over 30,000 second hand books. Is there any better job in the world?
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At 4:05am on February 1, 2012,

Persuasion is one of my all time favourites too. I love the look of your blog - nice and tidy and easy to read. Look forward to reading more :-) Brona's Books

At 12:06am on October 24, 2011, Eric Maywar said…
I am now following your blog too.  Thanks!
At 11:54pm on October 20, 2011, Eric Maywar said…


If you are interested in growing the people following your blog, I would be happy to follow yours if you follow mine.

I own a used bookstore and my blog has posts about bookstore life, author-led discussions, literary games, and customer reviews.

If you do decide to follow, make sure to let me know so I can return the favor.


Eric Maywar

At 7:26pm on April 27, 2011,
Louise Jolly

Hey Amber:


Thanks for following me, much appreciate it!



At 6:35pm on April 24, 2011,
Louise Jolly

Hi Amber!


I just signed up to be a follower on your blog!  I was wondering if you'd be interested in becoming a follower of mine?  I just started it this year and it's unfortunately not as fancy as most as I'm not completely computer literate and don't know how to do that.  I wish I did.


Please have a peek at:


Thanks & Happy Easter!


At 7:29pm on April 21, 2011, Heather Palazzolo said…

HI Amber,

I love your blog and your goal of reading the 1001 books!  I am now following you!


At 10:16am on April 21, 2011, Donna McBroom-Theriot said…
Beautiful blog. I look forward to spending time there. Followed you. I love Jane Austen. Just finishing up with Mansfield Park with Emma next for my Jane Austen book club. Would love a visit to my blog and a follow. Thanks.
At 12:19am on March 15, 2011,
Ellen Harger


Oh I ENVY you! That sounds amazing. And what a fun blog.

Please check out and follow my blog:



At 6:22pm on May 13, 2010, Kate Lindsay said…
Welcome to the Book Blogs community Amber (great name by the way, its my middle name :)! I love Persuasion as well, but I think Pride and Prejudice is my favorite, but all the Austens are great, right? Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at


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