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

Amber Cross's Groups

Amber Cross's Discussions

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?
5 Replies

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
1 Reply

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


Amber Cross's Page

Profile Information

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?
If you are a blogger (required), or have a website:

Comment Wall (9 comments)

You need to be a member of Book Blogs to add comments!

Join Book Blogs

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


Need help?




NetGalley is a proud sponsor of the PW Librarians’ Lounge at BEA!

Attention librarians attending BookExpo America! Have you heard about the Publishers Weekly BEA Librarians’ Lounge (booth R420)? Take a moment to relax with complimentary refreshments, meet featured authors, and enjoy exclusive programming, including presentations, special galley giveaways (print and digital), raffles, tech demos, author chats, and meet and greets with PW editors—all courtesy of the […]

The UK’s Top Ten Books… Coming in June 2015

The UK’s Top Ten Books… Coming in June 2015 As we move towards summer, publishers are spicing up their lists with some early beach reads. Not that beach-reading has to be just for blockbusters; getting some quality time to read without interruption is perfect for all kinds of books – and this month’s selection is […]

Blogger Spotlight – Stacy Alesi’s

Blog name: Stacy Alesi’s Blog URL: http://stacyalesi.comYour name: Stacy AlesiCan you explain the different features of and what genres you primarily focus on?There are two primary features; reviews and giveaways. I personally review mostly crime fiction, romance, books that appeal to book clubs, and cookbooks. I also cover food writing, occasional memoirs, sci-fi, […]

© 2015   Created by Tarah Theoret.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service